Excerpt: When the original Tribes came out, I looked at the concept, and said “hey, that doesn’t look too bad, I wonder what it plays like?” Sadly, I never had the chance to find out, as I was broke at the time, and by the time I could afford it, I thought, “everybody’s way, way too good at it now, I’ll just suck terribly at it” – and so I missed out on one of the most fun developments of recent time – team-based tactical warfare.
Conclusion: The Wrap-up: Even though there are plenty of bugs to justify returning the game, there is enough good things in this game to make you glad you bought this game. Give it a try, and if you don't like Sierra will be more than happy to refund the product. This is the new standard of multiplayer action gaming, but it may not be able to hold the crown for long.
Excerpt: Tribes 2 is a first person shooter set in the 40th century. Building upon the award-winning Starsiege Tribes, Tribes 2 inserts you into breathtaking worlds where brainpower and teamwork are the only true keys to survival. Tribes 2 features all the great things that the original had. Each bit has been enhanced and expanded.
Summary: While Tribes 2 is a great game, for owners of the original Starsiege Tribes, it really isn't enough of an upgrade to necessitate purchasing the newer version. But you will anyway. For those of us that didn't experience the meaty goodness of Tribes 1, Tribes 2 is a great game to delve into the online first person shooter community. The combination of the gameplay elements make for an unique experience which honestly is not paralleled in any other game.
Conclusion: alone that even making a run at the enemy base with two other people is difficult. For example, to quickly destroy base turrets you can "paint" a target for someone with a rocket launcher to accurately take out. But normally everyone runs around like Rambo trying to take on 32 opposing players without anyone’s help. (In contrast, the bots behave far better.) Team tactics work better over LAN since you can shout at teammates and berate the opposition.