Although 2011 is young, Killzone 3 is clearly one of the year's best thus far.

And despite the fact that we don't have a huge shooter contingent here at PSXE, the great majority of readers say they either picked up Guerrilla's latest effort the day it came out, or plan to grab it at some point. KZ3 is a fantastic FPS by all accounts and stacks up very well against the competition. There's some talk that the team may want to tackle something new in the future, although you can bet a fourth Killzone will be forthcoming. We're also hoping KZ3 is a much bigger sales success than KZ2; the latter sold relatively well for an exclusive title, although it's likely that both Sony and Guerrilla expected more. This time around, we are seeing more commercials – thanks, Kevin Butler – and it appears that many PS3 owners are appreciative of Guerrilla's efforts.

This week, there isn't a huge amount going on in the gaming world and it's Oscar night, so let's find out- who's watching the 83rd Academy Awards right now? Which picture is going to win? Does anyone else think James Franco looks a little out of it? How many costume changes will Anne Hathaway go through before the night is over? Which of you are movie buffs? …who just wants to watch the exceedingly wealthy pat themselves on the back for five hours?

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

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Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I picked up KZ3 day one. I wouldn't classify myself as a shooter fan, but I do dabble! lol

Anyways, after playing KZ3, even my CoD nut friends have switched! (YESSSSS!!!) I don't have any idea why anyone would play CoD over this… it's just SO much better… Nostalgia maybe? I dunno… but it's silly to favor anything over KZ3. I've played Halo since day 1, too… but NOTHING matched KZ3 in the shooter realm. (Have to see how Crisis 2 does.)

As for the new poll, I'm a theatre major. I don't miss the Oscars.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I see a lot of similarities between CoD and KZ gameplay wise. Though, KZ is the higher quality product. I can't really see myself going back to CoD because it just feels like a lesser version of the same type of gameplay.
But I do prefer Halo and Half Life over KZ for several play design related reasons. Which those reasons are simply more compatible with my personal preferences. All 3 of them are really different games. Neither one feels quite like the other.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Graphically, there is no comparison between COD and KZ.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Temjin
The one mode I really love about Halo:Reach is the zombie mode. I can't remember exactly what it's called, but it's the one where one person starts out infected and has crazy speed, no shield, and a sword. The other players turn to a zombie when killed… you know the one? I don't own an XBOX360 anymore, so I don't play enough to remember. But my friends own them, and we system link from time to time.

Truth be told… if the wives didn't go shopping while we played, we would probably play more often. :p Suddenly, system linking gets expensive quickly! We're pretty sure they do it on purpose to get back at us for being gamers. lol

So yeah, I can understand preference due to gameplay preferences. That zombie mode was crazy fun.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

I believe its called Infection? And yes, it is very awesome….I also really get a kick out of GrifBall.
Halo (all of them) would be hard to compare to Killzone. I'd say that Killzone is def more comparable to Call of Duty (and much better IMO) if simply because of control scheme, pace, style. People always want to compare Halo and Killzone because they are their respective systems' flagship FPS, but I feel as they are way too different. I love both of them though.

archs13
archs13
9 years ago

i traded my marvel vs capcom 3 to someone that just bought a ps3 bundle. it was unopened so i couldnt resist hehe

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

I love movies, watch em all the time, but I couldn't care less about the Oscars or any other award show.

What's worse than the Oscars is all the talk about who wore what and all the bulls**t after. Seriously, who cares.

hadouken
hadouken
9 years ago

I plan to pick up KZIII tomorrow. I expect sales to better since a lot people still didn't have a ps3 back then.

As for the oscars I'm not going to watch it but I hope Toy story 3 wins some awards. That movie isn't just for kids. And why wasn't the town up for something?

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
9 years ago

The Town was awesome. I had low expectations going into that movie, but I was pleasantly surprised.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I liked the town also. But I watched takers last night, basically the same
Movie lol and it was more entertaining for me, despite not liking a lot of the cast.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Finished KZ 3 last night after me and the wife went to see The King's Speech. It deserved every award that it received – esp Best Actor for Colin Firth… He was great.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

KZ3 was/is both satisfying and dissappointing. It's still possesses high quality, but that 'been there done that' feeling came over by the end of the campaign and the ending in my opinion was terrible. KZ2 did a better job. The MP maps are also smaller and this new spawn point idea kills alot of the fun of placing your own spawn points (increases the likehood of campers) and maps feel much smaller and cramped this time around except for the Highway map and Frozen Damn. Too me the campaign's action is above KZ2, but the story and MP in Killzone 2 were better in most regards. Custom matches would make matches so much better as longer time for objectives would give people a chance to capture spawn points and make a good pushes to advance. Everything feels too short and that why I always played long matches on KZ2…just better in my opinion. This time…everything is get in and get out. Not sure I dig this. This spawn point idea to me sucks big time…bring back spawn bombs. And the hit the detection is out of wack. Anyway I'm enjoying the game, but KZ3 is definitely a downgrade from KZ2 in my opinion. I do like the new controls though.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

I experienced that spawn point camping crap yesterday. This one guy wouldn't get out of a tactical spawn point so I kept going in after him. This is were your point about the hit detection comes in. I cooked 'nades and tossed them in and he somehow survives and kills me. I even got there before him, he spawns, I shoot him a few times and he walks up and melees me, once again I die. Eventually I captured the spot and did the same to him. After a while it was just like only me and him we were playing because no one else was even bothering to complete the objectives. KZ3 is not COD. Anyway we wound up getting in a squad together because like me he realized this flaw in the gameplay. Its annoying but I am sure the GG can correct the little thing in future patches. At least I can still pop in KZ2 whenever I want.


Last edited by FatherSun on 2/28/2011 12:07:32 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I prefer the Spawnades as well but I don't mind the new system all that much. It feels like you're actually capturing territory and pushing back the enemy lines.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

The spawn nades where bad in KZ2! Im glad they got rid of them. I remember jumping in halfway through a mp match and just being holed up in your spawn point. That crap was horrible. Seems they copied Uncharted 2 spawning which I enjoy.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

The custom matches, as well as a host of other improvements are incoming in a future update.

With the spawn issues, I suggest spawning back the main location in order to avoid snipers like myself. I shot you and others several times coming out of that secondary spawn FM23.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

LMAO maxpontiac…yes you did. I could care less if Snipers attack spawn points, fact is everyone knows where the enemy is coming from. Very easy for Heleghast on Pyrrhus Crater to be hold up at base because ISA are keeping us in check. If one random member could escape and place a spawn bomb somewhere…matches would be more balanced and less about trying to capture the spawn point. Longer matches would fix this complaint really, but they don't exist. The point that they got rid of them irks me. Why? THis is the feature that made KZ2 great.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Spawn points sucked in KZ2 because no one would throw them in useful places. They were only worried about getting the medal for having people spawn there. Plus when GG took away the invincibility effect of spawning that lasted a couple seconds, it was way easier for the enemy to just slaughter you as you spawned. Then they could push you back to your main base, and you'd get spawn camped for the rest of the match. They practically ruined Radec's Academy for the Helghast because of that.

In KZ3 I've had no real camping problems at all so far. Its clear, to me at least, that this system is working better than KZ2's. Plus its a lot more fun to be a tactician when you're capturing spawn points, sometimes behind enemy lines. At least IMO.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Nah, don't really watch the Oscars but I do like to know who/what won what.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

I had KZ3 2 days after it came out but that is because of shipping. I was up last night till 3:30am playing the campaign, on veteran, and loved it. The story is alright but man the action is so much fun. I just beat the rest of it this morning and plan on going through on elite now. I like that playing it on veteran was challenging but not once did it piss me off unlike other games I played before cough..COD..cough.

The only real problem I was seeing was my idiot AI partners sometimes would run up into the action and get dropped or when they would stand next to me when I was down and say they couldn't reach me. Besides that it's an amazing game. Also been loving the online.

As for the new poll I could care less about the Oscars. Hell I didn't even know they were on tonight until my wife said something about it earlier today.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

I used to watch the Oscars. It's the only reward show that really means anything compared to all the others. But since movies have really sucked in general the last 5-10 years, with a few exceptions here and there of course, I've stopped watching them and couldn't care less about who wins them anymore. Though it was nice to see The King's Speech win best picture tonight. Truly deserving.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

I would disagree slightly, I think there's been a lot of good movies in the past 5-10 years but the market has just been so over saturated with crap movies that it's harder to pick out the good ones. Kinda like the music industry.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Meh, I'll see the Oscar results later. Really doesn't interest me. There are good movies out there, but after watching most, I'm left feeling as though I've been personally insulted. I do usually wind up checking out most of the Oscar nominees, because they are generally quality films though.

KZ3, in spite of its apparent greatness, will have to wait for two reasons: 1. The hardest difficulty can be beaten in under 10 hours. That's just not right. And 2. Games in town are always overpriced. I mean, how can they get away with selling LBP1 for $110 STILL! I may be heading to the city next month to see The Waifs play live, so I'll pick it up then, hopefully after a $10-20 price drop.
Peace.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Had KZ3 since day 1 and I am about to begin my Elite playthru for the Platinum trophy. I only go for the Platinum on games that I enjoy and is also much more obtainable than Killzone 2. GG is definitely aiming for the masses with the changes they made. I miss the weight from the guns but have gotten used to it.

No doubt it is an excellent production but it could use a few tweaks here and there. Had a few issues and some freezes. Story was a 7 out on 10 in my book. If they create 4 they should make it a truly epic battle. The Helghans attempt to exact revenge with a full on surprise invasion of earth. Take humanity to the edge of extinction. Make us cry. If next time they could just be a little more attentive of minors parts in the story. Its the little details that affect the whole. But of course this is a shooter so many don't expect Oscar material. But imagine if they perfected the story? Its the only thing missing on my book.

I do hope that GG gets the sales they deserve for this game. It has also convinced some of my OCD COD friends to defect so that is quite an accomplishment.

As far as the Oscars I try to catch as much of it as I can. Who knows, games may be a viable category someday. If the industry doesn't go all social on us.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Spike VGAs *cough*


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 2/27/2011 11:33:33 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I really haven't had too much time to game this week because my 60 GB'er was down to less than a mere 1000 MB remaining so I wanted to wait for my new Hard Drive to get here.

Just received & installed my new 640GB drive finished the Trooper setting on SP mode Thurs or Fri, so I started re-playing it on Veteran & I'm about 1/4 the way through it.

I also want to jump into the MP for the 1st time (in a real game) and since I bought the Helghast Edition, I also got the super-voucher code for 2-times the XP & all weapons & abilities for the 1st 24 hours, so I've just got to pick a day I can settle in without anything else to do that will distract me from my 24 hour KZ3 missions.

Just have a little mercy on this MP n00b & make sure any head-shots you get, are of the more gentle, kinder, kind. LOL

BTW, that super-voucher's a pretty sweet deal, it also gives me that retro 2-map pack, a PS3 dynamic theme, the KZ3 soundtrack, & bonus video content giving the "behind the scenes" look at the making of the game.

As far as the Oscar's show , it's become a who's who fashion show, so I won't be watching it.

I just hope they keep the politics out of it & who ever deserves to win an oscar, wins it.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/28/2011 12:05:07 AM

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

A kinder gentler headshot? If I could find a 22 caliber pistolin the game then maybe. lol.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

KILLZONE 3 is a good game. Ended up getting it for 1$… As I read a post before, I don't like the spawns… I liked making my own. Everytime I die I have to run up to the objective just to die again! LOL Making your own spawns is a lot better & fun. I wished the developers grew a pair & kept the weight. They should do what they think its best & not change it due to pressure from fans. Anyway, good game… very epic, awesome graphics. Really my only complaints are the weight, the spawns & that coward captain.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

LMAO…Coward captain. The spawning and short matches are killing it for me…I care about kills, but now it seems that all matches end up being about that now unlike KZ2.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You could always become a tactician and capture spawn points then choose your spawns… And if you want longer matches, you could always pick Warzone or anything other than Bodycount.

Basically, all your complaints are just due to not enough experience with the multiplayer yet. You do know you can select your spawnpoint each time you die?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Yea Underdog, I have more then enough experience with KILLZONE. I can live with it though.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
9 years ago

Will have it soon as I went ahead and ordered a new PS3 KZ3 package (and a 500GB drive upgrade).

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I just would like to say, I know a lot of people are complaining about the ending in KZ3, and I don't know why!?!? I'm pleased with it especially after watching through the first parts of the credits! It was a little abrupt but rather decent.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

I'm a big film guy and in my opinion the Oscars is a joke. Has been for a couple of decades. Sure enough it remains a joke.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Just an FYI,

If you are one of those types who never ever watches the credits once you've finished your games, you might want to re-think doing so for KZ3

Just because there's a small cliff-hanger hint of a Helghastian nature, that's been inserted in there of what's to come in KZ4.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Thanks for the tip, Saint.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

OH BTW I forgot to add, in order to get that last cut=scene hint that's embedded in the credits, you have to finish the game first.

It doesn't show up if you try cheating by going right to the credits beforehand.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

lol for sure.

Some games award trophies POST credits, too. You never know!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Already finished the game twice on Veteran than Elite. Love the game. My only gripe is it's a bit too easy. Killzone 2 on Elite is one of the most rewarding challenges to come from pretty much and FPS I have played. Killzone 3…not os much. Now I'm just running through it to get the Platinum trophy. About 80% or so complete. Woohoo!

___________
___________
9 years ago

KZ3 was a disappointment for me.
far too short, and they improved almost everything i wanted them to improve but not much of it.
the mechs and jetpacks were cool but you so rarely get to use them.
i was so disappointed when i first saw a hig using the arc cannon, i killed him ran up and tried to pick it up but it would not let me.
so i thought oh well, will get to use it soon.
before i know it the credits are rolling and i still have not got a chance to use it!
WTF?
that was by far the best weapon in KZ2 and theve removed it?
why?
same with the bolt gun, in KZ2 if you shot a enemy they went flying so it was so easy to pin them to the wall, but now its really hard it hits them then they drop instead of sending them on a one way trip.
KZ4 needs a better story, new weapons and this time give us the arc cannon! and just longer.
when your finishing one of the industries biggest games, the ps3s flagship title in under 8 hours thats a serious problem!
for a cheap 3rd party game i could understand, but this is suppose to be the FPS of the generation!
again the hype has killed this game, people hype it to kingdom come and yet again another game falls well short of reaching it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

"KZ3 was a disappointment for me."

Of course it was. What isn't? In fact, I'm pretty sure everyone her saw this coming but you.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

You did NOT just call KZ3 the PS3's flagship title!

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

@Lawless, I think he means the PS3s flagship FPS. I hope.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

@Blankguy

And they took away those awesome Helghast lightning grenades that powered up and spun in your hand before you threw them. What'd they replace them with? Grenades that look exactly like ISA grenades, except they leave a few sparks on the ground. KZ3, admittedly, has more variety, but KZ2 is the better overall game wehen it comes to the campaign. Absolutely gritty and tough as nails.

And as foul-mouthed(exploding heads are fine, but four letter words offend? Huh?)as it was, the story made absolute sense and had a clear beginning, middle, and end. Favorite part was when Garza died and they uncerimoniously rolled his casket into a corner with a bunch of others, then the second Sev starts to mourn his comrade, the alarms blare, the music starts, and Sev angrily punches the casket and gets ready to fight. There was nothing like that in KZ3 for me. No real emotion.Well, maybe when Narville was worried about the soldier not eating.

They casualized KZ3 with the controls and lower difficulty( sprinting with a rocket launcher that carries 30 rockets? Come on.). If this was any other game -FF13- heads would roll. But the fans want this to be better than COD SO much, they'll forgive the shortcomings. KZ2 was close to taking that crown. KZ3 is a step back.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

@Fathasun,
For me, that's still Resistance. KZ isn't anywhere near the first titles I think of when someone mentions games for the PS3.


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 2/28/2011 3:18:39 AM

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

I know people around here usually hate you, but I have to agree with everything you just said. GG dropped the ball on this one. KZ3 is a true downgrade from KZ2. I hope this isn't a sign for all PS3 exclusives this year. Infamous 2 and Uncharted 3 better deliver…lol

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

to be far guys k3 isnt groundbreaking infact its not much different from the 2nd

ColonelKain
ColonelKain
9 years ago

Lul wut? Name another game where you fight something as big as the MAWLR, use as many vehicles, different environments, and something which looks as good. Don't see how thats anything similar to KZ2.

___________
___________
9 years ago

i would not say a step back from KZ2 they improved allot, for example its no longer a cover shooter.
its much more open and varied.
they just did not have enough of it, they added everything i wanted but only in small doses.
like the jungle level thats one of my favorite levels, but only lasts like 10 minutes and thats it its over!
we needed more levels like that!
i cant believe im saying this but i actually prefer the levels from KZ2.
take the levels from KZ2, but add the features from KZ3 and thats the game KZ4 needs to be!
cant understand why but im finding myself wanting to go back and play KZ2.
maybe its just hind sight, everything is better in memory then it actually is.
its funny i wanted all these things changed, and now they are i kinda want it to go back the way KZ2 was.
the ending was far to anticlimactic, KZ2 ended with a bang and left the series open.
i was expecting a big finale, either a massive defeat or a massive victory, not taking a vessel down, avoiding the attack and bobs your uncle.
feels like the whole game your on a 200MPH train, then once the credits roll you hit a wall.
does not feel like a ending at all, honestly i feel like ive missed half the game!

ColonelKain
ColonelKain
9 years ago

Yeah the timing of the ending came as a big surprise, thats my only gripe. The end of the first set of credits is interesting.

!!!!!SPOILERS!!!!!!

People seem to think its Visari coming out of the aircraft, and that it was a body double killed at the end of KZ2.

!!!!!/SPOILERS!!!!!