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So uh, yeah. Unreal Tournament 3 on 360. (And PS3 and PC, I suppose.)

Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Games and Technology
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So yes, if you hadn't heard UT3 is out now for 360 (and has been for some time on PS3).
Since now the game is being released to a larger, more FPS friendly console crowd, I expect to see the game doing pretty well (Especially with the Gears stuff they threw in there, even if it's really only an extended trailer).

Got it myself last night, and lovin' it. It doesn't appear to have mods, which was the big thing Epic was fighting MS about. There *is* a downloadable content section, but there is nothing listed. I love it since I missed the more fast paced kinetic feel after months of Halo and COD4. It all feels great, even if a bit floaty at times. And oh yeah, it looks awesome. Hoverboards are the shit.
If you have the game or are planning on getting it, I all your name to the
PA UT3 360 Players List
Local H Jay

Also, since there doesn't seem to be a thread for the other versions, you can discuss them here aswell. Heck, I can even add other name lists if needed. So yes! The game! Let us discuss.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Son of a bitch Epic, what the hell is your reason for making every effort to keep your games a secret? Are you selling at a loss? Does every sale actually lose you money? What's the problem with an advert or two?

    In other news, I hear there is actually something to do in this if you're not wanting to play it online, which might sway me when it's cheaper. As it is though, I rarely go for something that is purely online, because my internet is unstable at best.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If the single player is the same as the PC/PS3 versions then it's utter shit. Worse than the previous games single player campaigns.

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    There is a single player, but if it's the same as the PC one, it's really really dumb and not something that'll hold your attention, really. It takes the SP "campaigns" of the other entries of the series then tries to slap a storyline around it.

    They really could have just stuck with "You want lots of money. This tournament is pretty cool, you shoot people and get paid lots. Go forth and shoot." and had the same quality of campaign, but less cringeworthy shit (like them trying to explain a reason for why there are flags in CTF).

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    MHYoshimitzuMHYoshimitzu Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Son of a bitch Epic, what the hell is your reason for making every effort to keep your games a secret? Are you selling at a loss? Does every sale actually lose you money? What's the problem with an advert or two?

    In other news, I hear there is actually something to do in this if you're not wanting to play it online, which might sway me when it's cheaper. As it is though, I rarely go for something that is purely online, because my internet is unstable at best.

    I've actually seen ads for this game.

    And every time, I go, "Huh? Are they advertising Gears 2 already? Oh, it's just Unreal 3."

    They need to not make their games so similar in order to distinguish them. I felt like I would have been picking up Gears of War without having ever played an Unreal game after seeing the commercial.

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    StasisStasis Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've actually seen ads for this game.

    And every time, I go, "Huh? Are they advertising Gears 2 already? Oh, it's just Unreal 3."

    They need to not make their games so similar in order to distinguish them. I felt like I would have been picking up Gears of War without having ever played an Unreal game after seeing the commercial.
    Even the lead character of the campaign is some kind of amalgamation of Gears characters. He's got Dom's face, Baird's goggles, and a Theron Guard's armor. :P


    I want to like UT3, but it still doesn't feel like classic UT. It's too fast, and I miss the semi-realistic style of UT, where everybody was pretty realistically proportioned and the guns looked like guns instead of "let's see how many polys and normal maps we can cram in here." (Though the Rocket Launcher and Flak Cannon are alright.)

    And all of the maps are black/gray. For instance, Torlan between UT2k4 and UT3: Old | New

    And the deathmatch maps: pipes.

    So many pipes.

    UT3 seriously needs some nice custom maps and mods. I've been working on remakes of the classic Enforcer and Sniper Rifle myself.

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    CamuiCamui Sogekidan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Don't you know? Pipes is the new blackness.

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    ProcessOfBeliefProcessOfBelief Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I dont know why they felt they had to add the whole "mercenary warfare" storyline. My favorite thing about Unreal Tournament is the "tournament" aspect. I used to love the fact that there were all these teams and they each has this wild and crazy theme to them.

    it was just cool =(

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    BladeOfSanjuroBladeOfSanjuro Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've always felt the vehicles in the arena shooter are a bad idea in general.

    CTF feels slick as hell though, very close to UT99, except the translocator runs out of charge about 1 or 2 hops from your destination sometimes if you go too fast, the sniper's just that little bit slower, pulse primary's just that little bit deadlier, and UT rockets are still missing in favor of Quake rockets.

    I prefer the 360 version over the PS3 version, always seems like there's more people on and actually playing, rather than tinkering around with their server settings trying to set up some goofy game that no one has any fun in.

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    TrynantTrynant Maniac Brawler Rank 20.100 and full WildRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm sure split-screen helps a bundle as well. It's always nice to be able to just play with a friend without having the trouble of worrying about servers and modems and connectivity. That fixes any of the game's problems enough for me.

    The biggest challenge I see facing the 360 version is DLC. Microsoft seems very adverse to user-generated content, but perhaps if it's filtered through Epic games we'll see some excellent maps and mods (such as those from the Make Something Unreal Contest) on this platform.

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    El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Are you able to have guests in this game? I was thinking of picking it up but I really like having guests.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    They need to bring back Assault. Assault was so much fun. Why did they remove it :(

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    DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Assault is gone? That was what made UT2K4 good. What the fuck is wrong with them?

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    El Extremo wrote: »
    Are you able to have guests in this game? I was thinking of picking it up but I really like having guests.

    I'd like to know this too, because if so then I might pick it up (even though I own it for PC).

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    AshendarkAshendark Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Darmak wrote: »
    El Extremo wrote: »
    Are you able to have guests in this game? I was thinking of picking it up but I really like having guests.

    I'd like to know this too, because if so then I might pick it up (even though I own it for PC).

    Yes, you can have guest's for both co-op single player and two player online multiplayer.

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    exisexis Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The only thing making me hesitate about rushing out to buy this is the number of people playing. How populated are the 360 servers at the moment? Is ping a huge issue? I don't care how much the single player sucks, I just want to know I'll be able to get lots and lots of good old online UT fragging without having to wait three hours for a game.

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Dusda wrote: »
    Assault is gone? That was what made UT2K4 good. What the fuck is wrong with them?

    They thought the new warfare gametype would take the place of assault.

    it's basically onslaught with a couple bells and whistles tacked on, there's no way at all to set up the attack/defend style you'd expect from assault. it's better than onslaught was in 2k4 (which was still a lot of fun), but nowhere near as fun as assault. there's no way you could recreate something as awesome as like, the droid AI assault map (damn i can't remember the name...)

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    LycordaLycorda Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The game is solid.

    It does miss out on ALOT of needed console fixes though. If you're playing with friends on the pc, you just pass them the IP of the server via the IRC chat. But on the xbox youll have to invite everyone, get the teams switched etc. It can be a real hassle.

    Console multiplayer games simply MUST have lobby systems like halo and cod4. I really don't understand that they overlooked that:x.

    Besides that I love it! Hardcore shooting FTW

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Honestly, I bought the PC version largely for the tutorials (the Special Edition comes with around 20 hours of video tutorials on map making, really awesome stuff that takes it right from basics, presuming you don't know anything to begin with).

    The problem was that UT3 just felt like UT2004 with an updated paint coat and a with a switch of art style to "Gears of Unreal".

    If you've played 2004, I can't see UT3 being much of a step up for you on any platform. But if you haven't, hey it's definitely a good game in it's own right. I just felt they could have done more with it.

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    AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Camui wrote: »
    Don't you know? Pipes is the new blackness.

    I distinctly remember that the original Unreal tournament had a whole map made of pipes.

    Decay or something, can't remember the name.

    Tis' nothing new.

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    TrynantTrynant Maniac Brawler Rank 20.100 and full WildRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    exis wrote: »
    The only thing making me hesitate about rushing out to buy this is the number of people playing. How populated are the 360 servers at the moment? Is ping a huge issue? I don't care how much the single player sucks, I just want to know I'll be able to get lots and lots of good old online UT fragging without having to wait three hours for a game.

    From what I hear there's plenty of people playing the game on the 360 at the moment. Much better than the numbers on the PC. And like stated before, split screen provides some good ol' multiplayer too :)

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Finding a game is pretty easy, it's just annoying when you get a room full only to find the host is AFK, and you can't start the game.

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    VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've been playing this on PS3. Great game. Tons of mods available.

    The 360 will probably have lots of content in big chunks. So, not exactly as robuts as the mods, but at least there will be something extra to extend it's life.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I hope said content happens soon. The DLC section is woefully empty. :(

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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I have this for PC I bought it day one as I am a UT fan, my brother stole it though when he came here on vacation. It sucks too, there's some pretty cool mods out there now

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    GibbGibb Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So, I just bought this for 20 bucks. (The collecters tin!) PC version. Who wants to play with me? My Name is DonTheHonk add me to your UT3 friends.

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