Game Review: Global Agenda
Release: Feb 1, 2010
Genre: Action: RPG, Shooter, MMO
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios
Available Platforms: PC
Players: 1 player
MSRP: 29.99 USD
ESRB Rating: T – Teen
Global Agenda takes a player into a future world where waring factions are vying for control of the futuristic world. Players choose one of four classes depending on your style each will handle differently and allow for different strategies. Assault class is the brute class that will see action first is very heavy armored and always ready for battle. Recon agents are those of stealth and agility that strike at opportune times. Weapons of the recon are meant for precision kills combined with a recons deadly speed makes for a violent combination. Medics are the glue or you could say the bandages of any good team they have to be able to heal each class with a different skill and action. Playing as a medic requires the player to know that assault types need constant attention for healing. Medics will also have to be aware that with the recon class being stealthy healing has to be done at just the right time as to not give away position. Last but not least the robotic class needs healing in their fortifications as the can not leave them for long periods of time. Robotics players have a vast array of “toys” at their disposal. Robotics players can turn deadly with turrets, health regeneration booths, shields and robotic armies. So get ready to choose your class and jump into the action or make one of each to see what best suits your needs and play style.
2155. From the ashes of the devastating Third Great War rose the Commonwealth, an oppressive world government determined to control the entire planet. The few remaining independent factions retaliate the only way they can, with elite teams of special operatives trained in advanced warfare tactics and equipped with high-tech weaponry. The future of humanity is their battleground, where knowledge is power, technology is a race, and everyone has a Global Agenda.
One of the best things about this game is that you do not have to pay a monthly subscription fee. Up to four player co-op with in game voice and text chat allowing you to team up on missions and bosses to gain experience. Full character customization with four different class types that you can enjoy in a FPS based game with RPG type elements. Ability to utilize a mass range of weapons plus state of the art equipment like jet packs, grenade launchers, mines, deploy-able turrets, stealth suits, holographic decoys,robotic droids and hundreds of other types of toys the player will have endless options.
My one issue with the game may have been limited to just my experience but the game never seemed to load the first initial time. Every Time starting it up it would seem to crash at least once so the whole process had to start again. One other issue was the fact that the game sometimes felt there was lag or everything felt buggy as certain actions were performed which I see being fixed with time. Other then these two issues the game has a lot going for it and is sure to please MMO fans and new comers alike.
Being a MMO that you don’t have to pay for automatically puts this game in the win column for me as far as a game goes. Though the game does have a few holes players will be met with many solid game play mechanics. If you have ever played games such as Section 8 or Tribes Arieal Assault you will be right at home with Global Arena. Try the demo to give yourself a feel for the game play.