Killing Floor 2 Review
So Much Blood!
Killing floor 2 at first is such a mixed bag, it is honestly hard to know where to start. As far as the story goes, its limited and most of the gameplay is focused on heavy co operative action. You see, there are these things called Zeds and much like zombies they are everywhere. In fact, they pretty much are zombies as once you see them, they are eerily the same. Anyhow, these abominations come in many shapes and sizes and its up to you and a group of friends or strangers to defeat wave after wave of these monsters.
It’s a cool concept but as the story is rather slim, it becomes an alright concept for the first few hours. This is simply because the game throws everything at you at once without thinking about whether you have played the previous iteration. The tutorials on offer are good but are no means enough to give the player a full run down of what Killing Floor 2 is all about.
Surprisingly, it is not all about that much at all. Just shoot and kill. This on its own would clearly be a bore fest after a few hours and once all of the maps had been played through. Luckily Killing Floor 2 houses this huge array of customisation options. Each character can be customised a lot. Each wave is also pretty challenging as you start off in wave 1 with only a pistol. You get kills and earn points to use the in game shop that is open between waves. Here you can gear up ready for the next wave of zeds.
These small additions actually help Killing Floor 2 as it results in a more strategic game. You wont just be making mindless choices on what weapons you pick. You actually co ordinate with your team mates and pick something that will aid you best. The same goes with character perks too.
So after the first couple of hours the game really starts to open up with a plethora of choices to be made before and during a match that will effect how you and everyone else in your squad plays and it is only then that the game becomes more fun and entertaining.
If you get tired of the multiplayer aspect, you can attempt to play by yourself. Be warned though that on your own it gets super tough as these Zeds can overrun you in seconds.
Visually Killing Floor 2 is solid with good character animations, massive amounts of gore and interesting environments and it looks pleasing to the eye.
Sound wise the game also excels with some great heavy metal style music that is fitting with its pure smash em in the face attitude.
Sadly, there are a few technical issues here and there though. Sometimes as soon as you join match the game completely freezes and if you are playing on PlayStation 4 the game causes the console to sound like a jet engine. Some minor graphical bugs make their appearance too, but luckily are quite rare.
All in all Killing Floor 2 is a solid title that offers frantic fun once the ball gets rolling. It may not appeal to everyone and at first it seems like a huge disappointment, but grind that few hours out and you may be pleasantly surprised as this former mod turns out to be a pretty decent game.