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POSTED 27/2/11


KILLZONE 3

Sony
PS3/Move

Bummer. You’ve got the blahs with Earth so opt for a seachange – or in this case planetchange – and it just isn’t the experience you pictured. Welcome to Helghan. You’d think the first syllable just might have been a teensy hint...

Bored-as, what’s there to do? Stamp collecting sucks arse – and the Helghan Philatelic Bureau’s sorely lacking creatively anyway. The live music scene’s about as lively as Sydney’s, telly sucks… fuck it, let’s give warmongering a bash – as long as we get snazzy uniforms with metal bits.

Welcome to the latest episode of first-person shooter Killzone Days of Our Lives for the belligerent. It directly follows the last; you and buddy Rico, soldiers of Earth’s ISA, have disposed of Helghast despot Visari and just wanna get the hell home. Naturally it’s not that simple...

So, is it any cop? Well, looks-wise, Killzone 3 could easily land a modelling gig, likely specialising in the “grey steel” pose. Story-wise, well... an average Nazi-inspired tale is helped somewhat by Malcolm McDowell kicking buttock orally,  but he’s a baddie so we’re supposed to hate him. Unfortunately, however, he’s more huggable than you or Rico.

Support for Sony’s Move doobrie’s added. We don’t have the new machinegunny ‘sharpshooter’ attachment, so we tried our pissier bloop-gun pistol thingy. You wave it about pointing where you want to look, and it feels about as natural as breathing jelly. That big mofo peripheral may be better, but otherwise we’d stay DualShock all the way.

Vehicular interludes add spice, as do jetpacks, and a weapons cache that’d make John Wayne drool rocks. Meanwhile, if you’re underwhelmed by the linear single-player campaign, the multiplayer may slap that smile back on your dial.

Helghan may not be picture postcard material, but Killzone 3 most certainly is.

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