This game is AMAZING! It's DEFINITELTY BETTER than Resistance and Black ops on the Vita. This actually has a story that you follow and you can't beat it in 45 min like black ops.( unless you really try hard to do so ). It's challenging which is a great thing because it has a lot of replay value. But I wish there was a GREAT offline mode so I can play on the go. What you can do on the go is the same campaign missions( if I'm not mistaken) again, but at a different difficulty so that you get more money. Now that's a good thing and a bad thing. Good is that money is YOUR money. It's not just for campaign. You can use the money you earn in sp in mp and vice versa. The multiplayer is AMAZING TOO. The only problem I had is that the game freezes in one map at the same part when I try to ride on the Zipline. But hey I'm probably just an unlucky buyer. But you SHOULD NOT stop that from getting this game. If you don't get this game...........I.......I just feel bad for you that you have a PS VITA and don't have this game. Nough said, well actually a lot said. Go buy this game
this game is one of the most amazing games yet for vita! when i downloaded the beta I gave it its own screen just for this game. I don't see any game that can compare on the vita! I have not got the game yet but VERY SOON! I respect the game and have VERY HIGH HOPES! play with me on the game sometime -frozeninthesnow
Coming from someone who has just gotten off the multiplayer beta. I can say, it look s amazing. The graphics are stunning, there's hardly any lag at all, and the game play mechanics are fantastic, and it is addicting. I was really disappointed when they said it was 4v4, but they make it work!. It doesn't take to many shots to kill, the spawns are random (so on occasion you will get killed the moment you spawn, but that is extremely rare) and the maps are big enough to snipe and feel as though you can explore, but small enough to keep the action constant. Oh, and did I mention the graphics? FREAKING AMAZING. I may have only had one map, but I could not stop playing. This game is addicting. Customization is great, no gun is to over powered, you improve on damage maybe, but you lose the rate of fire and vise versa. The only way I can think of to leave this off is, if you have a vita, you must get this game!!!
Hopefully the best shooter to hit the Vita
I love games as much as the next guy, and I love shooting games probably more so. I got a Vita a few months ago, and picked up Resistance: Burning Skies, and while it was a fun game, I was left feeling dissatisfied. I eventually picked up Black Ops: Declassified, to find it was made by the same developer. Formula for disaster. While the Black Ops game has not left me dissatisfied, and provided me hours of play for my Vita, it is by no means a game worth $50 dollars. Based on all the hype and reviews, Killzone: Mercenary will be the best shooting experience for the Vita, and if it turns out to be so, we can all rest assured other developers will use the formula for proper gameplay for shooters. I am nervous, the main issue with Declassified was that it had no actual story, it was just a bunch of missions. I'm hoping that Killzone has a story, but with you playing as a mercenary, there may not be much one could do with a story.
Killzone: Mercenary = BEST PORTABLE FPS EVER
After playing the HORRIBLE COD: Black Ops Declassified and the so so Resistance: Burning Skies the Vita has not had that many good FPS. However, KZ Mercenary changes this dramatically. I myself a KZ fan recommend this to those who have already played KZ 1, KZ Liberation, KZ 2, and KZ 3 so that the story will get you in full swing. Story 10/10: The story imo is the best out of the franchise it really feels like you are in the "Killzone" (Pun intended). Gameplay 9/10: The gameplay is great the whole purpose around the gameplay is CA$H. For Example, if you pick up ammo you get money. However, the melee can get frustrating. Graphics 8/10 as always the vita has great graphics, but sometimes the textures look awful. Overall, this game is a MUST BUY if you're sitting there reading this you must buy this.
True console quality FPS on a handheld
I've played every killzone other than the original on PS2, and I am a big fan of the series. Honestly, i like this game better than Shadows Fall on PS4. KZM runs on Killzone 3's engine, and looks and feels just like KZ3 which is great cause I felt 3 was the best in the series. The graphics are ps3 quality, and other than the occasional low res texture hold up pretty darn close. I forgot i was playing a handheld once i adjusted to using the back pad to run, and all the touch features really make sense in the way theyre integrated. The voice acting is a little spotty, some cheesy lines here and there, but the mercenary angle of the story and xp system they have works really well for this game, better than you might expect. After seeing what this games offers on Vita, i dont even think its fair to call this a handheld game. Its a console quality game that left me slack jawed by its graphics and art design, and addicted thanks to its gameplay. Its a must buy for any shooter fan.
I am really looking forward to this.
Lately I've been depriving myself with shooters. I want one for my Vita, but from the reviews of Resistance and COD, I've learned it's best to just wait. This game looks amazing, and there's been a lot of people that have played it hands on saying it is good. I AM SO HYPED FOR IT.
In The Beta
I have been playing in the multiplayer beta and if you have loved the multiplayer experience in the original killzone games. This one is going to blow you away. It feels the same, it acts almost the same except the multiplayer seems to have had an overhaul. And is a ton of fun. When this comes out, I highly recommend you get it. This is the first FPS on Vita that is worth while, and I plan on spending many hours playing online. Lets build a community!
Quality Vita FPS
One of the best Vita games out yet, there was obviously a ton of work put into this game. If you like KZ:M, also try Resistance if you haven't yet, it is also a good game. (badly reviewed, but good)
There has not been a decent shooter on Vita since Unit 13. Call of Duty was absolute garbage, like most of the CoD titles. It sold because it was called CoD and diehard fans will buy it, but it looked and played horrible. Killzone Mercenary is the official standard of what the handheld FPS is now going to be held to. The game itself is outstanding. The campaign is great. The weapons upgrades, armor, and vanguard implementations are superb. During it's initial release the online multiplayer had issues connecting to the server. This has since been patched and you should really have zero issues connecting to a game when you're out and about and find a wifi hotspot. The replay value on this is above and beyond what you would expect on the vita. The controls are perfect, the graphics amazing, and the minigames (hacking) are quite innovative. If you like high quality FPS games and have a vita I really have no idea why you don't own this yet. Pick it up!