Gamespot’s decided to hold off with its Killzone 2 review in an effort to better play the game’s multiplayer component.
According to the site, all US reviews published so far have been based on a mere three hours of online play.
“We’ve decided not to rush a review to publication for several reasons,” said a spokesman in this blog post.
“The most important is Killzone 2’s multiplayer component. There have been three one-hour multiplayer sessions to date for members of the American press. However, Killzone 2’s online play is complex. It uses a class-based system with seven total classes, but these classes (among weapons, upgrades, and many other perks) are only unlocked once you have reached the appropriate level.
“In just over three hours of play, the two of us joining these sessions had yet to unlock a new class. It takes many, many hours of online play to unlock them, and it would be improper for us to review class-based multiplayer without actually experiencing the classes.”
IGN was given the US exclusive on Killzone 2’s review, giving the game 9.4/10 last Friday.
The general embargo on global reviews lifted yesterday.