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Killzone 2: Forgive The Hype, This Will Be A Defining Experience

Okay, look- we're not the biggest fans of insane hype. We merely report the news, and it's not our fault that half the headlines these days have "Killzone 2" in the title somewhere. However, this may be the only instance where we can't hear enough...and that's because the feedback is so unbelievably positive, we have to start believing that Guerilla's shooter might be the single defining experience of the generation so far.

Here's an example: another recent headline has an Italian journalist known as TTP on NeoGAF talking about the game; he has the final build of Killzone 2, and despite the embargo, he has to heap praises on the game well ahead of time. Here's what he had to say-

"My god. Preview code looks almost like pre-alpha compared to final. Every minor issue I had with the game has been addressed with chirurgical precision. Almost feels like a GG dev was hidden behind the sofa taking notes at every "mmh" of mine during my preview code run. And there are quite a few differences in how things unfold so it feels fresh despite having played this early stages to death.

I can confirm that Guerilla Games have paid particular attention to criticisms made in the gaming press, such as ground textures, up-close textures when taking cover and the artificial intelligence. Everything has been improved for the final build."

Yeah, well, he's not the only one who currently has that final review build in his hands, and we're more than ready to corroborate this guy's testimony. However, we're waiting for the embargo to lift same as everyone else, and we can't go into details. What we can do, however, is gather up all the information over the past few months since the beta released, combine that with our own experiences with the game, and come to the following conclusion: Killzone 2 isn't just a blockbuster. It's not just a great game. For this generation so far, it may be the great game; the one production that becomes an instant measuring stick. In other words, everyone will compare future games to KZ2 for many years to come.

You have to realize, we don't like seeing the same thing over and over again, either. We imagine our readers and most gamers out there are pretty sick and tired of seeing "Killzone 2 this" and "Killzone 2 that." That is easily understood, but if you haven't played it as some of us have, and if you can only read the words...well, you can't fully comprehend what we're saying. That Italian journalist is only one of many, and we'll leave you with one final question: of all the amazing games in the past, can you think of one that blew every last journalist and critic away? And I mean, there's not a single one who's only lukewarm on this; it's basically unanimous. When's the last time you saw this? Even with the likes of GTAIV and MGS4, you could always find a few haters out there....but not this time.  And that's exactly the point.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/8/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (120 posts)

Fatcat3788
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:17:16 PM
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Hype starting to overflow!!! I can't wait. I would also like to hear what you have to say about this game Ben. Any idea when the embargo will be lifted? In any case, I just saw the death trailer for this game with the opera music. It looks really satisfying to shoot people which was my biggest problem with the first game. Only two more months!!!

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wasim
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:35:26 PM

well KZ2 is the best game of this gen

so its normal

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Fatcat3788
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:35:24 PM

NOt that I doubt you are wrong but it hasn't even come out yet... -.-

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chicko1983
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:25:51 PM
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yeah cant wait.
Bring the demo or release date forward! The wait is unbearable

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inkme101
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:30:12 PM
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i havent had the chance to play kz2 but ive seen alot of people criticize the controls of the game. any word on if those issues were addressed?

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Zaben
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:33:04 PM

I think that you will be able to change the controls to your liking in the full game.

It really annoyed me how the beta wouldn't let you do that though.

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:41:03 PM

go back to cod4 then

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Phoelix
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:55:59 PM

If what the French guy said about a Guerilla employee sitting behind his couch holds true for me, KZ2 will have a hold-to-zoom system just like CoD4 and not the click-to-zoom that destroys my accuracy. Aiming and zooming with the same stick that you have to use to target enemies with a swaying and kicking gun is, in my opinion, not the best control system.

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Tim Speed24
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 7:47:34 AM

Agreed. Hold (L1) to zoom option please...or it could get frustrating.

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ps92117
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:30:27 PM
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well this just me i am sure but i would realy like online vehicles especially flying ones, and some online co-op, i am not sure if it has vehicles online if someone knows plz tell me ,and i BELIVE it has no co-op. beyond the graphics and the possibly good gameplay it has a lot of trophies so i am happy bout that.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:09:00 AM

Can't say for sure, but the OPM review did mention hopping inside of a tank. And someone hear has mentioned using a mech. But, I don't know if these worked as vehicles or some sort of mini-game.

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Zaben
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:31:44 PM
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I can't wait to watch all those KZ2 videos from CES09 in HD off the PSN.
The hype is really starting to get to me :/

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ceedot
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:32:02 PM
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I'll probobly hate this game because of how many times it's mentioned.

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:37:44 PM
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This is my last post from me until killzone 2 releases febuary 25 th. The hype is pi**ing me off and i know you f**kers will miss my comments with good grammer : )

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:40:18 PM
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Does this game have 4 splitscreen multiplayer ? I know it doesn't have co op

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wasim
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:36:03 PM

play GAYLO3 at 600p rather.

KZ2 is the god of all FPS.

the campaign alone is replyable million times

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:44:25 AM

I didn't like Halo 3 as much as I did the first 2. Floating like a SackBoy in an FPS is Suicide! But Halo still has my respect.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:09:59 AM

I hear they're releasing a patch that adds co-op.

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RebelExtrm02
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:47:19 PM
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I think I'll buy it day one now just to give some support. Sound interesting. I haven't bought a game in quite some time now.

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:54:28 AM

thats a crazy ass avatar..

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:54:55 PM
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Well can't wait lol

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infekt
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:55:51 PM
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Sony, just market the hell out of this and other games. I want the PS3 reign to start. Its been too long since our beloved Playstation brand was on top. We know it. We want the world to know now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 10:57:59 PM
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So now when people use the best game as a comparison they won't be saying "Gears"?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:15:10 PM

Gears still applies to third person games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:19:32 PM

Trueness, but people compare everything to that game.

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wasim
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:37:12 PM

Gears 2 looks like a n64 game vs kz2

Please compare KZ2 to GOW3/Uncharted 2 rather not some overhyped crap game like Gears 2

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 3:07:33 AM

wasim, is fanboyism in your blood? the game looks awesome no matter what system its on

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wasim
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 4:25:56 AM

@stupid troll

Gears 2 looks like a wii game vs Uncharted 1. It doesnt look good.
Ofcourse it is a shame to compare KZ2 to Gears 2.

compare wii games with x360 games .

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ec0li
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 4:29:19 AM

I have a feeling that wasim is the type of player who goes on cursing left and right on their headset while playing online with people. Seriously, wasim acts like Msft beat him up and stole his money when he was young.

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:39:23 AM

jesus christ, i wish the mods would do something about wasim. his horrible attempts to be a fanboy just smacks of phail, no one can be that dumb, or can they?

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:59:43 AM

This isn't the first time that idiot wasim was accused of being a blind fanboy. Hell, i hate the guy more than joshua360. Just kiddin josh, but seriously, how can you say that about Gears2?

Last edited by PS3_Wizard on 1/9/2009 9:00:43 AM

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:35:38 PM

Stupidity is not a crime. I leave it up because reading things like that make me feel better about myself.

If he can't tell the difference between Wii Sports and maybe the single most lauded third person shooter in this (any?) generation, that's his problem.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:53:24 PM

I kid.

Stupidity is a crime. Punishable by flaming.

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Arkhon
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ 3:06:42 PM

Killzone 2, the most overhyped game this year, should not be compared to another overhyped game? There's no way any game is going to be as good as so many people seemt to think Killzone 2 will be. There will be much disappointment when it comes out.

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Arkhon
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ 3:33:15 PM

Wasim, your precious and beloved Killzone 2 looks like absolute sh** next to Crysis on a really good gaming PC. Graphics are not everything.

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Joema
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:03:22 PM
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Even though there have been plenty of shooters better than Halo, I think this will be the first to surpass it's popularity and near cult following.

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slayerkillemall
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:09:46 PM
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or halo! and its ps3 exclusive ha!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:21:49 PM
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Check the Forums, go under Gaming Discussion and read my newest thread "What Shooters taught me about the world!"

I gave Shooters some similar treatment that I did with RPGs a week ago. Enjoy.

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Aftab
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:26:34 PM
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For a person not terribly into fps's, I am genuinely curious as to know what is the "special sauce" behind this game's excellence (can't be the voice acting which I've heard so far), and I cannot help but feel drawn.

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Xplicit
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:29:15 PM
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i will be terribly annoyed if this game turned out to suck, the hype has grown to immense levels and i have to say that GTA4 was hyped like this and i wasn't to fond of it in the end. Fingers crossed my pre-order wasn't a waste of money.

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wasim
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:38:46 PM

KZ2 will shatter records in reviews, sales and accolades

I believe you havent played the BETA

KZ2 is goty 09 based on just the beta

OPM US has already given it 5/5 and it will get perfect scores from atleast 50 websites worldwide

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:03:09 AM

I agree Xplicit. GTA4 didn't live up to the hype to me as well. And every journalist I saw gave it tons of praise, just like KZ2.

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Nynja
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:35:49 PM
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DAMN YOU, Ben! I'm already salivating enough for the game!!! I just finished watching the Qore footage for the 5th time tonight and... and... all I can say is (while reeling in my jaw off the floor directly after being slammed 6 feet under with a jackhammer): NO WAY. THIS CAN'T BE FOR REAL. SERIOUSLY, I DON'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M SEEING... Is it possible GG actually surpassed their target render?

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Banky A
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:57:28 PM

Yeah I'm gutted to teh max. TEH maxxx. Triple x maxxx. LOLz

But Valkyria Chronicles came to NZ earlier than most US release dates so maybe we'll be luckier with this one? Maybe half a month less waiting.

I need this game within my 1st month of starting college again. I'll die from hype and boredom if I don't have Killzone 2 to relieve me every Friday afternoon and through the weekends :(

:P

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blitz30952
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:26:11 AM

lolz yeah man we're just a little country in the South Pacific :P

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pavlovic
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:14:54 AM

blitz... I live in a country that is the south neigbor of the US, and we never have a release date for the games... sometimes you can find them the launch day, sometimes you have to wait months (RB2 is not available yet)

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blitz30952
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 3:30:21 AM

bro that sucks pavlovic... i definitely feel for ya man :(

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:52:27 PM
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Okay, real quick-

First, Arnold has it; he knows what the embargo date is. I think it's Feb. 3.

Second, I have several problems with GeoW2. The game is great, of course, but let's just say that I'm not totally enamored with it.

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Banky A
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:01:55 AM

"Hey Arnold!"
That lucky sonofabitc* (it's one word? lolz?)...
The wait for February 3rd begins.. for me.. again...

xD

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wasim
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 4:28:03 AM

@ben
Frankly speaking no x360 game ever comes close to any PS3 exclusive

KZ2 is in a league which will be touched by X720. No x360 game can even dare rival KZ2.

as simple as that

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:17:40 AM

"It's not just a great game. For this generation so far, it may be the great game; the one production that becomes an instant measuring stick."

Okay, Ben. Based on your words, it sounds like you like this game better than GTA4 (which you gave a 9.9), AND better than you like MGS4 (which Arnold gave a 10). Would that be accurate? You don't have to break the embargo. Just up and down for "yes", side to side for "no."

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:01:03 AM

When is that embargo up anyway? I can't wait to start reading reviews!

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Fatcat3788
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:38:14 PM

The biggest problem I have with GeoW2 was the multiplayer and the love story that they tried to fit into the story. Other than that I can definately say it is a title that xbox fans have a right to flaunt in front of ps3 owners.

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Nynja
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:00:06 AM
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Gears2 was fun. Horde had some great moments but it just didn't have what it takes for the long haul in a full marathon. Call of Duty 4: MW had it. The whole leveling and prestiege with insanely fast addictive gameplay is what really hooked me. Hopefully Killzone2 will have that feeling for me. I'm not saying Gears2 wasn't epic (no pun intended), as it truely was. Especially the worm stage - WOW.

The competitive multiplayer really seemed to lack excitement with the dreaded host advantage.

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Jizmack
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:09:10 AM
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Yea people quit bashing Gears 2 and Halo 3, i play them with friends when i get the chance (even tho the chainsaw thing is outrageous and people can murder you while doing it) which is very bad programming. Anyhow can't complain about killzone 2 from the looks at all, I just want to customize my soldier HELLZ YEA

Please tell me their is customizable armor

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DIsmael85
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:27:14 AM
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Ah it feels good to have played the Beta of this game last year, and know exactly how this game will play out. The controls are great, and the way it plays is so silky smooth. To bad the Beta isnt still going on :(. But it was bad ass.

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Qubex
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 3:00:20 AM

Yes, it was and is amazing!

Q!

"I aM HoMe"

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rell
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:48:06 AM

I did play the beta it rocks. I just hope sony advertise the hell out of this game on super bowl sunday. To much adrenalin rush.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:38:18 AM
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Now the positive feedback is killing me. No one cares about gaylo or queers 2. Only KZ2

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:41:40 AM
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I keep telling myself "Eh, its just a Game, I can wait..." after you pull this Ben, I've got goose bumps!

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AceTatsujin
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:09:37 AM
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Get the game. There is nothing like it on the Market now for an FPS, a shooter, a damn-well grounded game. I lay every foot, weight of my body, and texture of my image on these scales and tell you people this is the one game that will blow you away, period.

I played the BETA for weeks, and months and nights and it felt too damn good to let go of.

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King James
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:49:01 AM
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KJs Killzone 2 ad:

KILLZONE 2, u betta believe, the hype is REAL!!!

*End commericial

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:52:06 AM
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Bollocks, thats all i really have to say on the matter.

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Qubex
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 3:02:09 AM

Keep em hanging Ultimadream... this game will be a blast!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 3:10:42 AM

must you always be a debbie downer? stop acting as grouchy as you avatar looks.

You remind me of the type of gamer that always goes against the popular opinion, games that people deem great, you look at it as meh and cite something else as better which in some cases isn't but its all a matter of opinion. no offense.

If you would had played the beta ( i know its not something that all can help ) you would understand why so many are gushing with positive comments about it. Hell, its not even about it being on ps3, if it was on the wii, id still be extremely happy with what i played and trust me, im not a nintendo fan these days

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 4:46:25 AM

Aaron...the Wii could only dream...

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:40:50 AM

dont get me wrong, we all know its not possible on the wii, just saying id be stoked for this game no matter what system

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:20:40 AM

"The dog's bollocks, thats all i really have to say on the matter."

fix'd

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ps92117
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 4:10:39 AM
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I am realy excited bout the game looks promising so far what I have seen of the game's singleplayer realy looks great , the online looks good but not great ,however I keep an open mind and hopes it shatters all other, I was hoping i would have 20v20 but does not seem to be the case as it is only 16v16. but this could easily be changed via update.

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mastiffchild
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:33:48 AM
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Well, I have some problems with all this to be honest. Killzone2 looks incredible(I got in the beta but had to give my mate the code cos my arm was, and remains a bit still, knackered with a radial nerve problem, so I couldn't play it much myself. What I did play and what I watched , though, was often jaw dropping and I imagine the final game and SP to be even better.
However, I worry that because so many in the games media hung their hopes on GG and Sony failing again with a KZ title that the nit picking will be unprecedented-and it's started already. Anyone else seen the "how KZ2 will review" feature at Gamesradar? Well , for my eternal sins, I saw it and don't believe that any game ever got this hatchet treatment.
Apparently trying, and achieving, the target render far in excess of any current game isn't innovating enough and the tiniest of bugs is going to be magnified beyond belief. It isn't going to get a fair hearing mark my words. Too many people are looking stupid after claiming they would fail to match "that trailer" and are looking desperately for ways to hammer the game through the floor. Normally that would mean Haze level scores but they know that 360 fanboys will claim anything under the tens of Halo3 a complete failure for a game hyped like KZ2 and they'll get that wish fulfilled by a media(often with a 360/M$ leaning in any case if it's US based)eager to prove that they AREN'T WRONG HERE.
Sorry, yet again, for the long post but I hate it when peoples great, hard wrk is diminished in value like this just because people get paid too much for ads by M$ or haven't got the nuts to admit they were wrong. the game will be great just don't go expecting a chorus of approval to match from our esteemed gaming press/web fraternity.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:26:03 AM

You know what? Even if that happens, I couldn't care. If KZ2 gets lukewarm reviews across the board, it'll just be one of those things. Either you know, or you don't know. Either you've got it and know the truth of the matter, or you don't.

Besides, I think even if the reviews somehow suck, enough people will buy it and enough people will SEE it and not be able to resist.

I just don't think bad reviews will be able to stop this train.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:20:02 AM

lol...I just read the gamesradar article you're talking about. One of his gripes with the game is that it's very "gamey."

Imagine that.

Ya know, yesterday I had a turkey sandwich that was too "turkey-ey."

I think the best thing about the reviews is going to be seeing how far they have to dig to find negative points. It was like that with Heavenly Sword. The only beef anyone had with the game was that it was too short. Well...if the only bad thing you can say about a game is that you wish there were MORE of it...ummm, I want that one!

Can't wait for gripes like, "Using the flamethrower didn't actually make your Playstation blast heat from the vents. -1 for realism."

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coverton341
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:50:52 AM

All I have to say Troy is that if the flames don't spray from my fan then this is the biggest disappointment of the year.

DAMMIT I WAS PROMISED FLAMES!!!!!!!!!

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Dogswithguns
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:55:28 AM
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Dudes, i cant get enough things about KZ2.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 5:55:45 AM
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No arron, i dont believe the games as good as the hype, for one i dont like FSPs much so it doesnt really appeal to me and people have been sayign this will be the best game this gen so far, just like gtaiv.......... which didnt live up to the hpe either, i remmebr when Killzone 1 was released that was a let down, so i dont really have much interest in this.
also i feel the perspective of the FPS genre is incorrect, teh perspective always seems as if its from the chest, instead of being at the head onto of the shoulders, the amrs seem higher up than they should, they just generally dont seem right to so i cant enjoy them. unless they have a good creative design like Resistance or timesplitters

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:12:06 AM

pretty lame excuses for dismissing a game you never tried before. sorry man, but you dislike fps games because its not displayed from the head but from the chest?

i love resistance 1 and 2 but good creative design? what makes it so ground breaking compared to most other fps games out there?

As far as not liking killzone 1 so you wont like part 2, thats like the first excuse 360 fanboys go to to dismiss any interests in the game. By that logic, Devil May Cry 3 should be a piece of crap since part 2 was horrible right? most reasonable reviews will tell you that the game tried way too much to on such limited hardware, now things are different, much different. Bottom line is you judge a game on its own merits, not from some previous track record of the series or the company who made it. Keep in mind haze and timesplitters were made by the same company.

I'd tell you to try before you judge it but at this point, you will try your best to find something wrong with it, kinda of a horrible way to play games but whatever floats your boat

Anyways, it just bugs me when a game comes along and it gets a lil bit of hype surrounding it, the boo birds come out as if to say "uh oh, all these gamers who don't know what they are talking about are at it again" especially when those said gamers havent tried it out yet

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:33:36 AM

Man, I can't wait to hear what you say after you actually play the game!

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www
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:07:44 AM

Ultimadream i was skeptic about picking this game up right after release but upon seeing some videos at HOME and elsewhere i think u'll be doing urself some great damage if u skip this.

It might be better than Resistance 2 in terms of realism and gameplay if not longevity.
Killzone 2 is a must for all ps3 owners.

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:17:49 AM

whoever said that ultima guy goes against the popular belief hit the nail right on the head. The guy obviously just wants attention. With an opinion like yours ultima, all you had to say was that you won't be buying it.

But then, you will be 1 of like 100 PS3 owners who don't buy it.

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ec0li
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:28:25 PM

Guys, calm down. Ultima doesn't like FPS games and that sums it all up. He's entitled to his opinion and that's why we comment on this site. He's giving an honest personal take on fps in general and keeping it civil. Does everyone have to conform so not to be called an attention seeker? Jeez! At least he's not Wasim who acts like he would cut your head off for not worshipping at the Sony altar.

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Qubex
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 6:42:24 AM
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It is all for fun... but this game, Killzone 2, is a master piece!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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mastiffchild
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 7:14:40 AM
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@ Troy Powers. Man, don't get me wrong I'm sold on the game entirely myself but I just think it's cowardly that the media seems set to judge Killzone2 far more harshly than any other game ever released. Just because GG have done what THEY said was impossible and matched that trailers quality visually the media want to bitch. It belittles the efforts of both GG and sony in achieving such results that's all.
I do feel though that the Sony massive will support Killzone2 big time and that moving the release date was the right choice.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 7:59:33 AM

I hear ya. But, in the end, journalists are people. A lot of them are biased. Some of them are XBots. And most of them have a tough time eating crow.

Oh, but they WILL eat it. KZ2 should come with salt and pepper.

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Jove
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 7:53:53 AM
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if this game sucks i wont ever read psx again or even take gaming blogs seriously ever again

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www
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:14:44 AM

Believe me psx isn't hyping this alone,check out other sites it's the same.Don't miss out on this.

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cegmp
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:11:18 AM
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I really hope it delivers! It might be the first FPS game I'll enjoy! I like how the game played out (from the videos that I've seen). Plus this will be one big boost for Sony. Hate for another "flop" to happen.

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www
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:13:37 AM
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I predict Killzone 2 to kick Resistance 2's ass.
I skipped Resistance 2 cause i felt i've had enough with fall of man and tooooo many fps's in my catalog.
Killzone 2 will be my first fps since COD4(i got fallout 3 on 360 though, but always play it in third-person).

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Qubex
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:34:25 AM
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Resistance 3 may kick KZ 2's lead arse all across Helgast :)

Maybe?

Q!

"i aM hOme"

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:21:55 AM
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Personally I like when haters hate on me. All the attention shows me that all they want is to spend time talking about me and wanting to be me.

Maybe the same will apply to GG

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whooka
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:31:22 AM
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I got some lukewarm reception right here! Another FPS?? meh!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:25:45 AM
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Yeah, wasim, if you can't keep the obvious fanboy crap out of here, we're gonna get rid of you. It makes us look bad when you say REALLY stupid things like a few of your statements in this thread.

I repeat: NO fanboys of ANY kind at PSXE.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:46:17 PM

QFMFT!

"I repeat: NO fanboys of ANY kind at PSXE."

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shreevin
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:32:51 AM
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That's just great...RE5 one week then KZ2 the week after. My wallet is already weeping.

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www
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:39:53 AM

Re5 is like March,K2 is Feb.

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shreevin
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 11:12:24 AM

LOL! You're right! Well, I feel like an ass, but at the same time I feel much better. Thanks

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:02:49 PM

Am I the only one who has hated everything I've seen about RE5? I just can't see why everyone has such high expectations for it.

I've tried over and over again to give this game a shot. But every video, every demonstration I just go. Meh.

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coverton341
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:44:56 AM
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Oh dear god if this game is as good as I think it is I am going to be super pissed if my YLOD (that I got last night when trying to turn on my system to play some FO3) is not fixed by the time this game drops. Not to say I am not pissed already but if it isn't back it is going to send me over the edge.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 11:14:58 AM

lol...sounds like you've already had flames spray from your fan. You actually might want to stay away from KZ2. Wouldn't want your entire house to go up in smoke!

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coverton341
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 12:47:09 PM

You're not kidding man. The worst thing is I bought mine used from GS when I worked there and it had been previously opened by them because that is what they do. And I am still waiting to hear back from Sony if they will even touch my system or not. If not I will have to figure out something else :(

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Dewi47
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:52:48 AM
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I can't see where all this hype is coming from. I only played a demo of the first game, sure it was pretty good, but not ground breaking. I'm sure KZ2 is going to be a great game, but the best of the generation? I'm not so sure. Anyway, best is all about opinion!

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 11:11:40 AM

All of the hype is coming from the people that were in the beta (me included) and the journalists who have played early, and now final copies.

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 11:45:01 AM

yeah that and the first game is on the PS2...how can you compare it to the sequel on a new system?

Seems kind of dumb to compare a game based on the first one from the previous generation. Its like tryna compare final fantasy 13 to a final fantasy from a final fantasy on the PS1 or PS2

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Dewi47
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:20:36 PM

I wasn't comparing the two games, I was just wondering why there is so much hype for KZ2. Seeing that I had hardly heard of the first one, I was wondering why this one should be so good.

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Banky A
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 3:17:04 PM

*OFF TOPIC FOR A SECOND*

@PS3_Wizard

Yeah BUT comparing Final Fantasy XIII to a FF from PS1 and PS2 can actually work because alot of them were GREAT games! xD

:P

*BACK ON TOPIC*

I don't know Dewi. Just that the people from the Beta and journalists everywhere are loving it. And they showed that infamous target CG trailer in 2005 so everyone would've been skeptical enough to keep a close eye on it.

xD

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:52:24 PM

PS3 Wizard that's just ignorant.

Graphically of course you can't compare. But it's an FPS the genre hasn't changed THAT much in 5 years. That's like saying you shouldn't compare Halo 3 to Halo 2. Or FEAR 2 to FEAR. You can always compare those games as long as you do it on the basis of fun, gameplay, story, etc. Things that are timeless. Not graphics or sheer technical power.

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Arvis
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 2:57:31 PM
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I just finished reading a Killzone 2 preview in the January 2009 issue of GameInformer and they didn't seem particularly impressed. They seemed to have a problem with friendly AI, finding their way around, and they didn't like the bland gray settings.

Personally, I can't help but feel like they're hating just to hate, but maybe Ben or Arnold could tell us exactly just what game the guys at GameInformer have played? Because it doesn't sound anything like the same game you guys have been in love with for the last month...

-Arvis

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:59:28 PM

That is why I hate game magazines they always seem like they're being controversial just to sell more copies. I'd rather deal with big bright pop up adds on a website then read the trash in most magazines.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 8:57:18 PM
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Ben: I think you guys should add a feature to the site that puts "moron" in bright red next to anyone's name who ever uses the words Gaylo or Queers of War.

Just a bunch of kids going, "See it rhymes! That makes me clever! Right?"

No. it doesn't.

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Reccaman18
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 10:32:15 PM

That would really brighten up the page! lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 10:30:35 AM

Even we can't avoid the stupid fanboy kids every once in a while.

No special feature...we just make 'em disappear. ;)

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 2:30:09 PM

We're like the CIA. lol

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Dante399
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 9:24:24 PM
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I bet that Hideo Kojima will try to beat KZ2 with a blockbuster Shooter.

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Banky A
Friday, January 09, 2009 @ 11:40:12 PM

I'd like to see what that would look like xD
He's got the Midas touch of video games!?? But hopefully he won't turn evil.

:P

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dveisalive
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 1:19:01 PM
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http://www.gametrailers.com/player/44190.html

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somethingrandom
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 9:09:55 PM
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Didn't you guys do an article that said 4 player co-op would come in an update soon after the game releases?

Since you have the final build, can you ship me your previous build? lol no joke. Seriously though. PLZ.

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ZubraZap
Saturday, January 10, 2009 @ 10:58:58 PM
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HELGA WIL FALL!!!

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somethingrandom
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 12:17:58 AM

They're the Helghast, and the planet is Helghan.

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Arvis
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 2:38:18 PM

Helga is his girlfriend. She's trying to learn to walk in heels, and he is worried.

-Arvis

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 9:25:13 PM

I have no Idea about your girl problems but with it seeming so random to me it made me LAUGH SO F'N HARD!!lol sorry hope she dose not fall

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Perry Katy
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 8:39:02 AM
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A must buy for me...!!!!!!!!

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