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. It might not be to everyone's taste and the control system takes some getting used to, but when the core mechanics are as polished as MAG's, you'll be willing to overlook the niggles.
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. On the other hand, it is a game that struggles to find a sense of purpose beyond this, or a real sense of identity.
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: 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. Take, for example, my ambitious attempt to get up at seven am this morning in order to get a head start on the day's backbreaking gaming. Did it work? No. No it did not.
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 missions, such as taking down enemies, securing a base, stealing intelligence, and so on.
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 anyone who's ever played an FPS on a console before, you get thrown into a series of huge online battles with a ridiculous number of other people.
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 achieve success in the largest, most realistic online battles to date.
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. Level design is often awe inspiring. These levels are big, huge in some cases, and you can often marvel at the beauty.
Conclusion: Bel essai que ce MAG, pas révolutionnaire dans le fond malgré l'accès au rang de commandeur lorsqu'on a acquis suffisamment d'expérience, permettant ainsi d'avoir à ses ordres un escadron de soldats. On aura une pensée pour les débutants lâchés dans le bain, qui n'auront malheureusement pas l'occasion de monter en puissance autrement que par les échecs à répétition.
Pros: Jusqu'à 256 joueurs réunis dans une partie, une première !, Un visuel propre malgré la gestion des nombreux participants, Assez simple à prendre en main car peu original dans son gameplay
Cons: Reste relativement classique, Absence d'un réel scénario, Progression longue et pas si facile que ça, Peu accessible aux novices