"Zipper Interactive’s first outing on the PlayStation 3 brought the studio’s background in online gaming, from the SOCOM series on the PS2, and brought it up to scale with the power of the PS3."
It is good but the best? No
give me a fu.....
No way. Should be Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or at least Halo Reach.
Hell nah this isn't the best shooter of 2010. I enjoyed it for a bit though, not gonna lie. But there just wasn't enough weapons. And almost all of them felt the same. Stick to socom, Zipper.
I haven't played MAG, and I'm not traditionally an online FPS gamer (I've done my share throughout the years on various FPSs, but they're not my favorite). Is MAG different enough from KZ2 or CoD or Halo to be worth a try?
@GWAVE MAG is a completely different game compared to those other games. Though these other games offer tactical game modes, they don't compare to MAG. I'm not saying MAG is better than KZ2, or BO, (actually, yeah it's better than BO), but it is a really different type of FPS. Also, you can get it on the cheap now. Give it a shot.
Well, i guess it's a horrible game for newcomers since at level one everything just seems to kill you. I recently just vetted and i forgot how unforgiving it could be. The max i killed at level 4 was 48-11 which is way too high for new players with the basic equipment and the more they die, the less likely they will keep playing the game. MAG is not a game for casual FPS gamers. If you cant aim, rely on auto aim, want people to die with one knife hit, then MAG is not the game for you. Once you hit lv 60, it take forever to get to lv 70.
... The beauty of "game of the year" Is that it's an opinion piece. This guy thought that MAG was the best game. And as a guy with 500 hours in mag when my next closest runner up for any other game is probably like 50-100 hours. I completely agree. The gameplay is exactly what I love, going right back to the glory days of Battlefield: Modern Combat for the PS2 (my favorite game on the PS2) This game was a godsend for me when I finally got my hands on it and noticed it was the PS3 version of BF:MC that BFBC had failed to be.
Lol, go figure.
I have no interest in MAG, and though Socom 4 is actually looking pretty good, I'm not looking forward to that either. I respect Zipper for pushing boundaries, though.
No is right. It's a fun game... but best? No, maybe not even top 5.
Definitely not the best shooter but MAG deserves more cred then it gets.
I personally love MAG, I believe that this game DEFINITELY needs more recognition. This year, it was a tie between BC2 and MAG for me personally. When MAG first came out, it wasnt that good but I stuck with it and it has definitely become a hidden jewel within the playstation community. I strongly recommend trying the game and getting into a good clan to show you the ropes, this game rocks!
I enjoyed the hell out of MAG. I probably clocked over 200 hours in it. I couldn't get the platinum though but I heard they have made it easier now. It was definitely my shooter of the year but there wasn't much else I was interested in.
Slap the Call of Duty logo on the front cover on MAG and it will sell like hot cakes...kids these days... No but seriously, it was a new IP, no one expected it to sell billions. In fact, it was very good for a new IP, it hit 1 million recently. Just like Uncharted 1 didn't sell as good as Uncharted 2. Hopefully we'll see a new MAG in the future.
I had to force myself to stop playing MAG cuz it was sucking up all my time and i couldn't bring myself to play anything else...then the 2.0 update came out and it sucked me back in again. not a game for everyone but a very deep addictive one for the ppl who try it and bare with it.
The winner is Vanquish for me. One of the best games this year, it's so amazing!
BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 FTW!!!
Mag is amazing and deserves this and for people to oppose Mag and this recognition is really telling of how silly people are today. most gaming sheep of today only buy games they are told to buy by the gaming media and they often times miss out on amazing games because their master didnt praise a certain game
lol love your word choice...activision has created a mental slavery and they are the masters. They can make a shitty game and slap the name "COD" on it and it will sell millions
this game is very well done granteed i saw more people id spend hours on in playing it. it really is fun
What a wonderful game.
For me it is the best shooter of 2010, because it's completely different than the rest. Playing with a clan in a squadbased tactical shooter, with the numbers, the command structure and varied objectives that is MAG, for me it's a relief to play such a game compared to the standard skirmishes other shooters provide. They're all more or less the same, where MAG's different. Not perfect, but really addictive and made for clans.
Try it first its addicting i had to give it way cause i was spending too much time playing it for real first game to do that to me. P.S 8 hours in one day yup :(
lol i almost traded in MAG also bc how addictive it was.Then I thought and said I would be fuking retard if I gave up a classic shooter. But I understand ur pain now when I play other shooters they just feel so easy too play now.
Funny how people who havent played the game thinks it sucks. Currently on Valor. Add me for those who wanna group up.
What's your psn?
ThanatosDMC, I'll be on later around 1-2pm Central Time. Currently level 12 or 11, i think. Just do a player search on me to see my level on MAG.
I bought and still own all the big shooters this year, MAG occupied the most oh of my year. It suits my type of game. I like playing on big maps with alot of enemies on screen. Other games feel like sandbox skirmishes. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the other games, but the other games try so hard to make you feel in a big epic battle and sadly the developers can't technically pull it off. For example other games give you big maps make you feel your in a epic battle but map is too big for amount of players they can put on screen without technical difficulties. Mag has it right nothing like sniping 20 parachuting opponents while being unaware your already in 20 other opponents line of sight, oh and that's just a small part of the map
Awesome choice. Personally, I found it to be the most enjoyable first person shooter I've played since KZ2. I still play it tons (when I'm not in class or work, of course). Right now, I'm Raven and don't intend on switching. PSN ID is my name on N4G.
Great choice one of tha best FPS I have every played.And in my top 5 of shooters I have ever played.I was a hardcore Socom fan and for me this was a early christmas present for me. 800+ hours just fell short of reaching my goal of 1000 hours bc tha game was alittle too damn addictive.Had to take breaks bc I didnt want to show up on N4G like those WoW clowns lol. Vet 5 Lvl 70 watch out for my AGVK if you is a paratrooper lol 2 for 1 special. Thanks Zipper for an awesome shooter cant wait to get my hands hands on Socom 4.
MAG? Gotta be joking. IMO BFBC2 (for common FPS) or Bioshock2 (for story driven FPS) were best without a doubt.
The only reason they chose MAG is because all the better games are multiplats.
Rumors say there's a constant war between people who live the PlayStation Lifestyle against people who prefer the Xerox Lifestyle. I would also watch out for the Samsung Microwave Lifestyle guys, not to mention the dreaded Philips Beard Trimmer Lifestyle team.
I completetly agree with this. It is about the only shooter that wasn't "just a remake of some old shooter" and it did things that no other shooters have done (squad buffs, command chain, 256 players, etc.). Glad at least 1 site got it right.
I can agree somewhat about this, MAG is amazing, but kinda should've been Bad Company 2.
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