Reviews and Problems with MAG: Massive Action Game
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8 June 2012
Excerpt: Just about everyone knows how competitive men can be amongst each other. Men always battle for the most beautiful women, want to earn more than the others, kill each other over sports and want nothing more than just to have the biggest one.
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: 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.
Ambitious, online-only military shooter with 256 players.
Common Sense Media
26 June 2010
Summary: Parents needs to know that MAG is a massively multiplayer online war game. It looks quite realistic and takes place only 15 years from now. The game isn't played alone -- it's an online-only game where players can interact with other human players (even in other cities) to accomplish a number of...
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
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...