One of our admin received the beta for MAG, here are his views and experience of the game so far
MAG is a generic shooter loaded with over the top player count. It's a clusterf**k online. If I were Zipper, I'd pull the plug on further development. This game will end up like their falling franchise, Socom.
Says the boy who's mommy won't buy him a PS3.
have you played it yet? i have and its crazy online better than any shooter i have played this gen, if this game is so generic then wat does that say about halo?
It can be a cluster f*ck if people dont know what they are doing. But if you got a good squad, the game gives a really rewarding experience.
Very addicting, so true.
Fun, addictive mayhem... what else do you want from a massive online FPS? :)
People forget about that and start to talk crap HEY!!! 256 Players at the SAME TIME!!! with NO lag!!!
Not for me. Just too big and I like instant gratification. I dnt get that with this game. Just not for me but I can see alot of hardcore socom fans playing it.
MAG feels like crap when you lose, but its so fun when you win. (its fun whenever you are platoon leader, squad leader, or OIC even if you lose) the only con i find about this game is sabotage game mode... no SL abilities, no PL, no OIC, defend/attack A...defend/attack B... defend/attack satellite uplink... BORING!
still upset that the beta is over. i got to level 40 OIC before the patch came in and i was at level 30 on friday night hoping i could upgrade all of my weapons and gear again but i had to go out for the weekend. i wanted my damn anti-tank mines and to try out some new gear that i haven't tried yet. oh well, just gotta sign up to gamestop for both the mag and BC2 betas.
M.A.G is another ps3 game which got hyped out like no mans business and ended up being a crappy COD4 ripoff. 256 players won't work because if you look at the most played games online like COD4, Halo 3,Gears of war, they all are 5 vs 5 or 8 vs 8.
When it comes to the FPS the 360 fanbase are hungry. The only hope they have of quenching their FPS thirst outside of Halo is to look to multiplat FPSs. The PS3 base is loaded with quality exclusive FPSs experiences and they all have different types of gameplay, feels and environments. On the 360 if you want an exclusive FPS experience well, all you got is halo and more halo. On the PS3 you have more choice from Resistance to Killzone to MAG and all offer something different. Hot anticipated Exclusive FPSs on consoles: 360=1 / PS3=3 now if FPSs are your thing, only a fool would willingly pay money for the console that only has one exclusive FPS; this pretty much sums up the 360 base. It's the supposed shooter console but don't have much exclusive FPS content that draws weight. awww :( Suckers! lol
Give it a rest guys... This bot hasn't ever experienced a game with more than 20 players on his shooterbox360 leave alone 256... While we play games like KZ2 with 32 players and jaw dropping graphics, he shoots up Gears on his 360, joins a 5 vs 5 game which lags like crazy (never has a bot experienced Dedicated servers) and gets slaughtered... MAG won't be the next BIG thing, but it will be a great game for old time Soccomers and ones who really love team work and enjoy spending a long time in a single game.. It's like Warhawk, but on a much larger scale... ONLY ON PLAYSTATION 3.
Knowone plays Killzone 2 or Resistance 2 or even Uncharted 2 because the online is rubbish to games compared to Halo 3 or Modern Warfare.
awww, don't cry. Does the baby wanna wawipop? :(
people shouldnt know till youve tried it MAG is the real deal....you just need a good experienced squad !
I hope MAG be priced similar than Socom, $40 with no headsets and $60 with them.
It'd be great if so but I doubt it. The quality of this game is obviously higher than SOCOM:Con and to run 256players smoothly with all they're doing in the game, I see the extra 20bucks going towards server maintenance XD Kind makes sense to me in a strange way. $40 for the game +20bucks life time payment to help with the up keep of the servers instead of monthly fees.
"It’s a online only FPS, it can support up to 256 players in one game, it doesn’t lad, its great fun to play and doesnt afraid of anything."
Looks like crap. Generic run of the mill shooter, where the only selling point is that you can cram the entire psn into one match. No thanks.
lol Looks like someone just doesn't like the fact that it actually requires real skill and real teamwork compared to all the other generic FPS games out there. But you don't have a PS3, you won't be able to play it so why cry about it? Do I sense some jealousy?
I'm actually enjoying it. The online is addictive and pretty solid IMO. The only major problem I have with this game is the server being unavailable, which is only because it's in beta.
I have tried it and I thought it sucked! It was just horrible imo. I'm sure others will have fun with it but it wasn't for me. I'll give it another shot later on today. I like to try a game out at least twice before I make my final decision.
Not just once or twice - you won't even understand what is going on if you only play it once or twice. The game is deep.
I play this more than any other online game right now. Communication is a must. If too many people go rogue, your team will lose.
I was in the beta since day 1, it has improved with every update. I stopped playing after hitting the top level in this Beta stage. If you do not have a good team....YOU CANNOT WIN. Its honestly the first game i have ever played that accomplishes that. I can rape a whole team in Socom,[email protected], Cod4,Halo,Gears,K2,R2 and my team wins....but not M.A.G lol.
Thats the thing in their other games like SOCOM one person doing well can turn a whole match. Im not that good at it but on my good days its pretty easy to take out a whole team if your in the right places at the right times. But in SOCOM its a few players each, in MAG though one person going really well isnt really an issue for the other team, loosing 10 or so players in a huge game is nothing. But if everyone wprks toghether then I guess it would be a very different story.
Try to go army of one in Warhawk and it won't be pretty.
mag looks so boring, even BF2 seems to look better and that game is years old aleady. and imagine how smooth and laggless that will be..
really runs very well online... big issue for me is the inbalance and sometimes the matches are NO fun cause you know you cant win game really brings something new to the table in the FPS world..
Nothing like a bunch of crying bots to make my day.
i just dont understand the comments calling it generic, what other game offers 256 player lag free gaming? the game looks better than codmw2 imo. it makes me laugh that the ones calling it generic are the ones that havent actually played it. its team based making you work as a unit opposed to being out for yourself like others games of this gen, its a truly inovative game that deserves support not crappy comments from some fanbois, its doing something that no other console game has managed to do, it may not even be bettered untill next gen. its a game i am looking foward to a great deal, as a gamer.
@peptobismol with that kind of post those 7 bubbles of yours will soon be diminish to 1.... but you'll probably create another desperate account
Good luck finding that many people who will listen to each other to complete objectives. COD is only 6 on 6 in most game modes and you can't even get people to listen when you tell them there's a claymore/bettie around the corner. I can see a select group of people really embracing this game. We'll see.
Actually, you do get people following orders a vast majority of the time. Yeah you'll find the CoD/Halo types that don't understand the concept gameplay of team every once in a while but it's not bad at all. I just glad they implemented a system that make these morons rank up way slower than the rest that do follow orders. I laugh at these kind of guys that like to go solo rambo and they have 15kills and 7 deaths then when it comes to the close out screen they're at the bottom of the squad while others with 5 kills and 7deaths are above them with XP more points. lol
thankfully MAG has an already pretty cool community. it's not as hardcore as socom, but it's still fun and polite. i can't see much of any cod fanboy getting into this game unless he just likes killing people so i doubt the game would garner attention for those who don't want to use teamwork. everyone who's going to buy mag are pretty much going to be the ones who want to use teamwork. only thing zipper and sony have to do is have mics bundled with the game and they'll be good to go.
really.. it's not.. if you didn't like something from the BETA, post it on the beta give some feedbacks.. BETA is a work in progress. Demo is a snip it of the final product.
This concept is lost on newage gamers :(
well i guess u messbox users are glad u don't have to play this crappy game full of ppl to moe down with your friends.i guess i'll have to just do it with the millions of psn users.....i'll live
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