Average User Score: 7.1May 1, 2014I rarely come to Metacritc to do reviews but I had to warn all PC gamers out there. I can't believe I bought into the hype. My friends whoI rarely come to Metacritc to do reviews but I had to warn all PC gamers out there. I can't believe I bought into the hype. My friends who have consoles were raving how good Dark Souls 2 was. WRONG. This game is a terrible PC port filled with bugs. The graphics are chunky, the voice acting sucks, and most of all it's really hard to play with a mouse + keyboard. I spent my first hour rebinding keys over and over to get them to work somewhat. I would rebind the keys and game would still be somehow be mixing up the old bind with the new binds WTF. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
The game is hard not because of the monsters but because it's very hard to control your own character. More than half of my deaths were caused because my character was not responding properly to the keybinds. If the enemy gets too close my character would sometimes swing his weapon through him and miss. WTF Too many clipping issues to count. I gave up after 5 hours of sheer frustration. Save your money and avoid this piece of garbage PC port at all cost.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.2Nov 18, 2013I noticed a lot of people gave the game low scores because it's very buggy which is fair but many games are launched buggy so I didn't let itI noticed a lot of people gave the game low scores because it's very buggy which is fair but many games are launched buggy so I didn't let it bother me. The game will be patched over time as other X game series have in past to the full potential. I played the game for about 8 hours so far. Had crashing issues but it was solved by simply changing my windows sound settings.
It feels like Privateer in a Freelancer style universe. Amazing music almost puts you in a trance. The game does a really good job at immersion (that also means no 3rd person view YAY!). The universe is huge with lots of things for discover. You feel like you're a part of it. I love landing on repair stations and looking out and seeing the rest of the station around me. Lots of stuff to do if you're willing to take the time to explore.
Lots of bugs, some are game breaking. Somewhat steep learning curve. Feels like a console to PC port. B movie campaign story line and voice acting. Some areas have low textures and player models have weird necks. Long load times. Generic FPS station layouts. Inability to change font size. Can't walk around on bridge of your ship, only the cargo hold. Can't bind some menu hotkeys.
This game will be good to revisit once all the bugs/glitches are fixed in future patches.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jan 11, 2013Considering the cheap price, this game really delivers. I never thought I would be having so much fun with a melee multiplayer game. TheConsidering the cheap price, this game really delivers. I never thought I would be having so much fun with a melee multiplayer game. The sound effects are awesome. There is something realistic to hearing choking/gurgling coming from a fallen opponent after you stabbed him with a spear. It's basically a mix of counter strike (with swords) and team fortress. While the graphics look outdated, the fun gameplay makes up the difference which is really what counts in the end.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Jan 11, 2013It's very similar to the original Borderlands, think of it as a big expansion. Still fun but doesn't introduce too many new features. TheIt's very similar to the original Borderlands, think of it as a big expansion. Still fun but doesn't introduce too many new features. The multiplayer makes the game more fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 11, 2013Remember when Half Life came out and blew everything away.... well that's Far Cry 3 but it's the year 2012. If you ever played Far Cry 1 or 2Remember when Half Life came out and blew everything away.... well that's Far Cry 3 but it's the year 2012. If you ever played Far Cry 1 or 2 then you will quickly realize that the developers took all the best parts and put it into Far Cry 3 plus more. 10 stars. Game of the year.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Dec 13, 2012The best part about about PS2 is the epic scale of combined arms warfare. It still takes my breath away to watch dozens of tanks exchangingThe best part about about PS2 is the epic scale of combined arms warfare. It still takes my breath away to watch dozens of tanks exchanging fire in the field while aircraft and bombers blaze in the sky above and hundreds of infantry blasting each other in a beautiful persistent world ALL AT THE SAME TIME. You just can't get that with any other game out there today. POSITIVE: It's free to play. The developers are actually talking to the players and changing the game based on player suggestions which is very rare these days. Just a few days ago a patch got released which added lots of new content that players were asking for.
NEGATIVE: Having played through the whole beta, I was very disappointed that a lot bugs and faction balance issues are still not fixed in the live version. A lot of continents and weapons from the original Planetside 1 didn't make it to launch. However, it's free to play so I don't have to waste money until they fix the problems . You also will need a decent PC to play the game until performance optimization will be adjusted in future patches.
I was going to give PS2 a 9 score but the game got released way too early for obvious SOE $$$ reasons so I bumped the score down to 7. I'm confident that the game will only get better over time.… Expand