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Ok so I just got around to playing Quake 4, and I just finished it. It was a great game, but way too short and the bosses were a joke.

Story
You are Michael Kane, some super marine like the Doom guy. You gotta save everything because all the other marines cant do crap for themselves. You venture along the strog planet, fighting back because the strog invaded Earth. Very brief because I don't want to add spoilers.
Overall Story 2/10, Very Common and Unorignal
Graphics
Based on the Doom 3 engines which is pretty old, Quake 4 looks amazing. The outdoor scenes that it shows are ugly, but the indoor lighting makes up for that in every way. Everything has a shadow and they change with the environment as well. While traveling through the buildings etc, there is always something going on in the background. From people become strog, to data being sent through a network, theres always something going on in the background. Its also not as dark as Doom 3, which is nice.
GAME PLAY!!!
The gameplay can get pretty repetative, but its still satifying the entire game. For a change of pace, you get to man turrets and drive vehicles. I didn't really like these but some may. You have a huge variety of weapons and a lot of different and unqique enemies. Another nice addition is that your usally fighting along with somebody else or a squad. Very faced pace, run and gun style action.

Sound
The sound is pretty amazing. The marine's screams, constant radio chatter, ambient environment noises, weapon sounds, and enemy sounds all add to the atmosphere. It can get a little spooky at times, but the sound IMO is pretty neat.
Multiplayer
The MP community in Q4 is not so big. Most of the servers run mods to improve the gameplay drastically. If your into UT Style MP, then you would probably like it.

Overall, if you can find this game for under $30 (which you should), I would absolutley pick it up. A lot of people didn't like this game, but I don't know whats not to like.


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I submitted a review of this game a while back;

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The FPS genre is getting awfully crouded on the PC front with numerous games to choose from. Many games come out with an original idea such as gravity guns and vehicles but they all tend to be swiped by other games and Quake 4 is no different. However in my opinion Quake 4 is one of the absolute best single player FPS I have ever played.

The visual details are amazing, the audio is atmospheric and it makes you feel like you're in a real war. The voice acting and characters are spot on. There's a certain quote from the game that one of your squad mates says to you later on in the game;

"Oh Kane, it is you. You're lucky I did not shoot you when I had your Strogg face in my sights. But then I would have lost the bet with Rhodes and that just would not do".

It's the little things like that that really give the game character. Creeks from damaged walls, the hissing of steam vents, alarm bells going off in the background and the radio chatter of fellow grunts, all of those attribute to the game as a whole.

Some people may say that the ending is a little poor but to be fair, it's much better than Half Life 2's ending which leaves you at the top of a tower listening to some tool in a suit.

As for the weapons damn near everything that was in Quake's 2 and 3 are included in this game. One feature I do like is the scope on the standard machine gun which is great fun to use for taking pot shots at enemy soldiers.

There are vehicles to be used in the single player campaign but these levels are best thought of as adding a little diversity as they are a little restictive when compared to the vehicles used in Halo. If you remember Soldier Of Fortune 2's vehicle sequences you'll know what I mean (they were both made by Raven).

I don't play the game much online myself as I really need more practice but the only thing that I have to gripe at is the amount of multiplayer maps. An official map pack was released over Christmas with 3 or 4 maps on but even with this the game only has about 13 or 14 maps. In my opinion that really isn't good enough and so in that aspect this has the same multiplayer fault as DOOM 3. Not enough maps.

However I would highly recommend this purley for the single player element especially to anyone who actually enjoyed DOOM 3.

t4ct1c47, 2006, Id Gams - Raven Software - Activition - Quake 4;
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i was so bored with the game that i finished it with the cheats. i just wanted to get it over with, but still wanted to see the guns and the boss and everything.
    
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Quake 4 is old news, lol.

I thought it was ok, not great. The most interesting part was the stroggification thing, not to say too much about it.
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I know, my point was that I finally got around to playing it.
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I played through most of it, got bored and stopped playing. Gameplay was to repetitive.
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It wasnt that long to get repetative. But yea, a lot of the objectives were pretty similiar.
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Its better then Half Life by FAR!

And here is my flame suit. It fits nice and comfy so go ahead and blast away you lovers of the most over hyped game ever lol ! BOO YA
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Its better then Half Life by FAR!

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hum, care to explain why quake 4 is better than half life 2? because i really don't see it
    
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What's that thing coming off from the guy's belly in the first screenshot?
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