Killzone Shadow Fall Comments

by Darrin


  • Killzone Shadow Fall looks to be the best technology show piece for 2013. We haven’t seen final builds of CoD or BF4, but it seems like those games have heavily focused on previous generation hardware. A lot of people are going to be eager to enjoy a big budget, full production game that really uses new hardware, and this title looks like it could be the best for that.
  • The Helghan story of the Killzone universe is awesome. In the way Bioshock captured libertarian ideology in a fun way and turned into a video game story, Killzone 2 took the story of the humiliation of the Germans and the rise of the Nazi party and turned into a fun fictionalized video game. Killzone 3 had the frustrated evil scientist Stahl who was similarly engaging.
  • On the other hand, the ISA story and characters are purely annoying dude bro fiction. The past games made you play from the perspective of the dude bro faction which weakened the game. I hope they replace any dude bro elements with more engaging fiction. Previews mention Helghan refugees living on Vekta, which can draw on tons of refugee related drama currently happening in Europe.
  • Much of the visual art of Killzone is awesome. Specifically, the Helghan uniforms are awesome, as are the inhospitable Helghan environments with the urban wastelands, harsh winters, and lighting skies.

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