PSXE Poll Update: Killzone 2 Met The Hype, Tops In The FPS World
Well, the response has been clear: our readers believe that Killzone 2 did indeed live up to the hype, and is now the greatest FPS ever made.
We have difficulty contending the point, as we can't help but agree. Perhaps the "best FPS ever made" part is more subjective at this point - maybe revolutionary titles like Wolfenstein hold a different sort of value in the annals of video game history - but we certainly believe it's the top FPS of the generation. I played both Halo 3 and Resistance 2 through to completion, and while I loved both, KZ2 is simply another step in a new and exciting direction. Every step is intense, the action feels more real and authentic than it does in any other FPS I've ever played, and there's no doubt that it's a significant challenge. Even though 2009 is loaded with potential gems, we're certain Killzone 2 will earn a spot in our coveted Game of the Year nominations when the year is finally over.
Now, we switch things up a bit. It's an extraordinarily subjective question and we only have places for 10 titles, so we're bound to leave out a few favorites. But you may have to think about the answer: what game has the best storyline ever? What might it be? Perhaps one can argue that almost all the main Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid entries should be included, but as we can't do that, we're only picking what we consider to be the best. Granted, you may disagree, but if so, simply choose your favorite on the existing list. And for the record, we really hope to see the continuing trend of better and better plots in the video game realm...people like Kojima need to keep their creative juices flowing!
3/8/2009 Ben Dutka