Killzone 2: First Impressions From The Frontline
“Killzone 2″ is out, it’s is really kicking my ass… but in a good way. I will have a review for you guys some time during the week, but, if your still on the fence about picking it up, I thought I’d offer some first impressions to help you guys get a feel for what your getting into if you pick up the game. I’ve gotten about a third of the way through the single player campaign and there are a couple of things that have made the game really stand out.
1. Bring your skills - I’m playing it on hard, hoping to reduce the number of playthroughs while I attempt to fish for medals (sadly, it still looks like I’ll be playing it three or four times), but I gave it a quick try on medium and “K2″ is not for the inexperienced FPS player. The Helghast are intelligent pricks that will ride you every step of the way. They work in teams, have masterful aim, and throw grenades within pinpoint accuracy. However, the game remains manageable, and as long as you utilize “K2’s” cover system, you can prevail. With that said, I’m not looking forward to playing it on elite… yikes!
2. Weird trophies - Hmmm kill three people with one clip, and don’t take your finger off the trigger; kill 5 Helghasts in 15 seconds with 85% health; and my personal favorite, kill 2 Helghasts and yourself with a grenade. These are a taste of the trophies that await you in “Killzone 2″. Quite odd, if you ask me, and the lot of them seem like a pain in the ass. Oh well, looks like I’ll be wasting away in front of my TV for some time to come.
3. Ginormous battles - “Killzone 2″ really offers an atmosphere that envelops you in the game’s chaotic war. At the end of one of the levels you are charged with the task of covering a wide area and helping your convoy push past the impending Helghats forces. While your allies are on the ground, you are perched high above in a turret, mowing down Helghan forces. Then you enter a tank and blow away other incoming enemy tanks. The game does a great job at making you feel like your the lone soldier responsible for turning the tide, but it also forces you to work alongside of your squadmates.
That’s all for today kids… pick this game up! I’d say more but y’all will have to wait for the review to see how the whole “Killzone” experience panned out. But so far I’m not dissapointed.