Reviews and Problems with Unreal II: The Awakening
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FUN BUT NOT WELL MADE...
Christopher Satterwhite "pimp juice aficionado", Amazon
11 June 2005
Summary: I LIKE IT, IT'S A FUN GAME, BUT CO-OP GLITCHES & FREEZES SO MANY TIMES IT'S ALMOST NOT PLAYABLE... I BOUGHT THIS AFTER PLAYING UNREAL CHAMPIONSHIP, & BEING VERY PLEASED WITH THAT TITLE... THAT BEING SAID, THIS WAS A BIG LETDOWN... THE STORY IS HARD TO FOLLOW, FOR XBOX AT THE TIME IT CAME OUT, AND THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE PUBLICITY GAVE IT, THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER TITLE, YET IT STILL LOOKS LIKE THE ORIGINAL UNREAL FOR THE PC GRAPHICSWISE...
Summary: Every review I read had something to do with Halo. Just forget about that. Unreal has been out before halo evan began so how can it be ripping off of Halo. They do have similaritys, but Unreal II is more like the orginal Unreal that came out in the 90's. So my question is how can it be ripping off Halo, maybe Halo is ripping off Unreal. And further more a rip off of a good game is still a good game. Now onto the review.
Summary: Okay so yeah it's not Halo, but it still is a pretty fun first person shooter. I won't go into that, but I will go into the online stuff. This is one of the first games that uses XBOX live as more of a strategic type of shooter game. You have to choose between 3 different classes of person (ranger, gunner, tech) who all have different strengths and weaknesses.
Summary: I have just returned the game back to blockbuster. I very much enjoyed the game. If you like fast-paced fps's, you'll be sure to like this one. The detail on the weapons was extradinary. The actual levels were a little dull, I didn't really even notice. The multiplayer is only on Live though. There are tons of weapons too. The audio was amazing with the backgrond music making you just a little scared. I was at points a little scared.
Conclusion: I'll admit I was disappointed when I finally got this game home and played it after waiting months for it. The games feels like a different game due to the downgrading of everything from the graphics to the size of the levels to the open ended nature. The result is a poor port of the excellent PC game. The Multiplayer XMP mode is definetly fun, fast-paced and frantic which will excite those bored or disappointed with console translation of the single player game.
Conclusion: Great game but graphics are a bit muddy and needs work. Other then that a good game. I didnt play much of it at all because of time issues but what I did I was amazed and loved it! If I had more time I could put a better review up but if I am already this much into a game it has to be good ..come on! The textures need work and the frame rate on enemys are terrible and to make it worse they make the enemys move really fast!