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This review is from: PS3 Killzone Trilogy Collection - 2 Disc (Video Game)
Back in 2004, Killzone was originally released. Unfortunately, Killzone had been over hyped by the gaming media to an almost ridiculous point. This was supposed to be Sony's answer to Halo. Some had even dubbed it the "Halo killer." It was no surprise that the game failed to live up to the expectations that had been set for it. I bought this game day one at my local Gamestop, and I fell in love with it. It was buggy, and wonky. There was no jump button, and the story was not exactly the stuff of legends. But there was something about it that kept me coming back time and time again. I played through the campaign probably 3 or 4 times. Then I moved on to the PS3 in 2008, and I left behind Killzone for a while. I played through the superb 2nd game, and the fantastic 3rd game. Every time I played through a new Killzone game, I wanted to be able to play Killzone. I had long since given my PS2 to my parents, and they used it as a DVD player exclusively. I waited, and I waited. Last year they announced that there was a planned release of Killzone via the PSN as a PlayStation 2 classic title, and I was overjoyed. Then it was unceremoniously delayed. Then, Sony announced that HD port of Killzone, and this trilogy pack. It's a fantastic set, to be sure. For the price you get 3 complete games, plus all the DLC for KZ 2 and 3. All this for 40 bucks is steal. But, how is the HD transfer for Killzone?
First off, while it is on the disc, you must first install the ENTIRE game onto your PS3 before you can play it. While the file remains on your PS3, you cannot play it without the disc. So technically, it's not really on the disc. It's on your PS3, and the disc is merely the key to access your content. Now, the game is still a buggy mess at times. But damn it, is it fun. The graphics definitely look dated, and the game play is stiff compared to todays FPS. The cutscenes are not remastered, and quite frankly, they look like crap. To my surprise, there are still a few hiccups when there are to many enemies on the screen, but nothing too alarming. One thing that they did absolutely correct is the fact that you can COMPLETELY customize the controller layout. It's fantastic. So, my impressions so far is that Killzone is exactly what I remember it to be. A game that manages to entertain despite many misgivings. It will definitely be fun to replay those later missions as all the different characters.
I was kind of tempted to say that this was a cash in, but look at the package. It's three complete games, plus DLC for 40 bucks. If anything, I felt like I ripped somebody off.
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2012 4:36:11 PM PDT
Captain Moderate says:
Does Killzone 1 have trophy support now?
Posted on Nov 2, 2012 9:17:24 PM PDT
First off, this review was very informative, so thanks for that. Full controller customization needs to be in every single game that is released and I don't understand why it isn't. My only question is: how much HDD space does KillZone require to install? I have an old 60GB PS3 and I'm down to about 30GB....
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 6:20:02 PM PDT
E. Luna says:
It takes up about 3,500 MB. So like 3 gigs.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 11:48:42 PM PST
GAH, that COMPLETELY defeats the purpose of including a disc in the first place! Thank you for letting me know. It should be required information in the product description on this site if you ask me
Posted on Dec 1, 2012 8:14:20 AM PST
Kevin White says:
Do you know if Killzone Trilogy offers USB mouse/keyboard support? If so, is it for all three games?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 12:05:07 PM PST
E. Luna says:
That's a great question, and I honestly have no idea. If I find the answer, I'll be sure to post it on here.
Posted on Oct 25, 2013 4:47:29 PM PDT
R. J. Terrell says:
This was a great review, thank you. I've pre ordered Killzone Shadowfall and was informed that in order to appreciate the feelings of the Helghast, I should at least play part 3. I can't stand jumping into a running story and not experience the entire thing, so I'm getting this trilogy to play before I jump into Shadowfall.
Thanks for the good review!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2013 3:02:29 AM PST
It's like reading a book, you never read a book from the last few pages.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2013 6:32:09 AM PST
R. J. Terrell says:
Or like reading the first book in a new series that continues off another. :)
I'm almost done with the first game, and although indeed glitchy and with not much story, it is still surprisinglt fun. Looking forward to starting 2!