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  • Summary: For Land. For Power. Forever. Expand your game in this massively multiplayer online first person action game! Introducing PlanetSide: Core Combat offering new massive underground zones and caverns, upgradable surface level facilities, and an unlockable form of ancient technology to access new weapons, vehicles and underground transports giving your Empire the edge on the battlefields above and below the surface of Auraxis. New weapons and vehicles to enhance combat tactics and strategy. Harvest ancient alien technology in six new massive underground caverns. Head-to-Head urban warfare gameplay in massive subterranean cities. [Sony Online Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. While I originally left Planetside because of it’s balance issues and general stale nature, I’m happy to report that not only have changes in the last few months made the game much quicker on play (really, really good change, in my opinion), but have also tweaked the balance issues pretty damn good.
  2. My biggest gripe is why am I paying 25 bucks or so for an expansion for a game that was just released about 6 months ago AND that I pay a monthly fee for that was promised to have weapons and things added anyway.
  3. None of these changes fundamentally change the game, though. They are nice additions, sure, but hardly worth $30.
  4. While some are more interesting than others, in practice, Core Combat's new additions don't seem to add much to PlanetSide.
  5. 60
    With PlanetSide being constantly updating and patched, this expansion may become indispensable somewhere down the road, but it's not worth the admission price right now. Take that $$$ and buy a few Code Reds instead, because as all the good players know, the action is best late at night.
  6. Coercing people to buy Core Combat so they can get more-potent weaponry seems shady. This expansion should cost a lot less - or be free. [Feb 2004, p.76]
  7. 20
    Introduces far more gameplay problems than solutions.

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