Reviews and Problems with MAG: Massive Action Game
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26 March 2012
Conclusion: MAG may seem like just another military FPS with little more than an impressive multiplayer gimmick. However, MAG succeeds as an enjoyable and enormously playable online FPS title that's worthy of your time.
Conclusion: So where does that leave us? On one hand, MAG is an ambitious experiment that has delivered on many of its promises – it genuinely offers lag-free 256 player online battles with a huge potential for team work.
Excerpt: Tomb Raider is a third person action adventure game following Lara Croft’s adventures. This action filled game plot has her globe trotting to find what happened to her mother. Crystal Dynamics third outing with Lara has something old, something new, something borrowed but something is still blue.
Excerpt: The prospect of massive online battles which encompasses all the major factors from real military combat has been long desired by the gaming community. Now MAG, previously titled Massive Assault Game, aims to be the first to get people together under the orders of the their superior officers to...
Excerpt: Ambition's great. We all want game developers to be ambitious, to push hardware, to try new things, to have a stab at doing something that's never been done before. But sometimes, ambition alone isn't enough. Sometimes you need more than ambition to make the magic happen.
Excerpt: Here's the problem. MAG itself is nearly impossible to review. What you're reviewing is a community. Penny Arcade’s take on MAG is entirely, depressingly accurate. After you go through a quick training mission to teach you the ropes of MAG's shooter-style gameplay, which is simple and intuitive for...
Excerpt: Enemy reinforcements are on the way. We\'ve got five minutes to take down their communications tower and plant the explosives in the heart of their HQ. They\'ve got quite the armory, and it\'s not going to be easy, so get your squad organized and bring honor to your name.
Pros: Online play is exceptionally smooth; framerate is excellent; team-driven mechanics work very well; gameplay feels right; RPG-like elements add depth to the game
Cons: No substantial single-player; somewhat dull graphics; can only be part of one faction; not a great deal of variety; not enough music