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15 Years of Unreal!

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Sir_Brizz, May 22, 2013.

  1. Renegade Retard

    Renegade Retard Defender of the newbie

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    It's not that I couldn't get into it. I've never owned Unreal. My first experience in the franchise was UT. I've owned and played every other game in the franchise, but never the original.
     
  2. HugoMarques

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    It's never too late, buddy!
     
  3. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Say it isn't' so!!!!! :(
     
  4. Psychomorph

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    15 years already it is. :hmm:
     
  5. Evill_Bob

    Evill_Bob Cheese Hopping Rocket Spammer

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    Fifteen years? Oh God, we're getting old aren't we?
     
  6. _Lynx

    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    Don't get me started...
     
  7. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Word.
     
  8. [NBK]Rattman

    [NBK]Rattman Goo God

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    Happy Birthday old friend!!
     
  9. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Sell some TF2 hats on Steam and buy it already! :)

    It's a true classic game and it holds up waaay better than a lot of other games of its time.

    Super-long co-op campaign? check
    Crazy multiplayer? check
    Thousands of mods, TCs, and maps? check
    SDK? check

    I think what made it click for most people is the mix of fantasy and sci-fi, along with the fact that there were friendly NPCs and huge worlds in an era of corridor shooters.

    Let me remind everyone that Unreal is also fully playable within UT.

    Oh, and Lynx... nice job on getting them those screenshots. ;)
     
  10. Renegade Retard

    Renegade Retard Defender of the newbie

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    wat?
     
  11. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    All the Unreal 1 system/texture/sound files are in UT. You just need to copy the maps and the music, and getting everything to work nicely with a mod like oldskool 2.39.
     
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  12. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    you know this actually describes me exactly.

    never played Unreal because UT was my first franchise experience.
    and it was so good that I just never developed any interest in the original game. I remember learning about it, reading a review, and thinking it looked boring.

    to this day I've never played it.
     
  13. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    It's sad to hear it like that. UT was in the end just random mess thrown together and most of the pieces came from Unreal developement.
    The weapons in UT have been made more human/generic and there was lack of any story/depth into it and many of the maps had actually less detail than the Unreal ones.
    Don't forget that UT started as an expansion set for Unreal headed towards the bot/multiplayer experience. It could have been a standalone expansion pack too, but someone(Mark Rein) decided to market it as a standalone game and bring it really to the masses, which most in the end did not care about the original game anymore.

    Funny that the very old version of botpack.u from 1998 that runs with unreal 220 which I somehow got by "accident" has only those new weapons: DoubleAutoMag, CHAINSAW, ImpactHammer, Translocator and WarHeadLauncher. As far as I know the next weapon made was pulsegun as seen in one video which still has most of unreal weapons in use and then they started slowly replacing all other weapons with the botpack versions.
     
  14. Jacks:Revenge

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    what's sad about it?

    ignorance is bliss.
    UT was incredibly fun (still is) and the number of different mods for it extended the replayability for years after it should have been a dust collector.

    Unreal looks boring. the graphics are old.
    I don't feel like I'm missing out. sorry :p
     
  15. Leo(T.C.K.)

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    The graphics are same (it's the same damn engine and most maps/mods work from Unreal in UT, in fact one can be glad they still maintained the compatibility with the three last unreal versions), and you can get high res textures and new drivers for it these days too. It sure doesn't have as many mods as UT had at its peak and again, I did make point in different post that the default UT got surpassed by bonuspack and many mods. Just like doom2. Doom2's general quality was worse than original Doom, levels were more or less random, some of them were nothing more than refined test levels, some of them came from cutting floor of doom and some of them were new but they didn't really match overall story. It could have been fun and the "expansions" and mods and everything expanded the game's life and surpassed it, but was it as good in the core as the original doom? No it wasn't. The same story is with UT even though UT had no singleplayer content and there were the botpack weapon equivalents suddenly.

    You are simply judging the book by its cover looking at your post. If you think ignorance is bliss, stay ignorant then but you can't really call yourself a "fan" of the "franchise".
     
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  16. Jacks:Revenge

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    yes. exactly.
    I don't deny it.

    Unreal is old as shit. I didn't play it when it was new, I have no desire to now. simple as that.
    I'm sure it's a fine game in it's own right.
     
  17. Psychomorph

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    One of the most immersive game worlds.
     
  18. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    It's absolutely worth trying if you haven't played it. It might not be your cup of tea but there really is a lot to like in the first few levels of the game.
     
  19. Jacks:Revenge

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    well here.
    how's this.

    you guys convince Ren to try Unreal, and I'll agree to do the same.
    but not before him :p
     
  20. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    The gameplay is also amazing; it owns at higher speed.
     

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