Should Epic Games resurrect Unreal?

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#1 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

The 1998 Unreal was Epic's answer to Quake and was unanimously praised by critics back then and it has been such a hit. I wonder if Epic could resurrect the series and I think if Microsoft opted for 3rd party exclusivity, it could surely become another hit given their reputation for Gears of War and Bulletstorm, and the fact it's an FPS game, right? I'm not obviously talking about spin-off Unreal Tournament games...

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#2 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33972 posts) -
It'll be pegged for being simplistic compared to the cIassics.
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#3 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1731 posts) -

It wouldn't be Unreal if it wasn't the fast paced twitch shooter like the original. Like their last game that came out, it lost it's step by trying to appeal to the masses.

If you really want to play Unreal, there are still U2000 matches you could get into now.

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#4 Posted by lamprey263 (34625 posts) -
it would make a decent XBLA/PSN title
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#5 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

YES! It's about damn time we get a sequel to Unreal II.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

I think it's safe to say another Unreal game will come when Unreal Engine 4 is around.

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#7 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Hell ye!

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#8 Posted by Matthew-first (3317 posts) -

Hell ye!

ultimate-k



I fully agree with your breathtaking exhauasting commentary about the unreal tournament game. :cool: Heeellz yeah!

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#9 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

yes, we need real fps where skill is the only thing needed instead of camping and grenade spamming

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#10 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

yes, we need real fps where skill is the only thing needed instead of camping and grenade spamming

Krelian-co

When did skill equal running around, shooting $#!+, and jumping a lot?

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#11 Posted by musicalmac (24894 posts) -
It'll be very challenging to provide gamers with that same experience the first Unreal provided. Remember the mystery of the ship, the creepy enemy, and then emerging from the wreckage into a vast, lush environment? That Unreal game is a special game.
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#12 Posted by N30F3N1X (8683 posts) -

[QUOTE="Krelian-co"]

yes, we need real fps where skill is the only thing needed instead of camping and grenade spamming

Goyoshi12

When did skill equal running around, shooting $#!+, and jumping a lot?

When the majority of gamers thought that being lame asses couldn't be a viable way to play.

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#13 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -
It'll be pegged for being simplistic compared to the cIassics.nintendoboy16
unreal is the classic and modern games are simplistic
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#14 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -

YES! It's about damn time we get a sequel to Unreal II.

Phoenix534
damn right
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#15 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23434 posts) -
Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing.
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#16 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -
I want a new decent Unreal Tournament!
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#17 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

NO, they should ressurect One Must Fall instead! :)

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#18 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. Ninja-Hippo

This is so true.

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#19 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ninja-Hippo"]Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. seanmcloughlin

This is so true.

Yep...

Unreal is gone, and isn't coming back... ever!

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#20 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ninja-Hippo"]Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. seanmcloughlin

This is so true.

While you are right, to say games like Battlefield are not heavily based in skill is wrong.

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#21 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Ninja-Hippo"]Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. NaveedLife

This is so true.

While you are right, to say games like Battlefield are not heavily based in skill is wrong.

Of course, but the unlocks are just there to keep people playing to get everything. And while they're skill based, they're far easier to get into and kill people than Unreal

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#22 Posted by Brean24 (1659 posts) -
It'll be pegged for being simplistic compared to the cIassics.nintendoboy16
The classics were incredibly simplistic, that's why they were so popular. Your statement makes no sense.
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#23 Posted by percuvius2 (1982 posts) -

Unreal is so much better than that gears of war garbage.

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#24 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
yes, but ditch the consoles...make it pc exclusive.
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#25 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -
Yes, Unreal 3 please!
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#26 Posted by Kandlegoat (3147 posts) -

I'd like to see another Jazz Jackrabbit.

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#27 Posted by UnrealLegend (5888 posts) -

Yes.

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#28 Posted by Another-World (784 posts) -
Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. Ninja-Hippo
There is still CS.
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#29 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. Ninja-Hippo
Truth, unfortunately.
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#30 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33972 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]It'll be pegged for being simplistic compared to the cIassics.Brean24
The classics were incredibly simplistic, that's why they were so popular. Your statement makes no sense.

Weren't they called "twitch based" games? Doesn't sound that simplistic.
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#31 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -

[QUOTE="Brean24"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]It'll be pegged for being simplistic compared to the cIassics.nintendoboy16
The classics were incredibly simplistic, that's why they were so popular. Your statement makes no sense.

Weren't they called "twitch based" games? Doesn't sound that simplistic.

Nope call of duty and halo sounds simplistic lets hold W for forward on the keyboard and hold shift for sprint REAL SKILLS not. mastering dodge jumping in unreal is alot harder which can be used to move faster.

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#33 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -

Been playing unreal since the 90s and it's still difficult for me to ''DODGE JUMP'' effectively using the A button left strafe using my ring finger because it's not the strongest finger i have lol.

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#34 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -

Put it this way dodge jumping to the right with the d button with your index finger is a ''f*ckload easier* than dodge jumping to the left with your ring finger a button.

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#35 Posted by casualU (243 posts) -

most effective way to dodge left in unreal would probley be by taking your middle finger off the forward key and then press down on the left key it's kinda hard doing it with you holding the forward run key.

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#36 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Yes but only if it were a PC exclusive. UT3 was wasted potential and not meant to be played with a controller.

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#37 Posted by jg4xchamp (61465 posts) -
So they can make more unreal 3? F*ck that
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#38 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (23284 posts) -

[QUOTE="NaveedLife"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

This is so true.

seanmcloughlin

While you are right, to say games like Battlefield are not heavily based in skill is wrong.

Of course, but the unlocks are just there to keep people playing to get everything. And while they're skill based, they're far easier to get into and kill people than Unreal

That depends. Flying vehicles and controlling tanks properly is a skill set of it's very own. Maybe not so much the tanks, those are fairly easy, but flying the choppers and jets well take a lot of practice and skill-evolving.

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#39 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (23284 posts) -

Put it this way dodge jumping to the right with the d button with your index finger is a ''f*ckload easier* than dodge jumping to the left with your ring finger a button.

casualU
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#40 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

It should only be resurrected if it is to come back as a PC exclusive, and it has no modern touches.

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#41 Posted by N30F3N1X (8683 posts) -

The classics were incredibly simplistic, that's why they were so popular. Your statement makes no sense.Brean24

What are you smoking? How many people do you know that could master moving with all the jumps you had in Unreal and perfectly time weapons changing? That's right, none. You are the one who's not making sense.

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#42 Posted by Matthew-first (3317 posts) -

[QUOTE="Brean24"]The classics were incredibly simplistic, that's why they were so popular. Your statement makes no sense.N30F3N1X

What are you smoking? How many people do you know that could master moving with all the jumps you had in Unreal and perfectly time weapons changing? That's right, none. You are the one who's not making sense.



I beat everyone on unreal or quake when I was 10... XD

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#43 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Maybe they could do a remake sporting the latest Unreal Engine (4) and release it as a downloadable title.

Considering Unreal 2 was painfully mediocre, I don't see it getting a "proper" successor.

The Unreal brand also lost some appeal among gamers.

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#44 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

Unreal cannot succeed in the modern gaming industry. It's a skill-based game, and skill shooters just don't exist any more. It's all about making sure the player can play the game however they like, rewarding them for taking part, drip-feeding unlocks to keep them compulsively playing. Ninja-Hippo

Are you living in a parallel world were PCs don't exist? The entire Counter Strike franchise, one of the most popular shooter franchises on Earth (given the fact that it's ben played continously for over 12 years and 1.6 is stillthe most played of all games on Steam), disagrees with your statement.

And he was talking about Unreal, the Crysis of '98, not Unreal Tournament which is still played to this day (900-1300 people online, 1000-3000 servers 24/7; Not bad for a 13 year old arena shooter).

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#45 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

And i would kill for a sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit 2, which is one of the greatest 2D platformers that have ever existed.

That's what they should be making. Something like Rayman Origins in content and graphics.

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#46 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

And i would kill for a sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit 2, which is one of the greatest 2D platformers that have ever existed.

That's what they should be making. Something like Rayman Origins in content and graphics.

Lucianu

You liked that cheap Sonic copy?

I thought it was good only for lower PC platformer standards.:P

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#47 Posted by dommeus (9433 posts) -

Remake the original, and make the weapons and gunplay better. The whole 'prison ship crash landing on an alien planet' idea was pretty cool. Unfortuantely the weapons and enemies were very weak and uninspired, respectively.

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#48 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

You liked that cheap Sonic copy?

I thought it was good only for lower PC platformer standards.:P

nameless12345

The soundtrack was brilliant, 2player mode was cool, level creator was awesome, gameplay was good, etc. One of my favorite platformers ever.shrug.gif

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#49 Posted by Another-World (784 posts) -

And i would kill for a sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit 2, which is one of the greatest 2D platformers that have ever existed.

That's what they should be making. Something like Rayman Origins in content and graphics.

Lucianu
A PC-platformer lover! A man after my own heart. Speaking of relatively unknown but excellent shooter-platformers, you ever played Claw?
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#50 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27408 posts) -

I want a new decent Unreal Tournament! clyde46

Why not both.

Unreal singleplayer with UT multiplayer.

Built on UE4

And they should make it for PC, 720 and PS4