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

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

  1. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    When it drops under $6 USD on Steam I'll chance a pickup.
     
  2. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    It should be about that for a four pack.
     
  3. NRG

    NRG Master Console Hater

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    I see this is also for consoles according to the official site. Any word on cross platform play? That would be some hilarious pubstomping fun.
     
  4. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    No cross platform play.
     
  5. ekimris

    ekimris New Member

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    I noticed this released, has anyone had a chance to play it? Thoughts, first impressions?
     
  6. Slainchild

    Slainchild Gold Member

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    Not read anything great about it.
     
  7. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Are there any improvements over the XBLA version? (which was a waste of fucking money)
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    No, and it is also a very poor "competitive" shooter. It has too much graphics effects and not enough smooth mouse control.
     
  9. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    There's still a few of those devs out there that needs to move their marketing solution to F2P and micro-transactions.
     
  10. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    For multiplayer, the game's success hinges almost entirely on community and support.
     
  11. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    This game wouldn't work as F2P. Microtransactions are not good for a competitive shooter.
     
  12. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Thanks for the link. Downloading.......
     
  13. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    Tell that to HiRez?
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Tribes is better but I still think the microtransactions ruin the "competitive" factor.
     
  15. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    They do indeed, but it doesn't cost too much to unlock only one set of items you want. Want to unlock a pile and it'll set you back a fortune. You can also only rent servers through HiRez, and they aren't cheap.
     
  16. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    .......... but I can't find the installer in this zip file. Little help with Classic Nexiuz?
     
  17. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Member

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    I've tried the freeware PC version, and it does nothing for me. I'm just so glad we still have UT1999 and it's huge (and ever increasing) range of great mods and levels. Even though I mostly play offline (the bots are great!) it's one of the games I can keep coming back to, and helps me keep cheerful even though FPS games (my favourite genre) are in a real rut right now.

    I also really like UT2004, but not as much as the original game. I'm not too keen on UT3, and I don't like UT2003 at all. Bottom of the heap, though, is Unreal Champonship on the XBox. Conversely, Unreal Championship 2 on the XBox is in some ways my favourite Unreal game, as it does so much right, improving even on UT1999 in some areas. Some very poor design decisions stop it from being definitely my favourite though (who thought Overdose or Nali Slaughter would be fun? Why keep the limit of two weapons when using the "Classic UT" mutator? And why can't you alter the speed of the game, or the power of the weapons). And why UC2 was never ported to the PC, I'll never know. The mods for it would have been incredible.



    Yep, I hate regenerating health. It's just another curse of modern day FPS.
     
  18. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Technical limitations. The Xbox had t fit that entire game into 64Mb, whereas machine running UT years before recommended double that to play.
     
  19. shoptroll

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    I think because they were running some XBox exclusive shader technology or something? There was a fork of Unreal Engine 2 specifically for the XBox and UC2.

    That said, I'm still surprised Epic never bothered to port it to Unreal Engine 2 for PC. However, I'm guessing they didn't want to divide the player base even further.
     
  20. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Garbage. It could have been ported, they just decided not to. Probably exclusivity license.
     

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