One thought ran through my head while playing Killzone Shadow Fall: How beautiful can a cliché look?
It's no surprise that Shadow Fall is beautiful. The Killzone games that showed up on the PS2 and PS3 offered up some of the best graphics ever seen on those consoles. So, yes, the opening hours of this PS4 title—and many portions that follow—are eye candy of the highest order. Blooming light that dapples through obstacles in sexy hyper-realism. Dust so articulated you'll feel your nose itch. Randomized rain that will make you shiver.