M.A.G Review

M.A.G is an upcoming PS3  exclusive which is expected to arrive January 26, 2010.  Now despite how the game is yet to be released I did happen to get in on the beta which is highly impressive. MAG is going to be the first game oMAGf its kind (that I know of) which falls into the genre of MMOFPS (massively multilayer on-line first person shooter).

So typically the MMO genre applies to PC games such as World of Warcraft, and Aion. With lots and lots of people (pretty sure WoW is up to about 10 million as of Jan 22,2008). MAG on the other hand is a 256 person on-line game which is extremely high for a normal console FPS.

According to developers the game dose not contain any soundtrack to produce any of the battle noises. All of the noises are said to be made by the surrounding battles and so all of the noises you hear in the game are user created. Along with the amazing idea with the sound the graphics were not sub par and the game played EXTREMELY smooth and despite the not so great Playstation Network there was no lag in the times that I played. The game modes that were in the beta seemed to resemble those of typical first person shooters aka team deathmatch capture and hold and attack and defend.  The game uses an RPG style when leveling such as you earn skill points when levels are gained to add to your character to make him more proficient in something or unlock new weapons. All of the weapons have additions that can be added to them such as stocks, silencers and sights. And finally the thing that appealed to me the most which is something actually very petty is the control scheme. MAG uses a very simple control scheme that is very very generic for an FPS. This is good because its almost  as if you have played an FPS before you can just pick this game up and play, no learning controls or anything ; all is kept very simple.

MAG comes out on January 26, 2010 in North America and is an exclusive for the Playstation 3

3 thoughts on “M.A.G Review”

  1. hey thats not the only MMOFPS i’ve seen there’s a couple for the PC already with some more out soon but none released so far for any console. i think there fall of man (released), Huxley (unreleased), an planetside (released).

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