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Is Killzone 2 A New Era's Half-Life?

You know, we've been thinking (smells like something is burning), and based on all the hype and our own personal experience with Killzone 2, we just had to reminisce a bit. The industry is old enough now where very few occurrences are actually "new;" most all can be compared to a past happenstance. In this way, we're starting to view Guerilla's impending masterpiece as the Half-Life for a new generation.

Most of you should be old enough to remember - it wasn't that long ago - when several landmark pieces of software dropped in the late '90s. PC users will certainly remember 1998, for example, and PlayStation and Nintendo fans recall those same years with a great fondness. But to be specific, it was a time when the FPS really started coming into its own, and most will attribute the genre's ultimate success to Half-Life. While the new category began way back in the day with Wolfenstein 3D, and a little later, Doom and Duke Nukem, it was Half-Life that represented the next giant step. Many gamers knew it as soon as they saw it, but the belief became verified as the years went on: critics were using Valve's revolutionary FPS as a benchmark; it was the measuring stick against which all other FPSs were compared. A new FPS would come out and someone would immediately say, "yeah, but can it stack up to Half-Life?"

It launched the FPS genre into a new stratosphere, and while smaller strides have been made since, they all tend to fall within the same universe. In other words, while FPSs have certainly advanced over the years, they still don't feel that much different from Half-Life. Sure, everything, from the technicals to the artistry, is vastly superior these days, but the overall experience is only enhanced; it's not redefined. Now, it's our estimation that Killzone 2 has a chance of redefining the genre. It'll be an experience like none other and could very well represent the HL for the near future. We can easily see KZ2 becoming the aforementioned measuring stick, and looking down the road, we see FPS developers with promising projects making immediate comparisons to Guerilla's title. Some of you may see this as overstating the issue, but you have to admit two things: 1. the FPS genre is long overdue for a revolution of some sort, and 2. you haven't played it.

We're perfectly willing to admit to the possibility that we're wrong. Everyone might just finish Killzone 2 and say, "yeah, that was great, but it's not really anything new." We can't really see how someone could say that, but it might happen. And if that's the case, it's just another excellent FPS, but doesn't really separate itself from the rest of the pack. However, as we see it now - again, weighing the combined hype and early reviews and feedback - there appears to be a very good chance that, a little over 10 years after the last big step, another one is only a few weeks away...

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/23/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (82 posts)

GuernicaReborn
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 12:54:56 PM
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Wolfenstien 3D was the first computer game I ever played. Our first computer didn't even have windows, my parents bought it from a guy who put together our operating system. it was so basic, but it was enough to run that game. I probably beat it over 50 times.

If Killzone 2 can stir up those same feelings as I got playing that game, then you could be right, Ben.

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wasim
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 3:40:25 PM

GAMEPRO has reviewed KZ2

5/5

on topic

KZ2 is the god of all FPS

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Sir Shak
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:32:22 AM

wolf used to give me motion sickness but I still played it a lot .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 1:56:29 PM

I'm looking forward to the new Wolfenstein, even though I'm tapped out on WWII games that franchise is just pimp. My first pc game was Wolf too but I really got into the Atari Jaguar Version.

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Break_The_Mould
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 12:55:11 PM
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Wow. If this doesn't arrive on launch day like play.com says it will, i'll be pissed!
Good article Ben, from all the buzz, I can certainly see it setting a new benchmark for the FPS genre.

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Akuma07
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 1:11:27 AM

@wasim

you my friend, are a complete fool.

he was talking about HALF-LIFE not HL2.

half-life remains one of my top5 favourite games.
the parts in the game were your fighting those godly monsters, that had to be killed by running around activating several switches, while coming about 1 meter away from said monster, several times.
ive never had a game that made me feel that anxious before.

id be doing it, while saying out loud "run, run, run, runnnnnnnn!"

and i would constantly reload my game everytime a security officer, or scientist got killed, just because i felt sad for them.


ahhh... i miss those days.
somethink tells me KZ2 cant bring that back.
i still think its the 1st true next-gen fps though

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Akuma07
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 1:11:27 AM

@wasim

you my friend, are a complete fool.

he was talking about HALF-LIFE not HL2.

half-life remains one of my top5 favourite games.
the parts in the game were your fighting those godly monsters, that had to be killed by running around activating several switches, while coming about 1 meter away from said monster, several times.
ive never had a game that made me feel that anxious before.

id be doing it, while saying out loud "run, run, run, runnnnnnnn!"

and i would constantly reload my game everytime a security officer, or scientist got killed, just because i felt sad for them.


ahhh... i miss those days.
somethink tells me KZ2 cant bring that back.
i still think its the 1st true next-gen fps though

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Dr_Frodo
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 12:58:10 PM
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Wow, comparing Killzone 2 to Half-Life is a daring claim. I adore the HL series (and love the gravity gun jut as much), but is the game really this good?

I've never bought into hype and really don't wanna be sucker punched and disappointed. I'm primarily a PC gamer but a close second on select console titles/series, so could this measure up to say, Half-Life 2 on the PC?

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wasim
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 3:40:58 PM

Half life 2 is a garbage game against KZ2

KZ2 is the next next gen game

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psplayer
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:01:06 PM

@ wasim-
I don't think it's fair to call HL2 garbage lol it was and still is a very sweet game, with periodic episodes being released to continue the story.

Killzone 2 DOES look pretty amazing, but until it's released, it's unfair to declare a winner. Wait until it's released and decide for yourself :)

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:43:52 PM

@Dr Fondo

Wow is it blasphemous for me to say I've *ahem* never played HL?
PC HAS in the past had a monopoly on FPS's and it just might be the dawn of a new console supremacy. The fine line between console and PC itself is fading with the passage of each Gen.

Either way I love to watch the latest PC games for their sheer visual achievement but personally I can only game with a controller.

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Cavan
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:13:51 PM
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if killzone 2 dosnt get a perfect 10 from you Ben after all the praise youve gave it.... then MS must of paid you off ;) lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:25:15 PM

Arnold's reviewing it. :)

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N a S a H
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:28:15 PM

Is that why he isn't sharing his opinion yet? :P

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wasim
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 3:45:05 PM

KZ2 deserves a 10/10

BTW BEN

gamepro has given KZ2 10/10 too

5/5 and has said that the game is more fun than SF4 which also got 5/5

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Godslim
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:45:22 PM

@ wasim
you are such a fan boy!!
you only played the beta so shut up about giving it perfect scores!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:00:36 PM

I didn't get into the beta but the buzz around the internets has always been that the beta alone was worth 60 bones.

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Godslim
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 6:18:57 PM

i was in the beta and it was ace but still that guy is going way overboard having only played the beta

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rell
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:21:48 PM
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kz2 has been compare to two top fps for pc, crysis, and HL. Kz2 I think it will be in the middle, wow we actually got a console fps exclusive game compare to crysis and HL. GG I know they are proud of thereselves.

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Tim Speed24
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:34:34 PM
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I'm sure it will be a great FPS but as with all games there will probably be an area where I'll think to myself 'this part could have been better' or 'why can't I do this in the game'.

I haven't played a perfect shooter yet but COD4 was the closest to being perfect so far. Can't wait for Feb 27th.

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BlindsideDork
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 1:48:06 PM
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Ummm...no.

I have played it. Got into the beta and played it a lot. Yes it is the best looking game to date but it s hardly innovative or monumental as Half-Life, not even close. It is just another war shooter.

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coverton341
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:06:24 PM

Beta and finished product tend to be two very different animals

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:28:18 PM

Just thinking about the amount of data...the beta was a download. I don't remember how big it was, but it was downloadable. I'm sure that will pale in comparison to the finished product (which JUST went gold) on a blu-ray disc.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:33:07 PM

@ Troy, I think that the beta was about 450mb or something like that.
Ive seen some screens of the final build MP and it is unbelievable how much improvement has been made since the beta finished.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 8:57:58 PM

From what Arnold has told me, the final product is much better than the beta.

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wasim
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 6:02:35 AM

@blind

I dont think u ever played KZ2 beta

the KZ2 beta alone kills all other FPSes

KZ2 is the best fps on consoles. Accept it and move on

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Godslim
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:47:05 PM

accept it?! shut up man! u played a beta! cod4 is still better than k2 as much as i luved k2!

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 9:40:21 AM

jeez...wasim pisses me off. Stop being a dickhead.

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Break_The_Mould
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:08:04 PM
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@ Blindside,
yeah, you played the BETA,
which showed you a glimpse of the online multiplayer. All the factors that made half-life a revolution was all about the game engine and the way it was all utilised in single-player. And to be honest I'll take the opinion of someone who's had a look at the full single player than a lucky beta-ist (yeah, I made that word up!) anyday.

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coverton341
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:09:12 PM

Hey stop thinking my thoughts and expanding them.

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coverton341
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:08:31 PM
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If this is a genre defining game that would be fantastic and from the way you guys keep selling it here it just may be. I haven't played it yet so I don't know. I will wait and see and if it blows my little brains away then alright. I really want a damn RPG soon though or a good dungeon crawler as FPS is done to death IMO.

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:25:22 PM
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Hmmmm...will Killzone 2 revolutionize the FPS genre? I dunno. I'd say the class system in KZ2 is extremely innovative. But, I wouldn't say the game as a whole is revolutionary.

I do believe it will be the measuring stick for any FPS for quite a while, the COD4 was. Killzone 2 will easily take over the throne.

I think KZ2 will make it's biggest impact on video gaming as a whole. I think it will raise the bar across the board. It'll redefine what gamers want and expect out of a video game. It's like...once you see what's possible, you'll want that and more.

I wonder if it would be possible for a multi-platform game to be better than KZ2.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:41:44 PM

I dont think a multi-platform game will ever be as polished as an exclusive game because of resources and devoting an engine specifically to one system's architecture.
And if what some of the Guerilla Games devs say is true about the power of the ps3, I dont think an xbox360 exclusive will be able to match a game like Killzone 2 in terms of graphics, lighting, and size.
I expect a new Microsoft machine to be launched within the next 2 years just to bring it up to spec with the ps3.

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Joe_III
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:18:25 PM

@Troy
It does seem to be setting itself up as the next gold standard in gaming...hopefully a few other devs will be raring to take a crack at that spot soon after it comes out.

@Chicko
I have yet to see any game match the quality R6V2 had in an FPS game. The only one that has surpassed it -- and barely imho -- would be MGS4.

The rest of your post is just craziness

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chicko1983
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 8:47:22 PM

@ Joe:
If Killzone 2 lives up to the hype then I suppose that you have a couple more weeks to enjoy R6V2.

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K ASH
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:25:26 PM
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For me killzone,medal of hor airborne & area51 are the best fps i have played. Cod4 its just another fps to me it was not atmospheric enough.COD1 was awsome though.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:53:13 PM

What!? Cod4 is my bread and butter. I've even reverted back to it from W@W! Ill respect the rest of your post as opinion but belittling my Cod4...grrr!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:07:01 PM

Area 51 (the xbox1 game, not blacksite) was effing phenominal, I still play it. And I rarely play an FPS more than once.

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Break_The_Mould
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:25:44 PM
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@coverton
haha! I'll try,
but you know what they say about great minds :p

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ec0li
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:32:20 PM
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I'll make a prediction. K2 will get a 9.8 from PSXEXTREME and it will average 9.5 in gamerankings and metacritic.

What do ya'll think?

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Daedusian
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 3:30:36 PM

I agree except I think PSXE will give it a 10/10. Probably an 11/10 for graphics if it is anything like the LBP review from Arnold, haha!

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Troy Powers
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:01:00 PM

Nah, I agree with 9.8. I think they'll knock off a little because it doesn't have co-op.

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Daedusian
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:15:20 PM

oo yeah.., forgot about that..

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isaya85
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 2:54:24 PM
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I think it will get a 10/10 easy

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Daedusian
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 3:35:25 PM
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Idk.. K2 would have to be pretty darn innovative to be on par with the HL series. I see where you're going with this article, but were talking about the same genre that has been done over and over a million times. I can't really explain it but I can't see K2 blowing me away like HL did in the 90's, they're 2 totally different things imo. Plus I was a lot younger, so maybe that attributes to my reasoning, idk. Again, this is just my opinion.

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photo K
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:12:04 PM
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I think it will be really good, but you are right Troy Powers, without the coOp mode, it will still be missing a feature that other FPS have, in which case, that part is more de-evolutionary... is that a real word?

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chicko1983
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 10:06:40 AM

Australia is a continent (which can include NZ) and also the name of a country.
But for some reason Kiwis dont like to be mistaken as Australian and vice versa. Its not like a hatred of each other country but more like two competative brothers.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:29:09 PM

yeah, with time difference it works out that NZ and Aus get it about 2 days before Nth America.
This will hopefully keep me away from seeing spoilers on youtube. I couldnt resist going on youtube to watch some mgs4 videos and I have to say that is lessened the experience somewhat.
Plus I'll have SFIV to keep me occupied until Killzone 2 comes out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:10:22 PM

Is it true New Zealanders hate being mistaken for Australians?

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 9:49:58 AM

since when is austrailia not a contienent?

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SmileyGrenades
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 4:32:48 PM
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if any game got a 10/10 this gen, there should be no reason why kz2 wont't get the perfect score treatment. It practically leaped this gen!

Look around, you've got CRYSIS, THE measuring stick of all things resource heavy and graphically awe-inspiring being directly copmared, and in many cases losing to a CONSOLE shooter in nearly every comparable way. Not to mention said console game has been blowing the minds of 98% of the ppl who've played it (Crysis felt like the gameplay was tacked on--not up to par with the graphics at all). I saw Cod4 as a half step into something great. It was just another shooter, with perks and a good party system(the only great things that game granted us). Comparing it to kz2 seems like comparing two games from different generations.

I really don't see why kz2 would get a lower review than anything else produced this generation. In all fairness, it shouldn't. It's not only a victory for GG, but it's also a victory for console gaming all across the board. Hopefully it'll push more devs to make games like kz2 for all platforms! How many companies are going to try and best KZ2 by mimicking it's presentation techniques as well as the weighty gameplay? I bet "the floating feeling" will be all but gone in fps's once ppl see that immersion is important.

To close this comment that turned quickly into ranting, I have to say this. After all the kz2 videos I watched, I had to stop watching and PLAY something, so I got the fear2 demo (an "up to date" game). While running around at top speed like a floating gun with a rocket attached to it, I quickly realized that it felt very flat, and aside from the copious amounts of gore (well done btw), it just didn't feel like a new game at all.

Now compare the two (KZ2, and Fear2) and see that one is nearly a generation ahead of the other. Not to discredit Fear, it's one of the better shooters as of late. But really, There's a feeling of "next gen" all through Kz2. I would give it a 5 for maintaining positive hype (rare for a ps3 exclusive) and another 6 for being in a league of its own among the sea of mediocrity we're force-fed nowadays.

That should balance it out to about.... 11/10? Sounds fair.

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Zeppo
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 7:26:37 PM

I completely agree with the fact that too many fps titles have the "magical floating gun" feeling to them and that it detracts from the game pretty heavily. I do think that the first KZ went a little overboard trying to correct it, but I am assuming that is one of the many improvements that have been made for this iteration of KZ.

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Cuetes
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:08:29 PM
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Thanks ben, you now officially got me hooked on K2. What can I say I Love me some good game crack :)

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ps92117
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:22:13 PM
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lol we've only to try for ourselves & perhaps this game will redefine the fps genera or perhaps it will only be good technologically but we've yet to play it ourselves , Do you think sony would allow insomniac to use kz2's engine, even though insomniac don't belong to sony they are only going to work for sony so it would be safe for them to do so. at least polyphony, ico and naughty dog should get it.

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Joe_III
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:23:42 PM
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forums are down???

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dveisalive
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 5:40:53 PM
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Going with the topic, the only way KZ2 is a new half-life etc.. if you can make your own mods, games with this engine. I fyou could use this engine WOW!

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psplayer
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:04:33 PM
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Btw, is anyone else getting server connection error when trying to go to the forums?

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realmadpuppy
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:07:15 PM
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I sure hope that something this era will become as well regarded as HL2. I don't know if it will be KZ2, and that is not KZ2's fault. HL2 is more than just a singular game, it is a gaming platform that can be modified for free by it's users into something totally different. besides that limitation, Killzone is definitely in the running to be a genera defining experience.

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dragonz
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:16:26 PM
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wasim you have obviously haven't even played Half Life 2 in order to clarify it was a shitty game. Half Life 2 is one of the most revolutionary games of all times. Sure the original is still better since at that particular time, the bars weren't set so high. And before Half Life 2 came out, there were already hundreds of games redeveloping Valve's formula and making something which was (but in truth wasn't) similar to Half Life.
Killzone 2 on the other hand, is a console game that can only be played on a PS3. Half Life was played on PC (mostly) and kicked butt. And you seriously expect a console FPS to revolutionize standards like Half Life? You PS3 fanboys sure dream a lot. There is no mistake that KZ2 is going to rock, but rocking and bringing revolution are 2 VERY different things. Think about it.
And no, I don't own an XBOX360 or PS3, and YES i am a PC fan. /freeman ftw!

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 9:57:10 AM

wow yo...get your head outta the clouds. I hate how all PC dorks constantly think that a console game can NEVER touch a PC game.

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LCF
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 6:52:37 PM
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Ben...Ben,Ben.How can I put this in a calm manner.FNCK VALVE! Gabe can sux my leg hairs as fas as im concern and to compare any game to anything valve makes in my opinion is an insult to said game.

Are people forgetting how Valve acted even today? "Consoles are a dead platform and we only make games for PC" Oh now look Console market is one of the strongest in the gaming market and PC is falling and has been falling since late 90's.We console gamers should never support a company with this attitude.Gabe can kiss my ass.

We console gamers should never support a company that insults consoles in general...NEVER!

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 7:08:58 PM

He's been saying that bogus crap for a while. Dude's gotta pull his head out of his azz and get real. The PC gaming is just not worth it in the end. The maintenance for those things kept me out of that scene.

I know we don't, here, consider it a console but has he seen the Wii?

Their marriage they have to the PC as a platform is an adulterers paradise. They are just gonna get bootlegged like Spore>1,700,000

I say F'em

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somethingrandom
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:57:39 AM

Actually, the PC gaming market is as strong as ever. They just don't count PC hardware sales.

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fatchad420
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 7:10:12 PM
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This game better live up to all this hype.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:01:52 PM
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For the record, guys, I'm really not a Half-Life fan. I pretty much despise Valve, and while I understand what the original HL did for the industry and the FPS genre, I didn't love it to pieces. I also thought HL2 was vastly overrated and I simply wasn't impressed. It's how I typically feel when I play PC games that use technology that FEELS like it's from 1998.

I'm just making a general status comparison.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:20:31 PM

This right here is why we trust you Ben, in your work you recognize that HL became the benchmark, and despite your personal feelings on the matter you can objectively foresee trends such as these. Thumbs up.

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:00:09 AM

Yeah, I bought the orange box and wasn't too impressed myself. Maybe I just jumped on the HL bandwagon too late.

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LightShow
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:21:10 PM
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one thing that must be considered is that the HL series as a whole ages very well. I hope that KZ2 has a similar status.

and @ Ben, I dont care much for Valve either =D

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xnonsuchx
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:46:23 PM

I find the VALVE guys to be very pompous and generally annoying. If the PS3 isn't worth developing for, I hope more people use 'free' versions of their PC titles. :-)

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xnonsuchx
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 9:44:56 PM
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How many more 'KZ2 is the greatest' stories can be put forth as NEWS before it comes out? Don't get me wrong...I'm kinda excited for it's release, but I'm almost getting sick of hearing about it 3-4 times a week feeding fanboys' energy (good or bad).

Something else to consider is that all the work put into KZ2 means the developers have one kick-a$$ PS3-optimized 3D game engine to use that doesn't need to be redone from scratch for another title (not just by them, but what if they licensed it to others???). It can just be tweaked here and there in relatively short time to make it better and better.

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vicious54
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 10:26:03 PM
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I don't really like the HL franchise like everyone else. I think L4D is better that HL, sorry guys.

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Akuma07
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 1:14:36 AM

its okay. we all understand that people can go completely insane from time to time.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 10:32:17 PM
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The first Half Life is beyong amazing. My fav fps of all time. Don't get me wrong everyone, KZ2 will be astounding groundbreaking and practicly flawless. But HL transcendes far beyond normal FPS and it did a long time ago when it came out.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:38:41 AM
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heres the thing with the fps genre: it doesnt have to be as genre redefining as half life was, as nowadays its kinda hard to do such a thing.

Some of the best fps games out there now for consoles ( Resistance series, Cod4, Halo series, etc ) didnt really bring anything new to the table as far is "wow holy shit, this is genre redefining" innovation. and they didnt have to, they did what they do well.

Can KZ2 be the next fps game to shake up the genre? we wont know until it hits, but im thinking it wont, BUT it will be the new game that people judge other fps games by

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 1:25:17 AM

Always admired your insight. You always gotta bring the 'Realist' stance. Im still stoked though!

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aaronisbla
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 3:36:29 AM

thanks!

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aaronisbla
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 6:58:11 AM

oh yeah, make no mistake, im totally stoked for it to

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somethingrandom
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:52:40 AM
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Yeah, I never played or even came close to HL1 because my family got our first computer(didn't get another one until 2005 lol) and I was around six years old. I was playing games like Asteroids, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, and Test Drive: Off Road 3 lol. For me, KZ2 will be the revolution.

Oh the good 'ol days of Windows 98 and playing the NES. That's right, the only game console I had until '01 was the NES. Then we got a PS2.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 1:28:44 AM

I was nearly 13 and in the same boat. If I was playing PC games Id go to pinball or something, heh. If I would've mentioned $300 bucks for a new graphics card a month my Mom would've punched me in the lip!!! :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:31:22 PM

PCs are best suited for RTS imo

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bamf
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 10:40:37 AM
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If KZ2 sets the benchmark what would that mean for other FPS from Sony? Will 3rd party even match the quality of KZ2 never mind surpass it? Will more 3rd party try and make a better product to KZ2 by becoming an exclusive to Sony or just by making their PS3 version superior to the 360 just to match KZ2?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:42:25 PM
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If a PS3 exclusive can do what a (primarily) PC game did then Gabe Newell will eat his hat. It would certainly stick in his craw, and rightly so. Though KZ2 might not have the impact of HL2 because it will inherently lack the depth (technical depth connected to customization options) I think if this game is as good as people keep saying then the most important thing isn't whether or not it is a game changer like HL2 was, but that it is instead a showcase for PS3 capabilities and a bar setter for future FPS. You see I'd prefer to see fewer quality FPS titles like resistance 2 than a slew of mediocre shooters.

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