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Nothing Extraordinary, But I Still Think It's a Fun Game.
on January 31, 2015
Okay first and foremost I'll say that I mainly play the game for its multiplayer which I loved most about KZ3. By no means do I consider this game to be groundbreaking for a current-gen launch title, but I think it's better than what most people think.
Now Killzone: Shadow Fall still retains the same feel, in terms of gameplay, with it's shooting and controls and the weapons have this very weighted feel to them with considerable recoil. This is something that Guerrilla Games implemented in KZ2, but weapons had so much recoil you had to burst fire with every full-auto weapon. Shadow Fall's shooting is pretty much similar to KZ3, but offers slightly better design and more variety with its weapons. The sound and feel of every weapon is awesome! The story mode also added this OWL assistance drone for the single player which has strange controls, but is still useful.
KSF's weakest component to most definitely has to be its story. While this franchise isn't really known for its story anyway it's story was still really weak even for Killzone standards. I really didn't have any emotional investment in it at all as its characters and story elements felt so bland. It also didn't help that the game had some poorly designed/controlled set pieces that'll probably result with a lot of frustrating deaths. Killzone's story definitely has some potential for interesting scenarios for the future, but as with KSF it misses the mark.
Now hands-down my favorite thing about the game is its multiplayer! I put in plenty of time with KZ3's multiplayer and it definitely has the same feel to it while bringing in enough to keep it fresh. The game offers a couple of different modes like standard Deathmatch, Capture, Retireval as well as modes from previous games. The MP isn't fast-paced, but it's extremely frantic and greatly balanced with its weapons/classes to keep me playing.
Overall I'd recommend this game to a KZ fan or any FPS shooter fan for that matter. If you come in expecting some good-old mindless shooter with some nice polish for around $20 then why not try it?