Killzone 2 Control Debate Rages, Guerilla Considers Update
Most everyone loves Killzone 2. It's a fantastic achievement and has once again raised the bar in the ultra-competitive FPS category. However, no game is perfect, and some people have complained about the somewhat different controls found in Guerilla's stellar title.
You'll find these complaints all over the Internet; they come from people who may be used to other FPSs like Call of Duty, where the controls feel faster moving left to right. They complain of a slight delay and you can read all about it over at the official PlayStation forum. As you can see, the emphasis Guerilla placed on realism isn't going over so well with everyone, and this has prompted the developers to consider issuing an update patch for the gameplay. In response to this, Seb Downie issued a reply in that same thread, on page 13; it reads:
"1. We have not decided if we are going to do anything to the controls. We are investigating.
2. If we change them, we have not said how. No reason to get upset. We are not going to turn them on their head. It would not be sweeping changes.
3. Any potential changes made will be carefully analyzed and tested to ensure they do not negatively affect players who do not experience any issues."
So, what's your take on the issue? Do you have a problem with the so-called "delay" or does it feel more authentic? Would you rather have a faster, more fluid, yet less realistic mechanic? For our part, it feels as if we're controlling an actual human that has weight and carries weight, but that's just our opinion. Many others will tell everyone to stop whining and just accept that this is an advancement, not a step back. The debate will continue to rage...
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
3/3/2009 Ben Dutka