Quake 4 and F.E.A.R

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Quake 4 and F.E.A.R

Post by DemonPostalWrkr » Sat Oct 22, 2005 07:49 pm

Okay, they're both out. Are the good or bad? I'd like an oppinoin. I have a feeling if Quake 4 is like Quake 2 i'm going to love it, if its not, I have a feeling it'll be a Doom 3 copy cat. I have no idea what to expect from F.E.A.R Id iamgine a horror based swat team type game.
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Post by Caleb_2k » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:09 pm

I have F.E.A.R. ^^ and its a REALLY NICE horror game that can make you paranoid =D, you walk alone (if you not escort someone to safety...) and you will not get scared like Doom3 syle, more like freaky ghost/srange stuff scared, with approx 11 to 12 hours Gamplay it is really fun to play (always outnumberd [hopefully not outgunned])

As for Quake 4, it is a mix of Doom 3 with Quake 2. The AI is relly good and they can actually shoot stuff =D, as for Ravens part in the game >_> they didnt think of their lovley gorezones as usual >_< but what they did think of was their wiseass humour XD
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Post by jonny5 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 03:29 am

I was only so-so impressed by the F.E.A.R demo. My friend just purchased Quake IV and he says that it is excellent. Apparantly the physics are still lacking, Doom3 style, but the graphics have been kicked up a notch. I'm definately getting it, if only for the highly-rated multiplayer.
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Post by Necrosis » Sun Oct 23, 2005 05:05 am

I am in the unfortuate spot of having them both RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW and not being able to touch them since they're gifts for two weeks from now. (to me, but still can't touch them, working on convincing parents to gimme)

Expect a review of each in two weeks. :x
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Post by Daedalus » Sun Oct 23, 2005 05:09 am

Oooh... that's really sucky, little brother. My sympathies, man!

Hopefully your parents will see the light! Good luck! :D
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Post by Caleb_2k » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:07 am

yeah, i get my quake 4 LEGALLY tomorrow...
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Post by predator » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:27 am

And I'm getting it... in december. That's when it will be available here at a reasonable price.
Well, at least my fiancee will know what to buy me for Christmas. :lol:
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Post by mouth » Sun Oct 23, 2005 01:49 pm

I've got Quake 4. It's basicly Doom 3 + Quake 2 in single player. As for multi player, it sucks. It's almost the same as Q3, but clearly, not as good, since Q3 MP is good. Also, I heard the netcode sucks. They ruined The Edge map as well (Over The Edge) by redesigning it. No game can come close to Q2 multiplayer...
As for the gfx, it's not such a huge system hog, but it becomes one if u max out the AA. Rather put the higher res than 8x AA. I personally play it on 2x.
It looks really nice all in all. But not better than Doom 3. Only less full dark areas, and bigger rooms. Also, it seems to have less details in levels than Doom 3. Like, not so many objects like broken tables, vases, computers, bottles and stuff... It's much more Q2 style of levels. Some will like that fact I guess.
I also have Serious Sam 2 which is a pretty good title as well. IMO better than first SS.
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Post by Gila » Sun Oct 23, 2005 03:16 pm

q2 multiplayer sucks ballz.

as for q4, it's tons more fastpaced than doom3. and more bright. and overall so far i like it ALOT better than doom3 slugfest, and i'm at like 3rd or 4th mission/level.

as for fear, i have it but i've yet to play it (same goes for Sam2)
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Post by Daedalus » Sun Oct 23, 2005 03:26 pm

Gila's FEAR review will be pleasing to see. :D
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Post by DemonPostalWrkr » Sun Oct 23, 2005 06:23 pm

Quake 4 sucks, end of discussion, its not even fun, its more of a chore to play. I haven't tried multiplayer yet, the graphics are not as good as Doom 3. I feel this game was rushed. I was expecting Quake 2, but I am highly dissapointed. I am going to keep playing hoping it gets better, but I doubt it will. At least the players AI is good. It just doesnt feel like quake. Fighting strogg isnt even fun. I have yet to try FEAR.
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Post by r_cain » Sun Oct 23, 2005 08:36 pm

I really didnt like quake 2.
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Post by predator » Sun Oct 23, 2005 08:40 pm

Q2 had a nice singleplayer, but very crappy multiplayer.
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Post by Gila » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:22 pm

Quake 4 sucks, end of discussion, its not even fun, its more of a chore to play. I haven't tried multiplayer yet, the graphics are not as good as Doom 3.
describe how is that doom3 is better than quake4 (at least in graphics)?
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Post by Damien_Azreal » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:35 pm

I have FEAR and QUake 4, both games are awesome.

I'm not good at reviewing games, or actualy putting my thoughts into words. I will simply say this.

Quake 4 is an accurate transition from Quake 2. The graphics are awesome and the gameplay is some of the most consistant I've played in years.
I don't know what he means by it's a chore to play, HL2 was a chore to play. This is war, it's brutal, unrelenting and violent. Always be on your gaurd and watch for the Strogg.

And damn... it is gory. :twisted:


FEAR... let me just say this. I haven't had this much fun with a FPS from Monolith since Blood. And this game is way creepier.
Alma gets under your skin, I have honestly felt chills up my spin and the hairs on my arms have stood up.
The whole atmosphere of the game is perfect. From the slow mood driven story and level design. To the balls to the walls action scenes, were the levels can get so full of dust, smoke and sparks it's impossible to even see your enemy.

This is Monolith's return to the macabre... and it's the best they have ever done with any title. FEAR is the FPS of the year, and the best one I've played in many years.
It is the game to beat this year.

Also, I would strongly like to recommend Serious Sam 2. Don't judge by the first demo. Download the second demo, Greendale level, it shows a more accurate depiction of Serious Sam 2's levels and gameplay.


This is probably the best time of year for us FPS fans. Enjoy it while you can.
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