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on 25 March 2011
I ordered this game elsewhere, GAME, because I needed the limited edition for £5 more when I bought it. However, for the current price of £ at the time of writing this is a real bargain.
Whilst the story is lacking, quite frankly, the actual gameplay of the single player campaign is fantastic, the action never lets up and either something is exploding, something is shooting. On a more serious note the controls are incredibly tight, the aiming, the handling, movement, it's all so much smoother than Killzone 2 but without losing the feeling of weight.
The graphics in the game are utterly outstanding, as is the audio. I haven't played it in 3D yet, because I don't have a 3D TV, but it looks absolutely fantastic. The audio is almost worth buying a new sound system for quite frankly.
I also can't comment on move because it isn't worth buying yet in my opinion.
The crowning jewel of this game is the multiplayer though, I don't usually buy into multiplayer being the defining feature, but I make exceptions for Battlefield, and this. There's only 3 modes, Guerilla Warfare is your standard team deathmatch mode, Operations is a short miniature multiplayer campaign with 3 maps and serves little more than distraction. The real attraction lies in Warzone, an objective based multiplayer mode with larger maps, the mode will cycle between capture the flag, capture and hold, assassination, team deathmatch, seek and destroy. This may initially be jarring but soon you'll be dashing between defending or attacking objectives in a rush to try and sedcure your victory. The game demands teamwork for victory and is all the better for it, with classes geared for sniping/stealth, infiltration, the capturing of new spawn points and objectives, medical support, mechanical support. Each class has it's role and if you have one too many Marksmen and no Engineers or Tacticians you will notice.
The entire campaign can also be played in split screen co-op, which is pretty good fun i must say, with a mate and some beer. All multiplayer modes can be played offline with bots, which can also be amusing.
Overall I'll conclude by saying that if you aren't big on first person shooters, this isnt gonna capture you, though Killzone 2 was the first shooter to really enthrall me. For anyone with the remotest interest in shooting games or multiplayer, with a PS3, this game is a must-own. 9.7/10.
P.S. For all you trophy hunters, this is pretty easy to Plat, if you can do high difficulty settings.
[Edit] Recently got myself Move, a nav unit, and a sharpshooter, and I must say that with the sharpshooter this is excellent, accuracy skyrockets, if you master the sharpshooter you will become feared in Warzone, though with just move you may find that the vibration of the controller will cause you to be less accurate than if you used the good old dualshock.