Is Killzone Mercenary the Portable Shooter We Deserve?


May 4, 2013
Two simple facts about Killzone Mercenary must be stated before diving into this preview. First and foremost, it's quite possibly the best looking handheld game I've ever played. Guerilla Cambridge has managed to somehow replicate the visual and audio fidelity of the PS3 installment on the Vita. And second, Mercenary is already leagues better than previous high-profile Vita shooters like Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified.

The mission I got to play involved infiltrating an open-air enemy fortress precariously built along the side of a mountain. As I stealthily made my way through the compound, I was accompanied by a child companion who provided a nice dose of Short Round-esque levity to the situation. Guerilla promises that the story delves into the gray areas of soldiers of fortune, but I certainly didn't get any of that from the chapter I played.

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