Just once, Helghast singleplayer (ending spoilers)

#1 Posted by Mayu_Zane (614 posts) -

So I just  finished Killzone 3. After playing all three 'main' Killzone games (1, 2 and 3), I really, REALLY want to play a singleplayer campaign as a Helghast soldier.

Just once, I'd like to have a story where you are a Helghast. Not an ISA agent in disguise, not a half-human hybrid. A Helghast born and raised on Helghan, just doing what you've been taught all your life was the right thing to do: Follow orders. Multiple endings could  be used. Perhaps in one version, the protagonist realizes just how fucked up Helghan culture is, and becomes the founder of a new way, one that ultimately allows them to finally forgive their past oppressors and be forgiven. Even with KZ3's terrible ending where our I.S.A. 'heroes' basically commit mass (accidental) genocide of Helghan's people, I can see this angle work: Your character might realize how ridiculous it is to remain incredibly violent and brutal when you keep losing all the goddamn time, especially when there are so few of your people left.
 
I'm not saying the Helghast should stop being badass, far from it. They should stay badass, but they should also become more than just a race of assholes.

I guess I'm just sick of the devs trying to make the Helghast look as evil as possible. Without any redeeming qualities, the Helghast look more like parodies than believable opponents. Granted, they were designed to be space nazis (with all the 'racial superiority' rhetoric), but even then there are games and movies (Company of Heroes, The Longest Day) that showed the Germans behave like human beings and not portrayed as an entire culture of crazed murderers.
 
After all, in KZ1's intro video they show us that there were people who disagreed with Emperor Visari's ideals; who's to say all of them died, or that there will never be another Helghast who questions his own people's ways?
 
Yeah, I'm going to email Guerrilla Games. I don't care if they just ignore it or not, at least I tried.

#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (4784 posts) -

I think that would be cool. They could add some nice dynamics like maybe having to find gas mask when yours breaks or trying to get through a fight when your goggles are cracked to hell.

#3 Posted by DoctorTran (1570 posts) -

I like where your going. But maybe you could be a helgahn fighting the Helghan war machine. Some form of underground resistance.

#4 Edited by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I'm starting to think that the Helghast being the real "victims" probably happened by mistake. The developers have done a shit job with their fiction. If they really wanted to promote the whole Helghast not being so bad then they wouldn't have forced the british space nazi look like they did in Killzone 3. And after that ending of Killzone 3, I no longer give a shit about the fiction. It's absolutely stupid.

#5 Posted by damswedon (3200 posts) -

I think in Killzone 4 Guerilla should stop pretending that they give a damn about the single player and just put out a multiplayer client that is downloadable. 

#6 Posted by Mayu_Zane (614 posts) -
@damswedon said:
" I think in Killzone 4 Guerilla should stop pretending that they give a damn about the single player and just put out a multiplayer client that is downloadable.  "
I'd be okay with that, strangely enough.
#7 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -
@Mayu_Zane said:
" @damswedon said:
" I think in Killzone 4 Guerilla should stop pretending that they give a damn about the single player and just put out a multiplayer client that is downloadable.  "
I'd be okay with that, strangely enough. "
Same here.
#8 Posted by Donos (1197 posts) -

I just realized, the Killzone story department is run by Michael Bay. IT ALL MAKES SENSE.

#9 Posted by darkknightbob (108 posts) -
@Aus_azn said:
" @Mayu_Zane said:
" @damswedon said:
" I think in Killzone 4 Guerilla should stop pretending that they give a damn about the single player and just put out a multiplayer client that is downloadable.  "
I'd be okay with that, strangely enough. "
Same here. "
No money be made then.
#10 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

Well it's too bad this won't be happening, since HELGHAN GOT UBER NUKED 
 
 
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

#11 Posted by ChillyUK7 (283 posts) -

Can someone tell me if the Helghast lose their hair or just shave it? Iv'e been under the impression from KZ1 that Helghan fucked up their bodies making them all pale (losing melanin in the skin) and losing the hair on their heads but in the opening cinematic you see many helghast with hair and a female helghast who has a tan and hair, I haven't played much of the campaign but this has confused me

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