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Can Killzone 2 change gamers’ attitude towards to the PS3?

Submitted by on Monday, 16 February 20092 Comments

ps3_kill2gameWe already discussed what the ‘Killzone 2 effect’ might mean to developers, but what does does it do to and for the gamer?

For a long time now there has been a general feeling across the gaming community – and the majority of the press – that if the PS3 is the most powerful console on the market today, then we have yet to see any proof. Has that now changed?

The PS3 does have some things going for it that make an immediate difference in the console marketplace.

You could argue that since games like Resistance 2, Metal Gear Solid 4 and LittleBigPlanet are all too big to fit on a DVD they couldn’t be brought alive by any other device. However, developers can use compression techniques to dramatically decrease the size of games, and of course a bigger game doesn’t necessarily make it a better game.

However with the imminent release of Killzone 2, is the tide turning? Will gamers finally get to see what the PS3 is capable of, and will the ‘Killzone 2 effect’ lead to greater acceptance of the PS3? From our point of view, Killzone 2 has to be the best looking game we have seen so far across the entire console market, not just within the PS3 product range.

Many gamers have been looking for a game that justifies the purchase of the PS3 and Killzone 2 could be that very game. We think it proves the power of PS3 but the question is will it put the doubters to rest?

It’s important to note that this is just one single game. It is also the best example of a single genre. For non-FPS fans, Killzone 2 could appear irrelevant; and one game may simply be not enough to justify the PS3 to the masses.

For this reason, we think that it will take more than one game for the majority of gamers to believe in there is a true difference the PS3 holds in the capability of producing a better gaming experience than any other console.

Thankfully, with the likes of diverse exclusives such as LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Flower, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift and Ratchet & Clank Future already available, the PS3 has more than one title in one genre to offer gamers young and old.

And with exclusives like God of War III, Gran Turismo 5 and of course Uncharted 2 all coming up (as part of a list that will see the PS3 with over 115 exclusive titles by the middle of 2010), maybe people will see the PS3 as the best option to get the most out of their home entertainment needs.