Why Quake Live will be the best FPS ever

What made Quake 3 so great? It has everything a video game needs. Most people might simply think it's just a matter of how good you are at aiming in a video game, and that's true for most FPSes nowadays, but Quake 3 was so much more. Strategising (a concept that FPSes of today seem to be completely unaware of) is so important in this game that it's probably as important, if not more, than the player's skill.

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*Cough* Killzone 2 *Cough*

spvn3586d ago

True, Killzone 2 is cool, but honestly, Quake Live is in a whole different realm. The best Killzone 2 player in the world is still gonna get his ass handed to him if he comes to Quake Live. Not to mention it's impossible to play Quake at a high level with console controllers.

- Ghost of Sparta -3586d ago

Killzone 2 is epic and looks stunning, Quake Live is not and looks like utter horse sh*t.

spvn3586d ago

A game doesn't have to look good to be good btw. If that were true, games like N+ are supposedly really lousy. If you're looking for good looking games alone, look somewhere else.

The article has already stated why Quake Live is good. It's in a different realm of its own, no other game in recent times is anything like it. The adrenaline and excitement you experience in Quake is not possible at all in games like Killzone 2.


You seem like a pretty hardcore PC gamer.

If thats what you're into, fair play.

For the majority of console gamers however, Killzone 2 has set a new standard, graphically and gameplay wise.

xwabbit3586d ago (Edited 3586d ago )

I found UT2k4 to be more challenging than Quake. That's my opinion tho.

TheIneffableBob3586d ago (Edited 3586d ago )

- Ghost of Sparta -, you're comparing a 2009 game with an emphasis on a story-driven single-player campaign to a 1999 game focused on competitive multiplayer. Oh, and also, Quake Live runs in a web browser and is based off of a 10-year-old game. Of course it's going to look worse than Killzone 2.

Have you even played Quake Live, - Ghost of Sparta -? It's amazingly fun, just like it was 10 years ago. It's still pretty much the king when it comes to competitive shooters.

Sitdown3586d ago

"Killzone 2 has set a new standard, graphically and gameplay wise. "

I am not necessarily disagreeing with you....but gameplay wise what are the things that caused it to set the standard?

BRACHATTACK3586d ago (Edited 3586d ago )

I feel that the AI, weight of the player and the cover system are fantastic.

Does that answer your question?

spvn3586d ago

All that really does make Killzone 2 a great game. But IMO the multiplayer has nothing on Quake Live. With Killzone 2, it's really fun to play the MP with a bunch of friends or even other gamers online with your headset. However, if you're alone, Quake Live is the ultimate test of one's FPS skills. Both aiming and strategising are equally important, not to mention everything is TONS faster.

PotNoodle3586d ago

Comparing killzone 2 MP to Quake MP is rather stupid if you ask me.

Why? Quake is a fast paced Twitchy arcade shooter, killzone 2 is a slower more tactical shooter. I love quake and still play it to this day, but i want something new, so killzone 2 gets the edge for me.

Oh and please, shut up calling killzone 2 the best FPS ever, thanks.


Why should i stop calling Killzone 2 the best FPS ever?

Its my opinion jackass.

PotNoodle3586d ago (Edited 3586d ago )

Havn't played many FPS games then, eh?

Have you completed the game? Have you played MP for over 5 hours?


More than you

We obviously have different views, but its my opinion, and from what i've seen and played, Killzone 2 is the best FPS.

You're obviously one of those gamers who thinks Half Life is the best, thats fine, its YOUR opinion.

My last bubble, so yeah, Killzone 2 FTW

PotNoodle3586d ago

No i don't think half-life is the best, i had the killzone 2 online beta and i think it is the best online FPS on the current gen of consoles.

But i just don't see it being the BEST, all i see it as is a Great shooter, nothing more - nothing less.

kwyjibo3586d ago

Re: - Ghost of Sparta -
Well done Ghost of Sparta, graphics graphics graphics! Idiot.

I know you're out of bubbles, but how many FPS's have you actually played? And how much of Killzone 2?


Quake 3 is the absolute pinnacle of pure deathmatch. Nothing comes close, there are no classes, no flags, no modes, just you and your instincts. It was so fast, everything was down to your skill alone.

It set out to be the best deathmatch experience and it achieves it spectacularly. This was the game used in every e-sports tournament, when it got a bit too dated graphically, they switched to Painkiller, but when Quake 4 just remade it, they went back to it. I don't know why they left Quake 3 to be honest.

Unreal Tournament came out at around the same time, and quite a lot of publications rated that slightly higher, because of the variety it offered. But in the end, everyone went back to Quake.

Ryo-Hazuki3586d ago (Edited 3586d ago )

in my opinion....Killzone 2 is definitely the best FPS ever. I was in the beta and thats all i needed to play to know that

Skadoosh3586d ago

Killzone 2? are you serious? The best fps ever? cmon, are you being for real?

Bonsai12143586d ago

no denying KZ2 is a great game, but its far from the best fps ever.. i'll be buying it the first day i can, but be realistic. you guys haven't even played the damn thing yet. online beta yeah, demo yeah, but you haven't gone through the single player, or spent hours upon hours leveling up your profile.

Quake 3 is the purest form of fps ever. there is no doubt in that. if you play it, you'll understand. console fps fans shouldn't talk when it comes to these things. an average computer fps player will destroy a good console fps gamer if in the same match.

as of now, there is no fps on any console that touches Counter Strike or Quake.

JaPo3586d ago

The sad thing is there's a multitude of spods trying to claim KZ2 is the best FPS ever, when they really haven't a clue. In my opinion, COD4 is the best online console shooter. I had considerably less fun playing the KZ2 beta than when I play Call of Dutes. Half-Life is the best single-player FPS, I believe. The first one.

Quake 3 is meat and potatoes twitch shooting at its best. Pure, unadulterated fun.

Brachattack is clearly an epic tool.

herbaldoctor73586d ago

quake sucks just like unreal. fast game play is over. games like cod and killzone are the future.quake wars was also a joke. they should kill the quake series because its dead. a new quake game will never be better than a 2 year old modern warfare.......

xwabbit3586d ago

herbaldoctor7 those games r for hard core gamers not casual gamers. You can go back to playing your average fps games

Marquis_de_Sade3585d ago

Quick question, how can a game you haven't played fully, be considered the best FPS ever?

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Unicron3586d ago

Ah, an FPS from the days when men were men, and auto aiming didn't exist.

If this has ALL the features found in Quake 3 Team Arena, then it will be great.


SmokingMonkey3586d ago

j/k i remember playing Duke Nukem on the TEN network

4 players online, $10 a month and no auto aiming. It was different time for FPS shooters, Shadow Warrior, Blood. LOL

Cajun Chicken3586d ago

Quake 3 is bloody good fun (especially Deathmatch), the fact I can play it in a browser for free in the future is fantastic. I applaud Id for this brave effort and one step further than the normal source code releases they do (I can't wait to see what people do once Doom3's source code goes free). Epic should see about doing something similar to this with UT before they miss out.
I really can't wait for this, but I wonder if Id could, possibly, possibly get this working on PS3's browser, which would be amazing, other than that, laptop awaaaaaayyyy!!!

GamerPS3603586d ago

enough of twitchy hack/cheat world known as quake live.

PC multiplayer could be fun but hackers ruined it.

spvn3586d ago

You talk like hackers are rampant all over the online PC gaming world, which is in fact completely not true. Contrary to popular belief, Punkbuster does work most of the time, and even when new hacks pop up it is updated sooner or later to prevent them. Not to mention most hackers get banned really quickly. So much so that very few people dare to hack nowadays.

Oh and if you think people are hacking in Quake Live because they pull off some sick unbelievable shot, they're most likely not hacking. Good Quake Live players are REALLY that good.

GamerPS3603586d ago

I used to be PC fan. But, I got banned from so many servers 'coz they thought I was hacking because there were so many others who were actually hacking.

don't get me wrong. I played counter strike over 5 yrs and I was elite. I still have 5 digit steam ID. But, freaking admin on servers kept banning me from every single servers and I thought, enough is enough.
If you are good, you get banned 'coz of other hackers on PC. Now, I play PS3 and I still don't like DS3 for FPS but at least, I can play with my full skill.

spvn3586d ago

man... that must really suck. I know what you mean. Sorry bout that, but still, hackers don't spoil it for the rest of us who aren't that quite good enough to be called hackers yet.

zagibu3586d ago

@GamerPS360: They calling you a hacker was just an excuse. They actually kicked/banned you, because you were too good and ruined the fun for everyone else. If you really are that good, then you have to either play not at full strength or play on servers with equally good players.

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theEnemy3586d ago

is like Quake IMO.

Fast-paced but too much fun!

Eiffel3586d ago

A lot of games are fast paced..

Quake, URT3, even a Doom 2 source port called Zdaemon sets high standards for fast paced shooters..

Resistance 2's multiplayer was a joke.

ChampIDC3586d ago

Console games simply can't capture the pace of Quake or UT properly. There's no way with a controller.

PotNoodle3586d ago


UT3 on PS3 with mouse and keyboard ;)

ChampIDC3585d ago

Crap, you got me. I completely forgot about that, haha.

Marquis_de_Sade3585d ago

I enjoyed the multiplayer in R2, not enough to clock up the 10k kills for the trophy, but enough to put in a few days worth.

pixelsword3585d ago

I only played it like literally one to three times because Co-Op is really addicting.

Maybe I'll give it a whirl before QLive or K2 comes out; because when they do, I'll probably be playing those games.

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