5) Split screen
-Halo has it, killzone 2 doesn’t. Almost any halo fan would love to go to a friends house and set up a round of halo and pwn their friends, show off their skill. Killzone 2 lacks the split screen modes, making a less of an enjoyable experience when a friend or family member wants to play with you. Most heavy hitting shooters, such as call of duty, have split screen, and killzone 2 lacks this important feature.
-Microsoft treats halo like a new king, they make sure everyone knows that their game is comming out, and make sure everyone that has an xbox 360 goes and buys it. They target soda drinkers, web surfers, tv watchers, and even drivers. Days before the release of halo 3, you couldn’t go a day without seeing at least one halo ad. Sony isn’t doing this. They have a great game coming up, but they are not marketing it. There is no killzone 2 soda, there is no killzone 2 billboards, there isn’t even a TV ad yet. This will defenetly hurt the sales of what will be a great game.
3) Multilayer options
-Halo is the kind of game that people would just buy for the multilayer, it is loaded with multilayer modes and options. With modes like V.I.P and Slayer, and even a “semi” map editor with other tid-bits like editing your character. Killzone 2 lacks the ability to modify maps, and lacks a lot of game play modes that halo has. While the few maps killzone 2 has are amazing, it may never live up to what halo has to offer in terms of multiplayer.
2) Fan base
-Killzone 2 lacks a massive fan base from killzone 1 that halo 2 and 3 had. Killzone 1 was a mediocre FPS and didn’t score nearly as well as halo did, and it lacks a lot of the features halo did. Killzone 2 can almost be considered starting from scratch because the killzone fan base is tiny. There should be lots of new fans of the series being introduced because of this great game, but it has a lot less to start with.
1) A less memorable main character
-Common, sev? what kind of name is that for the main character of such an iconic game? He is your typical every day shooter character, and has no features that define him as special in any way. Now if you look at halo, the main character, “Master chief” is an iconic character, heck he is even on the cover of almost all the halo games. When you think halo you think master chief, when i think killzone 2, i think Helghast.
Killzone 2 will be a major hit, but will it even live up to the expectations of halo?
Edit: A lot of people are calling me a Xbox fanboy, because i am bashing Killzone 2, while it could be seen as bashing, it really isn’t. I am just stating the obvious, and the main reasons why Killzone 2 will not be as huge as Halo. No where do i say Killzone 2 is a bad game, or that it will flop. I own a PS3 and i am buying Killzone 2.
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