What is the story behind Quake 1? -1 reply

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CyberRaptor

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#1 12 years ago

Does it have one at all? It's nothing like Quake 2.




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#2 12 years ago

Quake 4 is supposed to be the direct sequel to Quake 2 in terms of the game world.Though they don't really explain it in depth,the character you played as in Quake 2 apparently killed the Macron and lowered the planet's shields just before the beginning of Quake 4.The whole story arc is supposed to be that the Macron was revived prior to the humans' arrival,and now you have to fight him.Pretty shallow huh?




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#3 12 years ago

Heh, thanks but I've played through Quake II and I know all of that. I was wondering about Quake I, which seems totally unrelated to any of the sequels.




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#4 10 years ago
CyberRaptor;2956369Does it have one at all? It's nothing like Quake 2.

Q1 does not have a real story plot. You have a gun, you get bigger gun, you shoot things, you kill boss at end of game.

Somewhere between doom and q1, id software dropped the ball on the story plot. But with a game that awesome, who really needs a story line?




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#5 8 years ago

I first played quake 1 a couple years before going to prison and staying there long after Quake 2, 3, and 4 came out. I had never played Quake II so naturally I was confused when I first played quake 4.

Lt. Vauss enters the cabin of Rhino Squad's transport (Armed n' Angry) and says "Gentleman! Good news about the war against the Strogg! A lone marine has made his way through enemy lines and defeated the Strogg leader - The Makron. He's also lowered their planetary defense guns so its a ground pounder's war from here on out...."

I was like wait a second I remember mummies hanging on the wall of the opening level selection scene, lava, crude tele-transport gates, monsters...what's that got to do with cyborgs? And why do they need take a 'flyer' to the planet's surface - I thought you just went through a gateway and walked on to it.

It seems as though since there's a story to Quake II there should be one for Quake 1. But there isn't. Furthermore, Quake 1's setting, milieu, and characters are all entirely different. If for instance there existed a plot to Quake 1 than it had little to do with Quake II.

But the two games, along with DOOM, are related in other ways. It was almost like Quake was an update to DOOM. One could think of themselves as being some lone soldier who just stepped through an inter-solar tele-transportation gate and left alone to survive against beings of some parallel dimension. That's just what happened in DOOM.