If you're a console gamer, you can't really be blamed for automatically being suspicious of Unreal Tournament games -- none have been a "sure thing" like on the PC. Despite several attempts from Epic Games to adapt its fast-paced, multiplayer-centric first-person shooter series for the controller-wielding crowd (Unreal Championship 2 and its meleecentered combat being the most recent effort), the developer is still looking for a console home run.
The Gears of War maker will try to change that with Unreal Tournament 3, building the PC version right alongside the PS3 edition. Thing is, UT3 doesn't play like any other shooter on a console right now. It's not Halo 3, Gears of War, or Resistance: Fall of Man -- and one of those actually came from Epic. But just because it's different doesn't mean it can't be excellent in its own right.