Average User Score: 7.0Jan 14, 2013Having seen many negative reviews I was expecting a very flawed game. But on the contrary, I found Planetsi
de 2 to be a very enjoyable game.Having seen many negative reviews I was expecting a very flawed game. But on the contrary, I found Planetsi
de 2 to be a very enjoyable game. And its free!
I found the gun mechanics of the game very nice. The scale of it is amazing, specially when there are enough people in the server and 2 "zergs" clash. If that doesnt happen you might be facing boring moments, but these are avoidable most of the time. And seeing those huge battles is amazing. When I started the game I decided to play as medic to learn the game. I was expecting to get a crappy default gun and not being able to kill anyone. Not at all! Default gun (TR) was great. I found out the infantry gameplay very balanced. The things you purchase with Cert points (gained through experience) dont make such a huge difference, they are very cheap upgrades at first and there are plenty of ways to get constant (yet slow) stream of experience doing many different actions, not just plain killing. You get nearly the same ammount of exp for reviving a teammate as for killing someone. Who kills who in infantry gameplay is generally determined by a mixture of tactics and luck. Want some kills? Flank the enemy And if theres enough people in the server and you know the basics you can get to the frontline with no waiting time since there is generally always a mobile span point placed that will get you right into action.
Now for the cons. First of all the game definetely lacks a tutorial. You can spend a lot of time reading beginners guides in the internet before you start and still you will be completely clueless for a couple of hours until you learn the basics.
The optimization is horrible. But hey once I set the graphics to look like a game from a decade ago the game runs with perfect fps even in huge battles so thats great. I dont really care about graphics so much anyway as long as the fps is nice.
Strategical and teamplay is not encouraged and unless you are in an outfit it is generally nonexistent. This is generally mitigated by the fact that there are so many people but not that much. So generally fighting will be a mass of people behaving like cattle. So try to find a friend or join an outfit or otherwise you will be very dissappointed with your teamamtes. And resources are so abundant that no one really cares what gets captured or not.
One of the things that I liked most about this game was that it was free and to my surprise there was not a huge advantage to people that payed real money ... in infantry combat. People who pay get great advantages when using tanks or aircraft. You can see aircraft completely wiping out masses of infantry or vehicles while these cant do much against them. I just hope the developers now dont leave things as they are and strive to balance the game and encourage teamplay. If they do it could get to be a great game. But the game right now is very enjoyable for most of the time.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jan 1, 2013I give this mod such a high score because it has implemented some features and ideas that are completely new to games. And that is saying aI give this mod such a high score because it has implemented some features and ideas that are completely new to games. And that is saying a LOT. Of course this game isnt for everyone. As the developer said it is a Anti-Game since it is very frustrating.
But if you bear that in mind it is a great game, specially if you play it as a newbie. The only goal in this gameis to survive. And boy is it hard as you begin. You have no guns, zombies are everywhere around anything with loot, you need to eat and drink regularly to stay alive, you bleed when hit and you cant heal as in other games. If you get killed you have to start from scratch, losing all that you had. Here you just gain a tiny ammount of health by eating or need a friend to give you a blood transfusion. So if you are alone you are alone you can only heal very slowly by eating. Oh and you havent got a map when you start and even if you get that and a compass you will still have to guess your location. You will spend a lotof time looking at your map and saying: I think that hill up north must be this one in my map here.
If you think that was hard enough here comes the best part. The zombies will not be your biggest threat, the players will. Since most of them will just shoot you on sight. There are a lot of bandit gangs around with sniper rifles and whatnot and most of the time you wont even know where the shot cme from. Since this mod is based on a ultra-realistic military combar simulator you pretty much get killed after a couple of shots. That gives the player the feeling of being a prey to some crazy post-apocaliptic raider gangs. So most of the time you will just travel through the forest, trying to avoid populated areas and only going out to scavenge a town one you have scouted and made sure there was no-one around.
If you are into this feeling check this mod out. If you find it too hard there is plenty of guides and maps around that will tell you how easily trick zombies and where to get loot relatively easy. But I suggest you try to play this game as a noob and learn it along the way, its so much more fun.
There is so much that can be learned from this mod in regards to other games. As someone said before, this is what STALKER should have been.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Dec 22, 2012I have read about the constant crashing of this game but I thought that since they released a GOTY version it would probably have already beenI have read about the constant crashing of this game but I thought that since they released a GOTY version it would probably have already been fixed. WRONG!. The game crashes every minute (literally) even if I have followed the steps to fix it that were posted in most forums. Is is completely shameful that such an unstable game is out in the market YEARS after its release with no fix. It only cost me 2.5 euros in GamersGate but I am still really angry that I have spent hours trying to fix it to no avail.
Shame on you Bethesda… Expand
Average User Score: 9.4Dec 21, 2012They just dont make games like this anymore. It has the BEST story in a videogame of all times. And what makes this game the best is that itThey just dont make games like this anymore. It has the BEST story in a videogame of all times. And what makes this game the best is that it is the only one where choice does matter. In other games the biggest choice you have to make is generally being good or evil which is extremly predictable. Here it takes a whole new spin. Here when you start a conversation you dont know where its heading, which talking option is the best. And here stats matter. If you have strength you can intimidate people, if you are dexterous you might catch a npc pickpocketing you, there are also endless options available trough intelligence, wisdom or charisma. No more dump stats as in Baldurs Gate. I am playing baldurs gate 2 now and while it is a great game and the combat aspect is better than planescape is lacks that thrill of the story and the choice.
Probably best videogame ever. Pity it had sold so little back in the day.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Aug 1, 2012Paradox keeps releasing expansions for HOI3 that dont add much apart from a couple of forgettable features and some fixes that belong in aParadox keeps releasing expansions for HOI3 that dont add much apart from a couple of forgettable features and some fixes that belong in a patch. Semper Fi was decent (mainly due to the AI improvements) but this is just a joke. HOI3 is a great game when modded. There are modders that invest great deal of their time trying to fix what Paradox did wrong. And the problems with expansions is the modders have to start AGAIN from scratch (since they feel compelled to use the new expansion and discontinue the old one) which is a pity. I am still waiting for the release of my favourite mod, ICE for the motherland. And paradox will apparently release YET another empty expansion shortly.
Please dont buy them, we should discourage them to stop this trend of releasing unfinished games and then releasing a bunch of so called expansions… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Aug 1, 2012Magnificent game. As said many times extremely steep learning curve but with the Victoria Improvement Project Mod it becomes a incredibly deepMagnificent game. As said many times extremely steep learning curve but with the Victoria Improvement Project Mod it becomes a incredibly deep history book. I have never seen such historical detail in a game. If you want to learn the history of a century that radically changed the world while playing a challenging game get this one. Much much better than the new more unhistorical Victoria 2… Expand