posted by TornPr1nc3 (BLAIRSTOWN, NJ) Jan 28, 2010
Member since Oct 2006
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
I had the opportunity to Beta test this game like many others out there and was impressed by it, so I knew that buying it was a must. The main competition will be Modern Warfare 2, but in my eyes, there IS NO competition. The two games may be from the same genre, but are two completely different experiences.
The amount of depth to the game does not become apparent in the first few "levels" of your character's progression. Like MW 2, MAG uses a leveling system in the vein of many RPG's out there. There is also an MMO aspect of the game because of the number of players you will be playing with AND against.
Each squad of 8 should act like a tight knit unit, keeping one another alive while defending a location or pushing forward further into enemy territory to complete an objective.
While MW2 is extremely arcade in nature and is more of a run and gun experience where completing objectives can only be done in certain missions and even then, it feels too short and gets old in a hurry. MAG does have a Deathmatch mode, but it is mainly to hone your skills towards playing the bigger modes. There are so many ways to earn experience points and you almost always feel like you are accomplishing something. If you are victorious, the feeling is always one of comraderie where everyone really did their job. On the other hand, should you fail, you will want to try and do it again to get it right.
Cheap kills in MW2 also make for an unpleasant Multi-player experience. In MAG, I have not once gotten the feeling that my death was cheap. It has always been either a bad mistake on my part or just that I simply got outgunned by the better player.
Meeting up with friends and keeping a clan organized is as impressive a WORKING SYSTEM as Killzone 2's (Both PS3 exclusives). I have felt that MW2's system was mainly designed for the 360 or PC.
Most importantly, the game feels like a REAL WAR in ways no other FPS has achieved. Kudos to Zipper for a winner!!!
gamers (25%) found this review helpful
i'm throughly disappointed in this game. its not that its a poorly made game. it looks amazing but there are a bunch of idiots online and you will die ALOT, spawn campers are EVERYWHERE, knifing is dang near impossible. sniping does nothing. i can safely say i will no longer be complaining about modern warfare's spawn campers or cheater cause they are nothing compared to this. seriously if your annoyed with call of duty this is WWWWWWAAAAAAAYYYYYY worse. this game was way over hyped and way over rated