Published on 1/17/00
is better than Quake 3 Arena.
Unreal Tournament is better than Quake 3 Arena.
I bet you thought that discussion was over, long gone,
completely forgotten. Than let me ask you this, why did half of
you just open up your e-mail client to curse me out, while the other
half were nodding their heads in agreement? I'm going to re-open
this debate, because frankly, it interests me. I enjoy hearing your
opinions, and am surprised by the intelligence and legitimacy in
them (well most of them ;). More over, it amazes me that politicians
and religious fruitcakes blame video games such as UT and Quake
for the downfall of IQ, and yet there are 12 years olds E-mailing
and trying to explain to me the nuances of texture mapping. But
that's a column for another day.
I will be posting several of the comments I receive
in my upcoming columns, and keep this saga in the chapter of gaming
going a little while longer. I will answer your e-mail, though it
may take some time. Anyhow, If you're going to send me your opinions,
you might as well hear my thoughts on the subject.
Unreal Tournament is better than Quake
Face it folks, you're hooked
on Quake. Not because the series is good, but simply because it's
all you've known since the evolution and birth of the First person
shooter. You were either brought up on Castle Wolfenstein, Doom
or Quake. Either way, ID software has been feeding your habit for
years. In their defense, all First person shooters are generally
the same game with enhancements. Some of the newer ones, such as
UT, try to give you something different, something un-ID. I had
one reader send me an E-mail exclaiming that the levels in UT were
too nice to play in. This fits nicely into the point I'm making
here. He's used to playing Quake levels, so of course anything else
While you moon that over,
I'll just toss over some random notes to get you thinking.
· The weapons
in Q3A are simply not balanced, I don't care how you look at it.
· AI in UT
seems to actually make moves that require some level of intelligence.
· Q3A is more
an add-on than a sequel
· UT Engine…Need
I say more?
· No finesse
in Q3A, rather everything is a mess and hard to make out.
· And of course
Graphics, but I'll let you figure out where I stand.
Before you get
going, keep in mind I enjoy Q3A quite much, and can be found several
nights rummaging through servers picking a fight. I just enjoy UT
more. And with that boys and girls, I declare open season on me,
open. Let the fragging begin. Stick
Send your thoughts
on the Q3A Vs UT debate to: Rayne@gamersplayground.com
(Ed. Please guys, dont be too harsh on the first day, we really
like this guy ;) And for those of you who like to duke it out in
the forums, well we have just the thing for ya. The debate should
be raging in our totally
new forums! Also if you would like to VOTE
for your Favorite Online Game (UT and Q3 are included) just click
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