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I wanted to try a new game, so I thought I'd try Planetside 2.
The sci-fi aspect is what I liked (no dungeons and dragons for me thank you).
I have never been very good at 'twitch' games and this proved no different.
In other games I can at least get a few kills even though I die vastly more.
In my first hour of real gameplay, I'd say I died about 99 time and killed 1 person, worse, I had no idea where the shot came from. That indicator thingee doesn't really help a newb.
Somehow, dying over and over and over is not really fun for me. I did have fun exploring the environments for 5 minutes... but I clearly do not understand the mechanics and the game really doesn't teach it well for a newb. Even video guides don't do well when they refer to 'look at that symbol'... look at what friggin symbol? In other shooter games of this type, I played a sniper.. and did well enough to have fun till I kept getting punkbustered when I wasn't cheating and kicked. I still sucked, but could get a few kills.
I know I suck, but a ratio of 99-1 is insane. One shot kills are not fun except for the killer. Being killed by a level 93 as a level 2 is not fun.... when it happens over and over again.
In other games, I felt I had a chance (even though I admit I suck at twitch). I expect to die a lot, but not this much. What this game said to me in the first hour is "You don't belong here".
So, this game isn't for me though I did like the concepts. I do wonder how much levels and enhancements play a part in killing opponents. I suspect it is rather high with their cash shop.
So, I bid you adieu... I hope all who love this game keep playing. I gave it a fair shot, but it's simply not for me.