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S&S Review: Planetside 2

Posted on the 10 December 2012 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii

S&S; Review: Planetside 2
Title: Planetside 2
Format: PC
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Price: Free to Play
ESRB Rating: T

The recently released PC exclusive from Sony Online Entertainment brings us an all new MMO FPS unlike anything we've ever played before. An unprecedented amount of players at any given time, and some great visuals make this Free to Play game a no brainer.
S&S; Review: Planetside 2Presentation:
Given that the game is f2p, I would have never guessed the graphical quality of the game would be so high. If you have the horsepower to sustain the game requirements, you're in for a visual treat. Even if you don't have a monster gaming rig, the medium settings are still worth to look at. If its one thing the game has over a lot of other shooters, has to be its massive scope. The maps are gigantic, able to hold a massive amount of players while still being impressively detailed. Usually when we get these games that can withstand over a hundred players on a map, the visuals would take a pretty steep hit. With Planetside 2, this isn't the case at all. You won't be able to appreciate the full graphical quality until you play the game at night. There are full day and night cycles, with suns during the daytimes. While during the nighttimes, you'll be able to gaze up at moons and other planets. Its pretty spectacular that a shooter was able to pull off something like this. I guess this is another example of how far PC gaming is ahead of console gaming. The developers have already stated that a shooter of this magnitude is not possible on a current gen console, which is a letdown, because I would have loved to have this on the PS3. The music is great, an excellent score from Jeff Broadbent backs up the great action on the field. If you played the original Planetside, then a lot of the themes will sound familiar to you. There are a lot of graphical hiccups that will occur in the midst of battle, frame drops being the most annoying. Even if you're playing on a good PC, the framerate will occasionally drop well below a playable rate. There are a number of other minor technical issues, but none noteworthy enough to mention. Overall, the game's graphics and sound design are top notch.

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