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.
Graphics: Nothing that's going to blow you away or set a new bench mark, but they are passable. Slow loading textures and a bland color pallet are very noticeable, but not game-breakers by any stretch. Framerate stays at a very steady 30fps and higher and all times. Even when there are 40-50 people on your screen at once, it still runs like a champ. Screen tearing is occasionally noticeable, but it's not bad overall.
Gameplay: Kind of like the graphics, the gameplay is generic but passable. It does nothing new that hasn't been done 100 times before in shooters, but it still does everything pretty well. There are no glaring gameplay holes or major flaws in the design of the mechanics, but there's absolutley nothing new or innovative here.
Sound: In a word: bland. Gunfire and explosions hold no echo effect or reverb, and much like everything else in this game, they're very generic. Grenade noises are particulalry dull, with only a loud "pop" occuring upon explosion, instead of the regular ground shaking boom you get from most other games.
Fun Factor: Here's where MAG really shines, but also sometimes falls short. In order for MAG to really work, people have to be working as a team. Everyone needs to know what they're supposed to be doing, and do it. Mics are very strongly recommended, but not entirely necessary, especially if your squad/platoon leaders have them. When everything is working as it should personel-wise, the game is an absolute blast... but if you get in a room with people that want to go lone-wolf, it can really be the pits. Winning usually requires a unified team.
Bottom Line: When playing with friends or others that know the game well, it's some of the most fun I've EVER had playing a multiplayer game, but it's those games you get in when people are acting dumb that really bring it down. If you have friends on-line that play this, I'd definitley recommend. If not, you may want to pass.
This is honestly one of the most extraordinary fps I have played in a very long time. But it does have a very heavy anchor... The amount of disconnects, respawn loops, and all around connection issues that go along with this game make it close to unbearable to play at times. When they fix all of the server connection issues, I believe this will be a phenomenal game that fps lovers would play for a long time.