My KZ2 DLC Wishlist
Killzone 2 has been out for about a month now. I bought the game at launch and have been playing it ever since. I can’t say that I’ve unlocked everything in multiplayer, but I have unlocked a lot. (For those of you who play the game but haven’t signed in to Killzone.com yet, I suggest you do. It’s fun tracking your stats there.) I’m now a Brigadier General, and I doubt that I’ll get any higher than that.
So of course my thoughts are going to turn to the promised DLC. What do I want, what do I need? And how likely is it that GG will give it to me?
The most obvious answer is new maps. Of course I want new maps. Everyone wants new maps, and I think it’s a no-brainer that GG will be giving us new maps. I hope, though, that GG gives us a bit of variety. KZ2 currently has eight multiplayer maps, and they mostly look the same, except for Pyrrhus Rise. I see the maps that games like Call of Duty: World at War gets, and I envy the variety. So please, GG, give us some maps that look different, and aren’t symmetrical!
Yes, I hope for new weapons. One of the great things about CoD4 was the great variety of weapons, and how each weapon genuinely feels different than the others. I know that KZ2 isn’t CoD4, and I’m not asking for that. But I do wish for more weapons, larger differentiation between weapons, more flexibility as to what weapons a character class can use, and weapons that are a bit more modern. I mean really, we’re hundreds of the years in the future, and we still have to use iron sights?
Killzone 2 has five game modes, none of which are particularly revolutionary. They’re just the same game modes we’ve seen in other games, maybe with small modifications. I don’t really have a problem with that, I guess. They’re fun enough. But I would like to see more. It would be nice to have both some original new modes (Resistance has been great at this) plus some tried and true modes like Team King of the Hill and Headquarters. It would also be nice if we could have some modes that weren’t team based. Just a plain old deathmatch and a King of the Hill, for example.
Frankly I have no clue about what else could be done. But then, I couldn’t have thought up the Saboteur or Tactician classes myself. But we have them, and they’re fun. Or maybe GG could just add a primary ability to the Assault class. At any rate, it would be fun if we had something new in this area.
Why do I think that the likelihood of so many of these is weak? Frankly, I’m just a pessimist when it comes to getting what I want. Maybe then I’ll be pleasantly surprised if I do get something. But I can always hold out a little hope, I guess.