‘Don’t read into the hype‘, some say, ‘Killzone 3 is just like any other shooter on the market‘. ‘You run and you gun, but that’s about it‘.
Such lies. If there ever was a lie detector test going around testing journalists on the truth about Killzone 3, many would fail miserably.
See, some can’t get around the fact that it’s not Call of Duty or Halo, or Battlefield. Some just don’t want to see the game excel, while others, well, they have their reasons, as far fetched as they might be. But I’m here to set the record straight today, as I’ve been playing KZ3′s multiplayer for quite some time, and have beaten the single player more than once.
I would pay to see this article on the front page of many an aggregate site, because I think too many PS3 owners are missing out on some of the best online gaming available exclusively for them. My friends, Killzone 3 is the best fun you’ll have in a shooter on any platform, and below the break, I back up all this smoke with some blazing fire.
Shut Up And Play – Wazone Style
It’s a war, you didn’t know? Yes it is. This isn’t some random deathmatch mode where you kill or be killed, running around card box built stages with PS2-era graphics. No. Warzone is packed with action and different missions all in one game. You’ll capture and hold, you’ll then have to assassinate someone. Later, search and destroy, search and retrieve and that’s just for starters.
There are huge mechs you can jump in and annihilate your foes. Jetpacks are made available affording you to rain terror from on high. 12vs12 in an all out, no holes barred match up. If you’re good, you’ll earn massive kill points, leaving a match with over a hundred kills on occasions. Perform well and you’ll be treated to various ribbons, enhancing your ability to take down the enemy.
The Best Looking Console Game, We Say
Oh my, the visuals in KZ3 are so spectacular that I sometimes die gazing at the devastatingly beautiful scenery. From the ocean to the ravaged industrialized locations, from Stahl’s abode to the Helghan jungle – it’s just all so beautiful. Thing is, the multiplayer enjoys the same fidelity as the single player mode, adding even more immersion to your online experience.
After playing KZ3′s MP, Call of Duty: Black Ops felt like rubbish. I don’t mean this in a bad way at all. I hope the next COD title surprises us all, but man, everything about Killzone 3 is just so polished.
Operations - A Revolution
Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Domination and the rest were all industry changing ideas when they first came on the scene. But I’m tired of the same ole same ole, and apparently, judging by the new game mode Guerrilla Games created for Killzone 3, my prayer was answered.
Operations, I think, has raised the bar when it comes to online play. The rewards system in that mode is simply the most innovative to date. In the mode, there are objectives to be completed, and the players who perform the best are featured in cutscenes depicting their success. Nothing like it.
No other game on the market offers this – but we’re hoping the trend goes way beyond Killzone 3.
The game’s wide open, there’s freedom to do what you feel, an array of weapons, and a wide list of classes to choose from:
All of which gives your the tools needed to own the battlefield. Of course there’s Guerrilla Warfare for those who are into straight out Team Deathmatch, so no one’s left behind.
You’ll play for hours without noticing and will have a hard time saying goodnight to the game. You’ll build a solid roster of like-minded friends that are not afraid to get online for a quick match every now and then. You’ll find that going back to other shooters will be a very hard task, and in the end, you’ll conclude that Killzone 3 is a class apart.
If you don’t have the game, go out and buy it now. A Games Thirst online meetup is happening this weekend. Details incoming.