Guerilla's Respose To "Killzone 2 Is Just Too Grey" Critics
If there's one gripe some gamers may have when looking at Killzone 2, it's the fact that it appears very stark and gray. Just about every screenshot you see doesn't consist of a whole lot of color, and this fact has spread across the Internet as the lone source of cannon fodder for KZ2 naysayers. However, even that negative point won't last long once you see the final product.
According to a recent interview with CVG, game director Mathijs de Jonge spoke about the perceived lack of color diversity, and also added that the difference between KZ2 and "other shooters" is actually quite "striking." In clarifying the issue, de Jonge said:
"The first images that we released were just from one level that was still in early production, and I can assure you that the final game has a very rich and varied colour palette - and still manages to maintain that gritty and realistic look and feel. We've managed to push so far in all areas that this game feels like a next generation game. When I go home at night after a long day of work I play other shooters to relax, and although I certainly enjoy playing them, the difference in graphical quality, production values and the experience itself, is striking."
That much, we don't doubt. We know exactly what he's talking about, even if our valued readers do not. ;) The point is that despite what you may have seen and heard, you really haven't seen a lot of media, relatively speaking. Just because it may appear on the surface as if the entire game is comprised of gray and black doesn't make it true, as Guerilla and certain gaming sources continue to tell you. You may be of the "seeing is believing" school, though, which is fine by us...you will see and you will believe in due time.
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
1/12/2009 Ben Dutka