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    The official release for the next-in-line saviour of Sony's game machine is right around the corner, and the hype for Killzone 2, at least on these boards and more than likely most other Playstation-centric websites, seems simply outta control. Overblown would be an understatement, although I don't feel it's disproportionate, or unreasonable, when the troubles of Sony and the underwhelming reality of the PS3 are used as the backdrop. Before the fanboys get up in arms and call for jihad on the OP, the comment above isn't meant to diminish what the PS3 is, but moreover, what it hasn't become. At least not yet.

From all the screenshots and agravatingly rough videos I've caught on this old, out of date computer, Killzone 2 looks to be an amazingly polished, superbly crafted technical achievment in console gaming. If I had the extra money, a PS3 and this game would certainly be on my 'to do' list. Even though 99 percent of the gaming world has yet play it, I'm sure the early judgements of excellence are mostly deserved. But, what bothers me about all the excess hype and gushing reviews spilling out perfect 10's is this; there's no Co-op.

I don't care how desperate PS3 fans have become for the promise of Sony's machine to finally, and inarguably, materialize and set itself apart from the 360, it would be nice to see a little temperance, a smattering of restraint, when it comes to proclaiming this game a 'halo killer'. No matter how well the game plays- online or off- multiplayer or single player, without co-op I don't see how anyone could rate this game a 10. Everything about this generation centers on the 'community' aspect of gaming. Any major release that takes itself seriously, at least from Microsoft and Sony (as normal, the Wii gets exlcuded...it's the big wheel on the Big Wheel and needn't concern itself with what the others do) should include every componant that the online gaming community expects. Without co-op, I just feel Killzone 2 automatically puts itself out of the race. You don't really hear anyone mention it on the boards, the developers avoid talking about.. it's like the dirty little secret no one wants to be reminded of.

So, I know you PS3 guys are pumped for this game, as you should be.. looks amazing, but, doesn't the fact of no co-op piss any of you off.... or would you rather not talk about it.



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(most of the opinions here are taken from the GT review)

apparently there's a level where you play on your own so Co-op kinda O.o
not everyone plays with friends I especially prefer playing on my own, if you are that desperate to play with others, you have a VERY deep online to keep you.

And seriously....Halo Killer? surely CoD did that ages ago right?

And why say "saviour" when it's blatant that the ps3 has no need for a saviour?



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I hate the term Halo Killer. No matter what Sony releases, chances are Halo is still going to sell a couple million more copies next release.



Halo killer is crazy talk. I think people will initially be disappointed with the sales when they come out.



K2 will not reach 1mil in 3 days like GeoW2 and yes, that "halo killer" label needs to die.

(no pun intended ¬_¬)



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I am getting tired of the amount threads that claim they are tired of the amount of hype Killzone 2 is getting.

Please no one is claiming it is a Halo killer, the game can stand on its own.

Can we stop hating on the game now.

1. graphic wont be as good as E3 2005..........WRONG
2. game wont be good like the first one..........wrong
3. No co-op....................................SHUT UP ALREADY.



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Players vs. bots will be my co-op.

Yeah it's pretty damn bootleg, but it also lets you get 15 players vs. 15 bots. If the AI is good, then that'll be one hell of a co-op.

I personally think that KZ2's bots arn't getting the attention they deserve. It also seems like whenever bots are brought up, there's always at least one person that didn't know about them...



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Ajescent said:
(most of the opinions here are taken from the GT review)

apparently there's a level where you play on your own so Co-op kinda O.o
not everyone plays with friends I especially prefer playing on my own, if you are that desperate to play with others, you have a VERY deep online to keep you.

And seriously....Halo Killer? surely CoD did that ages ago right?

And why say "saviour" when it's blatant that the ps3 has no need for a saviour?

 

 yeah, CoD certainly smacked Halo around for a bit, but.... Halo keeps popping back up there to #1, so, down but not out. As for the 'saviour' tag, the PS3's been out now for more than two years, and I can only think of one other game that got people excited enough to think about picking up the system. So... while I agree that the PS3 isn't going anywhere (I don't want it to, I just want the price to come waaaaay down) saviour does seem kind of appropriate. It definitely needs something.



Saviour suggests the console, any day now will be discontinued because it geniunely is that bad. However, the console isn't that bad, no idea why people sensationalise it so much.

There's a large amount of games on the ps3 that got people excited, dunno about picking up a console as that's to the individual.



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psrock said:
I am getting tired of the amount threads that claim they are tired of the amount of hype Killzone 2 is getting.

Please no one is claiming it is a Halo killer, the game can stand on its own.

Can we stop hating on the game now.

1. graphic wont be as good as E3 2005..........WRONG
2. game wont be good like the first one..........wrong
3. No co-op....................................SHUT UP ALREADY.

 

 heh...terdly... can you read? IF I HAD THE EXTRA CASH I WOULD BUY ONE... you don't say that about things you're 'hating' on. see, this is what's agravating about fanboys, anything negative about what THEY like, and suddenly you're a hater, or you're trolling, or you're a fanboy yourself just from a different camp.

you know, criticism is good terdly, it makes for better things in the long run. think about that while you're busy pacing around to work your miff level down a little bit because someone said a bad thing about Killzone 2.

By the way, I can think of 5 different gaming mags that had Halo Killer on the front cover, right underneath a shiny picture of KZ2.

so, you know, there.