Zipper Interactive Defends MAG's Potential Greatness
MAG hasn't received super high scores from the critics but Zipper Interactive isn't fazed.
The developer held a Massive Action Game event in London recently, which involved the Americans vs. Europeans. The first round went to the Europeans but the Americans struck back in the second round, resulting in a tie. And according to Games Thirst, MAG producer Scott Rudi told Jeuxvideo that his 256-player online extravaganza is the "greatest multiplayer shooter I know." Yeah, there might be a bit of bias involved but he goes on to back up his proud claim:
"It relies on three essential elements which are persistence, talent and leadership. We believe we have managed all aspects [of] the game and we hope you enjoy it. With our command system, we want to reward the most seasoned players. This is optional. It is imperative to become a commander, players who want to become but cannot because the others already perform this function, will have to wait for another party."
We admit there's some semblance of uniqueness to MAG (beyond the huge number of participants) but at this point, it may be tough to convince gamers of the game's superiority with reviews hovering in the mid-7s. At the same time, we have to remind everyone that a game like this needs time to develop; it needs time to find huge numbers of players, and let's not forget that updates and fixes usually come quickly during an MMO's first days. And yeah, this is indeed an "MMO," in every sense of the word.
Stay tuned for our MAG review...
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1/26/2010 9:16:37 PM Ben Dutka