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How accessible is Planetside 2?

#1gsf4lyfePosted 11/23/2013 8:54:45 AM
I've honestly never been much of a multiplayer gamer, other than Halo 2, some CoD4 on 360 and WoW on and off for years. This game looks very intriguing though.
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#2Orestes417Posted 11/23/2013 8:57:44 AM
The adjustment period is fairly steep and it's one of the least lone wolf friendly FPS I've ever seen. Basically if you want to have fun in the game, find a good unit and follow them around.
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#3xanthan1Posted 11/23/2013 9:00:12 AM
Get some buddies and **** around in it with them a bit. If it clicks it clicks, if it doesn't it doesn't. You can apply this advice to a lot of online games.
#4JonWood007Posted 11/23/2013 9:03:06 AM(edited)
Hardware wise, one of the more difficult games to run properly. You'll probably need at least a core 2 quad to get an enjoyable experience. I have heard of people running the game on E8400s and the like though. Graphically, also fairly demanding, although my 5850 can run it on high at 900p at current optimization levels.

As far as gameplay, it's very complicated and overwhelming, but that's what makes it fun. You will be clueless going in, thrown into battle after a short tutorial, and you will die. However, if you stick with it, you'll learn the mechanics, how the game plays out in general, and it's really fun. Watch tutorials if you're online if you're lost. It may be confusing, but that's because it has depth like few other FPSgames do. There's a lot of strategy and tactics involves (and when that doesn't work, ZERG/raw numbers).

The adjustment period is fairly steep and it's one of the least lone wolf friendly FPS I've ever seen. Basically if you want to have fun in the game, find a good unit and follow them around.


As a lone wolf, I enjoy it. I can see the pull of outfits though on many players. Quite frankly I hate being ordered around, especially when a lot of squad leaders act like they have ADD.
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#5Orestes417Posted 11/23/2013 9:02:56 AM
The last patch has made it a little less stupid performance wise. And by a little else stupid I mean it's actually playable now
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#6Custers_RevengePosted 11/23/2013 9:09:35 AM
There are a lot of tutorials online. It's best to watch the video tutorials first because the (at least when I played it) just drops you in and assumes you know what you're doing.
#7fuzzymanPosted 11/23/2013 9:46:34 AM(edited)
I tried it earlier and I don't know I just didn't give it a chance

Now the year has gotten pretty quiet and I noticed the PS4 was getting PS2 so I just decided to try it out again and I was quite addicted for the past week

There's a bit of a learning curve but it's easy enough to get into. It's just a giant battlefield but it has its own feel to gun play and vehicles, more sim than arcade

But like, it's more depth than battlefield for sure, less depth than Arma ll, but there is a huge playerbase that gets really down to the nitty gritty
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#8machetemanPosted 11/23/2013 9:46:49 AM
Ive tried to get into it, but its a sandbox FPS. I can spend 2 hours playing by myself attacking/defending a single objective and for what? I log off and log back on in 2 hours and everything is taken over.

Its enjoyable in a FPS sense with gunplay and unlocks, but there ISNT that drive to keep you playing, unless you are in an outfit like others have said.
#9JonWood007Posted 11/23/2013 10:01:51 AM(edited)
^^I disagree, as a lone wolf with 300+ hours in the game. I admittedly burn out from time to time, but im back in like a month or two usually.
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