Summary: Quake 4 combines the best parts of Quake II and Quake III Arena by featuring a lengthy single player campaign along with fast and frantic multiplayer to create the ultimate Quake experience. Some technical issues sour the experience, but the game is undeniably fun and a surprisingly good value so it is worth checking out. The story follows the struggle between humans and the evil Strogg and the single player campaign picks up right after Quake II.
Summary: In the end Quake 4 is a passable
shooter that does most everything fine, it just doesn't do any of it with
gusto. Honestly, it feels a lot like someone went into your game library,
grabbed any one of a dozen old shooters, gave them a graphical enema,
and repackaged it as a sequel.
Pros: A great graphical showing for the launch of your brand new console.
Cons: It should have a label that reads, "Warning: This Box Contains No Originality What-So-Ever."
Excerpt: The fourth Quake game has a lot in common with Doom 3. It’s not quite as atmospheric, but Quake 4 could still almost pass as another Doom 3 expansion. We can’t understand why the games are so similar in so many ways, surely id aren’t that much out of ideas that they can’t separate two of their own titles?
Conclusion: If EA’s Tiger Woods made you a better golf player in real life, you’d probably care less about the visuals, the sound, and the general structure of the title, right? You’ll be faced with a similar scenario when playing STACKED with Daniel Negreanu . Graphically, aurally, and from a production standpoint, STACKED with Daniel Negreanu is a bit of a mess, but don’t let that gruff exterior fool you.
Conclusion: You’ll have your fair share of FPS choices for the Xbox launch, so it really depends on your taste when it comes to purchasing QUAKE 4 from the get-go. In terms of a faster-paced, cinematic campaign and action-oriented multiplayer section, QUAKE 4 has no equal when the Xbox 360 drops. QUAKE 4 pretty much does everything one would expect from a next-gen FPS, although high-end PC gamers may fail to see the big deal, as this is old-hat to them.
Excerpt: id and Raven Software pick up where Quake 2 left off with the fourth installment of their sci-fi military shooter series. With an epic update of the single-player story, and the same multiplayer madness from Quake 3, Quake 4 is a solid first-person shooter that might not blow you away, but will definitely take you on a fun ride. Quake 4 continues the story of Quake 2, but players new to the series can still enjoy the single-player without feeling left out.
Excerpt: Date: 11/13/2005 Whether you enjoy Quake 4 or not will depend a lot on what kind of gamer you are. If you prefer old-style shooters filled with corridors in which you fill countless charging enemies full of lead, then you’re in luck. If you’re from the new school that prefers deep storylines, smart enemies, and open environments, then you might not find Quake 4 to your liking.
Summary: Activision and id's latest shooter Quake 4
lands on the Xbox 360 with some impressive visuals and a solid multiplayer mode.
The solo mission is decent and features an interesting plot twist that gives the
game a unique feel. Another twist is the squad based play with a group of
marines accompanying you on the missions.