- Summary: Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons,Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air, ground and seaborne combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever.… Expand
Playstation Official Magazine UKSep 5, 2015A totally fresh proposition. [Sept 2015, p.89]
Jun 23, 2015Planetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this gamePlanetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this game out,. It's easily one of PS4's best online experience and it's FREE!… Expand
Jul 3, 2015This game is amazing! I've gotten so many interesting stories out of this game; more so than any other FPS/war game I've ever played. FromThis game is amazing! I've gotten so many interesting stories out of this game; more so than any other FPS/war game I've ever played. From sneaking into enemy bases and taking out people who walked right past me like a steath-game main character as an Infiltrator with Stalker Cloaking, to healing and reviving fallen teammates and occationally shooting bursts of fire into the enemy during massive 100 allies vs 100 enemy firefights as a medic, to riding in or driving a ground transport Sunderer in a huge 10 tank 20 Sunderer 5 air support and 50 ground troop rush of a base, this game has some intense, highly memorable moments that you'll never experience in any other multiplayer game. Seriously, some of the moments feel so much like watching a massive battle in a Star Wars movie play out that it seems scripted, but in fact it's all players and no NPCs!
• Good graphics: Not groundbreaking or the best, but still great and immersive enough.
• Classes: Quite a few classes to choose from, and they all have distinct uses. Two support classes, Medic and Engineer, guarantee that there will be plenty of useful cooperative team play, which is a huge part of what makes the game so fun.
* The feel-factor: Like I mentioned before, this game WILL give you plenty of memorable moments just about any time you jump in, and with the different classes, you can pretty much play the game how you want. If you want to be a part of a huge battle, you can at pretty much any time. If you want to instead sneak behind enemy lines, hack enemy turrets and stations, and take capture points, all on your own (or in a stealthy ninja group with friends), you can at any time. If you want to be a pilot, a tank driver, a atv-riding scout-sniper, a troop transporter, or a spawn deployer, you can do any of those at any time!
• Vehicles: They got the vehicle system right in this game. Vehicles cost a separate currency called resources. ATVs cost 50, while the most expensive vehicles cost around 450. The max resources you can have are 750, but every minute of gameplay you get 50 resources back, so if you use a vehicle you got for 450 resources for just 9 minutes, you've already got all the resources back. This system prevents people from just spawning a tank, rushing at attacking/defending tanks, and the spawning another tank ad nauseum, but it still gives plenty of resources to constantly stay in your vehicle of choice without too much worry of it getting destroyed.
• Pay-to-Pay: You read that right. This game isn't pay-to-win or pay-to-play. The only reason to pay is if you want to level faster or get currency faster. It really doesn't give payers any advantage over non-payers, so you'll never really feel like "jeeze, I feel forced to pay to compete". This alone makes it one of the best free-to-play games I've ever played.
• Currency gain: Currency (Certs) in this game are pretty tiring to get. You get 1 cert for every 250 xp. I'm still pretty new to the game, but I've gotten up to getting around 6000xp per hour, which is only about 24 certs per hour. Considering that most upgrades for equipment and skills go in tiers of 10, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, and 1000+ certs, and that guns are generally between 600 - 1000 certs, it can take FOREVER to get guns. That said, guns are usually sidegrades, so they aren't worth spending certs on anyway, so I usually invest in upgrades, which give the biggest advantages. They really need to increase cert payouts, as currently it'll take most users over a week to buy a decent amount of upgrades, and vehicle upgrades are very overpriced, to the point where you almost need to make a character that you'll only invest your certs into vehicles.
• Pay-to-buy: While I did say it's not pay to win or play, the grind for certs can make paying seem slightly more attractive. Even so, the XP gain from booster packs (50% boost to XP for 6 months for $30) seems borderline not worth it. Making 6000 XP per hour means that I'd be making 9000 XP per hour with the boost pack, which means I'd still only be making 36 certs and hour. They also offer battle cash, bt battcle cash is usually about $1 to 100 certs, so 100 cert upgrades cost $1 while guns can cost $6-17, which is overpriced in my opinion. I suppose that, if its a game you plan on playing for a long time, spending $60 to get your character(s) to where you want them could be justified as buying the game, but considering pretty much all the stuff you buy is only for one character, and in some cases, just one class on that one character, it's a bit ridiculous.
• Difficulty: The game throws you in, so it takes a while to figure out what to do. Thankfully, they put you on a starter island first, so you can get your bearings.
Also, against what one reviewer said, there's only a queue on one server, which has a very high population; if you play on just a high pop server, you'll get in instantly every time and still have massive battles.… Expand
Jun 27, 2015I tried the PC version when it came out at a friend's house (my PC can't handle it), was in the PS4 beta, and finally played the final consoleI tried the PC version when it came out at a friend's house (my PC can't handle it), was in the PS4 beta, and finally played the final console version for a few hours hours. All i can say is that this is my kind of shooter!
Sure it's not as polished as some 'AAA' shooter out there, but no game offers this level of freedom and scale. I'm also surprised with how well the console handles the big battles. I have experienced a few battles with a few hundred players, and the framerate always looked to be above the 30fps. Impressive, especially considering the beta struggled with 20 or 30 players on screen.
+ Massive scale and player count.
+ Great graphics and performance (for a game of this scale).
+ Nice gameplay and pacing (similar to Battlefield and the opposite to CoD, which is perfect to me).
+ Free to play but not pay to win.
- The menus are still a bit slow and buggy (nothing compared to the beta, though).
- It would be nice to see the actual number of players per continent before jumping in.
- Instant action should take you to the area you are pointing at, instead of being random.
All in all, i just hope that this game turns popular. I know it's not for everyone, but those who like large scale shooters, and give this game a second, third try, will love it for sure.
I would give it 8/10 if i had to play for it. 10/10, since it's free and great, even for 'AAA' standards.… Expand
Nov 19, 2015As a entirely F2P player in Planetside 2 I think the offering is pretty good. Of course you don't probably get the full experience and itAs a entirely F2P player in Planetside 2 I think the offering is pretty good. Of course you don't probably get the full experience and it takes forever to unlock items and equipment with in game currency, but it ultimately is still fun. Still, I think the game does suffer on PS4, with fewer players than on PC it seems a lot of times that the maps are very sparse and it can be very hard to get the huge battles, which is where this game is at its best.… Expand
Jun 28, 2015So let's begin. This games is a Free to Play, so don't expect an awesome game without payment methods.
At the beginning you choose aSo let's begin. This games is a Free to Play, so don't expect an awesome game without payment methods.
At the beginning you choose a faction and create your character, The creation of your character is so bad, you only choose between American (White), African (Black), Asian (Yellow) or Latin; it's just a SKIN COLOR choice. The queue it's terrible, you need to wait more than 3 minutes to join. This games counts with some sort of "premium" accounts that doesn't requires to wait so much.
As i said before, this is a Free to Play. As many other games, there is a shop where you buy weapons with game currency or with real money, of what i have seen there isn't advantages, you just save time to earn game money. Gameplay feels not so bad, sometimes its hard to control your soldier, vehicles are a pain to drive. Also, audio fails constantly.
This game needs huge attention.… Expand
Nov 15, 2015Whatever maps are huge and there is lot of players, game feels are just not their. Moreover, the game is really not welcoming, especially forWhatever maps are huge and there is lot of players, game feels are just not their. Moreover, the game is really not welcoming, especially for a free-to-play.… Expand
Oct 15, 2015There is no killstreaks, no perks, and no Papa Emeritus. This game was designed by Donald Trump because it takes all your money and asks youThere is no killstreaks, no perks, and no Papa Emeritus. This game was designed by Donald Trump because it takes all your money and asks you if you have read my book Art of the Deal!… Expand
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