The gaming guru’s at IGN have fianlly posted their review of KILLZONE 2 and if you have not read it head on over, it’s a great review. However, some red flags have been raised in regards to the score in the graphics department.
Every since the infamous 2005 E3 CG video, KILLZONE 2 has been the most talked about first person shooter by the media due to the CG videos unbelievable graphical impression. Truth be told, how could you not be overly curious on whether or not Sony could actually deliver on such a burden of a task. The E3 video displayed some of the most awe-inspiring graphics ever seen for a video game and even the most faithful Sony enthusiasts questioned whether the PS3 could actually deliver on this vision
Well four years later the verdict is finally in and Sony/Guerrilla Games has by all accounts delivered on their promise. Based on the IGN review KILLZONE 2 delivers;
“Everything from the first entrance onto the battlefield to the last cutscene creates a hectic, fun and fast-paced thrill ride through a warzone where each step you take could be your last.” – IGN 9.4
Yet it does appear that some people are not fully satisfied with the overall review. After reading some of the user comments it is clear that the IGN score on KILLZONE 2’s graphics are definitely in question. There are some great titles that have come before KILLZONE 2 that have boasted some rather amazing graphics and IGN has handsomely rewarded these games with high marks. For example, Gears of War 2 was an amazing game that received a 9.5 in the graphics category. It is clear that Gears of War 2 does deserve it score 0f 9.5 graphically but one has to question comments made in IGN review such as;
“Phenomenal visuals prove that Guerrilla either met or surpassed that infamous E3 trailer. Some technical issues hold it back from being a completely flawless masterpiece.” – IGN
The 2005 E3 trailer was considered impossible to meet by many, IGN included and rightfully so, but to suggest that KILLZONE 2 met or supassed the 2005 E3 trailer is absolutely amazing, an accomplaishment in itself, yet the 9.5 score it received just doesn’t add up. Also, surprisingly, despite how well received KILLZONE 2 has been by the media and IGN, it did not receive a 10 in any of IGN’s distinct categories, however Halo 3 did receive 10’s in three of the disticnt categories, interesting?
Does all this really matter? No! It will not hurt the sales of KILLZONE 2. Not in the least. KILLZONE 2, despite the questions at hand will be well received by the Playstation Nation for months to come. Unfortunately fairness and integrity is in question and as gamers we deserve the absolute truth despite outside influences that might be a factor.
Regardless, February 27th really cannot get here fast enough. Keep Gaming!!