Excerpt: Anonymous, sinister soldiers, gorgeous graphics and endless multiplayer have always been Killzone’s calling cards. Mercenary tries to replicate this formula on the Vita, with some shots hitting the mark and some flying a bit wide.
Excerpt: As we approach the two year anniversary of the PlayStation Vita we are finally starting to see some of the games that made me want the new handheld in the first place. Admittedly, designing a game for a handheld is a challenge in and of itself, but when you add the complexity and demands of a...
Excerpt: When I finished Killzone: Mercenary , I realized something: on its own, it's a predictable, bog standard shooter. A good one, yes, but not much more than that. But I'll say this in its defense: it's a great Vita game. See how a game's status as a handheld title changes the way we look at it?
Excerpt: Let me start by saying I love my PS Vita, but occasionally I want to shoot stuff and that is where the Vita library has left me wanting more. You can make the argument that Uncharted: Golden Abyss works just fine in this regard, but it’s a third-person action adventure game, not a true first-person...
Summary: Killzone: Mercenary is a unique take on the series that gambles heavily on replayability over a prolonged story by having a campaign half as short as its predecessors but designed to be replayed to perfection as if it were a shoot ‘em up.
Excerpt: War! Huuuuhhhh! What is it good for? Well, it’s good business for Mercenaries, and black market weapons dealers. And without war, Killzone would probably just be a really big game of laser tag. Fortunately it’s not though. It’s actually a damn fine shooter franchise on the playstation.
Summary: When the PlayStation Vita (or NGP, as it was back then) was first shown in 2011, its dual analogue sticks led many minds to the long sought after dream of a true first-person shooter experience on the go.
Summary: Leading the VAN-Guard This is the game I wanted a PlayStation Vita for. I have a long documented fondness for the Killzone series, and while Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable was enjoyable enough, I truly longed for a genuine first-person shooter production in the handheld space.