Excerpt: “Ultimate Schmultimate” a.k.a. “More Gore, less filling.” After the weighty affairs of reviewing Jedi Knight 2 and Soldier of Fortune 2, I was kind of looking forward to a lighter title that would be a little less involved from a reviewing standpoint.
Excerpt: Gore: Ultimate Soldier is an old-school multiplayer first-person shooter (with single player bonus) that provides fast-paced action. It's interesting to know that Gore has been under development for more than five years in development by a small, independent team - 4D Rulers.
Excerpt: Dreamcatcher Interactive brings us a first person shooter that doesn't do a lot of new things, but should liven up your next LAN bash a bit. GORE provides the basic FPS experience we've come to know and love -- lots of mindless violence and some nice graphics. All of this at a bargain price, too.
Pros: ups: A solid, old-fashioned FPS title.
Cons: downs: Patches required; no real innovation; poor AI.
Excerpt: Remember good 'ole Doom? It was easy to learn with no tricky play. Just find weapon upgrades, ammo and health packs while blasting your opponents, and you were the master. Well with Gore : Ultimate Soldier that is all back with a vengeance!
Conclusion: My biggest complaint is how difficult it is to get down a ladder. It is so easy to just coast off of a ledge because some of your characters are really fast movers. It is also really easy just to fall off of the ladder if you press the wrong direction.
Excerpt: Three things I believe the world could live without: One, a nuclear war; two, sporting events that end in a tie; Three, another run-of-the-mill first person shooter. Okay, so the whole dam world eats these games up. I ask you, friend: Does that mean companies don't have to push the genre forward?
Excerpt: Gore takes place in the late 21st century. The world has run out of resources, and gangs of criminals and thugs run the cities. To combat this, the government has enlisted troops for a force known as the United Marine Corp – UMC for short. For several years, the UMC has been losing ground.
Gore is a decent shooter, but there isn't anything here that hasn't been done already--and better--in a game you probably already own.
13 June 2002
Summary: After more than five years in development by a small, independent team, Gore should be given credit for getting released at all. A first-person shooter, it also has one interesting idea: power-ups that explode when shot, effectively eliminating the ability to camp them during deathmatches.
Conclusion: � The Wrap-up: The bottom line is that Gore is far from a bad game. But it is even farther from the best that the genre has to offer. Everything in the end is pretty average, except for the single player mode, which is very poor. The multiplayer does shine, but that may not be enough for this title.
Summary: Though a true shooter in the sense of the genre,
Gore: The Ultimate Soldier failed to impress our resident PC game editor with
its 'Back to the Old School' style of play. Though not an entire loss as far as
a FPS title goes, Gore's lack of originality and style might just be enough to
turn away even...