I was browsing the Internet earlier today and I had an epiphany, that the Killzone 2 NDA has been lifted to early and this may end up hurting Killzone 2 in the long run.
When a major game gets released the reviews always come out in the same manner, first there is a slow sprinkling of awesome reviews and then we get the wave of good and great reviews followed by a few guys trying make a name for themselves by rating the game poorly.
That’s all good and well and we have seen that exact situation before, however the next stage of this process is the medium sized sites coming out and posting about how a game maybe isn’t that great or how it could be improved.
We are just starting that stage at the moment and this should run for about a week, after that though is the time when the gloss has worn off the game from the bigger sites and they may start posting about the annoyances of the game and the faults.
It’s human nature to look for the faults in things and that is to be expected, however does Killzone 2 really need to launch right in the middle of this third and not so pretty stage?
Hopefully the Tsunami of great reviews carries it over the finish line but I can’t help but feel that they should have enforced the NDA for at least an extra week to time this properly.
Last Updated: February 4, 2009