Kotaku: MAG Preview: Generic Action Game

Kotaku writes: "At the Sony booth during E3 2009 I got a chance to become a part of something much bigger than myself, stepping into the shoes of a soldier in Zipper Interactive's MAG - Massive Action Game."

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Dead_Cell3423d ago

Everything seems to be holding up alright.
The Lag Monster should be killed by the time of release,so i'll cross my fingers.

Rofflecopter3423d ago

As long as the lag is fixed, it should be a solid title. I'm personally looking forward to it because of the strategy involved. You actually need to use teamwork and be strategic instead of just running in guns blazing.. woot!

protekjv3423d ago

Looks good, hopefully a demo soon.

Aquanox3423d ago

I honestly don't see this title becoming triple A this year. Probably not even Double A, or else the E3 reports about this one would be flooding the net like others.

An honest question here: Apart from Uncharted, which exclusive triple A (I grant this one will be) is scheduled for this year on PS3 in Occident?

original seed3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

It looks Generic. The name is generic. There is still time. Lets wait and see.

edit- Aquanox, To be honest, as of right now, there only seems to be 2 Ps3 games i'll be renting.

2-Ratchet and Clank.

I dont see anything else.

Why o why3423d ago

how many u had all year???

TheHater3423d ago

site I read so far that said there was lag. G4TV yesterday was saying there wasn't any lag.

Chubear3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )




"OUR GOTY FOR 2009, 10, 11, 12 & 13"


What other headlines can you guys think from Kotaku and the rest if this was a 360 exclusive. I can tell you for sure though, looking at the way the 360 fanbase are hyping Alan Wake's graphics to insanity, they would totally have lost their gaddamned minds if this was a 360 exclusive game.

menoyou3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Kotaku is a crappy site with no credibility. They can't even use the word Generic accurately. These are the same type of people who would not call Halo or Call of Duty generic, yet the shooting in MAG is only one part of the game (which looks like any other shooter like COD4 or Halo). 256 player online with a chain of command with each rank in the command having their own skills, objectives, abilities -- generic? Lol, I think not.

And lag? Haha, they demonstrated it live on stage and at the show floor live on TV and it never had lag.

phosphor1123423d ago

Interesting, then there goes Gears of War 2.

BRG90003423d ago

Agreed, the name still drives me crazy. It's like if they called Halo "Futuristic Alien Shooting Game," or if they called Modern Warfare 2... well, bad example.

vasilisk3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

go troll somewhere else.
Btw PS3 already had 2 AAA exclusive titles this year according to your beloved metacritic, Killzone 2 and MLB The Show 09. And PS3 also had Infamous rated 86. Even playstation 2 had an exclusive AAA title this year with year with Persona 4. How many exclusives did 360 had so far rated above 85???

aksmashh3423d ago

His whole problem is that he couldn't play a 250+ deathmatch, so hes calling the game "Generic"? What a C**k

He probably was only playing a 100 player match

Aquanox3423d ago

Ok so,

Ratchet & Clank

Is that it?

Why o why3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

demon soul

just list your aaa 09 games........cumon now....

Sarcasm3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Between now and Dec.

-Fat Princess
-Demon's Souls
-Uncharted 2
-Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
-Ratchet & Clank: ACIT

Wow, when you add up the list. This is a slow holiday season.

For the first time ever, I'm looking foward to the PSP games more than PS3 games.

PSP List:

-Undead Knights
-Jak & Daxter
-Assassin's Creed Bloodlines
-Dissidia: FF
-Motorstorm Arctic Edge
-Resident Evil
-MH Freedom Unite
-Tekken 6
-Soul Caliber
-Fat Princess
-Unbound Saga
-Rockband Unplugged
-Silent Hill Shattered Memories

DaTruth3423d ago

Has 360 even had an exclusive this year. 360 owners practically have to wait until November to play games! Is anything besides ODST even scheduled this year!

I'm at a loss for how you could even speak like that!

Really, is six AAA console exclusives not enough for one year? Better question, is Microsoft even going to have a AAA console exclusive this year?

mephixto3423d ago

And what the microsoft have? can you tell me? because only Halo: ODST comes to my mind and I think it's an expansion

cyberwaffles3423d ago

i really don't see how 15 minutes of such a big game will give you the full experience of MAG. did he use team work and communication which the game is heavily surrounded? did he have a chance to upgrade or rank up and create his own kits to fully experience their perks? the lag? obviously the game is still being ironed out and i sure as hell commend zipper for at least running a game that stays lagless for the most part with real time dynamic maps, vehicles, and did i forget 256 players online?

how the hell does gears of war or cod get away with lagfest online play when there's a substantial decrease in player count (gear = 5v5, cod = up to 18)? that's just messed up.

i know i couldn't judge a game with only 15 minutes of play time. all metal gear games took me more than 15 minutes to actually start liking, bad company online was confusing for the first 5 or 6 rounds to me, warhawk was a pain in the ass to play the first time i tried, killzone 2 takes a while of adjustment to controls,etc.

the gameplay looks like fun and i don't see what identity crisis this game is lacking. there hasn't been any other game lately that has 256 online play so i think that makes up for it's identity.

Aquanox3423d ago

So the list remains unchanged.

So interesting, I remember all those lists claiming victory, including God of War, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5 and others. All we have now is Uncharted 2 and R&C as major releases. I will not add Sigma 2 because it's a port from a game that didn't do well last year.

On Microsoft's side, from now until December we have the folloing major exclusive releases:

Forza Motorsport 3
Splinter Cell ConViction
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Add to that the incredible list of multiplatform games and that's a hell of a lineup for this year.

Unicron3423d ago

"Add to that the incredible list of multiplatform games and that's a hell of a lineup for this year. "

So 360 owners can do that, but PS3 owners cannot? Is that what you are suggesting, or am I reading you wrong? Because as it stands, I'm looking at purchasing 20 titles between now and March. And none of those are PSN/XBL games.

My poor wallet.

Willio3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Since everyone is entitled to their opinion..

ill have to say:

Forza 3 is an inferior version of GT.

Splinter Cell Conviction is an inferior version of MGS4 from last year(I wonder why it went to the chopping block in the first place).

Halo ODST is an inferior Halo3 (milked enough?).

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony is Infamous for the price of $15 and only 2-4 hours of gameplay.

In addition, Sony spreads out their AAA such as Killzone 2, MLB the show 09, and Infamous.

On the other hand, Xbox released um.... Velvet Assasin, Halo Wars, Ninja Blade, and Battlefield: Pacific. I must say those are all great AAA games im very jealous of.

Just saying if you want to downplay Sony exclusives, its just as easy to downplay Xbox exclusives. Oh yah no more APB as well for Xbox which sucks. Great job for convincing me the Xbox is the future of next generation console. Maybe i should write this down on my Twitter account so everyone can view my opinion on XboxLive.

LastDance3423d ago

1.9 lol. dude, Gears of war was generic long before it had lag

vhero3422d ago

Wow Lag makes generic now??? Every 360 game I played online at one time or another has lagged for me... that mean all 360 games are generic?? Kotaku are pure idiots who shouldn't review games. I'm sorry but with 256 players you expect teething problems in a demo/beta..

gaffyh3422d ago

@1.19 - WOW the PS3's release list is much better, I didn't even know that there were only four games you could list. Anyway you missed Left4Dead 2.

Personally from the 360 list I'm only looking forward to Splinter Cell, and I will probably get ODST, but I don't expect it to be great. Everything else is really crap, which is why (imo) MS has the worst lineup in the history of the 360 this year.

PS3 lineup is pretty good, Ratchet & Clank is easily the best platforming game this generation (and yes I've played that crap SMG, and it sucks so bad, people who like this don't know what gaming is). White Knight Chronicles is also meant to be coming and Demon's Souls this year. Uncharted 2 = Amazing, simply nothing that can match that anywhere else, plus this time it has online and co-op so it will be better in every way.

Also I may get Sigma 2, although I've already played NG2 on 360. But anyway PS3 lineup is easily the best this year, and it's what everyone said at the start of the year and it's true. This probably is the year of the PS3 (games-wise not sales-wise at current price).

xwabbit3422d ago

Im amazed aquanox only has 58 people ignoring him, it should be on the hundreds

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Major_Tom3423d ago

Ooo spoken like a true Kotaku editor.

Man_of_the_year3423d ago

This is not the only site that has said the game seems "meh".

I am still very interested in this game but will there be an audience for this game when KZ2 has already established it's FPS following?

Or has people already forgotten about KZ2?

Major_Tom3423d ago

I wasn't aware that Xbox Fanboys acknowledged the existence of Killzone 2. Usually they just stick their fingers in there ears and scream "LALALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU".

talltony3423d ago

Call of duty is the most generic shooter around and its also the best. Nothing wrong with generic people. A game does not have to innovate in every single way to be fun to the people that likes those kinds of games.

V ii T aL3423d ago

This is a game that could be a big deal or a big flop. Im not sure which way its gonna go, but according to what i saw at e3 im not that impressed. Sorry.

Trey4Lyfe3423d ago


Man_of_the_year3423d ago

Why - cause someone doesn't share the same opinion has yourself. Tyical Droid.

Major_Tom3423d ago

"Tyical Droid."

The average intelligence of an xbox fanboy, presented to you by Mountain DEW!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Alan Wake looks better than anything they got and they didn't get their hand on Mass Effect. They get to use a copy me Wii-mote magic wand to wave at the screen, and they still got no price cut and the PS3 is still dead last. Killzone flopped on sales day and they lost 2009 when it was "supposed" to be the PS3's year... again. They still don't have cross game chat, custom soundtracks, exclusive dlc, and Blu-ray is taking a beating from Netflix. They still have to wait 6 monts to a year to get 360's sloppy seconds in games and DLC. Oh... and they are still waiting on games that seem to get pushed over and over.

Playstation = dead last

aldesko3423d ago

Every PS3 FPS seems to be called generic.

I hope lag isn't an issue in MAG, it looks promising.

Panthers3423d ago

It will be. Zipper is making it and every since Socom 2, they have been terrible. I am just glad they didnt make Socom. It would be a lot worse than it is now. I dont see why anyone was excited for this game. It is going to blow.

badz1493423d ago

for who's first to go calling MW2 a generic game as well! I hope I will not die waiting! can't be generic right? because it's CoD /s

calling it generic when the major thing being offered is having a simultaneously 256 player warfare! stupid crapTAKU!!

rogimusprime3422d ago

there were quite a few games at E3 with lag. (yes, i was there, yes, I live here in LA). Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 had lag, but it still looked pretty good. They are not going to let laggy games come out and threaten their reputation again. I WOULD HOPE that they learned their lesson from HAZE, and SOCOM confrontation, that games need to be polished before launch. But maybe I'm just an optimistic monkey....