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N88TR

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#1 13 years ago

They weren't generous, I'll say that. "70%." For repititive FPS action," "stroggification plot twist goes nowhere," and "no MP bots." Sounds like they really dropped the ball. But on the plus side they said good graphics, "loads of action", and "Q3DM17 on the Doom 3 engine." Hey, I though the Q4 engine was something really new, not a D3 hash. Eh, doesn't seemed to help them. They also list the weapon loadout [SPOILERS]:

1.] Blaster [Pistol. No dual-wielding. Look smooth and unaggressive looking.].

2.] Machine Gun [Assault Rifle. What you see in every screenshot basically.].

3.] Shotgun [Doesn't look much like a shotgun.They say it's good for those "close enounters". Yah think so?].

4.] Hyperblaster [The plasma gun's brother. "Fires bursts of energy" and "more powerful than the Machine gun," "a hold-over from Q2." Doesn't look to be a screenshot in the review article.]

5.] Grenade Launcher [I wonder what it does? Doesn't look to be a screenshot in the review article.].

6.] Nailgun [The one with the rotating barrel and has light jets out the side when you shoot it. Was in the older Q4 video when the player was in a room just with the gun and was shooting everything. Not very descriptive, I know.].

7.] Rocket Launcher [Had to have it. Quake invented it, I think. Looks to have 3 barrells, and looks fairly mean-looking.].

8.] Railgun [I wonder what it does? Doesn't look to be a screenshot in the review article.].

9.] Lightning Gun [I wonder what it does? Doesn't look to be a screenshot in the review article.].

10.] Dark Matter Gun [The Stroggie's BFG replacement. Shoots "big purple orb of energy that passes through enemies and objects, inflicting tons of damage." I woulda liked my good ole' BFG. Don't fool with what people know and love. In the screenshot it looks like it was ripped right from the concept art; really shiny with a big sphere in the middle section of the gun. Sphere looks like a crystal ball.].

And from the MP screens, this ain't Q3. Most definitely a visual upgrade, but that's all you can tell anyway. They look to have ported quite a few Q3 maps to the new engine. [Where's the creativity boyos? I hope the have a lot of MP maps to make up for the few ports. I'd not like the MP to be mostly ports. That's just me.] Big story spoilers in the lengthy review. Although, it's Quake, it's not like there is a big story anyway.

Me, personally, I wasn't expecting much from Q4, so I'm not surprised at their "70%," so meh. They tried too much to sell the title and seemed to let gameplay slide. Id had a good run, it's expected to be some screwups. Hell, they've not done anything but FPSes, you'd figure they'd stick with the winning formula. Meh. Not gonna buy this game until maybe the prices go down to around $20 or so and then I can pick it up out of the bargin bin. :)




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#2 13 years ago

DM17!!! mEGA WOOT!!

If the MP plays anything like Q3 this will rule. We will see many maps from the MOD community. I cannot wait.

I could care less about SP. In fact when I get it I am loading right to MP and going to rail some bitches.




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#3 13 years ago

seems like Q4 anit a big leap from D3 I trust pc gamer so im gona get FEAR and im very surprised only 70 becuase Q4 is a big game and a major disapointment.

Thank u captain america 4 bringin us the news




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#4 13 years ago

No problem. And it's Captain Amerika.