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MAG

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GF Rating
6.0

7791 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Solid, but not for everyone

posted by Echo307 (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) Feb 23, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

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.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

On top, almost...

posted by Lathru (NEWBERG, OR) Feb 20, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

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.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

mag

posted by enzalittle (AUGUSTA, ME) Feb 19, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

finally, a refreshing break from the ties that bind us all, the almighty c.o.d. franchise!!!
Kudos to sony for pushing forward and giving us a diamond in the rough.
a little awkward at first, but as time goes on you will be racking up a body count with virtual ease.
I feel that the possibilities are endless with this game. a must buy in my opinion for any fps lover.
Amazingly smooth gameplay given the fact that their are up to 256 players at once !!!
Awesome game,,I highly reccomend it !!!

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