Many of you have been playing the MAG beta, and if the reactions from the IRC regulars are any indication, it's been decent so far. Not everyone has been having a good time with it, though. If random strangers on the internet are correct, it's laggy, it has PS1 graphics, it's gay, and it's for sure worse than Modern Warfare 2.
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One of the big complaints people seem to have is with the graphics.
I don't know how old these commenters are, but my guess is they weren't even alive when the PS1 came out. If the characters aren't basic polygons with square shaped heads, they're doing better than the PS1. It's not long before someone shows up to put this guy in his place.
Another person comes by to say that the final product will be NOTHING like the beta, because it's a beta. Even if the game had PS1 level graphics, the differences between beta and retail are so pronounced that it's like you're playing a completely different game.
Not everyone believes him, though. This person comes up with a complicated theory as to why the game looks so terrible.
One dude tries to explain to everyone why graphics don't matter...
...but his point falls on mentally challenged ears.
One individual comes up with at HILARIOUS acronym for the title.
The guy who tries to tell him he's dumb is, unfortunately, also really dumb, because he can't even come up with his own insult, and he also thinks MAG is the first game to ever feature 256 players.
The person who responds to him disagrees that MAG rules, and lays his reasons forth in this nuanced argument.
Hmm...a console shooter that involves the PS3? I think this conversation needs a Killzone 2 comparison!
Of course, the real comparisons are between MW2 and MAG, and boy are they great.
I'm not sure if this response to the guy above is making fun of the amount of players MW2 has, or the guy's theoretical age.
Despite what it seems like from reading the above, there are a significant number of people who are enjoying MAG. One of them has had enough of all these MW2 fanboys ruining everything.
Another one decides to be a little more harsh.
My favorite part of the entire exchanges were these two ridiculous back and forth exchanges between a small subset of people. For the first one, a guy is upset because he's had problems where the game won't let him spawn.
Dude #2 thinks he knows what the problem is, and does hesitate to call the original poster names.
Turns out he was wrong, because the original poster most certainly wasn't changing his loadout. He's also very offended that his gaming ability was impugned.
A lame ass five year old? Surely they wouldn't let five year olds use the internet. I bet he'll respond in such a way that he shows he's not that young.
...Oh. Well, we've pretty much degenerated into nonsense by this point.
But luckily the fight is cut short. No hard feelings though, there's a smiley face!
Here's the second fight. It's really long, and really entertaining. It all starts with someone defending MAG from one individual who has been vocal in his dislike of the game. I'm going to refer to the vocal individual (who was posting stuff all over the comments) as FB1, and the person directly below as FB2.
FB1 responds to this post about him, and sounds like he's trying to smooth things over, until he calls FB2 a fanboy.
Before FB2 gets a chance to respond, another random individual chimes in with an attack on FB1.
And FB1 retaliates.
Finally, FB2 jumps in.
FB1 tries to assert his superiority by talking about he sits at the computer all day.
FB2 counters with a jab at FB1's sex life, and then claims that, unlike FB1, he doesn't have the time to sit around all day responding to comments. (He, of course, later goes on to spend almost the entire day posting. Go figure.)
At this point, FB1 is agitated, but still clearheaded enough to come up with a really witty pun.
FB2's final retaliation appears to shut FB1 for good. That, or FB1 realized he had a raid to attend.
To wrap things up, we'll end with what I found to be the most helpful description of the actual beta. Unlike all the fanboy arguing, it avoids all the flamebait and just posts an honest opinion.
Oh well. I guess I'm still waiting for the first good game of 2010.
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