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...
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 .
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.
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...
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.
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.
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."