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Unreal Turns 10!

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, May 22, 2008.

  1. Vitamin-Carrot

    Vitamin-Carrot If

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    Woot i feel old ..... :(

    Happy late b-day unreal i sorry i missd it but i did the same on my moms b-day aswell so i guess that makes it ok

    Damn sto0pid time zones
     
  2. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    :cheers:

    too bad UT III nearly ruined the series. I think TossMonkey said it best:

    Here's to hoping the next installment trains its sights back on the roots of what made Unreal and Unreal Tournament such landslide classics.
     
  3. Mia'cova

    Mia'cova Oldskool Lurker

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    Wow, over ten years since I spent over a day downloading this thing on my 14.4 when my gold master was delayed in the mail! Incredible! Happy Birthday U1!!
     
  4. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I have vivid memories of walking into a computer store and seeing that box and going "What is this?!?!?".


    Still one of the most unique gaming experiences...... ever.
     
  5. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Wandering spirit

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    OMG, is it TEN WHOLE YEARS already? :eek:

    I, as just about everyone here, have very fond memories of Unreal...

    -the deep atmosphere...brilliant music that set the mood of the game perfectly. From the star-filled skies to the many often useless translator messages and from the Nali villages to the many crashed spacecrafts. It all held true to some kind of story. There were clear differences between the skaarj and the krall,
    -enemies with (back then) very realistic Artificial Intelligence and different approaches.
    -some brilliant level design, even by today's standards. The sunspire is still the best singleplayer map I've ever seen. But that isn't to say that Nali heaven, Bluff eversmoking or the nali castle are anything less than absolute Quality. Heck, even the worst map is quality compared to what some other games have to offer.
    -multiplayer!!! :D Or at least a deathmatch variant that could be played offline (playable internet was still years in the future for me).


    Oh, and...what are people talking about when they talk of a spiritual sequel? It has one...


    ...


    Return to Na Pali. :D

    (agreed, it was a bit short, but everything that made the original worth playing nicely continued with this sequel)
     
  6. akstylish

    akstylish Keyboard Crasha

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    Happy b-day. And BU's 10th birthday is coming too! :D
     
  7. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep! In 2011 ;) But PU was started in 1998.
     
  8. akstylish

    akstylish Keyboard Crasha

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    How's it in 2011 when BU was made in '98?

    edit:nvm, I thought PU was a typo.
     
  9. Fordy

    Fordy Member

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    Ahhh weren't those skies beautiful? (pay attention UT3) The music was perfect, everything was just right.

    Won't be long now until UT turns 10!
     
  10. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    I can has slithburger?
     
  11. Majik

    Majik blargh

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    Before Unreal, I didn't really care much for the FPS genre. I played a few of the big titles released prior to Unreal like Quake, Doom, Wolfenstein and Hexen and none of them really did anything for me. Zilch, nada. The only enjoyment I got out of them was on a LAN setup with a few friends.

    Unreal totally changed my perspective of the FPS genre. Granted, it was the multiplayer that first caught my eye (incidentally, it was also the first game I played online), but the single player campaign was the first FPS experience I actually enjoyed. It was just...different. All of the above mentioned titles felt boring, bland and lifeless to me, whereas Unreal was the complete opposite. It had atmosphere, an awesome soundtrack (music and sound effects), gorgeous graphics and interesting level design. Unfortunately, very few games have managed to recreate a similar experience for me since then.

    Wow, ten years. I still remember the first time I played the game... and the first time I played it online. I feel old now.
     
  12. Forgetful

    Forgetful Here is party?

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    Stand tall and Salute DM-Deck-16 as one of the longest standing alive and well DM maps ever created.

    LIVE AND PROSPER

    [​IMG]
     
  13. akstylish

    akstylish Keyboard Crasha

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    I remember when Unreal was out...I didn't know anything about the game, it was the case with red and green eyed monsters that interested me. XD I asked my mom for it, but I was too young to play it then :'(
     
  14. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Meh Ill wait till UT's 10th anniversery before celebrating.
     
  15. Leo(T.C.K.)

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

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    These sounds as someone asked, original Unreal in its first release versions prior to 220 when the new sounds which also ut uses came and before there appeared the separated packages, UnrealI.u and UnrealShare.u.

    Sounds and a lot of other things were changed during that.
    It is sad that separation of packages led to some bugs like you canot hear waterstep sounds in the chizra entrance pool of passage, or the default textures in nalic, because they were originally in UnrealI.

    I also don't know why they broke powershield, it was more balanced when in dm, it started lovering down its charge by seconds and then it ran out. That was the difference between shieldbelt and powershield aside from charge.

    So the custom maps which used powershield back then, it was balanced, but when you run same maps again now, its unbalanced, because powershield does not lose its energy by default anymore and you have 200 points of invulnerable shield, which makes it really unfair to play against that kind of loaded player.

    DP was more effective and had sparks effect too, etc.
     
  16. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    Unreal is what made me go out and get 2 3dfx Voodoo2 cards. The editor that came with it was also the first time I realized "hey, this is something even I can do!".

    Unreal will always have a spot in my Top 3 games just because of the inspiration it gave me.

    I'd love to see Epic return to their roots and produce a kick ass TRUE sequel to one of the greatest games of all time.
     
  17. blindrob

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    10 years, has it been that long? funny how good i remember Unreal compared to other single player games I've played much more recently.
     
  18. Zarniwoop

    Zarniwoop is cool

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    Best. Game. Ever.
     
  19. cairey1

    cairey1 New Member

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    This game not only lays the foundations for Unreal but it's still one of the best games to play coop!! Definitly had an impact on my life. If there is an Unreal 3, do it right this time
     
  20. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    Yeah, another bad sequel would actually be worse than none at all.

    But i fear they would not make a good sequel, if you look at U2 and GOW, and what we have seen of GOW2 aswell, they seem to go for a more cramped, liniar and scripted approach with their SP games thease days, with a more dark atmosphere, none of that would fit an Unreal game, and i'd rather not see another Unreal game like that.

    SP shooters are a lost art, they just dont make them like they used to, nobody does, including Epic.
     

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