Average User Score: 8.6Oct 30, 2013This is a fantastic, fantasy sandbox game. Emphasis on the sandbox. PROs: the modding community is absolutely fantastic, it's what makes the game so great. Fun combat, very immersive, distinct factions, cool battles and sieges, mounted combat. Graphics are ok. There are patches that really make them great. CONs: it's sandbox, you have to largely make your own adventure which some people might find difficult. Starting out your guy is pretty weak and you have to play a while to be able to field a large army. Its a great game and its on sale often. Go grab it.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Sep 13, 2013Over 60 hours now and I just can't take it any more. I tried to be a good little fanboy but this game is sh*t in its current state. SHAME on sega and SHAME on ca for taking advantage of a loyal fan base.
-Battles are now capture the flag
-AI is the most broken its ever been. Set the battle timer to 20 minutes because they wont even attack half the time and youll end up just waiting out a battle, suicide AI charges
-Super streamlined. No politics, no family, no senate, no Factions Ranking scroll, cant base taxes on a city to city basis only faction-wide, units replenish in 2 turns
-Glitchy graphics, poor AI pathfinding, poor unit responsiveness
-On "legendary" difficulty enemy agents have 99% succes rate, yours have 10%, which doesn't make it hard but unfair
-NO AGENT CUT SCENES
-Armies make a fleet automatically by entering water. Those fleets of transports easily defeat the "real" fleets of warships
-Random lag on campaign map and battles
DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY DO NOT BUY wait several months for the 9,875,889,785 MB of patches that have to go through this game… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jan 13, 2013Planetside 2 is pretty dang good. Here are some pros and cons: PROS - 1) Huge maps with tons of bases, outposts, and facilities to capture. 2) Awesome graphics (I have a high end pc so I can't speak for everyone). 3) Combat on a HUGE scale. I've been in battles with 80+ players. 4) Constant tweaking, patches, and bug fixes. Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is constantly improving and fixing imbalances and glitches. And the developers actually listen to and engage with the Planetside 2 community. 5) It's free. The in game shop is only for aesthetic items (there aren't any hats, sorry) or to unlock weapons early, which you can unlock with certification points you get pretty easily in game - which means you never have to spend a cent to get the full experience. 6) The sound effects are awesome. It really feels like a battle. 7) Faction rivalries. Just a small part of the game and community but extremely entertaining. CONS - 1) There are some inbalances between factions, but nothing serious. 2) You will die. A lot. It's an online, first person shooter. There will be many players better than you or with better performing pc's than you. 3) Vehicles, especially aircraft, make mincemeat of infantry. It's hard when you first start out, but as you get more experience, learn how to fight against vehicles (if you're not in one) and learn to play better (and learn that dying only means a 5-10 second respawn) the game becomes much more fun. 4) You will die a lot. 5) It can be frustrating to play if you're not in an organized group like a squad or outfit. There are many squads and outfits out there. Go join one and see why. Way more fun to cooperate and get tactical. 6) You will die a lot. 7) The maps really are HUGE. It can take a while to get place to place unless you hitch a ride or drive yourself somewhere. 8) You will die a lot. Hopefully you're used to that by now. Don't let it bother you. You won't be an elite spec ops pro soldier on day one.
Get it. Play it. It's free. Don't get frustrated by dying a lot.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9Jan 13, 2013Blizzard spent a decade on this game (not the team that made D1&D2--those guys left ActivisionBlizzard and made Torchlight 1&2) but you'd never know. It seems more like they spent a year or less making a free-to-play that costs $60 and has an in game cash shop. Here are the problems: 1) You must ALWAYS be connected to the Internet, even to play single player. 2) You DO NOT GET ANY skill points or attribute points - stats and skills auto level/unlock when you hit a certain levels...which means all your stats and skills are determined by your gear, which, if you want something good, you need to spend real life $ at the cash shop...which is always available because you have to always be online to play. 3) The story is crap and predictable. 4) Graphics aren't a huge issue for me but D3 graphics are silly and nothing like what the dark, Gothic fantasy series should look like. 5) No replayability. Every level 20 monk will be the same, except for what skills and attributes are modified by the gear that they're using. Gear is the only way to increase your stats. No attribute points to distribute when you gain a level, remember? 6) The game is 8 hours long. Really? After all those years in development? 7) And finally, on perhaps a lesser note, the music. Not written by the original guy. And it shows.… Expand