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Planetside 2 gets a 90 from pcgamer.com

bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,262Member Uncommon

pcgamer.com's Planetside 2 review.

"Dogfights in the frigid air, gunfights among the trees of a dense jungle, tanks duelling across the plains of a red desert: like stars in the night sky, PlanetSide 2 is beautiful."

 

I tend to agree. I may even go a bit higher. PS2 is the evolution of the FPS. 

Comments

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    and the devolution of the mmo.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,262Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    and the devolution of the mmo.

    No, it bumped the mmo up in a big way, but did nothing for the mmorpg. I think you are confusing the two.

  • Shoko_LiedShoko_Lied -, WAPosts: 2,080Member Uncommon
    Only a 90? What lowballers
  • mikecacklemikecackle City, ILPosts: 151Member

    pc gamer was also related to the control of beta keys selling copies of the magazine to get one... Go figure

     

  • sgtalonsgtalon Lenox, MIPosts: 128Member Uncommon

    75% of the people playing the Beta were not from PCGamer keys.  Every website that talked to the people, the FB page, website, and every event that they had, they gave away beta keys.

     

    I seriously doubt that the fact that they had keys to give away swayed their scoring. It is a fun game with tons of potential to be a seriously long lived game.

  • EladiEladi ArnhemPosts: 1,100Member Uncommon
    its a fun game but ballance is far far off due to some idiotic nerfs right after beta but its fixable if they can get a grip on it..else the game will die as fast as APB.  other then that its a shooter..nothing more , nothing less. always fun to jump into for a hour untill the said ballance issue's  start anoying you.
  • PieRadPieRad Odense MPosts: 1,108Member
    Good score for a good game, I like PS2, battlerank 31 now, and heading back in now, cyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    First time i have real gaming fun in years.  I was a mmofps hater and now i love it
  • DerrosDerros Posts: 1,076Member Uncommon

    My enjoyment of the game increased tremendously when i got into my outfit, when I was running around by myself I was bored and annoyed.  Once I got into the outfit and went through some of their training and started running in platoon with them, I started to have a great time.

     

    Who you play with, I think, is going to have a BIG effect on how much you enjoy the game.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    First mmo in ages to actually deserve its 9/10 score

    Gw2 was more of a 7 or 8
    Swtor was more of a 3 or 4
  • DerrosDerros Posts: 1,076Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    First mmo in ages to actually deserve its 9/10 score

    Gw2 was more of a 7 or 8
    Swtor was more of a 3 or 4

    I'd give TOR a 7 at least, I enjoyed the heck out of the pve and story (though I think TSW's story and voice acting was superior) while leveling up, and doing a bit of raiding at 50.  PVP, crafting and long term end game was where it fell appart.

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Calgary, ABPosts: 2,156Member

    It is a good game, but not as good as the age old Planetside 1. I've been in PS2 beta since not long after they started the beta stage and I didn't spend a lot of time playing it, and I still don't play it all that much on live (I actually don't play ANY game that much right now) but I have bought a fair amount of weapons and upgrades.

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  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member
    Originally posted by TeknoBug

    It is a good game, but not as good as the age old Planetside 1. I've been in PS2 beta since not long after they started the beta stage and I didn't spend a lot of time playing it, and I still don't play it all that much on live (I actually don't play ANY game that much right now) but I have bought a fair amount of weapons and upgrades.

    This is the fundimental problem for me as well, PS was a better game.

    Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,479Member Uncommon
    It might be leading the pack of MMOFPS's now but it still has aimbots and glitces like every other FPS to ever come down the pipes. I've been playing it off and on for the past 2 weeks and I've already encountered 2 aimbots which isn't a lot but if they exist, they will cause havoc with the legitimacy of the game much like what happened with APB.

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  • SalengerSalenger Pottageville, ONPosts: 521Member
    Very generous review imo.

    PS2 isnt that good of an FPS at all, as an MMO i guess the map size and huge battles give it its due, but this is a game for clan gamers, solo players and small groups of 2-4 usually dont last to long as the gaming clans usually camp the hell out of areas boosting their XP.

    I would still prefer BF3, BF2 hell even old school HL and CoD are better FPS games than PS2.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,262Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    First mmo in ages to actually deserve its 9/10 score
     

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  • IlayaIlaya BochumPosts: 417Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    First mmo in ages to actually deserve its 9/10 score
     

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    Same here !

    +1 on that

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zinzan
    Originally posted by TeknoBug

    It is a good game, but not as good as the age old Planetside 1. I've been in PS2 beta since not long after they started the beta stage and I didn't spend a lot of time playing it, and I still don't play it all that much on live (I actually don't play ANY game that much right now) but I have bought a fair amount of weapons and upgrades.

    This is the fundimental problem for me as well, PS was a better game.

    PS was better than PS2 ?

    At launch ?

    Or after the first 3 years ?

    Or currently, after 9 years or so of additions ?

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    I liked somethings better in ps1 like bridge battles.

    But ps2 beats it for scale of players and we now (some of us) have the internet connections to play it.
  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    I agree with the score..

     

    PS2 is a solid mmo,and a fine predecessor to PS1..

     

    It does what its supposed to do,bring the feeling of full on war.It also brings a helluva lot of fun too.

     

    The game is only going to get better as well.

  • DeivosDeivos Mountain View, CAPosts: 1,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    PS was better than PS2 ?

    At launch ?

    Or after the first 3 years ?

    Or currently, after 9 years or so of additions ?

    Dunno about them, but for me there's a few fundamental aspects that I prefer from PS1.

     

    First, I liked how flying around felt more in PS1. I like that the vehicle control is more physics driven in PS2, but I do not like the change in control of the vehicles. Piloting the ships now feels considerably more akwward to try strafing in, something I enjoyed greatly in PS1 because I would often swoop low to the groung and dodge trees while gunning footsoldiers down in my mosquito. That's something I simply can't do in PS2 because the ships no longer fly that way. I have to roll my ship in order to get it to turn fast enough, at which point I can no longer keep my ain on the enemies and it defeats the purpose of flying that low in the first place.

     

    Second, I liked that the MAX suits had a stronger functional distinction from one another in PS1. Now they posess visual flavor more than anything else. There's no overarmor, anchors, or jumpjets to make them play with differing tacics. the asymmetry of the factions just feels like it was reduced overall to make balance easier at the cost of interest and novelty.

     

    Third, inventory. I know there's a lot of players that likely don't want to do inventory management in the middle of a shooter, but I found that system to lend alot to the personalization of a character especially when combined with...

     

    Fourth, certifications. I personally preferred the way the original PS did certifications overall a bit more. The fact there's equipment functionally locked and separated form one another annoys me about PS2. I would much rather have a system like the original game where I can gain access to all the abilities and gear as a massive pool like PS1 does, and then turn around to buy specializing aspects within them similar to how PS2 does.

     

    These are all aspects that were present since the release of Planetside 1 that I find make me prefer it somewhat more.

     

    If they had retained a greater degree of the original game, improved the shooting mechanics and physics for weaponsvehicles without fundamentally changing how you interact with those things, and applied the differences they made in skills/progression as a deeper function of the certification system a lot of these issues I feel could have been alleviated for me.

     

    EDIT: To note though. I still love Planetside 2 and think it's a pretty well executed game.

    I just love what went into Planetside more.

    "The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners."
    - Thomas B. Macaulay

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