Excerpt: Nexuiz is a fast-paced first-person shooter that brings back the old-school run-and-gun mechanics from games like Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament . This game has been released as a download-only title from developer Illfonic and can be found on Microsoft’s XBLA, Sony’s PSN or the PC.
Excerpt: I am a little young to remember the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œgood old daysÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â� of online shooters. Quake and Unreal Tournament are names that get thrown around because of nostalgia. People loved these...
Pros: + Fast, fluid gameplay, + Gorgeous visuals, + Maps have depth, + Each weapon feels unique
Cons: Limited modes and maps, Balance issues, Confusing ranking system
Excerpt: It’s been a long time since I’ve played a game like Nexuiz. I know this because I keep hitting the reload button after firing my gun. You know, to keep a full clip. But no such thing happens in Nexuiz, a game that recalls a time before reload buttons.
Excerpt: Multiplayer first-person shooters were a different kind of beast back in the days of Quake and Unreal Tournament. There were no fancy class load-outs, weapon attachments, or perks, just your knowledge of the arena, weapon spawns and a whole lot of circle strafing.
Pros: The game-changing Dynamic Mutators, Fun map layouts, Gun variety and weapon versatility
Cons: You may not come back for more after a handful of hours, Sound leaves something to be desired, Generic setting, bland environments
Excerpt: Nexuiz is a stripped-down, throwback arena shooter that stands out because it doesn’t fit in. In the landscape of modern military shooters Nexuiz is an oddity. It’s a gussied up, late 90s and early 2000s shooter, high on fun and low on pretention and cludgy mechanics.
Pros: You're tired of modern military shooters. You want an arena combat shooter that harkens back to the late 90s and early 2000s. You're looking for a game to play over a few beers with friends.
Cons: You need maps, perks and UAVs in your shooters. You want more modes than Team Deathmatch or Capture The Flag. You dislike arena-style chaos.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since an arena twitch shooting title has been released. Well, it’s actually been 4 years ago when the last bastion of the genre reared up and sucked people in. Yup, Unreal Tournament III had eyes on stalks mayhem whilst providing all of the trimmings to make it a success.
Excerpt: In terms of first-person shooters, no series equal the Unreal , Quake , and TimeSplitters games in terms of frantic shooter experiences. However, it’s been quite some time since these games were at the forefront of the shooter genre.
Conclusion: Long as we do for the days before customised loadouts and pray for the return of the rocket jump crazy-ass game mutators, Nexuiz harks back to an era it doesn't seem to understand or care for.