Killzone: Shadow Fall – Reflections on a AAA PlayStation 4 Launch Title

By: Louis Edwards

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As we inch ever closer to the yet to be announced PlayStation 4 November launch, we took a long hard look at the videos and screenshots of Guerrilla Games’ launch PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall.

 

The next generation of gaming consoles is right around the corner, but regardless of which is the most powerful or which has the most ram or which makes the best burgers, what really matter is what games will be available at launch. If games aren’t utilizing all of that power, what’s the point?

Enter first party developer Guerrilla Games. Long known for their awesome development skills on the PlayStation exclusive Killzone series, their titles Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 help Sony establish the PlayStation 3 as the top seller and leader od the pack for the last generation of consoles. Who better to create a PlayStation 4 launch title than them?

Killzone: Shadow Fall

The game is set in a near future, thirty years after the events of Killzone 3.

The world is a very different place; two rival factions known as the Helghast and the Vektans live side by side in a futuristic city, divided by a vast wall.

From responding to bold attacks, to quiet infiltrations or all out combat, you will be required to adapt and think on your feet as you have to face a variety of escalating events that could destroy your home world.

Killzone: Shadow Fall takes what’s left from the wars of Killzone’s past and builds a new world where the natural order of things has changed. With Guerrilla Games’ well proven past and much earned accolades from the gaming community, we should all be looking forward to the future of Killzone.

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Gameplay for Shadow Fall looks reminiscent of Killzone 2 and Killzone 3, so that should bode well for the Killzone fans out there (us included). The action looks to be fast paced, first person mayhem with knifing up close and personal that gives great satisfaction. Knifing in previous games also were nice and gory, so that trend continues here. Weapons are also classic Killzone style weapons, but I’m sure the developer has thrown in some new items to spice it up a bit.

The graphics for the game look comparable to what you might see on a high end gaming PC, and that’s not an easy task for a console to replicate. While the videos may not due Shadow Fall justice, the screenshots show an incredible amount of detail.

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By looking through all of these images at full size, it’s pretty obvious that Shadow Fall will be a top seller for the PlayStation 4.

What can we expect from this development team?  Nothing short of a  system seller

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