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: The Xbox 360 isn't short of good first-person shooters, with Rare's Perfect Dark Zero and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 representing the genre very well indeed. The third FPS available at launch is id Software and Raven Software's Quake 4. The recently released PC version wowed gamers with its stunning visuals and relentless action. This 360 version retains the exact same gameplay, but introduces a number of technical problems that blight an otherwise good game.
Summary: Even with the flaws found within the
game, I still have to give the creative team and iD a hearty slap on the
back for developing a hearty and fun shooter that passes the torch of the
Quake franchise in a new and very cool direction. Those that are fans of
the previous editions of the game will no doubt jump into this one with a
big smile on their faces. While, newcomers to the series will enjoy the
hardcore FPS gaming that Quake IV has to offer.
Conclusion: There is quite a lot of effort put into the
sound component of Quake 4. Everything sounds
great and the eerie ambient noise in the
background makes you a bit more cautious and
terrified at the same time. It makes you feel
jumpy and paranoid. With your home theater
system in place, this is one audio experience
you’ll never forget. Simply put, Quake 4 is a
masterpiece, limited only by the speed of