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From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:44 am
by NickThorpe
Hi everyone, it's time for me to pick your brains again - this time, I'd like you to think back to your history with the Quake series. Love it? Loathe it? Still trying to master rocket jumps, or fuming over that one [censored] that had a deadly aim with a railgun? No matter what you think, we're interested in hearing it.

As always, a selection of replies will appear within the magazine.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:57 am
by ArchaicKoala
I dread to think what the phone bill was like from me playing Quake 1 via Wireplay :lol: Great memories of learning to Rocket Jump with others on there

On a related note:
I blame Quake 3 (DC) for my poor GCSE results... I'm revising mum, honest!

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:16 am
by The Beans
My history with the Quake series is one of abject indifference until Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, when the multiplayer finally became worth playing.

I played a bit of the Quake 2 single player campaign on 360 about six months ago. I switched to Duke Nukem 3D after an hour or so.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:50 am
by theantmeister
I've played all the Quakes since the first one, but my favourite has to be Quake II. I prefer the alien/industrial setting of it to the weird Lovecraftian/medieval setting of the first one.

I just finished my first play through of the Scourge of Armagon Quake mission pack and it was a blast. Modern shooters should be more like it - fast paced, action packed, simple fun!

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:55 am
by NorthWay
I have given Quake and most of its pre- and post decessors a wide berth. Doesn't interest me in the slightest. One of the many legs that "PC dull gaming" stands firmly on.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:43 pm
by ncf1
Doom and its sequel had blown me away, and Quake took it one step further for me. To me it's amusing that Doom is remembered with more reverence when Quake is the superior series.. but then it might just be me.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:51 pm
by nakamura
I played it after playing PS1 Doom and it just felt somewhat bland and lifeless. The atmosphere just wasn't as good as console Doom. Enemies less interesting and levels too brown.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:27 pm
by psj3809
Funnily enough i never got into Quake. But Quake II i just loved. Played that game to the end. Halfway through the game i bought a new Voodoo graphics card, the game just looked amazing after that. An epic game

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:37 pm
by Imhotep
Never really got into it to be honest, it looks good but I found it a bit boring , however what is good about it is that it is one of the few commercial games that actually run on RISC OS 5 (Iyonix) computer, Wolf 3D and Doom only work on old Acorn hardware so this is a bonus having it running on newer hardware, maybe one day i'll give it a go again.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:14 pm
by paranoid marvin
The first time I saw Quake running with the 3dfx patch was truly memorable.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:17 pm
by antsbull
I also bought a VooDoo 3DFX 2 card simply to play Quake II, and loved it to bits - the dynamic lighting, the industrial soundtrack, the fast gameplay made it a stunner.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:49 pm
by markopoloman
Quake 1 was stunning when it first came out. I remember linking PC's together to play Doom2 - but Quake... WOW! So fast, freedom of movement and a bloody good laugh multiplayer.
Quake 2, to this day is still the best one released. As mentioned above, the alien setting was fantastic. Sound was perfect and multiplayer was second to none (until Unreal Tournement came out).

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:21 am
by thingonaspring
quake was the only dreamcast game that i had to ban my flatmate from playing when we were a bit drunk. i was sure he was going to break my controllers.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:54 pm
by PostieDoc
I loved Quake 1 and 2 as single player games, but never got in to it as a multi-player series. Unreal Tournament, now that was a great multi-player game.

Re: From the forum issue 154 - Quake

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:25 pm
by merman
My first real Quake memory is from a retro event, trying to play Quake III Tournament on Dreamcast. Anyone watching me would probably have wondered why I spent more time looking around rather than, you know, fragging people...