I have been an xbox person from day 1, I recently decided to buy a PS3 to play the God of War series, after playing Dante's Inferno and loving it. I pre-ordered God of War III and then after thinking about it, realized that since they don't have a ton of replay value, I could just get GoW3 from Gamefly and instead went and got MAG, Oh boy am I glad I did !!! I absolutely LOVE this game. I have played a bunch of FPS and I think MAG is one of the best. The whole map is just full of people to kill, the controls are great and the talent spec is great, 256 people in one match !!!! It is just fantastic and I reccomend it to ANYONE that likes FPS ! Hope this review was helpful, Thanks and maybe see you on the battlefield ! =D
posted by Turtlepig (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
MAG has become one of my favorite games of all time. In the last review posted, at least it was the last one posted before I started writing this, the reviewer complained about too many frag grenades and poeple booting him from one of his first games. First off you only get two frag grenades and yes, it is common when opposing teams meet up at an objective when a game begins to start lobbing them aimlessly in hopes of a lucky kill (as every kill gets you experience which goes towards upgrading your character) but you don't have to go booking it into the middle of that. If you just stand back for about 5 seconds everyone is out of grenades. Plus there's a grenade indicator so you can move away if one lands by you. These don't ruin the game at all, they make it fun, giving you more stragetic options. Another complaint was that you have to push the same button to switch through 2 or three things, (like grenades, smoke bombs, med kit, rocket launchers, repair kit) you can usually only carry two or three of these items in your loadout and it actually works great. If your loadout has a med kit, then grenades, then a rocket launcher, then it's super easy and quick to get to them. For example if you want your grenades just quickly tap L2 twice, which takes like half a second and there in your hands. This works great for quick access to all of your equipment.
As far as booting people in your squad goes, it is a very nice feature. Sometimes you get a guy in your squad who starts team killing for fun or whatever and the squad can vote him out. So it is nice to have that option.
I'll admit it took me a couple rounds to get into MAG but once you figure out what's going on and start to develop your own strategies and upgrade your character it becomes one of the best online gaming experiences available. I'm a huge fan. I don't buy games very often, I usually rent them, but I happily paid full retail for this one.
posted by TheKLowN (COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI) Feb 23, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
I am just going to give some straight forward facts about the game... but before i do so i want to mention that I am a huge call of duty fan so i do make some comparisons between the two...
pros - Huge online multiplayer maps that look decent and and well structured. -Decent graphics but they are toned down in order to have less lag in-game. - Fun to spend points every time you level up and customize your weapons. - Load-outs have multiple items that you can apply - world leaderboard statistics that shows which military force is leading in specific gametypes. - Weapons are fairly satisfying to use.
cons -Bad game mechanics/physics (compared to call of duty), the guys arm and gun remain COMPLETELY still when spinning around at high sensitivity and when you go to turn or look your head starts off moving slow and then speeds up and makes aiming quite difficult since there is little to no lock on when sighting-in on a target. -One profile for every Playstation Profile (you have to choose one military and stick to it forever). -Story is not even worth paying attention to. -Your team will almost always loose unless you have good squad cooperation (means ppl with mics!) - Game does a horribly poor job explaining how to play gametypes and complete objectives.
++Overall a decent game and is fun for an alternative to CoD once in awhile, don't expect next gen graphics and it takes time to get used to the game.