Summary: The original unreal tournament is the very definition of fun. It was interesting, and I could play the demo for hours without becoming bored. The game remained interesting with cool characters, maps, and weapons. Then they released new maps, mods(relics in particular), and assault mode. That game was a success. Unreal Tournament 2003 changes the original into a lame game. There are all new guns, and worst of all... There are uninspired new maps.
Summary: Please, anyone who played the original Unreal will know that they took away all the cool stuff and emphasized the crap ! Gone is the wonderful sniper rifle. Gone is the balance between all weapons (now 2 weapons are superpowerful) Gone is the stearable Redeemer (the new one steers like a bus) Gone is realistic movements (one second hes there, next hes not) Gone is any skill This game sucks, online and off.
Summary: This is the first time I've been burned with a game purchase. I shouldn't complain, but for the sake of warning others, here's the scoop: Unfixed bugs. Game was out for more than half a year before patch came out. There are still major bugs after the update. (1) Custom bots on LAN games does not work. You set it for 4, you get 3, sometimes 2. Sometimes on the wrong team. Unpredictable.
Summary: I played the demo and couldn't believe it sucked. So I called a friend who had the game to play for myself the full version and it still sucked. This is a Quake 3 rip-off. If I wanted Quake I'd go buy that. UT2k3 is all graphics and nothing else. It makes me wonder what they packed into the 2+ gigs this monstrousity takes on the harddrive. Even the original doom plays better.
Summary: This is nothing like what it tries to be. It's got extremely spammy weapons, terribly sloppy physics and the graphics and lighting are a joke. For example, you see shadows, but the objects for the shadows don't exist. The water is totally fake and jello (not even bubbles) and the lighting is all out of place. The double jumping is really fake feeling and the adrenaline power ups everyone absolutely hates. Plus, there is no cheat protection like Quake 3 has (PunkBuster).
Summary: I have never played FPS games before and was led to believe that Unreal Tournament 2003 was the be all and end all of FPS games. After one day of play, I don't get what the big deal is all about. I found this game confusing and not worth the time to learn all the tips/tricks/cheats and info about weapons. I will be selling this on eBay if you're interested!
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7 January 2003
Excerpt: "...I wrote an op about Unreal Tournament the original game in which I said [ Direct Quote From That Op ] “ Even when I do get around to getting the new Unreal Tournament game I will be still keeping this one on my hard drive … “ !! Now it would be understandable that you would ask yourself the following question … is the last few days really enough time to form a valued opinion on a game and then write an informed op that is justified in its views ...
Pros: You can uninstall it
Cons: NASA may have a system that is capable of running UT 2003, but don't quote me on that