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4.0 out of 5 stars Killzone: Shadow Fall, 22 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) (Video Game)
Killzone: Shadow Fall is slightly challenging to review, and how much you like/dislike the game depends on how you approach it. I've never really played a Killzone game before unless me giving it a go on the PSP back in the day counts. Lack of options on the PS4 made me pick this one up, and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

I think this game is being treated slightly unfairly because people forget that this is a PS4 launch title. I'm almost positive that while developing the game, the team was specifically told what was expected of them - a solid tech demo of the PS4 with a story tacked on to it. If you look at it that way, KZ: SF does the job, and it does it well. The game brilliantly shows off the PS4 and what it's capable of. I'm a single-player type of person so the campaign was all I played. I really loved the atmosphere, the setting, the graphics and even the tense music in some parts. The voice acting was so-so, however.

Now, if I look at this game from a KZ enthusiast's point of view, I can understand why it must have disappointed some people. Even for a newcomer, the story is pretty mediocre. It's forgettable and you can tell that there are some gaping holes in the plot. Additionally, I wasn't expecting the voice acting to be so dull.

Overall, as a launch title (which is how I viewed it), I give this game 4/5 stars.
Compared to other shooters from the previous gen (and I'm not talking about generic CoD and Battlefield stuff), it's 3/5.
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Initial post: 19 May 2014 15:06:26 BDT
A. Collinson says:
I appreciate what you say but to view it as a tech demo with story added on, isn't the idea. It is a game and needs to be judged on its merits as a game not as a launch game. Im an older gamer in his 30's and I remember when launch games were absolute must-have games. super Mario world on snes. Mario 64 on n64. wipeout on playstation 1. twilight princess on wii even. The two Mario games in particular are highly regarded games in their own right. Not just a tech demo for the console. Basically my point is that any game should be reviewed as a game, not just because of when it is released.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2014 15:11:48 BDT
MISS ZJK says:
Thanks for your comment. In principle, I agree with you. I am in my late 20s and remember what launch games were like when I was in my early teens. Unfortunately, the trends have since changed. If it were up to me, any game that has to be patched on day one would have marks taken out of the final score, too. In my review, I gave it 3/5 as a game. It doesn't deserve more than that.
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