Why Quake 4 rocks so hard
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Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 08:21 PM ]
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I've just recently gone and bought my collectors edition of Quake 4, for some reason australia had got it really early, which was a huge suprise to be woken up to a phone call saying your copy of Quake 4 has come in.

So I got my shit together woke my flat mate and said take me to Quake 4. this happened, I located the EB store, traded my money for Quake 4 and went home and installed it.

I was sitting there during the loading screen hoping for some sexy eye candy with the intro (running 1024x768 high quality) and boy did I get the goods, the intro is fantastic, it's been done very well and looks brilliant, something along the lines of strahip troopers but better.

After the intro loaded, I was thinking now we're getting into it wonder what the gameplay is like; first thing I noticed was omg there is no stamina bar! the next thing I noticed was how big the map was, it was outdoors with battle sounds all around the environment sounds fantastic if you can support OpenAL and have a 5.1 speaker system.

Now the gameplay which everyone has been bitching about in reviews is total bollocks, those guys were playing .gifs or something as this is the best action game I've played in a long time it leaves Doom 3 for dead, forget Doom 3, think Quake 4, non-stop intense action.... if you play it on hard you're garunteed a huge arse kicking, but it's done well though it's not 100 monsters kicking your arse, it's 4-5 strogg screaming their battle cries as they come running towars you to stretch your meat a little bit. (I'm still early in the game but everything is perfect so far) And no it's not dark, black dark and black like Doom 3, it's well it and it has colours in the lighting which really contrast well in the einviroment, very nice use of the realtime lighting engine. Of course the flashlights, so far I only have the Blaster and the Machinegun and both have flashlights, and yes the Blaster is fudgin sweeeet it's rappid fire with a charge shot which has quite a kick. Also Medics are your friend ;)

Now onto the actual graphics of the game, I was happy to see that it wasn't a shiney house of wax. it's metallic, nicely done metals ,sexy in all it's glory. The special effects like the strogg evaporting with a borg like affect is uber cool. The Strogg models themselves are very very well done too, the best looking alien monsters I've seen for quite sometime the architecture of the maps so far is pretty impressive I'm very glad that Quake 4 has delieverd to me what I've been expecting it to be for years if you had any doubts that this game was going to suck, well think again buddy, this game
fucking rocks my jocks!


Author:  duffman91 [ 10-16-2005 08:29 PM ]
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edit: Do you mind posting what hardware you have, and how well it ran?

Author:  dzjepp [ 10-16-2005 08:31 PM ]
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Nice dude. Seeing as you obtained it legally, and it's shipped to retail, you should be able to post new screenshots for us without a hassle, no? Do it! You will find this thread will be immensively popular if you do (most of the people here will have to wait until Wend. to get the game).

Can you post some screens from the new MP maps? :)

http://www.imageshack.us is a good free service for uploading images.

Author:  Foo [ 10-16-2005 08:55 PM ]
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One of the first player reviews I've seen, front page news :D

Author:  busetibi [ 10-16-2005 09:06 PM ]
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where abouts in Australia are you? and which EB store did you get it from?
i rang my local EB store last week as to when its coming in (ive had it pre ordered for weeks) and he told me he had no idea when it would come in,
in fact, ive just rang him and told him about your post, and according to him youre lying as NO eb store in oz has Q4 for sale till Thursday.

Author:  Foo [ 10-16-2005 09:14 PM ]
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I'm betting that his store fucked up.

Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 09:18 PM ]
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I'm from Brisbane. System specs are 2400xp@2.2ghz 2gig of ram, and a 6600GT, runs fine, I don't it really dips below 40fps even when there is like 6-7 strogg on the screen. lots of strogg I tell ya lots this game gets better and better the further I get into it :D


Author:  blakjack [ 10-16-2005 09:21 PM ]
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the place i ordered from in SA (not EB) says it has a street release date of the 19th which seems to be echoed around different stores so you've probably benefitted from somebodies mistake ;)

Author:  busetibi [ 10-16-2005 09:26 PM ]
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which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early

Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 09:27 PM ]
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Real enough for ya ;)


Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 09:28 PM ]
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busetibi wrote:
which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early

The Strathpine store, there is shit loads of them there.


Author:  DooMer [ 10-16-2005 09:30 PM ]
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Heh, nice. I'm gonna go ahead and post my guide since the game is technically in stores. Post some pics of the new edge

Author:  Foo [ 10-16-2005 09:30 PM ]
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Lol dude, you're a hero.


Author:  Don Carlos [ 10-16-2005 09:33 PM ]
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I'm now moist!

Author:  Foo [ 10-16-2005 09:34 PM ]
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BTW I think the most important info to come out of all of this is you have floral bedsheets.


Author:  Yue [ 10-16-2005 09:34 PM ]
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/me twitches UPS better get me my case and stuff now so i can put together my system

Author:  Duhard [ 10-16-2005 09:37 PM ]
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DooMer wrote:
Heh, nice. I'm gonna go ahead and post my guide since the game is technically in stores. Post some pics of the new edge

Can we legally post some pics?

Author:  DooMer [ 10-16-2005 09:38 PM ]
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I dont think we can from the beta.

Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 09:46 PM ]
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Ok I took some screenshots of some of the maps.

The Edge:


Fragging Yard - which has a 1v1 and a normal version:






That should keep you happy for a while. ANYWAY time for Quake 4! :D


Author:  Duhard [ 10-16-2005 09:47 PM ]
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Author:  duffman91 [ 10-16-2005 09:47 PM ]
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Zombie13 wrote:
busetibi wrote:
which store in brisvegas did you get it from?
im on the gold coast, its only a 40 min drive for me, be worth the drive to get it early

The Strathpine store, there is shit loads of them there.



edit: YES

Author:  Duhard [ 10-16-2005 09:49 PM ]
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Author:  Duhard [ 10-16-2005 09:50 PM ]
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I have a feeling that "blood rose" map is gonna own..

Author:  blakjack [ 10-16-2005 09:51 PM ]
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nice shots gw zombeh
looks hawt.

Author:  Yue [ 10-16-2005 09:58 PM ]
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looks like wednesday will be a good day for me to have an off day from work :icon25:

Author:  Zombie13 [ 10-16-2005 10:07 PM ]
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stole this from zer0logics cfg:

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EDIT (Foo): Fixed long line.

Author:  HateFactor [ 10-16-2005 10:08 PM ]
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The new Edge is fuckin fantastic. I've played a number of Q2DM1 remakes for Q3 and this one felt the best, hands down. Also, it looks ace.

Author:  duffman91 [ 10-16-2005 10:09 PM ]
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Does g_fov work?

Author:  Yue [ 10-16-2005 10:10 PM ]
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what is the framerate capped at for default? sum1 told me 60?

Author:  Massive Quasars [ 10-16-2005 10:16 PM ]
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Yes, what about fps?

Author:  rgoer [ 10-16-2005 10:23 PM ]
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60 is the max

Author:  corpse [ 10-16-2005 10:25 PM ]
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Can you go into multiplayer and play with bots like Q3 and UNLIKE Doom3?

Author:  Foo [ 10-16-2005 10:26 PM ]
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No bots yet, sadly.

Though one is being developed (click me).

Author:  Yue [ 10-16-2005 10:26 PM ]
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no bots i believe

Author:  o'dium [ 10-16-2005 11:25 PM ]
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You know what, even though Q2DM1 SUCKS ASS for lighting, it looks fucking lovely in those shots.

EDIT: But fuck off for not adding water, christ, what a missed coolness that is...

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