hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video

Jun 20 // Jim Sterling    @JimSterling

Less swipe, more choice

One of my biggest concerns with Killzone: Mercenary was that we'd be made to swipe across the touch screen for every melee attack. Breaking the way one holds a PS Vita for shooter games in order to drag a finger along the center of the screen is awful, and I hated the way it looked in trailers. 

In this 17-minute gameplay demo, Cambridge Studios says you can actually choose between button prompts and swiping nonsense, which pleases me no end. Unless they're located at the edge of the screen, I've no patience for heavy touchscreen use in a game with traditional controls. It just doesn't work. Now knowing I won't have to twist the Vita every time I want to knife someone, I'm more excited.

That in mind, game looks great and promising. Looks like they're reusing a bunch of environments from Killzone 3 though. Will have to see about that.


 BLOG A RESPONSE



Jim Sterling // Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... full profile | More staff profiles

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:


destructoid's previous coverage:
Killzone: Mercenary


  Nov 04

Killzone franchise celebrates 10 years of Halo-killing

Sons and daughters of Helghan, get down with your bad selves!


  Aug 18

Killzone: Mercenary open beta kicks off August 20

The history of these days will be written in blood


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


416 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top