If you couldn't care less about horde mode--fighting off waves of aggressive enemies with a group of friends--stop reading now. With all those jokers now gone, let's talk about Killzone Shadow Fall: Intercept, the standalone expansion that'll come free to all Shadow Fall season pass owners. Put simply, Intercept is a four-player cooperative holdout against masses of AI-controlled Helghast, where teamwork is the only means to survival.
As either the Assault, Marksman, Medic, or Tactician classes--each with their own abilities, and limited at one per team--you'll have to defend multiple capture points from the Helghast hordes on relatively compact maps. Intercept uses an intriguing penalty system for death: spawning costs points from your Team Score, a pooled resource that directly correlates to how close you are to winning. The more you and your friends keep dying and spending Team Score, the farther away you'll be falling from your end goal. This can lead to some pretty intense hero moments, when one player goes on a killing spree and racks up enough Score to bring the whole squad back to life, resetting the odds in the process. It can also be pretty aggravating to be stuck watching helplessly from the sidelines, unable to lend any kind of support while dead.
Intercept certainly looks just as good as Shadow Fall, with its vibrant, neon-tinged visual flair and host of futuristic weapons. It'll be interesting to see the kind of players that take interest in Intercept, be they Killzone greenhorns that prefer co-op play with friends, or Shadow Fall veterans looking to see just how many Helghast kills they can rack up before they die in a blaze of glory. If you're a fanatic for horde modes that demand coordination, Intercept should be right up your alley.
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