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#91 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

Is anyone still active for the multiplayer? I rented it on release and had a lot of fun with it after finishing the campaign. I'm considering buying it with the sale if it's still easy to find games and not filled exclusively with a bunch of sharks now?

I JUST got it, but I plan to play it at least a few times a week. There's also supposed to be a few patches coming in the next few months; fixing connectivity issues, two free MP maps, and other tweaks and fixes. I can see myself playing this consistently for at least a few months.



#92 KingZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

MP is still alive and good. Just hope in the new updates they will add something to spend these unused ¥ on.

#93 Yanksfan   Cubs Fan Too :( CAGiversary!   5389 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

I JUST got it, but I plan to play it at least a few times a week. There's also supposed to be a few patches coming in the next few months; fixing connectivity issues, two free MP maps, and other tweaks and fixes. I can see myself playing this consistently for at least a few months.


Same here. It helps that I have it digitally. Sad to say, but I prob wouldn't locate and pop in the cart just to play MP.

#94 KingZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

Just jumped back to MP. Seems like the new patch improved few things but Ive noticed only 1 that Vulture now shows the enemies and explosives for whole team when activated.

#95 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:25 AM

Awesome, thanks. It doesn't take much to convince me. I really enjoyed the campaign, not just because it was an accomplishment for Vita. The OWL system was fun.

The multiplayer was straightforward, which I kind of appreciate with how nuts and complicated most upgrade systems and game modes have gotten. The interrogation and capsule things seem unique.

Totally agree, Yanks. No way would I change it out just to do multi so it's perfect just sitting on the memory card for quick sessions.

#96 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

So I ended up in a match with high-level players...and quickly got my ass handed to me. I'm hoping that with the current sale more people will be online in the coming days/weeks.



#97 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:35 AM

So I ended up in a match with high-level players...and quickly got my ass handed to me. I'm hoping that with the current sale more people will be online in the coming days/weeks.


Crap, that's what I was afraid of. I was actually able to hold up okay at launch.

#98 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:33 AM

Crap, that's what I was afraid of. I was actually able to hold up okay at launch.

This was 4v2, so I think it was just a matchmaking issue/slim pickings. The match after that (new room/people) was better. There was still a high-level player, but everyone else was middle of the road.



#99 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

Sorry to double post, but I encountered my first truly frustrating moment with this game yesterday. In SP, I initially played through to the tank boss fight. I wasn't quite sure what to do so I quit the game, thinking when i came back, I would start at the same checkpoint from where I started when dying.

 

NOPE!

Had to replay the entire fucking level. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea? Firstly, I should be able to save wherever and whenever I want. IF I can't do that, there should at least be a checkpoint system in place so I can resume *near* where I last left off.

 

/rant



#100 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

I'm probably going to end up buying this even though I don't have room for it now. Eventually I'll get a 32 GB card and be able to install it. $9 is hard to pass up. :)

#101 KingZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Sorry to double post, but I encountered my first truly frustrating moment with this game yesterday. In SP, I initially played through to the tank boss fight. I wasn't quite sure what to do so I quit the game, thinking when i came back, I would start at the same checkpoint from where I started when dying.

NOPE!
Had to replay the entire fucking level. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea? Firstly, I should be able to save wherever and whenever I want. IF I can't do that, there should at least be a checkpoint system in place so I can resume *near* where I last left off.

/rant

Yeah I agree with the checkpoint but well you can finish most levels under 15 mins. Also I advise to play SP first to get accustomed with the control also racking up ¥ before jumping to MP. The ranks really doesn't matter in MP, its all about how well do you know the map and all above precision! Doesnt matter how powerful your equipments are, if you can't aim, well prepare to die and a lot.

#102 SugarDuddy   Iron Lord CAGiversary!   1844 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

I'm probably going to end up buying this even though I don't have room for it now. Eventually I'll get a 32 GB card and be able to install it. $9 is hard to pass up. :)

Where is it $9?

Edit:
Check it out on PSN and found the $9 price tag. Gonna just download something real quick... :D

#103 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

Yeah, definitely bad design choice, syn. Reminds me of frustration on the old Ratchet and Clank games. Vita is so lightweight of a system and suspends so well that I usually just pause something and hit the power button. Not much battery gets used up and then it's right there to resume in seconds.

#104 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

I did end up buying the game and then started looking for a 32 GB card. They are sold out everywhere. 3rd parties at amazon are selling for way above the already high retail. Best Buy is sold out. Oh well. I guess eventually they'll be cheaper anyway and then I can play my $9 copy of Killzone. LOL.



#105 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:42 PM

I bought this and I'm really impressed... Not just with the game (it's beautiful) but my 16 gb card holds many more games than I expected.

I'll go through the campaign first before I really get into the multiplayer, but if anyone wants to add me: m3talst0rm17 (ps3, ps4, & vita)

#106 BxJoka814  

Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

I couldn't pass up the $9 price tag for KZ. Now just impatiently waiting for my Vita to be delivered.  :wall:



#107 SugarDuddy   Iron Lord CAGiversary!   1844 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:17 AM

For $9, this game rocks. Single player is a great time and I'm enjoying the multiplayer. Finding a match isn't hard, but finding a match where you aren't getting owned is. At least for me anyway... Not a huge complaint by any means because this is the best shooter I've played on a handheld.

So... CAG game night? :D

#108 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:34 AM

Had my best match going, EVER, we're talking like 15 kills and 4 deaths...and I got disconnected. Really looking forward to the patch that's supposed to fix this.

 

EDIT: we should definitely try to get a CAG night going sometime. 4v4 would be a blast.



#109 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   7599 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:04 AM

Im down, though havent really played mp at all so would be really awful at it.

 

kilik123 psn



#110 BreakingPoint   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   33 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

I too took advantage of the $9 sale on Killzone last week. I have been really enjoying my purchase so far! I too am not a fan of having to restart the levels, but it's not so bad.

 

Feel free to add me and we can play sometime: BreakingPoint0



#111 chickenbutt   Nope CAGiversary!   2167 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:07 AM

Just started playing this game and its uncomfortable as hell trying to play it. I'm not sure if it's the Vita or what, but I've mainly been playing the story mode by running around and meleeing everyone. Does anyone use one of these http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_8 or know anything that can help with this? I have the same problem when I play Gravity Rush too, but its not as bad.



#112 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:49 AM

Just started playing this game and its uncomfortable as hell trying to play it. I'm not sure if it's the Vita or what, but I've mainly been playing the story mode by running around and meleeing everyone. Does anyone use one of these http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_8 or know anything that can help with this? I have the same problem when I play Gravity Rush too, but its not as bad.

It took a few minutes to get use to playing with the shoulder buttons, but I eventually got comfortable. That said, I think I'll be picking up one of those PDP PSVita Trigger Grips to make it more comfortable :)



#113 SugarDuddy   Iron Lord CAGiversary!   1844 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

Just started playing this game and its uncomfortable as hell trying to play it. I'm not sure if it's the Vita or what, but I've mainly been playing the story mode by running around and meleeing everyone. Does anyone use one of these http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_vg_8 or know anything that can help with this? I have the same problem when I play Gravity Rush too, but its not as bad.


I have one and I can't imagine not having one. It takes the pocketability away, but it's a worthy sacrifice. It makes Killzone waaaaaaaaay better to play. And Ragnarok Odyssey. And Gravity Rush. And... Well, you get the idea.

For the price tag, you can't lose.

Also, whatever happened to CAG game night??? :D

#114 stillshadow   Arcade Nostalgiac CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:51 AM

I can't guarantee I would make it but I would be happy to try for a CAG night.

Okay, so now I really want a grip. I would love to make my Vita more comfortable. I used to use on on my DS and it made such a big difference. Have you guys tried multiple ones and think that one is the best?

#115 ORGAN1ZAT10N_13  

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:38 AM

I too took advantage of the $9 sale on Killzone last week. I have been really enjoying my purchase so far! I too am not a fan of having to restart the levels, but it's not so bad.

 

Feel free to add me and we can play sometime: BreakingPoint0

 

The levels aren't too long to begin with (maybe 20 - 30 minutes per level), so playing all the way through them isn't too bad. Also, I need some help getting the 10-Kill Streak in multiplayer. Can anyone help me get this with a 5 minute 1V1 match?



#116 KingZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

Its confirmed, Botzone is coming in the next update - maybe in April.



#117 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Its confirmed, Botzone is coming in the next update - maybe in April.

Took a break from this game after having my BEST game ever (21 - 4) and then getting the dreaded disconnect error/issue. Will come back once things are sorted with the netcode.



#118 KingZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

Took a break from this game after having my BEST game ever (21 - 4) and then getting the dreaded disconnect error/issue. Will come back once things are sorted with the netcode.

I know that feeling too, was on KS 9-0 and boom got disconnected. But recently I havent getting any DC at all, Tharsis Depot and Blood Gracht are awesomely good.