Submitted by dbjj12088 867d ago | opinion piece

MAG - The Most Misunderstood Game/FPS of this Gen

xDUMPWEEDx writes "My favorite game of this generation is MAG. Yes, MAG. Massive Action Game. It's not even close either, and I've played all of the big titles released for Xbox 360 and PS3.

"I know you think I'm crazy, and most other people may think I'm crazy as well, but no other game this gen exemplifies 'you get out of it what you put in it' like MAG. The core gameplay is fantastic, all of the guns are great which is rare for an FPS these days. The squad/platoon/compan- based teamwork and communication is the best that has ever graced any console, and I never thought it could be pulled off as well it has." (Culture, MAG, PS3)

alexcosborn  +   867d ago
MAG certainly was an achievement in the online space. Never really interested me though.
SilentNegotiator  +   867d ago
It was a competent FPS with a great scale of battles.

And for that, I think it achieved EXACTLY what it was going for, and deserved better than it got from reviewers and the community.
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bumnut  +   867d ago
I wasn't very interested in it until I played it at a friends house. Good game
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   867d ago
Mag is whack. Looks like a ps2 game and its stiff. Socom 4 is much better.
Sony owned MAG with planetside 2! 2000 players in a 24/7 world.

planetside 1 had 1000 player back in the early 2000's hard to call MAG an achievement..
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HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
PC isnt PS3. MAG has way more depth than Planetside.
TekoIie  +   866d ago
..... Your elitism knows no bounds....

"Sony owned MAG with planetside2!"

So they owned themselves? Ok bro. You really are the definition of a PC fanboy and not to burst your bubble but have you seen Planetside 2's tank and aircraft gameplay? Looks uber-generic compared to the infantry combat.

Oh and when was MAG released? Go on look it up! Because i dont see how planetside 2 affects it when its was released over 2 years ago...
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WeskerChildReborned  +   866d ago
It was actually pretty fun but kinda gets boring after a while.
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Hellsvacancy  +   867d ago
I liked MAG aswel, didnt play it as much as i would of liked to, Sony should release it free on PS+, to up the player count abit, id probably jump back in, im bored of BF3, traded MAG in awhile back :(
remanutd55  +   867d ago
i've got MAG platinum, would love to see MAG 2 on the ps4
guitarded77  +   867d ago
Have you tried the Dust 514 beta? It reminds me a lot of MAG, but MAG really is an awesome game when you are playing with good people.
HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
It is a lot like Dust. A lot of MAG players have switched to Dust as well.
GillHarrison  +   867d ago
The number of players and online features were incredible, but the gameplay itself was hyper generic and I found it hard to recommend to people.
dbjj12088  +   867d ago
I loved the massive battles.
NastyLeftHook0  +   867d ago
its the best exclusive fps this gen.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   867d ago
That belongs to Killzone 2 or Halo 3 actually. I give it to KZ2 cuz it's the most team oriented balanced tactical shooter in existence, not to mention the graphics.

I could never get into MAG. I liked the concept of massive battles, but the gameplay turned me off.
NastyLeftHook0  +   867d ago
it seems we have different opinions, im not going to bash yours but this is my favorite fps this gen.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   867d ago
I love killzone. Easily the best balanced online games ever. Never played part one...but 2 and 3,...brilliant. I do wish they gave more maps at launch for part 3. I hate pharsis crater though. I wish that all maps could be acessed in guerilla warfare.

Yes mag is whack.
Nah. I think Planetside will blow both out of the water.
JBSleek  +   867d ago
I wouldn't call MAG my favorite game of this generation because that would likely be a lie and there are too many good games to justify calling this one but it helped give me hope for next generation.

MAG showed that online can have massive battles and large online multiplayer which is likely to be expanded upon but besides that the game wasn't exactly different I didn't see something that warrents this game being put in a top 10 of this generation.

The game pushed innovation on the online front but left a lot to be desired in gameplay and UI and graphics. I am hoping for a MAG2 at some point in the PS4 life span.
kevnb  +   867d ago
its a dumb idea really. People don't enjoy playing games of 100 vs 100 etc... its ridiculous. 32 vs 32 should be the max.
Dark_king  +   867d ago
Speak for yourself,I quite enjoyed the massive battles.An I want bigger battles still.
coolbeans  +   867d ago
With the leadership structure in MAG, 128 vs. 128 is what MADE the game.
32 vs. 32 matches were in MAG, and I wanted to get far away from those after 256 Domination (<-think that was the name) unlocked.

There's a grocery list worth of negative points I can give towards MAG, but the idea of 256 players persistently engaging in FPS combat on a single map isn't one of them.
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Tacopoop  +   867d ago
I absolutely love this guy!!! MAG is so much more beautiful and overwhelming than people make out. 256 CONSOLE support. It's unheard of. And no matter what FPS you play. There is NOTHING out there as awesome as a good Domination match. Hands down!!!
Tacopoop  +   867d ago
I tried to get the word out about trying to save MAG wile it is still savable. I am more than overjoyed someone else sees the unbelievably amazing MASTERPIECE that is MAG. I salute you Sir, and I'll see you all on the oil fields!!! :")
Tacopoop  +   867d ago
People also complained about there not being more o a destructible environment, but if you remember the constant bombing runs and strafing runs in domination. Hell, there would be NOTHING left on the map 6 mins into the match!!! Oh lord, ima go play MAG now and PREY for domination. This article has made my year. Seriously
LeoDDestroyer  +   866d ago
Yeah I feel you on that. Man before the lag started I would be on mag for hours with my clanmates. There nothing like running into a room with red dots, destroying all them, then chain rezing your squad.
Drithe  +   867d ago
The problem with games like MAG is that it has to constantly have tons of player to play. Eventually, a game gets old and some people want to move on. It hurts the rest that want to still play.

End of Line.
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   867d ago
MAG had awesome maps!
younglj01  +   866d ago
Sver & Raven Sabo maps using sensor jammer and motion detector was an ninja assassin dream.
younglj01  +   867d ago
Most underrated game this-gen.MAG should have been one of the free games you could have gotten when the PSN hack happen.only 1 shooter this-gen made me stop playing MAG for more then 3 days have been UC3.After having 32v32 battles with no LAG.Its hard too understand how shooters with 12v12 can't manage the same thing.

MAG is for hardcore shooters only.
TheUndertaker85  +   866d ago
Got my platinum in MAG. Was a little disappointed when they lowered the medal requirements though.

I REALLY hope Sony has something in line for MAG 2. MAG has at least a competent base to work with and I think many first party devs could make MAG 2 flourish much more than the first did.

Zipper did say also that games larger than 256 was on the table at the start but they scaled it back a bit. A larger scale MAG would be pretty insane if done right.
BitbyDeath  +   866d ago
The only thing holding MAG back was the non-splitscreen option. MAG 2 needs this.
Skate-AK  +   866d ago
Give it away for PS+ and that would bring the player count up substanualy. Also it would add some revenue cause people will likely buy the DLC and character creation slots.
LeoDDestroyer  +   866d ago
To this day I wish other team base shooter would adopt mag lobby system. Most shooters you shooters you have to join in the match but with mag you can get everyone together and then launch into a match. Also miss proxy chat, love hearing red dots cry.
Knushwood Butt  +   866d ago
I played it a lot a while back but haven't played in a long time.

I really want to check it out with the Move, but haven't gotten around to doing so.

May set up the auto-update feature for it, then fire it up in a few days.
LeoDDestroyer  +   866d ago
It's ok with the move but not better than the ds. They really didn't get a chance to implement it properly. Now killzone 3 is the best game for the move. It is way better than the ds in that game.
Knushwood Butt  +   865d ago

I did fire up MAG for a few games but just used the DS3 to be safe as I knew I'd be extremely rusty. In the end, didn't do too badly. It's kind of shocking how many poor players there are on that game. Like 50% either don't seem to know what they are doing, play extremely recklessly, or just abandon the game (you see them at the spawn points, clearly not actually playing..).

Anyway, yeah, I love Killzone 3 with the Move.
TheSaint  +   866d ago
Usually the people who hate MAG are the ones that sucked at it.

I loved it.

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