Anyone planning on picking up Unreal 2 tomorrow?

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  1. Michael Martin

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    I seem to be one of the few people still very interested in first person shooters in the single player mode. All of the buzz on Unreal II has been very, very good. The first one was a mixed bag for me - incredible graphics, great weapons, but it had virtually no story.

    Just curious in this day of online rpgs and fragfests if anyone else was excited about a well done, atmospheric single player fps.
     
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    Got mine already, but I can't install it until I get home [​IMG].

    Mike
     
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    Was really looking forward to it until i read the review on Gamespot, they gave it 7.3

    "Because the missions are strictly linear and because there's no multiplayer, there isn't much incentive to play Unreal II again after the roughly 10 hours it takes to beat the game on normal. It has really good graphics, and, apart from its awful dialogue, it's certainly not painful to play--but it lacks the spark that separates truly great shooters from all the rest. It doesn't have Halo's vehicles and clever AI, Serious Sam's over-the-top action and spectacular boss battles, No One Lives Forever 2's inspired level design, or Medal of Honor's memorable set pieces. As shooters go, it's competent but for the most part unremarkable."
     
  4. Michael Martin

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    Just read Gamespot's review of the game. Very disappointing.

    The really bad dialogue and the bad cutscenes are definite drawbacks. My favorite first person games - the Thief series - have fantastic dialogue/voice acting and tremendously cool cutscenes.

    The defensive missions sounds like fun, but the overall review is definitely making me reconsider my enthusiasm. If any HTF members buy it and play it, please post your thoughts. I only buy a few games a year, and want to spend the monely wisely.
     
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    fry's has it today for $36. i'll be getting it. fps are still my favorite type of pc game.
     
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    I was anticipating this game until I read the reviews and saw the specs needed. Unfortunately, my graphics card is not powerful enough any more, but I will wait until something better (Doom III) comes along before upgrading my card.

    I loved the first Unreal, but was disappointed with how this one seems to have turned out. [​IMG]
     
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    Gamespot called it "good", but the review is accurate. Unreal II pretty much blows. [​IMG]

    I finished the first mission, and do not feel compelled to play any further. Guess I'll give "The Road to Rome" a spin...
     
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    The Thief 1 and 2 are, in my opinion, on my top five favorite games and should be up high on the alltime list. Splinter Cell reminds me a lot of it but there is nothing like Thief. As for Unreal II, I'll pass. It's just 10 hours. I can put 10 of gameplay in one night, ofcourse with little sleep [​IMG] .
     
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    I got Unreal2 yesterday and played though the first hour or so and I couldn't agree more... It just feels "plain". I have NO desire to play anymore of it after only a short while: the cutscenes and voice acting ARE terrible (As far as I've witnessed) and despite its graphic beauty, theres just not enough gameplay. [​IMG]

    p.s. Thief 1 and 2 Rocked and Unreal2 in NO WAY compares to either of those titles...
     
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    Since the original Unreal was so boring a sequel didn't pique my interest at all.

    I'm still looking for a new FPS to approach Half-Life in quality (note to self: play Deus Ex) [​IMG]
     
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    Deus Ex is awesome, very much like a cyber Thief. Try System Shock 2 as well.
     
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    To not put too fine a point on it: you are insane.

    That is all.

    Note: this comes from a confirmed "Quake rules; Unreal sucks!" type.
     
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    Unreal & especially Unreal Tournament were slam dunks, in my opinion. It's amazing how bland UT2k3 and Unreal II are in comparison.

    -Dave
     

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