I've been wanting to try the multiplayer for a while and after a handful of games, I'm glad I didn't buy it.
It feels like the Killzone series has always been for weirdos who wanted to love a playstation exclusive simply because it's an exclusive. For those who want to ignore battlefield or call of duty for irrational reasons. I'm not talking about someone liking the universe or science fiction. Simply from a gameplay perspective.
Shooters controls on consoles have gotten extremely precise and killzone feels ancient. The DS4 sticks aren't great, but this game feels slow. Even pushing the sensitivity up to 80% makes little difference. Everything feels slow. Button responsiveness isn't great either. There is a noticeable delay between tapping the grenade button and throwing it. That's not even a problem with the controls, the game throws grenades slowly, but switching to the shield and using it is instant. I don't even feel like using the grenade because it feels like a chore.
Hit detection doesn't seem great either. I don't know if that's because of other players or their servers, but seeing a message on the left side of the screen saying something about connection issues should not happen in your premier first person shooter.
The gameplay is not as tight as call of duty or battlefield. The shooting doesn't feel as good. I don't play call of duty any more but I would play that over this game. Why anyone would play killzone over those games is beyond me.
I logged in around noon eastern time and there were between 4k-5k players.