From the forum issue 154 - Quake

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by ianpmarks » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:01 pm

Bought a Pentium P75 just to play Quake on. Loved the Medieval setting being a bit of a medievalist myself. Quake Ii held less of my interest and by Quake 3 it was all multiplayer and that held none of my interest. The first game was just class though.

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by Matt_B » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:48 pm

I wouldn't say that it totally drove my hardware purchases, but I bought a Pentium pretty soon after the first game came out and an ATI Rage card just after the second.

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by Negative Creep » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:26 pm

Have to be honest, I never liked it that much. The setting did nothing for me and it lacked the memorable level design of Doom and Duke Nukem 3D. I did love Quake 2 though.
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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by Nikolai » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:12 pm

Shooters have never been my thing. Only shooter I've ever enjoyed is Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM, as they were amazing and fresh at the time, and hooked even me with the amazing technology.

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by themightymartin » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:04 pm

I like all the Quake games. However I've always preferred the first one to any of the others. The medieval level architecture mixed with the futuristic weapons was just so much more original than the standard alien-blasting of Quake 2, and although Quake 3's multiplayer was fast and fun, the single player element was severely lacking imho. I haven't played Quake 4 yet so I will reserve judgement on that one.
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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by kiwimike » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:31 pm

Always preferred Doom and Duke myself, but did enjoy Quake 2. Doom/Doom 2 was better for pure simple blasting fun :)

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by mlucifersam » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:39 am

I didn't have a high powered PC to play it on but, only last year, played through without cheating the N64 version of Quake 2. The first N64 game I ever finished without cheating, albeit 20+ years after it was released. Love the dark and dirty atmosphere but, what made the game for me I think, is the moody sound effects. There's some really low level bass effects that you can only hear if you have the volume up on the TV. I enjoyed it so much I may do it again!
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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by smccd » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:41 am

Quake 1 was the FPS game in which I felt truly free and maneuverable.

I thought I was very good until I joined a contest in Bucharest, and lost in the first round :D

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by joefish » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:52 pm

I played Quake II on the Playstation. Technically I was intrigued by the actual 3D monsters (instead of scaling sprites), but they just looked so clumsy and everything was a dark muddy green-brown. Compared to the bright and colourful graphics and acted cut-scene intros of Disruptor it was a bit of a poor show.

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by psj3809 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:29 pm

smccd wrote:Quake 1 was the FPS game in which I felt truly free and maneuverable.

I thought I was very good until I joined a contest in Bucharest, and lost in the first round :D
Ha ha scary isnt it, as in i thought i was quite good back then, played a few Quake II deathmatches and within seconds some kid snipes me with a rail gun and i'm dead. I did alright with the Capture the flag teams but other games i was dire. I presume on modern games you dont have any 'bots' anymore ?

Remember in those Quake II days a lot of bots were added to multiplayer making it frustrating.

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by skinny » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:33 pm

Never really got into Quake - a friend thought it was the greatest thing ever and was most disappointed when I didn't 'get it' when he showed me it! But then I like racing games, flight and train simulators, so no, not likely to be my thing!

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Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Post by RetroMartin » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:12 pm

Think i played it once, it was good but not enough for me to purchase myself!
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