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- Contains Planetside and Planetside: Core Combat
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I have played this game since beta and it truly is totally unique. There is nothing quite like being flown towards an enemy base in your squad's galaxy dropship. Your vehicle sways as you get hit by enemy aircraft fire and your pilot shouts at you all to get ready to drop. You are at max altitude and you can barely make only recognise the base by the tracers and missles flying upwards towards your dropship. The pilot shouts drop and you and 11 of your fellow soldiers drop in silent yet ultimately atmospheric fall to the roof of the base where you will battle your way through hordes of other players trying to defend their base. This is just one experience of many that is unique to Planetside.
Planetside aftershock is a great expansion that includes the Battle Frame Robots, Planetside's newest toy [The developers constantly work on patching and updating the game]. These vehicles look amazing and certainly give even more atmosphere when you and your soldiers are faced by one of these terrifying behemoths.
I advise that anyone reading this heads to [...] to read more about Planetside / Aftershock to see how read more about how great a game this is.
Then came the nerfs(making weapons weaker) to grunt weaponry, especially against vehicles. I like to play the grunt, almost exclusively. Even after reaching BR20(BR stands for Battle Rank), which at the time was the highest battle rank possible, I did not certify in any ground or air units, I used all my certification points on grunt things. I know from talking to many people, they felt the same way. The majority of players wanted to just play the grunt. And we wanted to play the grunt outside, not just in the bases or towers.
After the nerfs, vehicles started to slowly dominate the game, to the point now that grunts are outnumbered 5 to 1 or worse, sometimes much worse. I know there are many players that like to play the air or ground vehicles, but they were the minority. As the vehicles started to dominate, the player base started to drop. The massive battles started to disappear. The average players, myself included, started to have their weaknesses exposed and felt helpless.
These massive battles were the only reason I bought Planetside.Read more ›
The largest battles see up to 200v200v200 wars on one zone, of which there are 10 :D. The most popular server at peak time see's up to 2000 people online and fighting... 2000 freaking people! This game holds the record for the largest number of players in a MMOFPS. There are 3 Empires to choose from, The New Conglomerate, The Terran Republic and The Vanu Sovereignty!
Seriously this game will blow your mind, its just immense!
The Developers have just added Mechs or BattleFrame Robots (BFR's) to the game... And I am sure this will make this game even better :@
BUT, (and there had to be a huge but!)
You play a fantasy/ futuristic mmo, to escape. They put adverts in, you wanted to be a grunt (infantry unit), they but BFR's in (big f... robots), you wanted the game to be developed (its an mmo, its what you pay for).
instead you have the same bases you did nearly three years ago, you have many bugs you had nearly three years ago.
this all sounds so bad, and it is, its such a shame that SOE really have dealt this game a deaths blow by putting office politics into the forums (try getting a reply from a dev on an idea/ current status of the game), pulling the art team,and reducing it to a skeleton staff.
many things are promised in Planetside and never delivered. BFR's were not what really ruined the game, they were just rushed to the table, to stem the steady flow of players leaving. instead they aided it.
Planetside is still in limbo, and it will be until it closes when later this year three main competitors release (huxley, Auto Assault (now online), and SOE's new "answer").
Try planetside for free, you get engrossed, infact it kept me hooked for two years! Its a little hard to pick up to start with, and you do need a decent spec system to run it. The graphics are not that great, but the gameplay in a zerg, or in small teams can be great.
try doing a full gal drop on a base, just ahead of the zerg to really make a difference. The game is amazing, its just a shame SOE are so good at killing it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i havent had a chance to play it yet because i just started school. whenever i do get to play i'm sure it will be fun.Published on August 23, 2013 by michelle
Planetside is a unique MMOFPS. You have the option of being a foot soldier, tank driver, pilot, sniper, invisible assassin, and many more. Read morePublished on May 12, 2006 by YourAverageGammer
So after playing Planetside on and off now for close to two years, I am sorry to report that the game has become utter and complete crap. Read morePublished on June 6, 2005 by Mavman
Planetside is an excellent game. Its really the only game of its kind, the first MMOFPS. Fight for one of three empires with a wide variety of vehicles, weapons, and... Read morePublished on January 30, 2005 by P. Elmer
I have played Planetside for a long time.
It's an awesome first person shooter. However, the new addition of Battle Frame Robotics has really ruined gameplay. Read more
This Is A great game. It has a lot of vehicles, many weapons(the biggest selection of guns I've ever seen), great graphics and you can take many roles(cloaker, combat engineer,... Read morePublished on November 4, 2004 by J. Davis
Planetside is simply the best, if you like RTS's or FPS's or even both types of games you will love this game! Read morePublished on October 3, 2004 by GabrielTech