Is this game better than the Homefront or BF2 online muti-player games?
MAG in it's 2010 prime has easily been the best online fps that's released on the PS3 in my opinion. I've played a number of the top titles competitively including Black Ops and Battlefield which I continue to grow quickly tired of every year when they release a new one whereas with MAG I invested over 2000 hours in the 3 years since it's release and that's the only game I've ever played anywhere close to that many hours.
What separates MAG from the rest of the shooter titles on the PS3 besides the fact that it offers much larger game modes with the smallest being 32v32, offers the best in-game squad/platoon/proxy chat, and makes it easy to get groups of 8-16 friends or more together in the same game, is the skill level required to kill someone which is a night and day difference than what you're used to from playing COD and Battlefield.
Most people that come into MAG from COD and Battlefield get completely wrecked until they're willing to put in the time to get better. MAG is a lot faster paced and you have to learn how to move in a gun fight and aim without aim assist while landing at least two to three times the number of bullets it takes in other shooters. Some people that are used to COD gameplay say that makes it less realistic when you can't kill someone in 3-4 shots but what it does is make the game about gun skill instead of about camping skill where in COD it's all about whoever see's who first wins the gun fight. In MAG you can't just camp and hide and shoot someone in the back expecting to always get the kill because a skilled player will have enough time to turn and kill you if they have better aim.
Nothing beats the epic fun of some of the 32v32 clan battles we had in MAG because it's just chaotic when you get 64 people all heading to the same objective. Those days are mostly over now though due to the lower player counts and the increased amount of lag on the servers but a lot of us MAG veterans still get on for a couple of hours a few nights a week to group up with 8-16 friends and play some Sabotage or during early morning hours and weekends to play a few rounds of Domination which is 128v128.
The game is definitely worth a mere $.99 to pick up even if you only play it for a few hours. For many it gave a taste of what a great shooter like MAG has to offer past the normal COD and Battlefield franchises which are geared towards casuals that don't want to invest the time to get good at a game.
Last edited by burningrave101; 04-05-2013 at 07:29 PM..
A little kid in gamestop laughed at me when I asked for this. He asked if I was sure I wanted to buy it. Oh well its just a dollar....might as well.
Because most little kids play COD and get completely worked over when they try MAG thinking their skill is going to pass over. MAG is one of the hardest shooters you will find on the console but in it's prime it was easily the most fun I've had on a PS3. It just takes time to get where you can kill more than you die and starting out for the first few games you're probably going to do nothing but die. People that are new to the game and even some veterans that don't have much gun game tend to focus more on playing medic and running around healing and resuscitating people or repairing assets in order to get XP and level up while learning the mechanics of the game.
Last edited by burningrave101; 04-06-2013 at 09:49 AM..
Since I'm heading to mall tomorrow, I'm going to give it a try if I can get the instructions and PS3 case. Reading those other forums, disc would make a cool coaster and don't mind having a back up PS3 case if I don't like it or if the servers get shut down.
A game like this would have probably done a lot better on PC. I enjoy games on console and PC, but if you are looking for a long lasting community avoid console games. If you don't think you will play a game a few months down the line then console games are an option. Example of what I mean is I wanted to play some Borderlands 1 for 360 a few days ago and waited about 10 minutes for a for someone to join, because nobody had any games up, whereas PC there were plenty of games ready to join. Games that require a community I stick to PC. Any single, RPG, or any game with minimal online access I stick I try to get for console.
Last edited by Slashinhobo; 04-07-2013 at 01:23 PM..
I bought 1 of these. Don't play these kind of games. I'll last about 5 seconds whenever I pop it in, but the trade bump was worth it!
I shop the budget bin at GameStop (usually for past season sport releases). I usually try to get them even cheaper on craigslist, but people seem to think their NHL 2K9 is worth $15.00 when GameStop has a hundred for $3.00. I couldn't find this on CL, expected to see it for $20 - $25.
LMAO! Reminds me of Storage Wars Texas last night. Some guy was talking about getting $20 each for PSP games!
Just like BF3, you had these oh so serious players who took any FUN factor out of the game. That's why I play games, to have FUN. That's why I quit playing Warhawk very quickly, since I'd respawn, move 30 feet and...BOOM...DEAD!! Borrrring. That's what I also can't stand about BF1943 cuz you get these air aces who do nothing but fly planes the whole freakin' game and shoot you in half a second.
I play on xbox, otherwise I'd apologize for shooting you down in BF3.
Actually I'm no ACE, but flying is hard enough that only the people who put the time in can stay in the air, it's a weird chicken & egg syndrome.
It surpsises me how many people are saying this game was bad...
This game was amazing, one of the best fps's I've played.
I've been playing Dust 514 recently... And MAG was way better than this game. And it came out years ago.
Zipper as a company was closed... Are the servers for this game still being maintained?
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