Killzone 3 with 3D and PlayStation Move Impressions

Feb - 12 2011 | By

Recently the Killzone 3 multiplayer beta was released to the public on the PlayStation Network. I had already experienced Killzone 3 in 3D at last year’s E3 and Pax Prime. I must say that during those events I was completely amazed by how immersive Killzone 3’s gameplay was and it definitely played a key factor in my purchase towards a 3D television set. Since my purchase of a 3D TV I have been anticipating the day I could experience both 3D and the PlayStation Move combined and today I finally got a chance to try it.

Setting up the PS Move controller with Killzone 3 only takes a few short steps. I adjusted the dead zone, sensitivity, and cross hair settings with ease. Once I was done with the set up it was time to jump into the multiplayer. I put on my 3D glasses and jumped in Guerrilla Warfare and eagerly waited to start my first match using both 3D and the PlayStation move. When the match started I was overwhelmed by how amazing the environment looked in 3D. Snow flying in your face and aiming with an assault rifle really make you feel like you are a part of the action. When it finally came down to me being able to kill some ISA dogs in that marvelous environment I got owned.  It is a very unique experience playing without the traditional Dualshock controller, however it can be frustrating when you are trying to get used to the PS Move and you keep getting your throat slit by the opposing team.

After the match I decided to back out of Guerrilla Warfare and head on into Botzone which I quickly learned is the best place to get accustomed to using the PS Move on Killzone 3’s multiplayer. Botzone definitely serves as a good training ground for those of you who are trying to utilize the PS Move. During Botzone I found a lot of joy out of thrusting the move control forward and being able to pull off a few melee attacks with ease. Also moving, aiming down the sights, and chucking grenades at enemies with the navigational controller is simple to adjust to (and a whole lot easier with a gun peripheral). My only problem with using the move controller was when it comes down to reloading a weapon with ammo. From what I understand lifting your move controller up in a quick fashion reloads your weapon, however I had to repeat this process several times before I could actually reload my weapon. It would have been nice if they could have followed the traditional arcade shooter method by allowing you to shoot outside the screen or PlayStation Eye area.

I hope you enjoyed my impressions on Killzone 3 with 3D and PlayStation Move. Overall the PS Move is completely accurate and takes some time to adjust to, however 3D with the inclusion of Move Support is guaranteed to give you a complete immersive experience.


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