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Nexuiz: THQ's attempt to "reinvent Arena FPS gameplay""

Discussion in 'Games' started by _Lynx, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. _Lynx

    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    Nexuiz: THQ's attempt to "reinvent Arena FPS gameplay"

    Of course they say they already did, but so far I'm doubtful. It's just 10$, has nice graphics (uses CryEngine3), although a bit too dark for my liking.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/96800/
    But:
    • Just 9 levels. "Variety is the spice of life" and IMO is a key for a good MP shooter, even if it results in a higher price
    • Made by a new studio with no games to it's name
    • Port from XBLA

    What's your thoughts?
     
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  2. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    I have one major problem with this game so far: Health regen. That has no place in an arena shooter.
    That aside i would love to see this game turn out great and be sucessfull.
     
  3. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    Some kind of sick, grotesque love child of UT3 and Halo...
     
  4. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Looks like brightskins is built in.
     
  5. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Looks pretty dumb.
     
  6. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Looks interesting - I just might pick this up for the hell of it.
    I've been playing a ton of Quake Live recently, so I've got the right mindset to dive right into this.
     
  7. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Is there any way to make new content? An editor or something?
     
  8. Zer0

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    This is Nexuiz in name only. The drama around this created Xonotic, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
  9. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    No, that's why I've largely ignored it.

    The guys behind Burnout have been working on an uber-customisable FPS though. Worth keeping an eye on.
     
  10. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    We're still playing the original ("Classic") Nexuiz (http://www.alientrap.org/games/nexuiz) at work. It's got plenty of stock levels, fun single player tree (It follows the UT/Q3A progression model) and is incredibly polished across multiple platforms. About 5 minutes on Google produced around 2.5GB of extra maps. It's going to be a while before we finish going through that amount of content.

    For the price of a free, legal (how boring!) download, I'd firmly recommend that people try out Classic Nexuiz and Xonotic.

    (And feel free to enjoy the new Nexuiz as well, none of what I've written above should be thought of as suggesting that the new Nexuiz is somehow deficient.)
     
  11. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    Old Nexuiz and now Xonotic are staples at the LAN parties my friends and I have together. This new thing looks like crap.
     
  12. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    I mean, really? 4v4?
     
  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Call it a passing interest. All of the buts above are serious problems I have with the game at this point.
     
  14. Sjosz

    Sjosz (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    Wait, Criterion are doing a FPS? :con:
     
  15. Tre`

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    I've been following this game for awhile because it's been 5 years since another arena FPS was released. There's a sub-forum on their website for Level-Editing so it seems that they do at least want to allow that at some point.
     
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  16. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Wtf did I say Burnout for? I meant Trackmania.
     
  17. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    Personally I'm interested to see on how it does. I thought the market for new comp twitch fps games had died off as evidenced by dozens of titles in the past several years. Pricepoint may be a winning factor. While not as "arena", MNC seems to have done well and it doesn't demand a premium.
     
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  18. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    It's out for preorder on steam now. There's also a 4-pack. For the price I'd say go for it. They want to add mod support and stuff.
     
  19. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    I tried the demo on live, didn't phase me.
     
  20. xMurphyx

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    Too much emphasis on hitscan weapons, I think. I don't know.
    It's pretty though. I'll give it another chance later.
     

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