gamers (53%) found this review helpful
In part that might have been because I just spent the week before playing Unreal Tournament so I was expecting something a little more in that vein, a series of quick/fun bot matches. There is certainly a little more strategy involved here, more along the lines of the Battlefield series (I believe, I haven't played that that much) without the ability to change characters on the fly. Overall it's not a bad game, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping I would.
First the good parts... the graphics and sound are pretty good, nothing ground breaking but certainly up to the standard of the current gen of consoles. Without the booklet the individual levels/sequence of the game took a little while to figure out. However, the tasks on each level offered a variety of things to do, so unlike UT with just the three different types of levels, there seems to be a lot more going on. The ability to select from 5 different classes of characters also means you are not going to get into a "run and gun" rut and you can choose how you want to approach each level. Even though I didn't try it, I suspect the multiplayer/online aspects of the game are going to be the prime attraction for most people.
Now the bad parts... as mentioned without the instructions the overall structure of the game took a little time to figure out. I mean it was easy enough to jump into the action, but there was no tutorial, or even briefing at the beginning of each level, so how to go about the tasks was confusing at first. Additionally once you get into a game it seems just to be an endless loop. On the individual levels you play one side then the other over and over. For the "campaigns" you seem to play through the same sequence of levels again and again. Overall there was not even as much of a story line as what UT3 tries to have.
As a multiplayer I'm sure this is going to be fun for a lot of people. As a single player I recommend renting it first to see if it clicks for you.
posted by MrRampage7 (HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) Aug 4, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Ok. I put this in my system. Played it for about 2 mins. after those 2 mins. were up i put it back in the slip and shipped it out. Now the title has the word quake in it. This game feels nothing like quake. The title should really say A very badly made game.