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Quake 4 (Windows)

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Written by  :  phorque (141)
Written on  :  Jul 18, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

It just grows old very fast

The Good

Basically, to me, this game is the party version of Doom 3. Same graphics, linear plot etc, only easier to stomach and less scary. Blowing stuff up and filling strogg with holes is still fun(-ish), but not anywhere near as rewarding.

Other than that I did really enjoy firing missiles in the mechwarrior type thing for a while. Meh. The operation cut-scene was pretty good. Sorta.

The Bad

This game just didn't grab me. At all. I didn't really care how it was going to end, and gave up about 3/4 of the way through. It was just so damn repetitive and uninteresting.

There's the odd novel moment, or nice design along the way, but that's all you have to go on. Even the pretty graphics get old after a while. It all just adds up to B-grade action.

The Bottom Line

I'd say stay away. Don't waste your time. This game is by no means revolutionary, important or even fun to play. There was no immersion/atmosphere for me.

I expected a lot more from this game but really, it's all been done before.