Excerpt: Killzone: Liberation follows immediately after the events of its PS2 predecessor. Liberation suffers from a poor, linear story but makes up for it with excellent gameplay. The Helghast, led by General Armin Metrac are trying to strengthen their positions on Vekta after their heavy defeat in the events of Killzone.
Excerpt: The original Killzone unfortunately fell prey to an immense amount of hype. It had visual flair and an interesting setting, and its gameplay mechanics were decent if a little flawed. All said however, it couldn’t help but disappoint. Killzone: Liberation is a handheld addition to the franchise, but instead of first person warfare, everything’s gone isometric.
Excerpt: I'm When I first heard that Killzone was being brought
to the PSP, I immediately thought, “Oh great - another FPS that
shouldn’t be on a handheld!” As time went on, screenshots trickled in,
proving that this would not be the case. Rather than the now
traditional first-person view, Killzone would take a more old-school
approach to the shooter genre through an overhead, top-down view.
Summary: As a shooter, Killzone: Liberation, lands a direct hit. The game blends shooting, adventure, dungeon crawling and elements of real time strategy in addition to a co-op and numerous multi-player modes.
Excerpt: Burdening a game with the label of “Killer” is a huge moniker to live up to and, of course, brings with it a ton of expectations. This was certainly the case for Killzone , which had the dubious honor of being labeled Sony’s “ Halo -Killer” almost from the time it was announced. And, while it fell short of expectations, it still managed to gain a nice foothold with gamers because of its atmosphere and multiplayer options.
Excerpt: In the videogame industry, it's a little strange (but not unheard of) to create a sequel for a game that no one liked that much in the first place. More unusual than that are direct sequels to console titles appearing on handhelds, or games that completely change the style of play found in the source material. The most odds-defying project imaginable is a game that does all three of those things and still manages to deliver a superior, deeply satisfying experience.
Summary: This is a game that provides a great deal of intense shooting action, with tough enemy opponents that don't lie down and die easily. While the challenge does mean you're going to die an awful lot, you won't have to backtrack much. Throw in an ad hoc competitive multiplayer component and co-op play for the whole campaign, and you've got a thoroughly excellent package.
Excerpt: The Killzone franchise goes portable, and - at the time of this game's release - in lieu of anything much more than a whisper relating to the PS3 follow-up to Sony's hit 2004 shoot-em-up/combat game, we get a rather different handheld instalment. The action kicks off two months after the end of the original Killzone, and whilst that earlier battle was won, the war most certainly wasn't.
Excerpt: Remember the old adage about ' bringing a knife to a gunfight ', well I learned a better one while playing Killzone: Liberation - ' don't bring a rifle to a homing missile fight '. The odds are always stacked against you in this ruthlessly addictive game but, if you don't mind dying at the same point 17 times before finally scraping through to the next checkpoint, it's definitely a worthy addition to your handheld collection Liberation is a very different game to the...