Mr. Scott Rudi, lead designer on MAG , has returned to the show to regale tales of MAG’s past, present and future, and he even unveils some new SOCOM 4 info!
I was disappointed as well, I wish it had been more like the first trailer they had shown (I think at e3 2008). I think it's main problem was that it was ahead of it's time and was held back by it. If it had come out 5 years later I think it could have reached it's potential. Sequel?
It had nothing to do with the time it came out, it was about the PS2 level gameplay. Quality> Quantity But i respect the developers, they are the only consoles developers to try 256 players on the hardest console to develop for.
The gameplay was great... i think the problem was the graphics [email protected] who thought it was lacking in that department, which it is. But it's still fun to play :D. @Below It is tactical...on a large scale. It takes a lot of coordination to win on domination, especially if you are playing against clans or skilled players. Small scale tactics is a lot different than large scale tactics, this is an all out war shooter, not a 8v8, take it slow to preserve numbers shooter. If they wanted to make it a slow paced tactics (with 256 ppl on a map), the maps would have to be waayyy bigger, with full access to buildings, etc. That's more on a ps4 level.
I didn't mind the graphics, it just wasn't as tactical as it should have been.
It was just such a skimpy barebones game, it didn't help that the general presentation (animations, music, menus, sound) was awful. Seriously, nobody was expecting great graphics and that is fine but the sound effects are like BB guns, the voice overs are atrocious, and the animations like reloading the launcher are about as bad as they come. At 60 bucks the content is severely lacking, there is like a 5 or 6 maps, and only 3 assault rifles, I mean come on! Plus the online numbers are crummy, and not many bought the DLC last time so, honestly what is the point now? I agree with Garnett to a T, boring generic game play but props to Zipper for pulling of 256 with no lag. Edit: Dude don't call me 360 bot when I am not, I played this game and it sucks hence the seventy something metacritic score. The game lets you look up a player, next time you log in, type in Rich-0589 and you will see I pumped in plenty of time.
Man, you sound like you've never played the game. The sound and gameplay are amazing. The graphics are great, given what's going on. There are 18 maps, and most of them are many times the size of the typical shooter map -- making them that many times the content, since they take that much longer to learn, and you start in a different area in each match. Reading internet posts by 360 bots doesn't equate to actually having tried the game.
Rich-0589 has logged in 10:10:39 as Valor with one grimreaper ribbon. He's also an lmg nub wearing heavy armor and has two purple hearts which means he's died more than his kills. Check ThanatosDMC and compare.
I see why you hate the game. You suck at it. I looked you up and lol'd. Cry somewhere else.
New Weapons & Maps is what the game needed from quite some time, this will make it more enjoyable...
the game was fun as hell to me. i was in the beta but i am still planing on getting this game.
b MAG has been the most supported fps on consoles this gen. Not only that but its the most enjoyable online experience Ive ever had. Thanx Zipper.
I liked this game so much , until bc2 sucked me in . I recently came back to it as I've done everything in bc2 . On slaughter was fun , but it was too easy IMO .
i dont have the game yet playing red dead at the moment do u guys think is late for me to play the game cus i want 2 get it but i dont if is 2 late
Of course its not too late.
MAG forces u to play with low lvls at the beginning. After a certain lvl it unlocks the other game types. If u have played FPS before this game is pretty quick to pick up, just dont try to lonewolf.
It'll take you at least 20 hours to learn the maps, skill tree, and tailor your loadout to your playstyle, and there are a lot of extremely experienced players in there who will pwn your face while you learn, but you know why it's not too late? Leaders. You will always have a squad leader, and once you get to the bigger game types you'll have Platoon leaders and OICs. Do what they tell you, and you'll learn fast! Also, if you happen to be placed in a squad where there's a few players from the same clan, and they sound knowledgeable, ask if you can join them. A clan will definitely help you learn the ropes fast.
MAG took me two hours to figure everything out. The 1st day I got to rank 24 in less then 4 hours on SVER. I just use the SMG with a silencer and run around knifing noobs.
Yup, if you're an FPS whore, MAG is easy to figure out what to do and what not to do. SMG with Silencer and Improve Stability is awesome since there's barely any recoil. Head shots is a must though especially against Heavy Improved. Sensor Jammer with Motion Detector makes you a beast.
@dkgshiz If your idea of figuring out MAG is running around with a silencer and knifing noobs, then you clearly haven't understood what I'm talking about. It's ok, you will, just give it 18 more hours! When you know every little corner of every map, and when to properly time tactical strikes, and which targets to assign to your squad in which order, then you'll begin to understand--and I do mean begin. Then there's advanced strategies that come into play, clan strategies, etc. You can level up and knife people in CoD, that doesn't make it MAG.
Bad Company don't have nothing on MAG besides destructibility. Other then that its a below average shooter.
Bad Company 2 got really old quickly. The gun combat is extremely average. Plus the spawning was extremely awful. I cant recall how many times and enemy spawned 4 feet behind me and knifed me.
I think it is a great shooter to me its way better then MW2.I like the whole aspect that it takes way more time to learn to play then the typical run of the mill shooters . Check my stats for both MAG and MW2 my PSN name is Middle_finger_U. If any of y'all rep Valor hit me up so we can F?ck some sh!t up
There is a reason MAG is my most played game this gen. Never played Socom but after playing this title and seeing the way Zipper has supported it might just convince me to pick up Socom4.
i have put in alot hours playing MAG! the gameplay is solid. it take teamwork to win or lose. there is no tactical game out that has people rec healing each other hand over fist. 6/8 or 8/8 teamates in your squad has rec health kits. people who play tactical modes in BF2 play as lone wolf. maybe 1/4 or 1/8 teammates in your squad has a rec health and will use them. the tactical part of BF2 crumbles before the feet of Mag. Anybody who has put in hours on both games know which one is the better tactical shooter...(MAG)!!!
Glad to hear that zipper are working hard on improving all aspects of the game. one of my favorite Multiplayer games this Gen.
I REALLY need to start playing this game again.
looking forward to the new machine guns
Here's to hoping it's not a reskin.
nope they said they wont do that again, new model based on real life gun. Like for the machine gun will have a slower fire rate but the bullets do more damage. Starting At 20:21 in the podcast.
MAG was the game that killed my ps3! Or, rather, the game I was playing when my ps3 died. So, f*** that game! Just kidding :) I love that game, but now it is buried inside my ps3 and I´m not sure Sony will pay for the repair. :(
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