Do I need to play the other Killzones....

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#1 Posted by HaibaneRenmei (262 posts) -

...to enjoy KZ:SF?

This generation I skipped the PS3, but I'll be getting a PS4. Is it worth the hassle of borrowing a PS3 and playing 2 & 3 for the sake of the story?

#2 Posted by Telekill (4431 posts) -

I don't think you have to worry. It takes place years later and has different main characters. It'll probably reference the other games but in a way that doesn't require full knowledge of the story.

Same with Infamous Second Son.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2528 posts) -

No you don't. If you asked if you should play killzone 2 before 3 than I would say yes. In your situation it wont make a difference.

#4 Edited by porkchopxp (1153 posts) -

You might be better off having not played the first 3. While the gameplay and graphics were technical marvels when they launched it was the story/characters that came up short. The series was wrought with immature dialogue, cliche' WW2 troupes and absolutely detestable companions(see Rico). Hopefully this new angle on the franchise will offer up a tighter, more personal narrative without the embarrassing attempts at war machismo.

#5 Edited by HaibaneRenmei (262 posts) -

Thanks! Good to know about Infamous also since I'm in the same boat with that franchise

#6 Edited by Geminon (1095 posts) -

Thanks! Good to know about Infamous also since I'm in the same boat with that franchise

the comment about infamous second son is completely incorrect. i guarantee that game will have a strong connection to the first two in the series. hell, there is even going to be DLC that links what happens between infamous 2 and second son....

#7 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70921 posts) -

i only played Killzone 3, i should probably play the second

#8 Edited by Telekill (4431 posts) -

@Geminon: DLC that not everyone will get. Truth is, we don't know how much the previous games will be portrayed in the new ones as we have yet to play them.

It's all guess work.

#9 Posted by Geminon (1095 posts) -

@Telekill said:

@Geminon: DLC that not everyone will get. Truth is, we don't know how much the previous games will be portrayed in the new ones as we have yet to play them.

It's all guess work.

the fact that they are doing DLC to link the two games is proof enough that they will be connected....

#10 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

If you're concerned then just read up on the stories online. They're not the kind of story you really need to play thru to appreciate although the gameplay is fun so, if you want a fun, if repetetive, shooter you should give them a shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzYpelGueLk

#11 Posted by iampenguin (223 posts) -

No.

#12 Edited by HaibaneRenmei (262 posts) -
#13 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

No worries. Glad to help

#14 Edited by bezza2011 (2399 posts) -

watching that video am i the only one who think the humans are the evil ones and i should be playing as the helghasts???? and yet it seems that you always play as the human

#15 Edited by donalbane (16210 posts) -

I would definitely pass on Killzone HD if I were you... it's terrible by modern standards even with the shiny coat of HD paint. However, 2 and 3 are great games that you should definitely check out sometime just because they are fun and will get you pumped. You could just do like one of the poster's already said and just have a little Youtube catch-up session, though.

#16 Edited by sagejonathan (870 posts) -

@Geminon said:

@HaibaneRenmei said:

Thanks! Good to know about Infamous also since I'm in the same boat with that franchise

the comment about infamous second son is completely incorrect. i guarantee that game will have a strong connection to the first two in the series. hell, there is even going to be DLC that links what happens between infamous 2 and second son....

Agreed. I'm a huge inFamous fan, and you CANNOT play Second Son without having played the other games. The first 2 games had one of the greatest stories ever, and you will have no appreciation for how epic Second Son is without having experienced inFamous 1 & 2.

#17 Posted by --MAV3R1CK-- (9346 posts) -

For Shadow Fall, you just need to read up on the series. You don't necessarily need to play the first two games in order to understand them. It would be helpful, but not necessary.