Avid Gamer look into why Unreal Tournament 3 is supposedly dead. With worrying statistics at the helm as well as analysis upon those statistics, its a stark and harsh reality for the game.
It's a great shooter but it just feels like a game from 2004 with spiffy visuals. How can anyone recommend this over Call of Duty 4?
Totally agree with you. Bought this game and have hardly played it online since. To me it's just like Quake 3 Arena on the PC from years back and I know that's how it's meant to be. I think I've just moved on from that and prefer the tactical online shooters now. I also found it to be quite laggy online.
completely agree - it has a similar feel to old school multiplayer shooters like q3, which unfortunately i was never a big fan of. To me, multiplayer shooters have moved on so much (COD4, Halo 3, HL2 for example) that UT3 just seems like an old game with a new lick of paint.
I would count Halo series to the Unreal and quake kind of game and not COD. The reasons is mostly because of the damage system, in COD u have a more of realistic while in Halo and company u can often take a mag before u die. Another reason is that in COD u move slower and have a run option (and realistic jumps), while in both Halo, ut and quake u have a set run speed that u cant effect. Allso in Halo you can jump as there was half the gravity..
Yep, even the gfx look almost same as a year old gears. I tried it on quad core , 8800 sli rig and wasn't that impressed. Games like BF2142, COD4, Enemy territory quake wars have raised the bar of online only games.
The UT on the xbox was great fun and we played it solid for atleast a year..
I strongly recommend you get it on pc or ps3. Or wait for the 360 version, but you should get it =)
Next year on 360. Bt, nah. i thnk Unreal and the Unreal engine doesnt impress me. Plus,after the sheer depth and scope of games like Mass Effect ,UT 3 is pointless
What impresses you?
You do realize that Mass Effect runs on the Unreal Engine 3?
I picked it up as my first PS3 game (first purchased).. and now I am wishing I went with Warhawk. UT3 is a solid game and all but as others have said.. it is basically the same thing we have been playing the last decade with a bit better visuals.
Ill hold onto it and play it from time to time but I think for my PS3 online gaming I will invest in Warhawk.
UT3 is fun but for you first purchase you should have gotten Warhawk.. Its the best Online action on any console right now....
I kind of understand what you are saying. I wouldn't want to miss out on Warhawk. But I'm playing UT3 more, lately. I would give WH the edge (a little bit, IMO), its better balanced. But UT3 is real fun to just jump in and play.
i think they really all have their perks!!! UTIII is phenom in graphics and is so simple to jump in start kickin a$$. COD is great for the realistic features as well as stats and lifelike modernism. Warhawk rulz for its ability to play up to four players splitscreen. i have all three and they are all great games, they all get some solid rotation in my lineup and if you can afford them they are all great purchases cuz they keep you constantly switchin it up IMO.
You made me lol!
PS:You are a real n1 Jackass!!!
I don't even think this was released in Europe yet.
No Surprise there then.
It sold 100.000 copies on a 3 million install base in the 2 first weeks, thats pretty good. It will keep selling in US and it will boost alot more when it´s world wide release, then they will reach an install base of 8.5 million instead of 3 million. Any idiot can see that.
By the way, it´s a freakin awsome game, if they release a patch allowing splitscreen it´s as close to a perfect ten that any game will ever be..
Split screen? There isnt in UT3? Wow..nw that sucks
People have moved on to different kinds of online shooters but UT stayed in 04. I don't even think the Xbox can save this game, because by the time this comes out Battlefield BC and Quake Wars will be here. Hell even Quake wen't another way, Epic should have thought of that and tried somthing new. Epic is going to have it hard when it goes 360, because people are a little pissed and Epic shouldn't have pissed off the gamers that buttered their bread.
agreed. i don't think the 360 could save it either.
<fanboy rant mode>
If I read some of those comments, I could ... let it be...
Its amazing, how some people trash talk this game, just because it has not been released on their beloved console. WTF. I could understand the PC crowd, because they've played that (kind of) game before. But what that constant rant from the 360 fanboys. Hey, listen, it will be out on the 360, too! Now, you get mixed reactions. From "but it will sell 1M on day one on the 360 only" (nah, it won't) to "what a crap game. We don't need that sh!t". You people get a live. Really. Nobody is forcing you to buy that game. Stop polluting UT3 threads.
</fanboy rant mode>
i was a HUGE fan of unreal tournament 1 when sega heat was around but after UT 2004 - they changed it 2 much for my liking.
COD4 online is trash...i dont see how u ppl like to get hit once and ur dead...its sooo boring when ur doing everything rite then a stupid camper clips u with one shot.
COD4 single player has been the best single player FPS mode that has rocked since i played halo1. UT3 looks amazing but it seems to crazy for me....the reviews are great and im sure its a great game - i just grew out of it :s
Honestly I think a camper is going to kill you in any game. At least in COD4 there's a Kill Cam that will show you where the camper was and you can go right after them on your next spawn.
It is called "reality" ! Get used to it...
I never liked the unreal series. Its just too fast for me. Every game should be like halo on consoles(slow and have a little auto aiming). Maybe I suck at playing fps online.
i think the game is fun as hell.i playt it every day but i also play resistance code4 warhawk assasins creed heavenlysword motorstorm uncharted and ratchet and clank so i have to split up time with each game.its better that way cz u never get sick of playin any of them
epic did something new with gears.ut is ut, if you liked the first one so much you had to get 2004 and if you liked 2004 alot get ut3. i play battlefield2,2142 and ut99,2004 the most, but with a patch and some mods i know i'll play ut3 more, at lest more than ut99 and battlefied2.i play cod4 on xbox and warhawk on ps3(though less and less) too, no hating,thats just how i do.
its a great online game.i love the warfare matches with all the vehicles.go pick this game up,its a buy.ONLINE MADNESS!
I like the new Warfare mode. The vehicles and alienic designs are pretty cool too.
Warfare! Yep! I just can't drive those vehicles, except the tank and that hover thing. But not the, what's it called, that buggy (why do I need to steer that with the gun (right stick?)). (see, I'm so new to UT3 - but I like it. A lot). Maybe its the Warfare (which is maybe comparable to Zones in WH), without it, it would be just another "deathmatch shooter".
I don't really care how much this game sold as long as I have the game and I am playing it, I am one happy camper.
The game for ps3, although it got a lot of great reviews, in my eyes to me it's a sold 8.0, which is not bad. The graphics are great, and the humor that goes along with the dialog is entertaining, but not enough to
see that this game has nothing new to bring to the table. Sony loyalist will probably disagree with me, but I think Epic should have just created a new IP for the ps3. I wasn't even dazzled by the environments of UT3. All and all, I felt kind of deceived by the reviewers on this one. Just like I did with Halo3.
1 shot kills ruins the game...whats the point of playing if 90% of the time ur respawning..takes away from the gameplay value.
and in the single player mode its not 1 shot kills...the only way i usually die in single player are from the grenades...but not by shots...they give u that extra time to hide and heal urself...if they made that online then it would be more appealing.
One shot kills mean you have to use tactics, rather than just finding the biggest gun in the map, camping the spawn points, and shooting an area effect blast at every thing that moves.
Of course, I hate bunny hoppers too, so this sort of FPS probably isn't for me anyway.
Releasing this game on PS3 killed it. If it was released on Xbox 360, it would have sold over a million copies by now
You and your gang (the xbox butt boys) have managed to ruin one of the best Video game news websites. Fookin Trolls man let me tell you. It's like a cult or something. Annyways this game is mega fun. If it wasnt for the PS3 version the game would probably be a total bust you douche bag. But i suppose you and your other lame buddies are pissed cause Xbox360 got the shaft on this one.....lol Don't worry your version is coming later this year with less maps..
(and my jab comment isn't at the Xbox. I dont hate consoles I hate lame fanboys that defend them as if its there significant other)
"The number of Linux dedicated servers after a month stands at 1035. That’s a fair number of servers...despite the number of servers, there are only 786 people playing UT3 online."
Man, that's pathetic and pitiful.
I'm waiting for the split screen patch and future mods to be released, I want some DBZ mods or something like I used to have on PC. But really I want splitscreen. I played it once since I got it on launch but I haven't touched the online yet.
Ureal is awesome I dont know why you guys are talkin about. The online portion blows halo out of the water there is no contest. I have both ureal and COD4 so Im good I have to great games to play.
WOW now the question is will epic ever release anything catering to the ps3 gamers? Looks grim for the relationship between epic and sony! Unless sony gives them money for the loss sure to occur with the ps3 version of the game.
This game was a very popular subject amongst the ps3 gamers while the 360 gamers were jealous but look at how that eqauted to sells only 100k first and second week thats very disappointing.
Back in 2005, I thought I'd have to buy a PS3 just to play this game. When I heard it was coming to 360, I knew I wasn't buying a PS3. When they announced the delay for the 360 version, I was disappointed. I can't understand how PS3 have been getting so many shooters...especially good ones like UT & CoD4 yet the fanboys always say 360 has too many shooters (and the 360 has been getting so many RPGs - to be fair), always praise the PS3's shooters.
Anyway, now I'm glad it was released on PS3 first cause I got the chance to dive into great games like Bioshock, Halo 3 <cough-cough>, The Orange Box, Virtua Fighter Online, Ace Combat 6 & CoD 4! Plus it gives me the chance to re-think about buying it...which is weighing heavily towards 'no'.
I always looked at Halo's multiplayer as a rip-off UT but if this game hasn't much to make it feel new then I guess I'll continue to use Halo as a replacement.
MGS4, Killzone 2, GT5, FFXIII, FFvsXIII, White Knight Chronicles, God of War III, Ratchet & Clank Future 2, Resistance 2...
Espionage, FPS, Racing, RPG, and Action/Adventure. Each titles fills in the AAA need that the PS3 will have. Perfect reasons to get a PS3 just for those titles alone. Plus all the other multiplatform titles that the 360 has as well. 2007 is the year of the 360. But 2008. What do we get? Hoping for Gears of War 2 cause that's the only 360 exclusive worth mentioning in 08.
This is why I'm glad I have both. Right now most of my time is on the PS3, but 3-4 mos ago my 360 was never off. For some reason I'm thinking this gen is going to be like this; play the 360 for a few months w/ their new 'AAA' title, move over to the PS3's new 'AAA' title and just hop back and forth as they compete for my money. No matter what 'I' win.
Hasn't this only been released in NA so far? Wouldn't that have something to do w/ sales since most PS3 owners don't live in NA? I think it's a fun game and it's a game that will stick around w/ new maps and mods. Plus, they have an extremely good version of the UE3 running on the PS3 which they had to do anyway if they plan on coding for the PS3 more in the future (or selling the engine as they have in the past).
as long as you like it life is good
second the game was not launched worlwide like Uncharted, HS..
im from europe and have only 2 PAL games..Motorstorm/Assassins, the others all imported from US..Darkness, HS, Uncharted, Unreal and Warhawk via PSN. also the PSN games like EverydayShooter, Stardust, BlastFactor, Pain and MK2.
many big hitters are sold good caus the worlwide releases.
I personally haven't spent more than an hour on UT3, despite being a UT fan. The game just didn't hook me like the original or UT04. I suppose I'm part of the problem, but I cant pull myself away from other games.
I find UT3 fun playing online-Warfare mode only. When there are two good teams playing each other going back and forth is loads of fun. Deathmatch is very boring for me, but then again deathmatch is boring on any game for me. However i still see UT3 as a fix, kind of like Warhawk, Halo, and COD4. All fun games but guys look out for Battlefield Bad Company. I believe BF will be the complete online gaming experience I've been looking for.
I'm actually wondering how bad it was before Sony stepped in with their top engineers to help Epic fix it. The framerate doesn't drop of course, but there is some blatant texture loading when each level starts, though nothing that I haven't seen in other games that utilize Unreal Engine 3 (Gears of War and Mass Effect).
After some more playthrough, I can actually say that the graphics have been improved quite a bit over Epic's last game. The problem though is the gameplay. It feels very ancient, and because duels are so fast paced and distant the game seems very neutral and almost out of control. It's a pretty good title, but it feels like a graphically upgraded last-gen game. Still pretty fun though.
Unless Epic can get M$ to allow mods I feel this will bomb on the 360.
They will probably get vetted & you may have to pay a small price to get them.
i was about to ebay this game...but i decided to give it one last try and now im hooked on vehicle ctf, specially sandstorm map...i only wish they could update the number of players to 32 like in the pc version
I don't want the game tbh, I've got a PS3 but its not been released in the UK yet which kinda sucks so I'm looking forward to KZ2, Gears of War 2, MGS4 and LBP. UT series has never really sold that well, even on the PC as well.
I also suppose its to do with time. Not everyone can spend hours on a variety of games, so the cream of the crop get priority. There's nothing really wrong with UT3, its just that people's loyalties lie elsewhere.
game sucks I played it. It will not sell on the 360 move along nothing here to see.
this game sucks bad it has good graphics, but for me is not all about graphics count its the gameplay . COD4 got that that is why im always on playing Cod4 and of course GT-5P online .
after playing the uncharted video game, and unreal III, i think the uncharted engine should be used more in video games. its graphics and game play was great. the unreal 3 game play was from another gen. i loved it in 2000, but with games like cod 4 raiseing the bar on fps they should have made the game just like the opening cut on unreal that opening was great
If you play Uncharted then should you realise why that "engine" isn't suited for anything other than Uncharted.
here in Europe yet.
So it will improve when more mods are available, and more players will come when it's released here.
That PC gaming is dying only means console owners must get to discover UT.
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