Kind of surprised there's not a thread on this already, especially since it's free to play.
So, the closed beta is starting soontm for Planetside 2, and I'm pretty excited. For those who never played or heard of the first one, think something like Battlefield 3, but with three factions, more vehicles, more bases, and on a persistent map large enough to hold 2,000 players. The three factions are the Terran Republic, an authoritarian regime who want to unite humanity and return home, specializing in low damage, high rate of fire weapons and the fastest vehicles. The New Conglomorate, a loose affiliation of rebels and freedom fighters who'd like to abandon the old world and make a home on this new planet, specializing in having the toughest armor and the strongest weapons. And the Vanu Sovereignty, a tech worshipping theocracy that wants to use alien technology to elevate humanity to the next stage in evolution, specializing in the most maneuverable vehicles and plasma weaponry.
Parts 1-3 of TotalBiscuit's livestream of the gameplay from the floor. A lot of things in the videos are going to be changed since this was a special E3 build and let MAX suits pilot vehicles and such. Days 2 and 3 are a much better representation of the teamwork you can expect to see with Galaxy dropships dropping troops onto the objectives. And the walls racked up fewer kill streaks.
So yea, I'm super excited for this one, it's looking great. I only played a little bit of Planetside 1 since I joined far past the prime (2009-ish) but what I did play was pretty fun. Looking forwards to getting back into a splatter MAX.