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Killzone on the Vita looks great

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Killzone is generally one of those “love it or hate it” franchises. I’m one of the ones that lean towards finding it dull – but I’m so starved for good games on my very dusty PlayStation Vita that I’m willing to change that opinion. it helps that Killzone Mercenary for the handheld looks really, really, really good.

Here’s over 8 minutes of gameplay from a preview build of the game via psnstore – and as far as handheld shooters go, it looks great. Unlike that awful, awful Call of Duty: Black Ops declassified that would have sold the system if it wasn’t complete garbage.

Honestly, the Vita is a pretty awesome bit of kit – I Just wish that more people would make great games for it. Its stuck in the same predicament the Wii U is; not enough sales to get third parties interested in developing for it, and not enough games to get people interested in buying it. It’s in a slightly worse one though – because it just sin;t getting the sort of first party love that Nintendo’s platform is.

Maybe, maybe Killzone Mercenary will change all of that.

Last Updated: July 25, 2013


  1. Brenz

    July 25, 2013 at 18:57

    I wanted to buy one recently, but I went into BT games and the only game I wanted to play was Soul Sacrifice. I couldnt justify spending 2k on it for one game that really stood out.
    Keeping an eye out for when there are a few more titles that attract me then I consider it again.
    This Killzone does look pretty cool though, so now 2 games….


    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      July 25, 2013 at 19:49

      well besides soul sacrifice there are some great games like ragnarok odyssey , little kings story, generation of chaos, atelier totori looks awesome,and now there is dragons crown and ff 10 baby 🙂


      • Brenz

        July 25, 2013 at 20:15

        thanks for letting me know of those, I will do some reading up on them and if they look like my kinda thing I will possibly reconsider my purchase 🙂


        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          July 26, 2013 at 06:02

          No prob :)vita is looking up this year.will hopefully see some good things at gamescon


      • RinceandLeSIGH

        July 25, 2013 at 22:18

        FF10 all the way baby! FUCK FF13-2!!!!!!!!!


        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          July 26, 2013 at 06:04

          I tried playing 13-2 but that paper thin story is not worth but 13-2 actually had decent gameplay . But meh. Better off playing mystic quest lol


          • RinceandLeSIGH

            July 26, 2013 at 08:41

            I thought the battle system was the same!

      • Johan Naudé

        July 26, 2013 at 14:18

        Can’t wait for FFX 😀


        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          July 26, 2013 at 14:52

          ME too super excited!


  2. Melasco

    July 25, 2013 at 20:04

    Killzone 2 was my very first PS3 game, and I loved KZ3 as well. I think I would enjoy a Vita, but sadly I barely have time to even play all the PS3 has to offer… One thing that would make me buy a Vita is if it could be used with PS4 as a second controller and screen for co-op… that would be awesome!


    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      July 26, 2013 at 06:06

      Me too actually. Hardly have time but I’ve always had a handheld. Fits much better into a busy lifestyle. Handhelds are really fantastic


  3. OVG

    July 26, 2013 at 09:03

    So, is it what they have been marketing it as, a portable PS3?
    Anyway, I could never play a game where I have to rub my fat fingers all over the screen unless it is a game that is built around that concept like Angry Birds.
    PS VITA is still a tech demo to me.


  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 26, 2013 at 09:28

    Back when game reviewers discovered the word “generic” and applied it to any and everything that wasn’t COD – this is before the huge backlash, and people became vocal that COD was actually a copy-pasted pile of crap, I was the lone soul, that said “Dudes.. shut the fuck up, Killzone is awesome”. Years later, I still get people walking up to me and saying “Dude.. you were right, Killzone 2’s MP is intense”, or “Dude.. Killzone 3 was awesome” or “Dude, you’re like a gaming savant, can we distill your essence and bottle it”.


    • Troll Slayer

      July 26, 2013 at 10:01

      They both are turds no matter colour you paint them.


  5. CypherGate

    July 26, 2013 at 09:43

    Damn that looks so so good. Graphically. Pity there arent much games out for this system otherwise i would have bought one.


  6. Troll Slayer

    July 26, 2013 at 09:59

    And not a tiny alligators ass was given…


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