Average User Score: 3.1Nov 16, 2013An utter disappointment of the genre. The games UI is so barren of features and hugely impractical it get's to a point where you wonder "what can I actually do?"
Commanding your ships is practically impossible, as you have no clean system of being able to order them around, without having to go through 3+ menus to do so.
The trading system is VERY dumb. You have a ship, you set it on a mission. Half the time the ship stalls and doesn't do anything, and there is currently no way to cancel the queue and restart it.
The game is also currently riddled with bugs, broken features, poor texture quality on NPCs, (e.g. eyeballs rotate in their head to look like something out of a horror movie) and many other issues, such as game crippling bugs which include those that prevent you from continuing the storyline.
I'm hugely dissapointed in Egosoft, I'm amazed how they can even sleep at night knowing that they have alienated their core audience by dumbing down the game to such a degree it's become unplayable. I sure hope there is a patch on the way, a MAJOR one, which fixes some of the key issues:
* THE MAP. OH MY GOD THE MAP.
It's extremely unintuitive and terrible to use.
* NPC texture quality
Huge differences and inconsistencies between NPCs. The co-pilot is badly textured, while others are very well textured.
* Overhaul of the trading system at least give us the option to modify cancel their queues!
Achieving 20 FPS in a game that isn't that huge is unacceptable. I understand that an engine in the wild will vary greatly, but in this instance, EVERYONE, even on rigs far more powerful than mine, are achieving rubbish FPS.
Please Egosoft, for crying out loud, SAVE THIS GAME!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Nov 21, 2012Planetside 2 is a VERY solid game if you're the lover of the FPS genre. I tell my friends the following when trying to describe PS2: "Think of it as Halo, Battlefield 2142, WoW, Battlefield 3 and Crysis all melded into one", basically meaning that this game is futuristic, is massive in sheer scale, has amazing graphics and a great multiplayer experience.
I've been playing this game through the majority of beta, and the development team have changed so much throughout the process. They listen to our feedback, and have made changes accordingly.
However, the game still feels like it's under development, as there are minor bugs still apparent in the game. The biggest one for me however is the crashing to desktop bugs that are currently plaguing the game. There has been a lot of posts on the forums regarding this, and while SOE have made strides in correcting such problems, quite a lot of users are still experiencing bugs. However, thankfully, these bugs aren't affecting everyone. If you love FPS, and you love killing LOTS of people, all while looking at very pretty visuals and a streamlined experience, then this is the game for you.
Oh, I forgot to mention... its free!… Expand