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Average User Score: 7.0Nov 20, 2012COMPACT REVIEW FOR TLDR: Planetside 2 will not run on 'standard' systems easily. Planetside 2 is everything that it said it isCOMPACT REVIEW FOR TLDR: Planetside 2 will not run on 'standard' systems easily. Planetside 2 is everything that it said it is (FPS,MMO,RPG,Free Roam,Very Customizable,Huge Battles). It is free so try it, and don't downgrade it because your system is not up to date. It is made to play with groups of buddies, but fun either way. The Graphics are awesome. The game is not played for story. It is 100% pvp. There are tanks, apcs, atv, and futuristic aircraft you can fly + more. SOE is not amazing, but these devs are funny and put time into what they do. I have only given 3 or so games a 9/10 in my life, this game is one of them.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Oct 25, 2012If you wish to play a game that is similair to Civ 5, but has more of a old world fantasy feelm I would recommend this game to you. I figureIf you wish to play a game that is similair to Civ 5, but has more of a old world fantasy feelm I would recommend this game to you. I figure people generally like data organized, so here is some goods and bads for you to consider before buying...Goods: Customization extroardinaire regarding unit equipment and abilities, the game can be very difficult giving veteran strategy players a competetive experience, a large variety of just about everything including wierd enemies, many options for the expansion of your territory and cities. Bads: The graphics are ok but not great, the AI is sometimes unfair and is able to complete things that are for lategame during early game phase, managing cities can sometimes be irritable depending on random occurences, the combat system is nothing astounding, customization of your new faction is not unique as it takes traits from already existing factions. What Price? Worth getting? I like the game, I knew what I was buying so I bought it. If I were to put an appropriate price tag on this game, it would be 25$ (it just released for 40$). What can make this better in the future? If the devs change this, I would bring my rating from an 8 to an 8.5...Add multiplayer, even if it is LAN, and take away the AI quest advantages.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Apr 28, 2012Seems good so far! There is much unit customization, and it is fun having battles with multiple players at a time. The graphics are great, ISeems good so far! There is much unit customization, and it is fun having battles with multiple players at a time. The graphics are great, I have not seen rts mmo's with graphics these neat for some time, and it is rewarding seeing the equipment you put on your units show up on them in battle. I can see hardcore gamers that are fans of Shogun, Mount and Blade, or League of Legends seeing this game fun and competetive. What's even better is doing a 4v4 match with armies via skype with some freinds, it's interesting to see all of the comotion and strategy that takes place when players control large armies. You can buy stuff in game with real money, but what is cool is you can pay for the stuff via money you make in game anyways, and so far the costs don't seem too rediculous at all. Not only that, but there is a persistant map in which you can have clans battle over, I have engaged in this very little, but it seems like a fun experience. ALSO if you are a fan of Warhammer, I very very highly recommend this game, it seems like some of the lore itself is stemmed from it, and the gameplay mechanics are very similair.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.4Apr 10, 2012I have made a metacritic account, and asked Steam for a refund upon playing Gettysburg: Armored Warfare.
I am a huge fan of indie devs, and II have made a metacritic account, and asked Steam for a refund upon playing Gettysburg: Armored Warfare.
I am a huge fan of indie devs, and I uphold gameplay above all else. It is very rare that I would rate a game so poorly. Let's now get to the point:
Graphics- Gettysburg has pretty graphics in the screenshots, but this is a horrible HORRIBLE HOOOORIBAH misconception. Units become a pixelated 2d piece of garbage within close proximity, and you watch them walk by like little cardboard images. You also have to instantly stop, and enter a very ugly and unnatural motion of hoping over random fences that litter the countryside for no good reason. It feels as if the pretty graphics were merely a ploy to actually make me believe this game was a finished product.
Mechanics- The vehicles actually had me excited for a moment, especially when I saw there being artillery, zepplins, and boats...They are all diarreah. The zepplins drop a few black balls out of 2 of its sides, and it just looks anything but epic. Not only that, but ships basically do the same thing as well except they are in the ocean, whoop dee doo. Artillery is basically a tank that can't aim directly infront of it, shooting up at angles doesn't do you any good because you have no way to gauge where the shot is going if it the viewing distance is even high enough to see your projectiles. Movement feels unnatural, and slow...Not only that, but units undergo a random phase of becoming a ragdoll when killed, and the segway between moving unit and ragdoll is just laughable.
Replayability- Considering you will die from how bad this game is, there is hardly any replayability. Yes you can go online and try not bursting out laughing from the horrible gameplay and wretched balance...I mean really, the cavalry is the most stupid thing I have ever seen in my life, they swing in one direction like idiots, and you have to be 1 inch infront of something to hit it. Atleast when they die, the body flops around unnaturally. Also, there is no fun campaign mode...It is all just this big mess of AGH!!!
This game is an utter embarassment to the companies that have had technology associated with it. The only reason why this game has recieved a one, is because I don't want the people reading this to think it is someone over exaggerating and giving it a 0.
If I honestly did not get a refund for this game, I would have thrown a coniption fit.… Expand