While Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots put up a decent fight, it was Guerilla's Killzone 2 that ended up winning the battle: according to PSXE readers, it's the most visually impressive title of the generation thus far.
There's no denying that KZ2's graphics are absolutely astounding, and even though it's difficult to compare them to MGS4's, one can't deny Guerilla's stunning achievement. It was about the little details that you don't normally see fused with an atmospheric intensity that is unrivaled. It has most definitely set the bar for future FPSs and that's exactly what one should expect from a "measuring stick" title; it should set an immensely positive precedent. And although KZ2 isn't perfect (no game is, right?), it's tough to argue against the stellar graphics, which succeeded in dragging the player into the action and keeping him there for the duration of the adventure. Sure, MGS4 had unbelievable choreography and the cut-scenes were unparalleled, but in terms of gameplay visuals…well, we won't break it down in minute detail, and the readers have already made their selection.
We switch back to another "Favorite" poll for this week: "What's your favorite PlayStation 3 exclusive?" Obviously, we're only including currently released titles, so take your pick based on the great exclusives we've already seen. Once again, we figure it's going to come down to KZ2 vs. MGS4, but this time, we get the feeling that it might be even closer…and MGS4 could emerge with the victory. But who knows? We're well aware of the fact that there are tons of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and LittleBigPlanet fans out there, so we expect to see good showings from multiple entries. What's your favorite? Vote now!