MAG, also known as Massive Action Game for the PlayStation 3, features online play with up to 256 players. Today it received a hefty price drop, allowing gamers to join in on the action.
Sounds about right. It has been out for a decent amount of time so a price drop was bound to happen before E3.
i havent bought it yet due to monetary issues plus i still need to pick up a few older titles i havent managed to get. This definately pushes it up my wanted list!
I got the game from GameFly for a little less than 40 and it was a great deal at that. For 30 it's even better.
I haven't got it simply because it doesn't look to be that good. I have heard many people complain about bugs etc and the game itself being very complicated ? Anyway, I'm waiting on Resistance 3 & Killzone 3, that is enough FPS for me
Once you get into MAG, you will not go back to other FPS shooters. Everything else is... I dunno... empty and boring now?
I mean anything less than 16v16 seems pointless to me. They either feel so empty or you feel like they put you and 15others on a map the size of a finger nail to help ramp up the action. I end up feeling like a mouse in a tiny lab maze doing the same thing over and over again. Like I said, 16v16 is the bare minimum for me now when it comes to FPS online. I may over look it for small $9.99 Downloadable games but anything above a $30 price point has to have atleast 16v16 for me to consider putting my money on it.
Then I got the controls feeling right and everything started to fall into place. The more I play it the more fun it gets. I stopped playing Bad Company 2 when I got MAG. No other online game can hold a candle to it except Killzone 2 IMO.
I completely agree with Trroy. After MAG, every online multiplayer FPS game seems extremely lacking. Yeah, it's an uphill learning curve especially if you're used to games like MW. You'll die a lot and wont be able to aim for crap... but once it clicks everything seems right. SVER FTW!
I really didn't like MAG. It does get better, but i'd still only class it as mediocre. Much prefer BC2 and tbh I think even MW2 is better than MAG.
Unfortunately Zipper and Sony overestimated the masses. The masses want to play a mindless run and gun type game instead of having massive battles that involve many possible routes and strategies. I've been playing FPSs for too long maybe but for me there is MAG and then there is everything else. Resistance, Halo, Modern Warfare, Killzone... all the same to me. Battlefield tries to be better than those games but after MAG it feels empty and boring. MAG does what I always wanted an FPS to do. It puts me in a giant battle instead of a minor skirmish. You know when you have those epic "storming the beach" type levels in the single player campaigns for most FPSs? Well MAG is the online version of that except you can actually go over to where all those faraway soldiers are fighting in the distance instead of being stuck in a linear path with only the illusion of an epic battle. Hopefully this price drop will bring in more people, but I've always wondered why an online only game gets automatic points deducted from it's score. A single player only game doesn't get the same treatment, yet the online only game will get more playtime.
if taking objectives is to complicated then what is easy? xD
It's been out for almost 5 months now. Now i have a reason to get it! Hopefully it won't disappoint
Though I'll wait till the Summer when my semester finishes off
Hope I can sell mine for a decent price first. Playing the same 3 maps (domination) since launch day is getting way to boring.
Why not try sabotage or aquisition ?
ouch. How many maps are there anyway? If there are only 3.. thats bad =/
3 for domination.
There are 9 maps, but the big maps are basically split into 2 and 4 map-sized combat areas. There are really more like (3 + 6 + 12) == 21 basically 64-player maps, where you can meander off to "another game" if you're into wandering off. The big games end up with all the platoon map areas concentrated in one area, so it becomes a super intense, actual 256 player battle, but for much of the game, its a bunch of 64-player maps. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just trolling, and probably hasn't even played. There is definately not a lack of maps in MAG. In reality, there are basically 42 different maps, since each of the 21 maps I was talking about has two sides, which play very differently, and you have to vet and switch factions to play a map from the other side. You don't get to explicitly pick a map you like, however -- you get assigned one. I think that's where many of the complaints stem from. That and most people only play Sabotage for some wierd reason (well.. they're in it for a quick-fix, I guess), which quite literally only has 3 two-sided maps. People don't seem to clue in that, if they all stopped playing Sabo, and started playing Dom, the games would launch much faster. On top of that, different factions tend to favor particular map types -- thus, if you're Raven or Valor, you hardly ever see the (Valor or Raven, respectively) Dom map, because most of your games are against SVER, and if you're Valor or SVER, most of your Acquisition games are on your own turf, or against Raven.
is the size of 16 maps......so..........
Domination maps are gigantic.
Solid Mechanics...needs more maps
the maps are huge, each domination map actually has 16 different defending and 16 different attacking points -each one plays out differently. Each acquisition map has 8 of each. I do agree they should add another 3 sabo maps though, I understand the undertaking it would be to make other aquisition or domination maps - so doubt that would ever happen.
OK. I might take that plunge now. I can get behind 30 bucks.
This is why I don't like paying the full 60$ or 70$ on a new game immediately at launch anymore, to me it seems like this game just came out not too long ago and it's already dropped in price.
still playing it a couple of nights per week and loving every minute of it. New maps incoming for the people getting bored with the 3 maps per game type.
I might pick it up when its 10 dollars.
Mag is a fine game, if you are a squad based shooter fan you cant go wrong. My local buddies and I like to squad up and play, it leads to a fun time every time. Plus with the free dlc its like they are paying you back for playing. Its really best with friends though, i recommend trying it.
Hopefully amazon drops the price down to 30 bucks as well. i just pre ordered red dead redemption from there and i would love to use the 20 dollar vocher to buy MAG for only 10 bucks.
That's $9 too much.
i have battlefield. there always Sooo much going on in it. and i did not enjoy the 2 betas as much as i should have. getting stonewalled at the opening stages is just too .
but now the community has shrunken significantly, BC2 is a hell lot of fun with 4 different classes and vehicles. Unless there is some hot DLC coming, MAG has gotten pretty lame
so true. it can be gard to find another game besides Sabotage. Sabotage is my least favorite game, but everyone who is still playing seems to be play it. i hope with the price drop, and with future DLC coming people will come back to MAG.
It should have been $30 to begin with considering it's an online only game with only 9 maps. MAG (content) could be so much more then it is.
Mag was ALWAYS a good game. But NO ONE COULD JUSTIFY 65 bucks for a FPS with NO STORY MODE! 65 bucks is alot of cash to spend. There are tons of other games to play as well. I remember when people bytched and bytched about Modern Warfare 2's 5 to 7 hour story mode. Then the sony fanboys PRAISED MAG and it had no story mode whatsover!! Mag was designed for HUGE SCALE BATTLES! If no one is there to play it then the game is USELESS. Guess what? They found out not everyone likes to play all the time and alot would not be on at certain times of the day and some ONLY play a certain times. MAG requires alot of people to play. Not alot of people bought MAG to begin with. NOW they come down in price? This tells me THEY COULD HAVE SOLD AT THIS PRICE IN THE FIRST PLACE AND HAD MILLIONS PLAY IT INSTEAD OF MEASLY THOUSANDS! You always hear people cry about it cost so much to make a game and blah blah blah. Salaries rise and costs rise to make it and they HAVE to raise the prices of games. This is complete bullshyt. Dumbass overpaid anaylsts and company execs make up this excuse to get paid more in bonus's. Maybe this game will pick up now. I dont know for sure. End of Line.
This game community is running on fumes, the popularity of this game is very low and after BC2 getting so much attention MAG is an afterthought. I loved playing this game when the online community was at full throtle, but now playing the same maps over and over again it just gets boring. the only thing that saves this game from being sold is being part of a clan, other than that this game has had better days
Both of you guys are profoundly unintelligent, best you two just keep playing casual games like BF:BC2 and Activision's Black oops. I've never had trouble getting into a game, it doesn't matter if there millions playing or thousands.. You'll never have trouble getting in a match.. and I'd rather have 1000 people that are good at the game and have interesting matches than millions of people that don't have a clue and with the matches depending on luck instead of skill and tactics. You guys always complain about the maps, but if you count all the playing fields in the matches theres more than 40 which is a lot better than 12 poorly designed maps with different settings and 15$ map packs. Also, If you think 2 maps from an old game and a new poorly designed one is worth 15$, and if we properly scale the map size... that means MAG is worth much more than 300$. Another big complaint is the lack of single player. Well this is just bullocks, I much rather if a good online experience in a game that's multiplayer based instead of a tact on co-op and single player campaigns that have poor gameplay and plot. One last thing, Stay Frosty Oscar Mike STAR HUUURRRRRR DURRRR
you are so smart that you misunderstood us MAG is my top dog in online war gaming, but the community is not very good, lately it has been significantly reduced and for you to go all, " "I'd rather have 1000 people that are good at the game and have interesting matches than millions of people that don't have a clue and with the matches depending on luck instead of skill and tactics. " is bs. why cant we have a million players who also know how to play MAG the rigt way. it might be really hard for you but playing MAG the way it was meant to be is not rocket science. And you are being childish bashing BC2 and MW2 players, do you actually think you are a superior gamer because you play MAG and not the others. I used to be hooked on MAG, but i cant turn a blind eye to the low numbers of online gamers at peak hour on friday and weekends. Stay Frosty, your post is Oscar Mike to the garbage can
gamingisnotacrime is unfortunately correct. love MAG but community is dieing. hard to find a full Acquisition and Domination games when i go on.
Great price, but, last I heard, Zipper were not supporting the idea that MAG stood for Massive Action Game, rather I think they prefer to think of it as "magazine" as in "changing magazine" as can be heard in the game.
For a multiplayer only game. Well, the target audience aren't the brightest bunch.
MAG should have been called MOG - Massively Overrated Game
Shouldn't you be playing COD Black oops or something? You're obviously too dumb to play a MMORTSFPS.
I'm actually not really into online shooters that much. I play a little Killzone 2 and Bioshock 2. I like Uncharted 2's online a lot as well. I played mag for about 2 days and ditched it. The game sucks bro. I'm not the only one with that opinion.
MAG is the business. Game rocks.
I'm not a fan of shooters, but I simply love this game. It does take a couple of levels and a lot of dying to learn it properly though. It never bothered me that this game was online only because the multiplayer is implemented properly. And the price was right as well. Living in NZ, I pay almost double for games but Sony threw us a bone with this one; it was only NZ$99.
When nobody buys your crap game.
QFT End of Line.
nice price drop i may just take a stab at MAG. Been eye balling this game for a while. Hopefully it will be an welcomed addition to my PS3 family.
MAG needs more maps and weapons. I played it for 3 months constantly. I liked it quite a bit, but after a while I got bored with it. There aren't enough weapons, maps or game mode. It gets boring quickly. Plus, 256 players online seems like a cool idea but it may be a bit much. I prefer the smaller game modes over domo. If they ever add more weapons, game modes or maps ( not just 1 every 3 months or more) I might get it out again..Oh yeah and if more gamers start playin it again. Until then I will be playing other games. I think I will be too busy with Red Dead Redemption once it comes out to even think twice about MAG.
I just got MAG in a strait up swap for MGS4 Collector's Edition down here in Chile. Thank god they don't know it wasn't a little extra than the normal version in the states. I am looking forward to MNR and NCAA Football 2010. Can't wait.
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