|Submitted by Micah McQueary |
(Feb 02, 2005)
ANOTHER GREAT GAME! And whenever THAT happens, expect ME to be there. So, what shall we say about the best multiplayer from 2004? Everything that's good.
We've got Graphics. Listen, If you have a GForceFX 6000 something or other, the graphics are PHENOMENAL! Of course the competitors include famous games like Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 but you still have to admit, YOU don't have a good enough card to run Unreal at top speed, now do ya? Neither do I, but even with the settings on low (it goes something like "very low" "lower" "low" "normal" "high" "higher" "very high") it looks awesome. The ragdoll effects given to Unreal are superb, and give the game a more realistic feel. Don't like gore? Turn it off!
The music gives you the adrenaline you need to keep on going. If you're a master of the game like I am, you know that sometimes music DOES HELP.
The gameplay is fantastic. There are several gametpyes which include Bombing run (a massacre mix of Baseball and Football with guns), Assault (2003 players know this is a basic "complete the misison as a team without getting killed"), Onslaught (a connect the dots verison where you must take control of all the nodes before you destroy the enemys base node)and oldies like Capture the Flag and Deathmatch.
The single player mode is like a football game! I'm serious! It's great! You qualify, make a team, fight in the tournament by climbing up the tournament ladder and you face the final match alone. You can fire or hire more teamates, which have a lasting impact on the gameplay with the rest of the game.
The bots can get extremely hard, and it may seem that they cheat. They don't. They're bots, and they do all their botty things. They go for the armor as soon as they sense it came into being, they go for the quad as soon as possible, and if you don't get there first, stack up extra health and run until they get tired. Other times you may pop out of a corner and then ZAP! You're dead. They can see you past the walls, but somehow you can find a way to pop up with an element of suprise if you try hard enough.
You choose, Quake III, or Unreal? Unreal iss one of the best, and I choose it over Doom 3. Half-life 2? I don't know, but trust me. BUY UNREAL 2004!
Yeah... 5... You get the point.