However in the back view mirror, thefirst candidate for 2009's "Game of the Year" has come.Killzone 2 is a visual powerhouse that offers a grounded and"realistic" bring with futuristic warfare. From fightingyour way away shantytowns though lightning storms rage overhead toignoring sniper fire during vicious dust storms, brutality has neverbeen this beautiful.
Killzone 2's story is a easy one:Humanity has decided to strike rear at the Helghast by occupyingtheir home planet Helghan. But that is only the background for astunning mixture of intense battle and jaw-dropping visuals that willprevious for 8-12 hours in alone-player. Bringing together you incombat are the other members of Alpha squad. It would have been niceto play co-op with friends , and your squad mates are walk-tostereotypes, but their playful and deliciously vulgar banter serveslike a respite from the dark urban surroundings early in the game.
Once you acquire out of the main city,things actually bring off like you detect yourself moving from onefantastically planned determine piece to another. One of my favoredsuccessions brings you via a gigantic factory, where you have tohitch a ride with the machinery while wielding the most powerfulweapon in the game, the lightning gun. It is incredibly fulfilling towatch the lightning arc from one enemy to the next á la God's wrathfrom the finishing of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Another level has you bringing thereins of a mech, and snapping your way via hordes of unsuspiciousHelghast soldiers. Handling the mech is easy like the controls aresimilar to those in the on-foot successions, and ignoring incomingmissile fire though dealing out massive damage is a thrill. Tinydetails as cracks appearing in the glass later bringing damagehighlight the details that Guerilla located in the world.
Outside its good feels, Killzone 2 is agame of scheme that rewards tactically decisions and careful purpose.Playing it like a run-and-gun shooter is a fast way to acquirekilled; correct apply of cover grenades is necessity like theHelghast are constantly attempting to flank and take overcomingfirepower to bear with you and your fellow soldiers.
The friendly Army Intelligence. iscommonly competent, but squad mates will few times blindly run pastHelghast squads with their way to checkpoints, leaving yours truly toclean up the mess. Still, this is the exception instead of the rule,and if you think earlier shooting, it is an unbelievably fun ride.