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Killzone beta by Horrible Gelatinous Blob 09/17/2004, 5:59am PDT
The Killzone backstory wrote:

Set in the not too distant future, Killzone tells the story of humanity's colonization of the galaxy. Suddenly and without warning, an interplanetary war breaks out between the splinter group known as the Helghast and an Earth-loyal squad called ISA. Opening with a sequence that sees the soldiers trapped in an abandoned building, the combatants are surrounded by Helghast and come under siege. They are, in effect, caught within a Killzone.

I don't think I've mentioned this, but I'm in the Killzone beta. It pretty much sucks.

You probably haven't heard of Killzone, and for good reason. I'm sure I'm breaking some sort of NDA, but I don't really care. Sure, the online component works fine, with almost zero lag, but the game itself is almost unforgivably boring. First of all, if your game is set in the future, it should fucking look like it's set in the goddamned future, not circa 1983 New York. Killzone in reality looks like the Bernie Goetz simulator, where you run through subway stations and gray skies to shoot the occasional thug clad in black. Only, you know, they deserve it.

The weapons. Jesus Christ, the weapons. Let's see, you've got the big assault rifle, the bigger assault rifle, the rocket launcher, and the handgun, Oops, don't forget the melee knife. Generic, generic, GENERIC. Fuck, Far Cry had better weapons than this, and that game couldn't come up with an original idea to save its life. It's the motherfucking future. Give me a laser. Give me a plasma gun. Shit, give me the spread gun from Contra, I don't care. SHOW ME THAT IT'S THE FUTURE.

Like I said, the netcode is fine. Big matches are no problem. It's just that there are very few people playing, because it's so fucking boring.

They actually advertised this as a "Halo-killer" at one point. What. The. Fuck. Someone in marketing needs to be fired. Actually, everyone even remotely involved in this aborted fetus of a game needs to be fired.

I give this game a big fat negative. It doesn't do anything new -- doesn't even try -- and the stuff it does repeat inspires nothing but ennui and the desire to take a nap.
Killzone beta by Horrible Gelatinous Blob 09/17/2004, 5:59am PDT NEW
    Re: Killzone beta by Funkula 09/17/2004, 11:59am PDT NEW
        Yeah, it's a SCEA title. NT by Horrible Gelatinous Blob 09/17/2004, 10:00pm PDT NEW
    It's one of the Greatest Hits now. by Jerry Whorebach 01/11/2006, 9:41pm PST NEW
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