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Polish Magazine "PSX Extreme" Killzone 2 Review: It's Not Us

Okay, it's true. I'm Polish. My grandfather speaks Polish. But although the Polish magazine "PSX Extreme" and this grand ol' site here has the same name, we're not affiliated in any way.

The review has popped up on the Internet and is dragging in a lot of attention, primarily because it's one of the first "official" reviews to be found. Thing is, we - like all the other sources - are waiting for the strict embargo date to lift, and that's still a couple weeks off. Yes, we have the game; we've had it for a while now, which means we've been playing it for a while. But we follow the rules in question, and although it appears that print magazines can bend those rules a bit, we'd rather stick to the guidelines. For the record, several reviews for Killzone 2 have been found (or at least alluded to) over the past couple of weeks, and not surprisingly, all of them are overwhelmingly positive. We'll ignore the Maxim review everyone is talking about, just 'cuz we typically ignore Maxim for anything game-related in the first place. Entertainment magazines or online publications that were not initially built around games tend to have "epic fail" reviews, and that's sometimes because the publications "ported" over a sports writer or something when they started covering games.

Anywho, we just wanted to step up and clarify that the "PSX Extreme" review you see floating around the Internet has absolutely nothing to do with us. Nope, PSX Extreme, the site that turns 10 years old this year (yep, 10) has not issued their Killzone 2 review yet. We haven't, because we've been told not to. So. There ya go.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

Sir Shak
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 11:26:39 AM
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Maybe it's your long lost brother . :)

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Arvis
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 11:29:30 AM

Impossible. I'M his long-lost brother, and I definitely didn't write that review...

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 3:01:34 PM

ANYBODY with FFT in his avatar must be related to me somehow. ;)

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wasim
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:23:39 AM

I expect KZ2 to get 10/10 from PSXEXTREME

I mean u have to be a real hater to give the game anything less than 10

BTW

PSEXTREME gave it 9+/10 which is basically 9.5/10

Last edited by wasim on 1/23/2009 5:26:46 AM

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 11:34:39 AM
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Sue them! or get sued first!

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djjake
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 11:55:53 AM
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its not the first offical review, the UK opm gave killzone a 9/10

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wasim
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:24:14 AM

OPM US gave it 10/10

MEGAMERS gave it 10/10

OPM AU gave it 10/10

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 12:28:36 PM
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OMG OMG MAXIM IS SO CREDIBILE =O OF OURSE 50 CENT GAMES ARE > K2 AND SF4
LMAO, Went to google, typed in "Maxi Killzone Review", saw a XboxFanboy sit little down, clicked it, "I knew Killozne 2 sucked" Iol'd real hard =)
Anywayz, I've yet to hear of this other "PSX Extreme" review so I guess it's not too important...

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 12:56:44 PM

I think a previous article on this site sums it up.

Maxim is now receiving major traffic and if you google them with killzone you get over 66,000 results.

Now people that never gave 2 sh**s about their magazine are posting hits on their site just to rage out over the review.

Either they knew exactly what they were doing scoring Fity Cent higher, or they are obviously out of all touch with any sort of reality and are run by a poorly trained orangutan in a diaper.

My bet is on the fact that this was intentional to draw attention but I could be wrong and there is actually a big orange monkey running the show there.

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pavlovic
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 12:37:07 PM
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I readed the PSXE mag review a couple of hours ago... They lowered the score because the lack of co-op.

PSX Extreme (Poland) Killzone 2 Review

Pros:
- huge amount of solid shooting
- performance
- beautiful,dirty atmosphere
- plot/story
- whole universe
- multiplayer

Cons:
- no co-op
- sometimes not natural scripts
- mediocre AI

Overall:
PS3 finally has got his own Halo and Gears combined

Score: 9+/10

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killzone100
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 12:52:37 PM

its alright but im abit sad about the AI is it really that bad?

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coverton341
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 12:59:24 PM

I would not worry too much about "mediocre" AI.

Seems this generation if something doesn't break out of the norm then it immediately falls into this mediocre category. I imagine, and this is pure speculation here, that the AI is no worse than your other FPS's out there and they are knocking it because they don't really have anything else to gripe about to give them 3 cons

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:00:25 PM

Don't trust other reviews



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL that matters is the pxextreme.com review.

Seriously guys why look at other reviews?

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Troy Powers
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:02:15 PM

That's strange. I think it was OPM UK that praised the AI saying they used the cover system very well, and changed their tactics based on how you attacked.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 6:45:20 PM

They are talking about our team AI .

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:03:34 PM
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Oh because the AI needed to do backflips
We wanted them to dance
We wanted them to scratch their backs
We wanted them to pick their nose
We wanted them to cry

Heh

Anyway thanks for clarifying that-that pxextreme mag has nothing to do with psxextreme.com Even I was confused 'bout the old US psextreme mag.

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killzone100
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:31:39 PM

I suppose your right mate.

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EyeInTheSky
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 1:41:18 PM
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No Offence:) But Polish Psx Extreme is 11 years old. #135 Magazine this month:) Peace Bro

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:04:56 AM

Just shows that age doesn't always reap the wisdom!

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photo K
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:13:06 PM
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There's no co-op??? oh man, that's kind of a buzz kill... I just pre-ordered the game at Gamestop too. I would not only want co-op but 4 player sim!!! ugh

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cell9899
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:15:40 PM
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well I got a feeling your review will be in the same margin as PSX magazine.

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photo K
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 2:25:31 PM
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well, it will definitely be something i always have to remember when I have friends over. Hey let's play KZ2! i mean, sit there and watch me play. lol I'm sure i'll love the single player campaign and online stuff tho..

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mohrcowbell
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 3:54:19 PM
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I have a copy of PlayStation: The Official Magazine sitting here (not the UK version) that has a full KZ2 review in it, and I got it about a week ago. It got a 5* Editor's Choice rating, of course...

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mohrcowbell
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 5:42:18 PM

I've scanned the mag so you can see the review if you want. If it's already been posted or you've already seen it then i apologize... but i haven't seen it anywhere yet.

http://tinyurl.com/cg8xwk


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LCF
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 6:06:47 PM
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As far with the A.I,The Helghast A.I is the best I have ever seen for the past 20 years.
I got a GIF on myspace page showing the user throwing a gernade and the Helghast soldier doing a barrel roll to avoid it. The A.I will do everything it can to survive or take you out with him.

As for your squad....It's always going to be dummied down. How would you feel being out performed by your squadmates? This in my opinion is the best FPS since Goldeneye.
Hands down.

...and for the record,I think that the Cerebral Bore (Turok 2) is the best weapon ever invented for a vid game.

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Jed
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:23:05 AM
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My grandma spoke polish, but I never knew her.

I dont see how the A.I. could be considered anything but fantastic, but what LCF says makes sense.

I am going to buy it no doubt.

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rell
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:08:56 PM
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feb 27 hurry up

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bamf
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 8:47:57 AM
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I think its down to how far as a dev you are going to go with the A.I. because this obviously effects the difficulty of the game. Have great A.I. and the game could be to hard? Imagine the devs created A.I. realistic to human behaviour. It would be like you taking on real human opponments online, you'd get slaughtered every time. So I don't think the devs will ever want to create real A.I. in games.

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