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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 9:22AM MrGutts said

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Hmmmm ME2 or GA... I don't know man, leaning towards ME2..

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 1:01PM (Unverified) said

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Who said you had to choose? I bought both.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 12:02PM atomato said

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Going with GA, because it's a fun game, but it won't last long ( a la Planetside). 6 months down the line, Mass Effect 2 will be the same game, if not better, and probably at half the price. Won't deny that ME2 is a better game, though.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 9:56AM Huey2k2 said

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Has anyone here had a chance to try GA? I only recently heard about it and it's very interesting to me. I want a new "MMO" that isn't going to take up the kind of time in my life that WoW was... and I do enjoy shooters.

Can someone give me an idea what it is like?

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 10:17AM MrGutts said

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Well the NDA in place prevents most folks from talking...

I signed a physical NDA from them and I am not even in the beta haha.

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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 10:20AM Huey2k2 said

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Ahhhhh

Well it was more of a general question, not necessarily looking for specifics, just looking for an idea of what it's comparable to.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 11:10AM (Unverified) said

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It's comparable to Team Fortress 2 in that it's a shooter with classes. Throw in a monthly subscription, level progression, crafting, gear drops and persistent effects from the result of the fights and that's GA in a nutshell.

If youre really into shooters and you want to see one married to an MMO, be on the lookout for APB, currently in closed beta. Allegedly there will be no subscription fee, leveling or crafting. There will be cars, however. I intend to play both, especially since I can hop in and out of APB without feeling im wasting $15 a month.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 11:14AM vinemt said

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I tried the beta through Steam - it is a FPS with an overblown lobby so if you're looking for an MMO experience, look elsewhere. It's like if Valve added different colored armor and a half-assed crafting system to TF2
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 10:28AM MrGutts said

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Being I know HiRezChaz lurks here. I will say that it's a unique game, more like a hybrid shooter with a mix of mmo type elements.

I don't know anything on the market today that you can compare apples to apples with.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 12:03PM atomato said

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The NDA was dropped days ago.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 10:54AM Anatidae said

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I am interested in trying this game. I am not overly happy about the small scope of battles though. I was sort of hoping it would be more scaled on the lines of Planetside.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 7:32PM (Unverified) said

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I been signed up for a beta for nearly a year and now they expect me to buy before I try the game. Not prepared to lay out money for a MMO I may not enjoy.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 11:23AM Psychotic Storm said

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Yes, all good, but I am still a bit disappointed I didn't have the right to buy collectors because I was in EU...

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 11:31AM jpkustra said

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Probably gonna pass on GA for now only because I didn't get a chance to try the beta and probably wont since it comes out in less than two weeks. Very curious about how it plays though!

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 11:50AM Zaetal said

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Someone on the GA forums mentioned their Dad described the game as Tribes 2 Fortress. It's a very fun game but you have to like doing shooter pvp all the time, as that's all there really is. There are some missions against npcs for blueprint loot to make items, but that would really be the only reason to run them, you get more xp/credits doing random pvp.

The MMO part is the mailbox, auction house, crafting, EVE-like conquer map and its rewards, having a constant pool of buddies to frag with.

The non-sub shooter is a 4 class jetpack/laser gun version of tf2 really, and besides your look in armor/dyes, you wont be able to customize your character further, all the upgrades from blueprints and what not is sub only, there's no auction house/mail access to non-subs even if they could equip the implants and what not.

At least it has its own matchmaking system so you don't have to sit there lfg for 3 hours =)

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 12:01PM (Unverified) said

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The NDA is lifted anyone can speak about, read the boards.

The Game is fun but imho not worth to pay a full price monthly fee for. But you can play without monthly fee but you cant craft and conquest then.

For crafting you must PvE and i dont want to PvE and for AvA you must be in one of the big alliances to have some fun.

Btw. its not a FPS its a TPS (Third Person Shooter) and The Battles are 10vs10 and myabe some "Connected Battles" up to 6x10vs10.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 2:29PM sn0wblind00 said

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already got my refund on this game.
going to look really outdated when bad company 2 beta starts next week.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2010 4:41PM Crode said

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Yeah I really like to support indie developers but this game is not worth the time. If only this game was as good as Team Fortress2 or even Tribes but it has far outdated game play and maps. All the sweet maps and scenarios like you would find in Enemy Territory:Quake Wars and other similar games is absent.

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