Everything Wrong With PlanetSide 2

PSLS writes: In this week’s Friday video, we’re once again taking a a look at everything a game has done wrong and this time, it’s PlanetSide 2’s turn.

Yes, we know PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play game, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to any faults. Just what did we not like in the massively online shooter? Watch the video to find out.

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USMC_POLICE1251d ago

I agree on these points I've played quite a bit and still I don't know 100% what to do.

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brich2331251d ago

same here, i remember playing about 2 years ago, and was instantly turned off by that.

excaliburps1250d ago

Same. It's not like I'm an FPS noob either. I play a ton of Battlefield and when I play PS2, I have no clue what to do aside from just killing enemies. :(

FunAndGun1251d ago

I spent about 3 hours playing. I could see myself getting into this game, but the microtransactions/subscription model just turns me off. Would be sweet if I could just buy the whole game and be done.

Aenea1250d ago

You don't need a subscription to play and the microtransactions aren't needed either. You can earn everything in-game from just playing, see it like those all weapon unlock kits that Battlefield has, not needed since you can unlock it. Then there's a bunch of cosmetic stuff you can pay for.

Though, I do admit once you get really into it you do not want to look like the rest and you want a sub so you can skip the queue and it can be frustrating when your tank gets 2-shot killed by a way better canon while you pumped 8 hits into them without even getting damaged all that much so you want to upgrade some stuff sooner. Which is a shame if I'm honest since then it becomes Pay to Win suddenly.

I still enjoy it but it does get repetitive after a while and there's still plenty wrong with it, I hate the annoying pop-up, going around a corner, seeing 1 enemy, shoot at him, then suddenly another 1 or 2 enemies pop onto the screen which were there already but weren't rendered yet, while they could see you since they are firing at you already. At times you see that something is firing but you see no enemy (and no these instances are not those infiltrators that can become invisible) or you span at a Sunderer, walk and then the Sunderer is rendered... on top of you...

Thunder_G0d_Bane1250d ago

Sounds like pay to win? Or did I miss something?

Aenea1250d ago

@Thunder Yup, hence why I mentioned it. That's the one thing I don't like, you can earn them in game without paying real money but it takes time and throwing money at it means you can upgrade it way earlier, then again if you just start a new character with the idea of just upgrading your tank's canon you can use the Certs you earn inside the game instead to pay for the upgrade...

Skate-AK1251d ago

I hate getting ran over by teammates when I spawn.

andibandit1251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

I spent 1.5 hours on the game, I dont know whats going on, it's as if I always end up on nearly empty servers. So far I have racked up 2 kills.

DanteVFenris6661251d ago

Do you need a reason? If we look at real life and you see the reason some wars were started its ridiculous. There's ussually not a reason to justify a war. This was also clearly a game that didn't need one. Haven't played it but also just expected it to be a massive online fighter with no story... You know like how it was advertised and on the PC as?

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