Unreal Tournament 3 DEMO
As most of you might know by this point last Friday October 12th 2007 the Unreal Tournament 3 DEMO came out released from epic games the new shooter will be the 4th installment of the unreal tournament series. Ranging from the 90’s when Unreal Tournament was released to Unreal Tournament 2003 and later updated to 2004 Epic games have been setting the standard for what a first person shooter should be.
The Unreal Tournament series is a fast paced action first person shooter set in the future. Although the game at this time is not on the shelves the DEMO has come out and I will be reviewing it.
Graphics – As with the other unreal games this installment is at the top of it’s class in the graphic category. With the newly created Unreal 3 engine behind the hood it’s no wonder that old system of yours is probably lagging when you turn it all up. Unreal Tournament 3 is a direct x10 game that has the agaia physics built in so if you got a card you can take advantage. The recommends specs on this are a bit low if you ask me, a hardcore gamer that needs 60+ fps to survive would need to turn almost everything down to low to stay in the game if he has a 7800gt or below, faster cards ie. 8800 series cards should do a lot better. 9.5 out of 10
Sound – With all new custom mixes and sound for our new bloody tourney where could they have gone wrong? they didn’t !! The soundtrack for the new Unreal Tournament is the best to date sporting numerous new themes and mixes that pump you up while in the heat of battle. for more information go to their web site under audio and listen to them! Unreal Tournament 3I give audio a 10 out of 10
Gameplay – fast as the last with some obvious tweaks if you have played it at all. Most of the guns seemingly do more damage then they have in the past leaving you to be in a much quicker fire fight, a direct missile to the face and your good as gone. the gravity has been adjusted as well, no more crazy insane jumps, the double jump is still in the game but frankly its not going to save you. With the gameplay changes you should be able to see a noticeable faster gameplay style emerging. In the CTF arena all players have the use of what’s called a hover board giving them all access to a faster mode of transport … nice especially if you’ve just stolen the flag. This is counterbalanced by the fact that it’s easier to die as previously stated.
9 out of 10
Overview – All in all I think this is going to be another great game and one of the finest that we will see this year (and that’s saying a lot with all the good titles coming out in November) but take it from me if your system is pretty old you shouldn’t consider this game in your ball park, download the demo test drive it then see what your going to be capable of, cause it is that graphically intense!