Excerpt: The rough and tumble crew from Killzone is back with a new campaign against the infamous Helghast army. You play as Tomas “Sev” Sevchenko, a level-headed, brave veteran seeking to ensure victory for the ISA. You campaign with your partner Rico Velasquez, a brash and defiant commander with the best of intentions, but not always the best course of action.
Excerpt: A few of my fondest modern gaming memories come from Killzone on the PS2 and Killzone 2 on the PS3. In the first Killzone, my team of soldiers and I had just blasted our way through dozens of terrifying Helghast soldiers to emerge in an open field littered with blooming trees and falling flowers.
Conclusion: I wish I could give the game a higher mark but it just felt too slim on the content to justify it. It’s a good game, but I doubt it’s worth $60 unless you wait for the inevitable game of the year edition with a lot of the stuff that feels missing right now will probably have.
Summary: Parents need to know that Killzone 3 has plenty of violence, blood, and gore. In addition to traditional and futuristic weapons, players have access to some very vicious melee attacks. Players can sneak up on unsuspecting soldiers to slice their throats, snap their necks, and gouge their eyes out with their character's thumbs.
Conclusion: "Killzone 3" is the Swiss Army knife of PS3 games. It supports your 3D TV, the PlayStation Move, online multiplayer and local co-op. But forget the fancy features, "Killzone 3" is a great game, and perhaps even more fun in 2D with the standard DualShock 3 controller. The story may be typical sci-fi fare, but incredible level design, lots of variety, and a surprisingly solid multiplayer system make this the standout shooter thus far this year.
Pros: "Killzone 3" features level design that out shines most every other shooter out there, Local co-op means you can play the game with a buddy on your couch, Multiplayer is both immediately accessible and features deep career growth, 3D may not be useful for the genre, but it is a very fun way to show off a 3DTV ig you have one, Best execution of PlayStation Move controls to date, even if you won't use them much, "Killzone 3" features level design that out shines most ev...
Cons: Storyline is weak and the flashbacks are unnecesary, Graphics are inconsistent, sometimes gorgeous, sometimes seem last-gen, Storyline is weak and the flashbacks are unnecesary, Graphics are inconsistent, sometimes gorgeous, sometimes seem last-gen
Summary: Killzone 3 is a solid entry into the series, but its grating character progression and minor glitches give it a more unpolished feel than its predecessor. While the improved pacing and expanded multiplayer are definitely positive changes, they aren’t enough to elevate the package above what was delivered with Killzone 2 .
Conclusion: The Killzone franchise is certainly a popular one for Sony, despite the problematic issues that plagued the original on the Playstation 2 in 2004. Sony and Guerrilla Games stepped up their game with the release of on the Playstation 3 in 2009, much to the happiness of PS3 owners. The critical reception of the sequel was overwhelmingly positive and the sales broke a million copies in less than 60 days.
Conclusion: Killzone 3 will justify gamer’s decisions to invest in the Move controllers and will offer satisfying gameplay with or without the motion control for a very long time. Invest with confidence.
Pros: Running through campaign will be briefly lived, but it’s a hell of a ride for the amount of time it lasts. Multiplayer is best enjoyed through objective based modes, and becomes increasingly enjoyable.
Cons: Short campaign mode, minor glitches pop up from time to time, and online play takes patience to enjoy.