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Should Sony give up on Killzone?

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Should They?

Yes 268 48.20%
 
No 288 51.80%
 
Total:556

Firstly its great to see you back! :D

Secondly I haven't played SF yet but I would be truly said if Sony stopped making KZ since it is my favorite shooter.



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NO. Shadow Fall is best of the serie. I'm sure it will be even more sucessful than Killzone 2.
They break the manicheism of the saga, that's not the time to stop it. And dat free maps DLC...



Mr Puggsly said:
Nay. Reviews weren't great but its still one of their better selling IPs.

Actually, there seems to be a bit of a misconception regarding that. When you take a look at the sales of recent Sony franchises across their platforms:

1. Uncharted: 17.91m

2. Gran Turismo: 17.78m

3. God Of War: 13.48m

4. LittleBigPlanet: 11.50m

5. Ratchet & Clank: 10.59m

6. Resistance: 8.98m

7. Motorstorm: 6.76m

8. Killzone: 6.40m

The franchise is actually 8th in terms of overall sales. To give you an idea of it's popularity, Heavy Rain sold more copies than Killzone 3. It's actually not a very big franchise for Sony, but they market it and showcase it like it is. 

My guess is that the games are profitable and Sony is hoping that GG can create a hit with one game in the series that will propel it upwards into a more mainstream FPS audience, leading to much higher sales. I like Killzone, and GG is undeniably talented with hardware, but perhaps there should be a shakeup at the studio and a some different managers should step in to create a different sense of direction. They've been working on the same franchise for 9 years I think. It's too long. Thankfully they do seem to be working on a new IP in a new genre. This will be GG's moment to shine, hopefully they step up or the productivity and worth of the studio may be called into question. 

We also have to wait to see how KZ:SF performs.



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PureDante said:
they're two totally different types of shooters. killzone tries harder to relate to cod/bf than to halo. halo is in its own category of shooter, honestly.

however, sony should totally develop another sci fi fps to compete with halo. but halo is dying out in popularity anyway (in terms of people still playing online after other, newer shooters are released)


Just sell like mad everytime it is released...

Yea it's slowing down........

No the console generation has slowed down. People want something new.



Yes, theyre nothing special, imo. Would rather get some completely new games, for change. We likely will get plenty of small arena shooters even without Killzone.



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It will be insteresting to see how Shadow Fall will do on the chart for the future....



outlawauron said:
sales2099 said:
iceland said:
I'm guessing some people in this thread haven't played Halo judging by what is said. Don't let your bias get the best of you

It is really hard to appreciate the KZ lore after reading all the Halo novels, comics, short stories, and watching the blurays, and video games :P

None of these things have anything with the games. Whenever a company bothers to milk an IP that much, some fluff will get pushed along with the game. Don't understand why people enjoy it so much. I've read the reach novel and seen Legends, meh.

Actually, they do. Its all lore that is interconnected, including the games. It gives you motivation, a reason, and making you invested in playing, rather then just going from point A to B because that is what the game tells you to do. Clearly lore takes a backseat in KZ, which tells me Guerilla assumes the players are just shooter bros with little interest in compelling characters and deep storylines.

But hey....if the milk tastes better then your milk, then milk away I say!



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Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)

no,the games do good enough. I like them okay,but it's not my favorite franchise bye any means.



It's time to move on.



sales2099 said:
outlawauron said:

None of these things have anything with the games. Whenever a company bothers to milk an IP that much, some fluff will get pushed along with the game. Don't understand why people enjoy it so much. I've read the reach novel and seen Legends, meh.

Actually, they do. Its all lore that is interconnected, including the games. It gives you motivation, a reason, and making you invested in playing, rather then just going from point A to B because that is what the game tells you to do. Clearly lore takes a backseat in KZ, which tells me Guerilla assumes the players are just shooter bros with little interest in compelling characters and deep storylines.

But hey....if the milk tastes better then your milk, then milk away I say!

I wish I agreed with you sales, I wish I did.