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