The lights are on
At today's Sony conference, Guerrilla Games showed off a new entry in the series.
Herman Hulst, managing director at Guerrilla Games, unveiled a demo for Killzone: Shadow Fall. The demo entered us in Vekta City, a futuristic vibrant city. The bright lights and beauty portrayed a calmness that is until an explosion took people, which threw us into complete destruction and pandemonium. War cries, fire, and watching an enemy shot two injured people right in the head is jarring enough, but now it's up to you to stay alive. Sniping, throwing grenades, and holding onto a rope as you fly through the sky attached to a plane, trying to shoot yourself to safety is sure to feed adrenaline junkies.
We'll have to wait to see what else Guerrilla Games has in store for Killzone: Shadow Fall, but it looks like it'll keep players on their toes. To see the footage yourself, check out Killzone's Facebook page or simply watch it below.
Email the author Kimberley Wallace, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
wow i pretty much just said this after seeing the watchdogs trailer but that looked amazing. Sony's getting closer to getting my money
What i have seen yesterday from this game was good. A good shooter game is always welcome into my game collection.
This reminds me that I need to get the KillZone HD Collection. Never owned a Killzone game but I do love the Helghast. Plus Brian Cox is an awesome actor/voice actor.
Next-gen graphics, same crappy A.I.
I'm always slightly confused by the extremely polarizing opinions - some bordering on hostility - the Killzone franchise seems to evoke.
While I think that the series has definitively some deficits and untapped potential when it comes to presenting a compelling narrative and interesting characterization, it also offers one of the most thrilling and visceral gameplay experiences of this generation.
The often made accusation that the games are merely "tech demos" highlighting the graphical capabilities of its platform is, in my humble opinion, missing the point entirely. Personally, I can't think of another shooter with a similar setting that benefits so much from its visual design creating an incredibly intense and immersive atmosphere.
And Killzone 2 in particular is a game that, contrary to CoD or similar shooter franchises, thrills not with spectacular but ultimately shallow set pieces but intense gameplay helped by a comparatively strong A.I. and focus on a no-nonsense approach.
Sure, it's a generic shooter overall, but that is more a critic of the basic premise than of what the game actually does.
Regarding the PS4 trailer & gameplay footage of Shadow Fall: Sure as hell impressive already, especially considering the fact that this is an unfinished version (also compressed, 720p) of what the finished game will look like. If Guerrilla can learn from their past mistakes and improve their storytelling this could turn out to be a great game - even if it doesn't reinvent or transcend the genre.