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I like shooters. I enjoy shooters. I love shooters. The 3rdPS/FPS shooter genre is by far my favorite.
Out of all the s hooters I have played (the list is quite huge) none to my knowledge have been as engaging as Zipper Interactives MAG.
MAG is a Play station 3 exclusive Squad Based sh ooter thats currently in an Open BETA state as it nears its late January 2010 release. There has been a lot of speculation on whether or not ZIpper could actualy pull off this feat. 256 players in one game with a stable framerate and no lag sounds like imagination. But my fears were calmed when I dove in for the first time. Teamwork is required but you end up working together as a team as necesity. Given using a mic/heads eat will increase squad affectiveness the flow of teamwork is beautiful. The battles arent pure chaos. The maps are well designed and cater to the myria d of players. The objectives are spread out nicely and there is plent of action to go around.
There are two factions in every given battle. Whether you fight for S.V.E.R., VALOR, or RAVEN the gameplay is generally the same. The only difference is that they each have their own unique look, equipment, locales, and backstory.
Out of all the shooters I have played (the list is quite huge) none to my knowledge have been as engaging as Zipper Interactives MAG. The gameplay feels just right in all of the places.
Visually the game is what I would expect of one of this scale. However it still proves to be a good looking game. The characters, the animation, and lighting are pretty damn good. The textures arent the best but they certainly dont look bad at all. With everything going on on screen the framerate is solid through out.
I really dont know what else to say. If you have any questions you want me to answer about it I will do so happily. I understand that the game is only in BETA at the moment but with it nearing its January release im quite happy that Zipper is pulling this off.
Also you really cant compare this game to those such as Modern Warfare. So dont even bring that trash talk into here :P
So if you have been skeptical, heres your chance to try it out without buying it. Take my work for it, you will be pleased.
you can get into the beta by going here