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Sun 23/05/04 at 16:31
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Ive been looking through the reviews but they all seem quite mixed and I am desperate to make sure that I spend my £30 price budget wisely.
Call of duty looks amazing however I was surprised to see it drop out of the best selling charts and that has worried me a little.

Farcry looks amazing graphics wise but is the gameplay and lastability any good? there are a few dodgy reviews commenting on the bad online multiplayer and dodgy A.I in offline play.

I was also thinking about getting Allied assualt with its expansion pack included however a few people have advised me to stay well clear of this due to dodgy gameplay elements.

What is the best first person shooter on PC at the moment? It dosnt nessecarily have to be any of the games I have just mentioned.
the characteristics I am interested in our:
game length
graphics
gameplay
online playability
and if it has a decent story then thats always a bonus...
Wed 02/06/04 at 17:07
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Pity the expansion won't be released for a few months yet, CoD is way too short a game. I'm sure we'll see a sequel though.
Wed 02/06/04 at 12:20
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Dedhed wrote:
> there are some amazing shooters out there note some of these are old
> and therefore very cheep but i still think they are worth a blast
> today.
>
> old games
>
> Soldier of fortune 2; Hyper violent fun, decent graphics, great fun
> on multiplayer (still a lot of people who play it)
>
> Return to Castle Wolfenstien ; Under rated single player, Amazing
> multiplayer ( now comes with enemy territory multiplayer expansion)
> dated graphics though.
>
> Aliens verses Predator 2 ; best atmosphere in a game ever u will be
> scared, varied marine ,Alien and Pedator campains , crap multiplayer
> and old graphics are the only negatives
>
> new games
>
> Call of duty ; my personal favourite , ok the single campain is sort
> but the time you spend basting in multiplayer makes up for it. Also
> while it is short the missions are pure quality exept for maybe
> one.Better than a massive game with loads of filler.
>
> Unreal tournament 2004 ; another option in the fps world, to be
> honest i was dissapointed in this game. the array of options and game
> types are staggering but to me the game is just too shallow. but if u
> want a mindless blast this could be the one just dont expect to have
> to think or be moved by anything. Single player is weak.
>
> Battle field vietnam ; Good Nam atmosphere, the sound track is
> awesome, great multiplayer fun you can be tactical or just have fun
> its up to you. Haven't played single player as this is a primarily
> multiplayer game but ive heard they improved the bots a lot for this
> one.
>
>
>
> Hope this helps, the old games mentioned are classics and i feel
> should be in every fps fans collection. The new games mentioned are
> great too (except Unreal 2004 IMHO ) . To me call of duty fills more
> of your criteria than any other get it you wont be dissapointed But
> the choice is yours as to what you really want to get.

Cheers really helpfull.
Based on everyones opnions I went with Call of Duty. Ive completed the single player campaign on easy and normal and it was some of the best fun ive ever had!

My fave missions are holding the town with lt Foley, Holding the bridge with the british regiment and the rush at stalingard with the russians.

It is a truely great game and really does capture the panic of war and the chaos which unfolds in major gun fights. Loved every minute of single player and ive now began online play.

The multiplayer is good and the developers have done a great job of capturing the atmosphere of the single player and transferring it to online play.

however during the evenings it can get increasingly difficult to find a free space in a server. I have also had trouble creating a server as when i go to create one a console window appears and I havent the foggiest what to do. any body got any suggetsions?

I highly recomend it anyway and I bought it second hand for £12 from an online river so I certainly got my moneys worth...
Thu 27/05/04 at 12:40
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Lipe wrote:
>
> Bah, I hate EA. Their gonna kill the godly gaming name that is
> "Goldeneye" with some cheap cash in.

I agree with you, I was so dissapointed to see C&C generals under the EA label, and not a mention of Westwood studios anywhere apart from a single line tucked away in the back of the manual.

Its just not the same C&C feeling.
Thu 27/05/04 at 12:37
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Dedhed wrote:
>
> Unreal tournament 2004 ; another option in the fps world, to be
> honest i was dissapointed in this game. the array of options and game
> types are staggering but to me the game is just too shallow. but if u
> want a mindless blast this could be the one just dont expect to have
> to think or be moved by anything. Single player is weak.
>
>

Ha! but thats the whole point of UT2004... shallow brainless blasting fun!! I agree the single player is more of a practice session than anything but it never pretends to be a focused offline game.
Thu 27/05/04 at 12:22
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cipro wrote:
> It can't be as bad as the forthcoming Goldeneye 2 though, a game
> which bares nothing in common with either the original game or movie
> and instead casts you as a rogue secret agent who has, and this is
> brilliant, a Golden eye.

Bah, I hate EA. Their gonna kill the godly gaming name that is "Goldeneye" with some cheap cash in.
Thu 27/05/04 at 04:09
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there are some amazing shooters out there note some of these are old and therefore very cheep but i still think they are worth a blast today.

old games

Soldier of fortune 2; Hyper violent fun, decent graphics, great fun on multiplayer (still a lot of people who play it)

Return to Castle Wolfenstien ; Under rated single player, Amazing multiplayer ( now comes with enemy territory multiplayer expansion) dated graphics though.

Aliens verses Predator 2 ; best atmosphere in a game ever u will be scared, varied marine ,Alien and Pedator campains , crap multiplayer and old graphics are the only negatives

new games

Call of duty ; my personal favourite , ok the single campain is sort but the time you spend basting in multiplayer makes up for it. Also while it is short the missions are pure quality exept for maybe one.Better than a massive game with loads of filler.

Unreal tournament 2004 ; another option in the fps world, to be honest i was dissapointed in this game. the array of options and game types are staggering but to me the game is just too shallow. but if u want a mindless blast this could be the one just dont expect to have to think or be moved by anything. Single player is weak.

Battle field vietnam ; Good Nam atmosphere, the sound track is awesome, great multiplayer fun you can be tactical or just have fun its up to you. Haven't played single player as this is a primarily multiplayer game but ive heard they improved the bots a lot for this one.



Hope this helps, the old games mentioned are classics and i feel should be in every fps fans collection. The new games mentioned are great too (except Unreal 2004 IMHO ) . To me call of duty fills more of your criteria than any other get it you wont be dissapointed But the choice is yours as to what you really want to get.
Wed 26/05/04 at 10:36
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Halflife is cheap these days
Tue 25/05/04 at 13:14
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Pringle28 wrote:
> very helpfull post, thanks alot.
>
> Is everything or nothing incredibly average? a few people have
> recomended it but all the EA bond games are pants so i wernt sure...

I wasn't impressed with the demo of Everything or Nothing, but I think that was early code and has since been improved on. Many seem to suggest it's the best EA Bond game yet and I was almost convinced myself from some of the video's I've seen. But EA isnít my favourite developers of late, after they released Battlefield Vietnam in buggy state.

It can't be as bad as the forthcoming Goldeneye 2 though, a game which bares nothing in common with either the original game or movie and instead casts you as a rogue secret agent who has, and this is brilliant, a Golden eye. I wonder what EA are planning for the Godfather game, a Black & White style adventure game where you play the Father of God perhaps? I wouldn't put it past them.
Mon 24/05/04 at 19:45
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cipro wrote:
> Pringle28 wrote:
> what about HALO? or any of these new titles like painkiller?
>
> HALO is supposed to have good mulitplayer...
>
> Halo is all right, not as good as many would have you believe though.
> Without the vehicular based bits itíd just be another average shoot
> em up and it has some of the worst interior levels Iíve every come
> across in a game, long, boring and repetitive. The outdoor bits make
> up for this.
>
> Painkiller is good as well, but itís a very repetitive game. Itís got
> more in common with Doom and Quake, it does away with trying to push
> the genre forward and is more of a nostalgic trip back to the good
> old days of FPS. Very fun, but it can get very repetitive, Itís worth
> a look Iíd say, but I wouldnít put it ahead of games like Far Cry.
>
> And Operation Flashpoint is fantastic, more of a tactical shooter
> than a straightforward FPS, it forces you think but itís a brilliant
> game all the same, and what variety. One mission youíre a simple
> infantry soldier, the next a commando, then a tank commander and then
> a pilot. Nice big maps, lots of weapons and some nicely unpredictable
> missions.
>
> As far the CoD expansion goes, Iíve seen a September release date
> though canít be sure exactly. I have seen the expansion priced at
> nearly £30 that I hope is a mistake because Iím not paying that
> much for a stand-alone add-on, no matter how good it is. Funnily
> enough, Medal of Honour Pacific Assault is out around the same time,
> and actually looks all right. Hope it improves on allied assault
> disastrous expansions.

very helpfull post, thanks alot.

Is everything or nothing incredibly average? a few people have recomended it but all the EA bond games are pants so i wernt sure...
Mon 24/05/04 at 15:52
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I might get Counter Strike sometime soon, it sounds like my type of game.

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