Thursday, January 27, 2011

Killzone 3 Story Trailer: Hype Train, Full Steam Ahead!

A couple weeks ago a new trailer for Killzone 3 (KZ3) was released and it was called the "Story Trailer". I decided to check it out because I have always enjoyed the Killzone series.

I was pretty much blown away, I have never re-watched a single trailer so many times before. It was put together very well; the music was good ,there were cool action sequences and pretty visuals. But the what stood out the most for me was the fact that KZ3 might actually have a story that will fleshed out in this game.

One of the main weaknesses of previous games in the Killzone series was the lack of depth and detail in the story telling; this is why myself and many other Killzone fans relied on the back story on the Killzone website to get a better grasp of the Killzone universe.

This new trailer introduced new characters who will be fighting for leadership in the Helgan empire and the dwindling ISA forces will be caught in the middle of this power struggle while attempting to escape from the planet Helgan. Personally, based on the information available the story seems significantly better than KZ2, yet it maintains simplicity.

I have a feeling this third installment in the Killzone series will have the best story telling by far. To top it off there will apparently be over an hour of cut scenes and some excellent voice actors in the game who will be playing the two Helghast leaders fighting for power. This games launch date is just around the corner and I must say, the wait really is killing me.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Playstation Phone.....Makes Me Wish I Didn't Get An Iphone

During the early fall my mother had surprised me by giving me an Iphone 3Gs. I think she though I was being very serious when I was bitching about my old Sony Ericsson slider phone. Oh well,I have found the Iphone to be a very useful tool indeed.

Sadly the announcement of the Playstation phone (PS phone) was a complete killjoy. There have been rumors flying around the internet about the release of a PS phone for a great deal of time but I never thought in a million years an actual PS phone would be released. Although I do love my Iphone, it would be amazing to have a phone that could play PS1 and PSP games. There is only so much Stick Wars and Tap Tap Revenge I can play before getting bored on my Iphone. So the thought of being able to play longer games like Twisted Metal, Final Fantasy, God of War and many more has me very excited.

I also like the design of the PS phone pretty much a Sony Xperia on top running Android on its touch screen and the D-pad and buttons slide out from the bottom to play games. What more could a gamer want in a phone that has a solid line up of Playstation games, the Playstation Network and all the Android apps. If the PS phone may be my next upgrade if it ever makes its way up here to Canada, hopefully all the kinks get worked out (if it has any) when I am ready to part with my Iphone.