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Which do you think is better: UT3 or UT2k4?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by randyannie, Sep 24, 2008.

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Which is better: UT3 or UT2004

Poll closed Oct 24, 2008.
  1. UT3 is better

    63 vote(s)
    52.1%
  2. UT2004 is better

    58 vote(s)
    47.9%
  1. Fuzz

    Fuzz Enigma

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    I remember that most people didn't like UT2k3. That's odd because I really like whatever some game developers do. Of course in hind view I realize that some things could have been better.

    UT3 have a lot of hitscan too, even more since the return of the Enforcer. Rockets are still a comfortable way of killing people, but instant hit weapons give opponents no chance to escape from the damage.
     
  2. AMMAGETSVM

    AMMAGETSVM wild

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    I've only played UT3 for a short while now; I liked 2k4 because I really got to break that game in. the same may happen for UT3, but there's a couple things that will never take.

    UT3's gameplay was fun; the new vehicles, fun; I preferred onslaught to warfare cuz ONS is just simpler. tardium shards?? pffft. also, the SP UT3 ending sucked!
    it's a pretty game, but then again so was 2k4, and even good old UT had some breathtaking visuals.

    oh, also no DOM. boo. :mad:

    [edit:

    ah, yes NN. thanks for agreeing with me]
     
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  3. Sys-X

    Sys-X Commercialized Killer !!!

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    ut2004 without any doubt... anyway from my perspective as I started my online gaming venture there and still love it to this day.

    And as for competitive gaming ut3 just ain't gonna work for me.. low activity and very small cups.
    Plenty activity in ut2004 cups so far so no reason for me to switch over.

    The game has some improvement over ut2004 like, weapons, war and... well that was it.

    :)
     
  4. DocB

    DocB Where does it hurt?

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    UT3. I played some UT1 online last weekend with some old UT friends and favorite maps and I was amazed how slow it seemed compared to UT3. I guess memory starts to play some tricks on you with time. I haven't played UT2004 since my favorite game is ONS/WAR and I don't think my fingers can take hopping miles across big ONS maps any more. Gimme' my surfboard and minigun (and RL and flack) and I'm happy.
     
  5. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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  6. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    Voted UT2004, of course. While it did degenerate into a pew-pew fest when newnet was bestowed upon us, it still provided me years of fun. UT3 was never fun (felt like a cheap impostor that was worse than both UT and UT2004 in its related areas) and a waste of money, so... yeah. Easy choice. :)

    Because ONS was noobish crap that let people ignore the core elements of shooter games. :p

    Although, I don't recall seeing what you saw at FragBU. Me, JD, Raffi, etc. were all good at ONS and AS even though we were also good at DM and CTF. Maybe we were just 2pr0. ;)
     
  7. Bort

    Bort nou

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    UT4/2009/2010

    I STILL HAVE HOPE
     
  8. [VaLkyR]Assassin

    [VaLkyR]Assassin Kidneythieves and Poets of The Fall Fan

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    Xfire stats paint the true picture, even though the poll swings in favour of UT3 currently. UT2004 ranks at #54, UT3 is at a lowly #106. It's been that way for quite some time too.
     
  9. Snaps_Provolone

    Snaps_Provolone Part Time Retard

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    I voted UT2004

    I like UT3's editor features. I am impressed with the Unreal 3 engine potential in the future when more people have uber fast PC's, but game play quality in UT3 is lacking and I frankly prefer fun gaming experience over eye candy, I suppose that is why after the first night I am always turning down all the video quality on games to get smoother/better frame rates. I am thinking that the Unreal 3 engine and UT3 are just a stepping stone to the Unreal 4 engine and another UT, but we can only hope so, as it would be sad to end the series on this note.
     
  10. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    Core gameplay: UT3
    Features and cusotmization: UT2004

    I really feel they did buff up and polish the core UT gameplay from UT2004. The movement, the weapons, etc. In this way, I'm really happy with the game.
    My gripe, like most other people, is the very limited options available in the user interface. A LOT of settings can only be changed by editing ini files, some settings don't get remembered when set in-game, etc.

    In short, while they improved the gameplay itself, they frustrated a lot of users by not including most of the little things that helped make UT2004 work. It was very easy to tailor any individual match to your personal tastes with so many customization options in UT2004. Hopefully, with the next one (they contracted with midway to do 2 games), they will not make this mistake again and provide the extra features people expected from UT2004, with fewer bugs and issues too. ;P
     
  11. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    although i voted ut3, because i actaully like it when i'm using the slo mo, color control and classic weapons mutators.
    UT2004 i enjoy and see as a great game. But i find UT3 to be superior. I still hate what they did with ut3 though :lol:
     
  12. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    I think the timing of UT3 was bad for PC hardware as well. The hardware requirements really turned alot of players away from UT3. The minimum hardware would only just run the game. You really needed the recommended or better to have good game play. I still know several ex Ut2004 players who say "I am not going to spent $1000 updating my computer just to play UT3" Now they are playing WoW and other stuff.

    So, when the UT4 or UT2010 comes out, that issue should not be as bad. I mean look how the prices on PC hardware have dropped in the last 6 months. How many people still have old slow single core machines? The stuff has never been cheaper. Now you can buy an 8800GT for $129. That runs UT3 better than my 7900GTX SLI setup at 1/4 the price.
     
  13. «MechikTaj»

    «MechikTaj» lolol First blood betrayals

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    IMO

    I voted solely with gameplay in mind and IMO, UT3 is much better.

    The weapons, movement, vehicles as well as Deathmatch and Warfare are all superior. Everything just feels better and improved to me and every time I play UT2004 now, well... I can't stand it. Don't get me wrong, I think it was a great game and for me too, it's the game which got me really interest in online play and browsing community websites such as this one and it's the game that turned me into a diehard fan of the series. :D But ever since I first played the beta demo of UT3, I've loved its gameplay more than 04's. I wasn't really concerned about anything else. (e.g. the graphics, since I run it on lowest settings anyway; don't care too much about the UI, the "lack" of characters, etc).

    I'll be building a brand new PC soon and this game was definitely a factor in deciding on the hardware. I doubt I'll be installing UT2004 on it.
     
  14. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    I like UT3 better if compared to 2k4 with newnet on, with it off, it's not as big of a gap but I'd still prefer UT3 over 2k4 if I had a choice.
     
  15. Quaglax

    Quaglax May the funk be with you...

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    My first UT game was 2004...which I played the **** out of. Hours and hours everyday until UT3 came out. I absolutely LOVED the game. Though...I would have to say I like UT3 better. One of the biggest reasons I chose UT3 was because of 2004's "hitscan" dominance which isnt nearly as easy in UT3. As someone said in an earlier post, all you need is a Lightning Gun and your good to go. Not so in UT3....I love the "in your face" feel and rather someone frag me up close than from across the map all the time.
     
  16. sneh

    sneh -

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    I'll try to really quickly summarize my thoughts on this..

    UT2004
    - Variety of themes and visual styles
    - Variety of options
    - Variety of game types / Many maps
    - Single player is a tournament ladder

    UT3
    - Narrow theme and mono visual style
    - No options (especially gameplay related)
    - Fewer game types / Fewer maps
    - Single player is not a tournament ladder (yet they still called it unreal tournament)

    There's more in the detail, but that basically sums it up for me.
    I really am holding out hope for another UT, because theres no reason why they couldn't make another awesome one with fresh themes again. (unless they decide to keep going further away from the original concept, like UT3 did with its crabby storyline)
     
  17. madspacemarinemustdie

    madspacemarinemustdie ...

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    UT2K4

    DM is more fun in 2K4. There is no built-in udamage reward, the starting weapons are better, and the Lightning Gun is > everything.
     
  18. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    which pretty much sums up why ut3 is better
     
  19. Larkin

    Larkin Gone

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    Well obviously that is the best. :)
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    I voted for UT3 because I hate UT2k4's gameplay and ridiculously weak weapons. Although, I hate the way the bots can use the link guns secondary fire sense patch 1.3. I hate that I can tell that all they did to make them start to use it was copy and paste the code from how it deals with healing vehicles to how the bots use it. Nice job actually fixing the problem epic. :rolleyes:


    @madspacemarinemustdie: Really the starting weapons are better in UT2K4? Sense when? The crappy assault rifle was nothing but a joke and the shield gun is crappiest idea ever. To actually give someone the ability to run away and have a shield. What kind of stupid ass came up with that? Its like the complete opposite of what UT is all about.

    The enforcer in UT3 you can actually kill someone with the secondary fire if you are lucky and/or skilled. While the impact hammer can disable vehicles and if you are good can get you allot of kills.
     
  20. Larkin

    Larkin Gone

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    They're coming though.
     

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