Killzone 3, another great installment in the Killzone franchise. Does it live up to the hype that everyone was talking about prior to the release of the game?Having played the entire singleplayer campaign from start to finish, it was a thoroughly action packed journey from the begining to the end. The only qualm I had with the game was the underwhelming ending. Considering that the ending for Killzone 2 was excruciatingly difficult. This time round, it was too easy and ended too abruptly for me.
The core game mechanics are more or less the same than the previous predecessors. First person shooting elements are some of the best out there and every weapon in the game are a joy to use. Each bullet you put through the heads of the Helghast soldiers are hugely satisfying and impactful. The sniper aspects of the game are very enjoyable. Some of the action sequences are heart thumping and nerve wrecking in a good way. There is always so much detail to absorb from the screen that sometimes it can be overwhelming to the senses.
The story as straightforward as it seems in any FPS, goes along nicely with the pace of the campaign. Characters recur again in this installment and the game continues exactly where you left off. This time round, you are suppose to get out of the planet but not before you discover some hideous plans that the helghasts have planned for planet Earth.
Graphics wise, is gorgeous, if not some of the best out there. Again Killzone 3 really pushes the PS3 to the limits with visuals so stunning in every aspect of the game from the textures, to the atmosphere, and lighting. And all of these are being rendered in real time while you are out-flanked in all directions by the helghasts. This makes for some terrific atmospheric environments, making it easier for players to be involved and absorbed into the action of the game.
For FPS fans, this game is a must get. I have yet to try the online co-op campaign mode that comes with the game, and no doubt it would add an extra dimension to an already adrenaline pumping game.