Killzone: Mercenary is a fantastic game. A really solid shooter, made perfectly for Sony’s handheld platform. That seems to be an opinion shared by much of the TSA community, as comments on the WeView post were extremely positive.
Youles was one of the first to praise the “brilliant game”, from the controls to the visuals and everything in between, including the loadout system. He wasn’t happy with the initial loading times, but couldn’t really complain as what followed was great.
The game’s visuals were a big talking point, with cam_manutd describing it as “a console quality game on a handheld” and “a visual feast broken down into sizeable missions” and wonkey-willy saying that “graphically, it looks awesome”. Avenger also jumped on the graphic bandwagon, saying that the game “looked gorgeous and played smoothly”.
“I was amazed by the first level with the graphics and situation, felt like it was a PS3 game.” continued stueeeee, while Greg Turner said that it was “the best handheld shooter ever made”.
Multiplayer is also considered great by the TSA hivemind, though many pointed out the connection issues. While mrfodder said “online worked well”, cam_manutd complained that it was at first “near broken for connection issues” and that there are limited numbers still playing.
Some advice came from leeroye “I suggest you play Resistance and then play this straight after, the difference in quality in all aspects of the game is clear to see.” while BLAGGER “felt it was much better than KZ3”.
Eldur was excited about the prospect of a sequel:
What’s most exciting, for me at least, is the thought that Guerrilla Cambridge might be working on a sequel. If they manage to build on the base that they’ve developed with their first iteration, then Mercenary could become a very promising franchise indeed.
Tuffcub rounded it up very well with a comment which repeated “Awesome” and “Buy It” two hundred and twenty seven times. That’s far too much to repost here, but click through to read the incredible wall of text.
The most important thing to take away from this WeView Verdict is that every single person gave it a Buy It rating. That’s 17 people telling you to buy it in total, and if we’re counting multiples then that’s 243 Buy It ratings in total.
Buy it. That’s 244.
We’ve got something special coming up instead of WeView tomorrow, and there’s no game in particular involved. We do have a poll, so you can vote for next week’s game. With GTA V in there, I think it might be obvious what your choice will be!