Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Killzone 3 Single Player Demo Impressions

I finally had the chance to sit down and check out the Killzone 3 Single Player Demo and I can say that I'm definitely impressed with what I saw for the most part.  Killzone 2 only kept my attention for about a month after I picked it up, but I'm hoping 3 will keep me interested longer.  I came away from the demo feeling like it will probably be a much better game than what we find in Halo or Call of Duty.  Even with an impressive demo, I'll probably not get the game until it's been out a month or two.  The main reason for that is my game backlog is continually growing and I'm honestly not in a rush to get into Killzone 3.

Here are the main points I came away from the demo with:

  • The graphics are definitely more impressive than the original.  If the entire game looks like the demo, we're looking at a game that will be visually grand. 
  • Jetpacks are definitely cool, but I'm not sure how they will be incorporated with multiplayer.  While it's a cool idea, jetpacking in the air is just an easier way to get hit.  
  • I ran out of ammo once during the demo and had to rely on melee attacks to get me to the next area.  While fortunate for me, I came away from it feeling like melee attacks are still way too powerful.
  • The enemy AI seemed a little too easy and predictable.  I was hoping for a smarter enemy this time around.  
  • Even though the demo was just a short preview, it was a lot of fun and filled with fast-paced action. 
  • All in all, the demo leads me to believe that this game will be much better than Killzone 2.  This game might also finally get me to purchase PlayStation Move.   

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