The original "Killzone" is probably my all time favorite videogame. In the First Person Shooter, you play any one in a group of resistance fighters taking on invaders from "Helghast", Nazi-like mutants who when unmasked remind one an awful lot of Darth Vader at the end of "Return of the Jedi".
It was intially billed as a "Halo-Killer" for Sony when it came out on the PS2, although ultimately it failed to live up to that hype. Although the gameplay is highly addictive, and it has a great balance of shoot-em-up and strategy, ultimately it feels like a game rushed out the door. For all the love I have for it, it's probably one of the most visually glitchy games I've ever played.
It's that kind of potential and frustration that has led to so much hype surrounding "Killzone 2". Through all the pre-rendered video controversies and delays, I have not only held out hope for the game, but secretly figured it would be the title that would make me bite the bullet and buy a PS3. My financial situation is going to stop that from happening, but it doesn't mean I can't drool at all the news coming out about it.
The great guys over at Giant Bomb, one of the most honest and informative gaming sites on the net, have finally gotten their hands on the game and released their review. It looks... promising. Here's a quote:
IGN also liked it:
Finally, Gamespot isn't jazzed on the storyline, but praises the game in just about every other way:
For those who aren't familiar, here's the official trailer for the game. "Killzone 2" should be hitting stores everywhere today (February 27th), so if you're a first person shooter fan, have at it!