Killzone 3 Campaign Review

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I read the following quote on Digital Foundry’s “The Making of Killzone 3” article:

“I think the exclusion of a few things like a complete co-op campaign, big vehicles, on-rails sections and a few others were things we felt would stretch us too thin. They’ve been on our wish-list to master for a long time and the time just wasn’t there yet for Killzone 2,” van der Leeuw explains.

So let me get this straight. Guerrilla Games wanted to implement “on-rails sections” in Killzone 2, but could not? Talk about a prime example of “less is more”.

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Checkpoint: Well That Was Easy Edition


I wrapped up my “Veteran” playthrough of Killzone 3’s campaign earlier last week and while others have found it to be a very short ride, I found it to be “enough”. I’m not going to delve into my thoughts on the campaign itself (that’s for Wednesday’s review hopefully), but I’d like to address the issue with length.

I could understand the gripes against campaign length if you had no interest in the multiplayer. The campaign itself is as concise as a recent Call of Duty campaign, but it doesn’t have the harsh difficulty to artificially lengthen the experience. Even at the second highest difficulty, if you’re aware of your surroundings, death should not be commonplace.

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Crysis 2 Leaked & On Going Promotion

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Disappointed, but not to be deterred by the early PC build leak over the weekend, Crytek and EA released not one, but two videos of the upcoming first person shooter.

Crysis 2: Story Trailer

The next piece of media is some single player footage from the Xbox 360 version of the game. It looks pretty damn good. I like how they handled weapon modifications for the controller.

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Bulletstorm PS3 Demo Impressions

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Just wrapped up my second session of Bulletstorm and it was what I expected it to be. It’s an arcade style point driven first person shooter. Someone on NeoGAF described it as MadWorld meets a first person shooter and I think that’s very appropriate.

I was planning to try Bulletstorm for the PC, but since there’s no word of a demo prior to release, the PlayStation 3 demo will do. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it ran, looked and controlled. I have no idea how it compares to the Xbox 360 release, but if past experiences tells us anything, it’s the Xbox 360 version that you’d want if you were picking an ideal console version. However, with that in mind, racking up points by “killing with skill” is a significant part of the game, so having friends to compare scores with is an important consideration.

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