All this talk about Planetside 2 made me want to give it a shot. As most have reported, the second to log into the game, you’re going to die. You’re not going to understand any single mechanic (like the inability to get more ammo without another player), what the hell any of the icons mean, why enemies look the same as regular players, and how it is you’re exactly dying. Emptying an entire clip into someone’s head and them not dying while you die in a single shot is annoying. Snipers that can’t hit the broad side of a barn, annoying. 1 grenade for all your lives, unless you buy another, annoying.
There are so many core mechanics that baffle a non-hardcore FPS player, it’s surprising. I’m sure I ended up with a 100: 1 death to kill ratio.
None of this says it’s bad, so much as clearly the game is designed for a particular niche and makes no compromises. I gave it a shot, some people are going to love it, and those some people aren’t me.