Saturday, 26 February 2011

The One Where I Get Into The KillZone3

I haven't written anything on here for ages.

It's links to all of my Live For Films stuff, or reviews by GC. Some videos of ET,that are for Mum and him more than anyone.

But something is urging me to write again.

Kill Zone 3.

I love(d) Black Ops more than anyone. Being pretty good at it helped, but I love(d) the game so much. I love(d) turning on my PS3 and seeing that my mates (read: Ledgers) were on it.

Now, with the new maps due on Wednesday/Thursday/Whenever/Meh, I'm not sure I am even going to get them.

The deal was, get the new maps, then trade it in in a month when I get my Bonus/3D TV.

Things changed.

I read reviews.

I played the demo.

So I got it yesterday, and more importantly, have this (below) on it's way. That means I'll be able to play the game via the gun, (the second controller is on the handle - see?)

That, plus the 3D TV, means Black Ops is destined to gather dust.

I won't trade it in yet, as I probably will get the maps, plus it's 3D enabled, so I'm intrigued to see if that extends its life.

Kill Zone 3, though?


It's an adult shooter. You can change the controls to "COD" controls, but it's far more complex than COD. At one point you may hold L2 to "cover", L1 to zoom, plus R2 to throw a grenade. It's almost combo like. And it makes Black Ops loos really arcadey, and child like by comparison.

The running mode too sticks it's middle finger up at Black Ops. It's immense. Immersive, as the screen judders. Need ammo/grenades? Then, in first person, you'll lean into the ammo case and refill. Leaving you open to a melee. And when I say melee I don't mean a desperate lunge ala Black Ops... I mean a slit throat. Maybe even a gouge of the eyes. This is pure Verhoevan, and it works brilliantly.

Climb a ladder? Again, expect judder. This is all about making you feel like you are the person controlling your character. It's really made me assess whether Black Ops ever gave you that, or COD in general. Need to give your team mate a boost up? Again, first person, including a swivel of the camera as you reach out your arm Cliffhanger style to pull them up.

Don't even get me started on the "slide". Running? Need cover? In the words of Tyler Durden... sliiiddddddeeeeee.

Multi player is immense too. Hard as nails. A ranking system with points/credits similar to COD.

Plus levels that look like they are straight out of Avatar or Private Ryan. It. Looks. Stunning.

And I haven't even mentioned the level that is played entirely on a slant as all of the buildings are crumbling away.

Or that a player on the other team could be posing as a member of your team, and you only know when it's too late... or piss your team off by shooting them. Just. In. Case. It creates a sense of drama, and paranoia. Adult stuff.

I may be in love a little bit.


@diaryofaledger said...

Shame about the Black Ops loos being all arcadey. I like my first person pissing to look spot on.

@maverick99sback said...

Ha. It's only a matter of time...

@maverick99sback said...

First comment on here for ages... Have a Doodle Buddy of your choice...