Killzone Shadow Fall is the game that Sony are using to show people why they need to buy a Playstation 4. This is the game that you will want to show people if you want to show off your brand new Playstation 4.
Story & Presentation
The story of Killzone Shadow Fall is not bad, but it’s not that great either. The bad guys of the Killzone series the Helghast have been granted a new home on the planet Vekta. There is a huge wall that keeps the Helghast and Vektans separate. Of course the Helghast are up to no good on their side of the wall and you need to find out what is happening and put a stop to it, and maybe take back the planet of Vekta. Now this is a really good sci-fi story that gets better as the game goes on, but it the start is just terrible.
You play the role of Lucas Kellan. When you first play as him is a child, he along with his father is trying to escape the city. The Helghast though find you and kill your father right in front of you. Now this sounds like it should be powerful and moving stuff right? But it just has no impact what so ever. This intro should be the catalyst for a story about revenge, but instead it’s like Lucas could not care less that his dad was just killed. The story does pick up as the game goes on, but I can see the start putting some people off.
The game looks amazing. I will go as far to say that this is the best looking game of the first round of new titles for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. The game is just pure eye candy. Both the character models and the level design look amazing. There is no way in hell this game could have happened on the Playstation 3 There is just so much detail going on that you will want to take the time to explore to see just how good everything looks.
Now the single player campaign is quite a long campaign as far as first person shooters go, but the game while it looks next generation plays like your standard first person shooter. Now this is not me putting the game down at all. You see Killzone Shadow Fall is a very solid first person shooter. It does what it does very well. And in doing so it shows that the new Playstation 4 controller is head and shoulders above the DualShock 3 especially when it comes to first person shooters. This is a very fun game to play let me state that right away. Just do not going into Killzone Shadow Fall expecting it to change the way you think about first person shooters. The game does make some use of the Playstation 4 controllers touch pad. You have a little drone called Owl and by swiping in different directions you can make it do different things.
Killzone Shadow Fall does have much more open levels than the previous games in the series had. The other games in the series had a somewhat linear approach to the level design. Shadow Fall though really does open thing up and now you can play the game balls to the wall shooing everything in sight. Or as the levels are much larger you can be more stealth based in your tactics.
Killzone Shadow Fall does have a pretty good multi player. The game when you first get it will have ten maps to play on, but you can also create your own maps and as of writing there is a ton of great maps you can play on. This is a really simplified multi player mode, but it is still a great deal of fun.
While it is not the most innovating first person shooter, if you have a Playstation 4 then Killzone Shadow Fall needs to be one of the first games that you play. While the story starts off pretty weak it does get better and better as the game progresses. You have a pretty lengthy single player campaign and a pretty awesome multi player as well. This is the crown jewel when it comes to the first run of Playstation 4 exclusives.