Killzone 2 = Klendathu meets Winston Churchill?

January 27, 2009

I kinda side with the Helghast in Killzone 2. The intro clip draws inspiration from two very different sources which have been ignored by videogames even if they could power a couple of videogames on their own. The first one is Churchill’s famous speech in which he urges the British to get ready to defend their country against the Nazis. The second is the space based assault which happens early on in Starship Troopers.

Take a look at the intro movie for Killzone 2, which is coming out next month (and which Sony really needs to push harder, if you ask me):


Doesn’t it seem like something taken out of Starship Troopers combined with the Churchill speeches on the valiant defense of Britain during World War II? The drop of the ISA soldiers looks like the first drop on Klendathu, the bug occupied planet where the brain resided, which ended pretty disastrously for the humans. And the discourse that general Visari makes is built pretty much like those of Churchill.

Now who’s going to ask Guerrilla about their inspiration sources?



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