Many gamers who enjoy the single-player experience often condemn the FPS genre for skimping on the story and focusing too heavily on the multiplayer.

But while Killzone 3 will boast quite the robust multiplayer component (did you play that beta?), we know it'll have a huge emphasis on the engaging plot. We caught a glimpse of that Hollywood-style presentation in the CES Trailer , and that was more than enough to convince us it'll be an emotional, roller-coaster ride. Now, several readers have pointed us in the direction of the British Board of Film Classification; it appears KZ3 will boast no less than 70 minutes of cut-scenes , which is nearly three times more than we had in KZ2! Of course, the campaign should be a good 10 hours in length so it's not like it'll be more movie than game, and it's nice to see such effort put into the storytelling aspect of a shooter. It makes it feel more like Half-Life than Call of Duty and really adds a semblance of life and flavor to the adventure.

February 22 isn't too far off now, and you'll have to make time, 'cuz January's lineup is pretty impressive.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

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Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Uh, oh…this is sure to bring out the people who complained MGS4 was "all cutscenes." 😉

Nice to see a FPS finally taking the story element of the game seriously.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

Ya, Kojima would laugh at 70 minutes of cut-scenes.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

So, the cut scenes in KZ3 will last longer then the story-mode in COD BO.
I love me some SP action. I am waiting the day when I get my hands on the Shiny new box that reads KillZone 3 on it.

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

ha ha ha insult Black Ops' campaign (which was actually quite good) aren't you clever?

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Jawk, hoping for a superlative experience with KZ3… and those HD cut scenes in 3D… should be quite an adventure I would say…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Indeed. 🙂

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Translation – 60 minutes more then the average Xbox Live player would watch.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@dkmrules
While better than MW2's story, Black Ops' story really wasn't that fantastic. It really wasn't. There was next to no dialogue. Honestly… how many people actually CARED about Mason? I barely knew him, let alone felt like I was him. It was SO obvious what was going on. It was a forced twist; not a natural one.

Also, it was super short. Ever tried it on the easiest setting? Under 2 hours easy. And on veteran?? All the AI did was cheat. Once you figured out how to manipulate the programming, even veteran was easy. The AI NEVER adjusts to what you do. And the game never forces you to be resourceful. The campaign was weak-sauce.

I platinum'd it within a couple weeks in 14 hours of play time. At least MW2's trophies were challenging.


Last edited by Underdog15 on 1/14/2011 9:51:26 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Jawknee,

You mean all those little pansy-a$$ed whimpering crybabies that wouldn't know a masterpiece if they were b*tch slapped by Mona Lisa!

Yeah, let them all keep crying in all their "Halo" tears.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/16/2011 2:49:03 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Halo and Half Life are my two fav FPS games. Maybe it does, in part, have something to do with story. I'm really excited for KZ3, I think it's gonna be the full package deal. I also suspect it's going to be an easy victory for FPS goty.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Well don't count on it too soon, not only do we got many FPS this year coming, we also got many GREAT FPS coming.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Nice to see a lot of work put into this.
But I'm a bit disappointed that there's no goggle to come with the Collector's Edition, seems like that rumour was bogus.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Would be sweet if they gave you a real Helghast helmet you could wear.

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

I never heard any thing about a goggle. Just the helmet, figurine, and other miscellaneous collectors edition stuff.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Yea, the collector's edition helmet is just a box, not wearable. Or is it? I'm not sure.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 1/13/2011 10:25:28 PM

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

No, it will be like the Halo 3 helmet. The game and art book will be held inside the helmet.

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

This is very encouraging to hear. I've read that Guerilla is getting away with the cheesiness in KZ2's story/dialog, which I'm glad to hear. With so many fps games skimping on story and single player campaigns I'm excited to hear KZ3 is keeping with the full presentation. It sounds like we have a kick ass game coming our way.

And I can't wait for my Helghast helmet!

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Glad to hear someone else thought that the KZ2 story was lacking/lame. Hopefully KZ3 will have a better more engaging story.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

The gen where fps had more cut scenes than the Final Fantasy.

It's like the freakin bizzaro gaming gen.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Oh I don't know. Seemed like there was a cut scene whether in game or pre-rendered every 15 feet in FFXIII.

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
9 years ago

I think Killzone and Resistance are the only shooters people buy for the story. They're just so well done. I'd have liked the online a lot more in Killzone 2 if people would have actually died when you shot them with anything besides a shotgun or a rocket launcher. Resistance doesnt have that problem because most of the weapons are sci fi, but Killzone used futuristic military rifles and stuff that shoots normal bullets without the effects of said bullets being realistic. I didn't get in the KZ3 beta so I dont know if anything's changed either way it's still a D1P it's f***ing Killzone.

JSwayze
JSwayze
9 years ago

I had no problem with the weapons in KZ2. If anything, I thought the shotgun was bum cakes

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

Only 70 min? HAH
(goes to get popcorn for MGS4 cutscene)

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL!

___________
___________
9 years ago

is that all?
just seems really small, especially for a 10+ hour game.
oh well, im not exactly expecting KZ3 to be singularity so i guess it can only go up from here.

natclark619
natclark619
9 years ago

I'm usually more interested in different branches of storylines rather than linear SP, I hope that is included, but I doubt it. Whenever I'm on singleplayer I can close my eyes and see my rank dropping, then I switch over to MP. Red ribbon week 1 boyeee!

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

70 minutes worth of cut-scenes? That 1hr and 10 minutes of gameplay taken a from the gamer and they want want us to pay $60? Thankfully I'm one of those gamers who is smart enough to buy used.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

But not smart enough to use the reply button?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

How is that taken away from the gamer? It adds to the experience and gives us more reason to play the game than 'OH LOOK! Bad guy.' *BANG*. How can you call context a bad thing?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I think Uncharted 2 was close to that, and it's arguably the greatest game this gen.

In my book, the best ever.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Don't get that..I think I'm spoiled by MGS..70 minutes just doesn't seem like enough..but if it's more then the amount in KZ2 then it is a good addition.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@A2K78

LOL! you MUST have forgotten your /sarc/ tags. It's the only way your post has any credibility.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

i dunno.
gg when we said change the character dialogue, we didn't mean get rid of the old voice actors altogether.
sev sounds gay now

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

What's wrong with gay people?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

cut scenes are good. That's how you draw the player into the characters and plotline, add emotion for the story, get inside people's heads. Imagine Uncharted without Drake's moments of levity.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Oh I don't know…some seem to think the game developer is doing it to rip us off and deprive us of an extra 70 minutes of much needed game play. Oh boy, maybe games shouldn't have stories at all!

/

On a serious note…I agree with you. 🙂

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Hey if we wanted stories we could read a book, well a picture book anyway. Games are for mashing buttons, or maybe just holding the trigger button and watching flashing lights and listening to bang bang sounds. That's what games are supposed to be.

At least some people seem to think so.

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

"It's like the freakin bizzaro gaming gen."

Its nothing bizzaro, but a clear demonstration that developers are paying less and less attension to gameplay and more attension to storylines. When it come that $60 just isn't worth it and as a result I buy used.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

No, you buy used because you're cheap.

MadPowerBomber
MadPowerBomber
9 years ago

…haha…

If it ain't gamers having no attention span to play fighting games, it's devs having no attention spans for gameplay.

I've come to the conclusion that you also hate the word "attention," by punching it in its consenantal scrotal area and putting an "S" in it.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Makes no sense..you realize this is a team that put out arguably the best FPS in Killzone 2. Now you're saying even though they've improved everything that they are gimping us with 70 minute cut scenes. Sorry makes no sense..seems like you're just too cheap to buy new games man. It is what it is though

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

"Its nothing bizzaro, but a clear demonstration that developers are paying less and less attension to gameplay and more attension to storylines."

Well, congrats. You just made the single most ridiculous comment I've read in a while.

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
9 years ago

i've never really understood why people bag out the price of purchasing games brand new. Here in Australia we have to buy some games brand new for $119.95 but even still i think its worth it.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Heavy Rain was one of those for me. Worth every cent.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

And I believe that works out to US$119.95 too doesn't it.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Goodness…feel sorry for ya man..that's taxation at it's finest

totozero18
totozero18
9 years ago

Same here in Uruguay dude…

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

What did Uncharted 2 have? About 90? Of course, the story in this will be more serious, and by the looks of it, a great deal will be dedicated to getting across the Helghast point of view. I do hope that it features some exposition of Sev's thoughts on what is happening, and has some light scenes, rather than constantly focussing on action, and combat.

Yeah, stuff my earlier reservations about waiting for this one. FPSes aren't really in my bag of tricks, but this is looking and sounding leagues better than KZ2. Bring it on Guerilla, and bring it home.
Peace.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

i did a little celebration… this just gets better and better 😀

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Excellent news. I was planning on getting this just to have a great shooter with move. I'm not a big shooter fan, but if I'm going to play one I want to use move and this seems like the game to play, especially since it will have an actual story to it.