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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 11:34AM Scott Ossington said

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I bought Global Agenda during one of those sales and I have to say I was not that impressed. Combat seems tepid at best and the desert can get boring after awhile. Who knows, maybe the play style is not for me, or I didn't give it enough of a chance.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 12:13PM ShivanSwordsman said

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The game itself is pretty boring, and I only ever play a few times. Boss fights can be the pits, it's pretty easy to die, and the combat in PvP feels like it takes forever to kill someone. Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers for Assault are useless next to the Minigun, as are a lot of other weapons. Basically, you don't want to change out of the gear you start with unless you're a Robo.

I'll be the first to admit I found the game fun, but I'm having a hard time finding really positive things to say about it. I bought the game when it came out, beta tested it, and the game is very unoptimized, ugly, and laggy, even on a really high end machine line mine (just got an Nvidia ENGTX460...). Ultimately, the game is only decent at best, but it's still fun. Give it a try if you want, the community is small, but pretty hardcore.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 12:17PM silvertemplar said

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Got the game when it launched a year ago , played it casually for the most part and loved the game. The free to play aspect made it so i could continuously log in every month and jam some . So really can't complain, i didn't even play Battlefield BC2 or MW2 for this long.

I hope to see more or something different, can't wait for Tribes . GA seems to go for a more "e-sport" or "tournament" audience now, which is not really my thing.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 1:07PM Psychotic Storm said

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nice, new incentive to get more fights, love this game.

And you are right about the back story, I really do not think anyone really pays attention to it.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 1:46PM GryphonStalker said

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I got Global Agenda back when they first offered the free trial because I saw jetpacks and on a whim tried it out. My gaming rotation doesn't consist of too many shooters but for some reason GA really hooked me with it's small team instanced play.

PvE can be changeling but buttery smooth with a good team (which is something I take pride in, doing it ...not right so much as, well). PvP feels very dynamic and well balanced (No MMO has perfect balance, but GA isn't as bad as the doomsayers say).

There is certainly room for improvement, optimization and the addition of more content. ...But between the game being Buy to Play and catching the game on a good sale it's very easy to get your money's worth.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 3:51PM winterborn said

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This game had promise.
There is no real pve content compared to standard mmo's.
Now that they are working on 2 other games this one is done.

Seems companies just:
Hype it, get it working, hype it, sell a beta, hype it, ride out the profits, do damage control, take profits to make another game, milk the current game until dead.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 6:33PM magstheblue said

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At all those that above that the game hasnt met their expectations, here is a fresh perspective for those reading on and not knowing about GA. i only got into GA a month or So ago. The Trial is untimed. so after playing the Demo for 11+ hrs in 1 day, i said the game is worth buying. The cost is not high and there are no subs. its a great casual game. you will notice that from everyone that enjoys GA it is one of their many active games. if you are looking for 1 game to consume all your time then a majority of people will be disappointed. however for those that wanna have a bash every weekend its good fun.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:06PM xero8p said

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I bought the game recently during one of the sales and decided I didn't want to play another sword fighting game

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:15PM shatteredsword said

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this game needs about 30 more hours of PvE content before it even begins to live up to the standard that other MMO's have set, and that's just if it's free to play. How this game is now, I would never pay a monthly fee for it when I can play TF2 and Monday Night Combat for free. I bought this during a steam sale for $8.20, and I'm sorry to say that it wasn't worth it. My friends and myself each finished all the PvE quests with every class type in less than 15 hours. The tutorial itself is about half the length of the actual game. This is just pathetic in my opinion. Save yourself the pain and play something else.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 8:22PM GryphonStalker said

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@shatteredsword

Did you hit M?
Sounds like all you did was the single open zone, and didn't play the meat and potatoes of game - Mercenary (10 man PvP), Special Ops (4 man PvE), Arena (4 man PvP) and Raids (10 man PvE).

New Player Guide: - http://www.globalagendagame.com/TheGame_gettingstarted.html
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 8:59PM shatteredsword said

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@GryphonStalker
"did you hit M"?
are you serious? it's treating players like this that lets developer think it's ok to make a game with such a long and boring tutorial. I played through every Special Ops map multiple times, at least 5 rounds of mercenary, and raids are supposed to be for end-game players, not part of the grinding. I'm talking about QUESTS, ya know, the RPG part?

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 2:16AM GryphonStalker said

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@shatteredsword

The tutorial which you have the option to skip even on your first time through isn't any longer or worst then then say, Fallen Earth's or heck even TF2's training. I though it was a decent walk-through, even if it covered more basic game play then how each class should behave in the game. Raids are also more mid game, AvA is end game-ish.

Granted the trial is rather misleading with the single open zone geared toward level 5-15. I'm sorry it's not the game you thought it was but the quests were never the core of game, the instanced missions are.

This just sounds like GA isn't the game for you. Hi Rez needs to make it more clear what this game IS and that is their fault. It sure doesn't satisfy my desire for large open worlds to explore or deep lore and story (I have other games for that), I play because it's fun.

For a indie company's first try, it's pretty darn good. In my most humble opinion.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:10AM Ingrod said

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@shatteredsword

Also is a MMOFPS not a MMORPG.

Not all MMO must be RPG.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 9:25PM Zuato said

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I bought this over the Christmas break since it was on sale and love it!

It's a nice refreshing change over the standard mmo that you click a UI element and wait for something to happen.

PvE instance runs are great when you get a good team together. I usually play a medic and as long as everyone knows their role it's generally painless to get through. I will say max and ultra max runs can be downright devious!

PvP is a blast too - it's very fast paced and like any other game that has healers it can be a challenge taking down an assault with a medic getting his back. Rule #1 of any game with pvp and healers - kill the healer first!

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 12:25AM mysecretid said

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I bought it and I liked it. I was especially entertained by the Sandstorm PvE content, myself -- how the backstory of the game world was revealed as you progressed.

After my buddy and I cleared out the PvE, though, we sort of drifted away. The PvP seems fun enough -- especially for a free-to-play game -- but I confess, PvP bores me after a while in most games because 1) it's everywhere; almost every game has PvP these days, 2) my ego isn't tied into winning or losing, so the whole PvP process starts to feel like a never-ending cycle. Loot isn't enough to make me want to play.

I realize I'm in the minority, gamer-wise, and I don't expect others to share my point of view, but I don't figure I'll be playing GA again until they add some more PvE content.

Good game, glad I bought it, but it takes more than PvP to keep me coming back.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 7:20PM shatteredsword said

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I'm not saying I hate the game, I think the PvP quests are pretty fun actually. I just don't see why anyone would pay a monthly fee for a game that's not constantly pushing out new content. Sorry if I offended anyone, I just think it's silly to even have the optional quests in the game at all. The quests are really fun, but they mislead you into what the game is supposed to be. Why add an exploration aspect to the game when there's hardly anywhere to explore? Most of the customization you do in the world of the game could have easily been reduced to a simple menu system rather than making players run between NPCs. What turns me off from Global Agenda is that they obviously wanted that RPG element in the game, but that's where it falls short. Global Agenda is very similar to other shooters in many ways, but the thing that set it apart was the questing element, and that's exactly where the content is lacking. I think this game would be much more fun if they went in that direction instead, we already have plenty of arena-style shooter games. Why not do something new? Anyway, that's just what I think....
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 7:42PM GryphonStalker said

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@shatteredsword

Fair enough and I do completely agree with you on the quests and open zone issues you talk about. :)

It seems to me that many hybrid MMO / FPS (GA, Neocron 2, Planetside, etc..) How trouble finding that perfect balance between the two genres. They are like oil and water in some ways. Maybe one day someone will find that perfect formula.

"I just don't see why anyone would pay a monthly fee for a game that's not constantly pushing out new content."

Lucky there, there isn't a monthly fee. It's Buy 2 Play (like Guild Wars and soon to be Guild Wars 2). It also goes on sale pretty frequently so you can usually find it for under $15 bucks. (For anyone half way interested in a purchase).
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 10:20PM pinpoint28 said

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Been playing this game since October and i love it. The quests and environments are alot of fun and the teams missions don`t disappoint either. I dig the overall look of the game, since i`am a big fan of sci-fi and this game has the style i love without being to much like star wars or mass effect.

Having no monthly fee is also a big plus, don`t have to worry amount paying every month and the devs do push out new content to keep the game fresh and enjoyable.

Some of the missions can be annoying though, with starting back at the same random points when you diw and having to walk back to same point in the mission but is not that bad compared to others i`ve played.

This game also is a big "play and put down" type game. You really only need maybe an hour at the most a day on this thing and that really helps when you have a full time job and social life. i love WOW but the game takes way to long just to complete one mission and this game just lets me do my thing without wondering how many hours i just wasted completing one quest.

So yeah, this games worth it. I encourage anyone reading this to give it a try. Its fun

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 12:42PM Aliascleveland said

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Just a reminder that today is the last day to get your copy of global agenda at an amazing discount. The game is regularly sold at about 29.99 but with this week celebrating GA's one year anniversary it's around the price of 8.99. The game in my opinion is a cross between between borderlands and mass effects. This game demands a knowledge in skill point allocation along with a touch of strategy. The games P v E is a bit slow at the lower levels but the game truly shines in the A vs A and the P v P which will account for 100+ hours of game play and player killing. The Recon, Assault, Medic and Robo are all equal character classes it's just a matter of knowing your char type. The game features voice chat, messaging, agencies and full character customization! The last time i checked there are no games that offer a free trial, no monthly subscription and a team of developers wiling to listen to the little guys so guys i can't urge you enough to buy the game now at the lowest price to take the full playability of the game at cost.

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