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Quake 4 for the Xbox 360 Console is the illegitamate love child of conceived by the reunion of the two greatest computer games developers of all time: John Carmack and John Romero.
The Two Johns are the masterminds behind the world's first ever first person shooter: Doom.
The Quake 4 Engine, the computer games engine that is used in most modern First Person Shooter games was developed specifically for this game, and is beyond doubt the major selling point for this game.
The game physics are great, that is all that can be said.
The story and narrative for the game are pretty much the same as the previous games, but this one tries to encompass the new engine on which the game has been built upon.
id Software has never released a bad game, and this is no exception. If you were a fan of the Doom or Quake games, this is for you.
Quake 4 is the fourth in the series of Quake games. The Quake series are a series of FPS games. Quake 4 was developed by Raven Software who then handed it on to Activision for distribution.
Raven Software teamed up with id Software for the creation of this game. id Software are the creators and developers for the previous Quake games, they brought the 'DOOM 3 Engine' to the game, thus, making it an all round better game, in terms of gameplay and visual effects.
The game is basically a sequel to Quake 2 based on plot and also takes place during the same war as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. These three games, however do not tie in with either Quake or Quake 3: Arena.
You continue the story of Quake 2 as a player called Matthew Kane against an alien/cyborg race known as Strogg.
I feel kind of sad to say that the storyline is very predictable and i wasn't shocked by it or anything of the sort, i found it to be rather dull and repetitive.
I did however enjoy the gameplay, there were a few jumpy moments and it kept you far more interested in what was going on, without this i think the game would have just hands down sucked.
I personally would say it is an average shoot em up, gorefest, quite similar to games such as 13 (in terms of player movement) and is no better than any of the Call Of Duty games, i know they have very different stories but the feel is exactly the same, only in COD you stay interested til the end.
Quake four is a first person shooter for the Microsoft Xbox 360 games console.
In this game you play as a soldier who has the fight against aliens called the Strogg. The story is pretty generic and has a very predictable plot twists.
The gameplay is quite good, the guns in this game are all fun to use and they all feel powerful and like they do a lot of damage to the enemy.
This game can be quite frightening at times as you go a round dark and gritty environments alone while there are creaking noises going off all around you, enemys bursting from the floor and so on. This is not the horror game because it is creepy but not overly so.
The game has a strong online component but not many people play as it is old.
I really enjoyed this game and I recommend shooter fans pick this one up as it only costs of around £10.00 which is excellent value.
This first person shooter games just about manages an average rating from me as it is a bit disappointing however on the plus side you do get a full version of Quake 2 with the game so there is a decent amount of game playing time to be had from the combination of the two versions. This is good because the storyline for Quake 4 picks up at the end of Quake 2.
You take on the role of Kane a space marine sent along with other more experienced squad members to clean out the surviving enemy force on the planet Strogg. In terms of weapons you have a basic blaster with an unlimited supply of ammo however there are plenty of other weapons to acquire along the way and this is one of the strengths of the game. As well as a machine gun, grenades and rocket launcher you get the slightly more unusual nail gun and a host of other weapons, this certainly makes the game a bit more entertaining and adds variety. There are also upgrades available for many weapons which make them a lot more effective and easier to use.
Although you do not control the other marines you do have to work with them and make sure they survive the mission however this does not apply to ones you encounter along the way as their deaths will not affect you. The artificial intelligence is generally pretty good and as an added variety you get to use a number of vehicles as well to fight from.
The thing that drags this game down to merely being average are the problems with the visuals and the performance of the game on the 360 platform, at times the frame rate fails to keep up with the action and the end result is rather disappointing. At its worst the whole game starts to slow down in the really hectic parts and there is a brown lifeless quality to some of the backgrounds. This can be very noticeable and at times the rate of fire on the weapons is slowed down.
This game has the potential to be very good, there is a lot of game play, lots of weapon variety and enough challenge to keep you coming back for more however the poor frame rate and messy visuals means that it does not warrant more than three stars from me.