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Unreal 2: The Awakening by The Joosh 01/16/2005, 5:02am PST
Surprisingly, not shitty. I did have problems with the game but they all basically amounted to incredibly powerful enemies in normal mode from the moment you see an assault rifle. They all have armor piercing ammo and have the satisfying ability, most likely copied from UT, to switch weapons. Unfortunatly for you they switch to ultra accurate .50 explosive shot pistols, or flamethrowers. Any enemies who dont have those are typically equipped with rocket launchers and I'm talking about the third mission (!).

The thing that really made me enjoy the game was the writing and story. Yes I know, sounds like stupid bullshit, but amazingly the characters can talk without making you want to mute all the audio. The main characters you are partnered with are very interesting with some fascinating backstories and personalities. Then the game makes you care about these friends by getting you involved in their problems, exploring some moral dilemmas, and actually giving these people some depth (at least that's what I thought) as you have some nice conversations with them and progress through the story arc. THEN THEY GET KILLED.

I dunno maybe I have bad taste but I liked the way this game was designed and stuff. Of course the graphics engine was extemely powerful for its time and almost holds up to todays standards. It's so powerful that the exploding barrels still crash my higher end computer today. :(

There is just no way Unreal 3 is going to have a better story than this game. Yea yea SOUNDS GAY DOESNT IT. Well it is gay, but I was honestly interested in the plot and dialogue inbetween losing 75 health to a guy with a fucking rocket launcher/assault rifle even tho my armor was over 150. O yea and the shooting elements are not bad, but this would really be just a next generation Quake 2 with dodging if not for the amazingly not shitty story. It's no Half Life 2, but at least it's a better game than Doom 3.
Unreal 2: The Awakening by The Joosh 01/16/2005, 5:02am PST NEW
    Extra note: the ending was very very good, better than Halo2 and maybe even HL2 NT by The Joosh 01/16/2005, 5:03am PST NEW
        The ending is so good I couldn't even remember what it is by Lurker Shoomoser 01/16/2005, 7:15am PST NEW
            At the end of Unreal 2 by Creexul :( 01/16/2005, 9:46pm PST NEW
    You're wrong, the entire game is horrible. NT by Eyo 01/16/2005, 6:40am PST NEW
        Hard to argue with that sort of research NT by The Joosh 01/16/2005, 6:44am PST NEW
    Re: Unreal 2: The Awakening by Mysterio 01/17/2005, 12:59am PST NEW
    some criticism by Jacob 05/11/2005, 9:08am PDT NEW
        Didn't they bury all the unsold ETs in a dump out in the middle of some desert? NT by Mischief Maker 05/11/2005, 9:16am PDT NEW
            ET was only available commercially as a 'bonus' cd for RTCW NT by Jacob 05/11/2005, 10:09am PDT NEW
        Re: Someone released a mod to your freeware. by Kab(uke) Seme 05/12/2005, 1:42pm PDT NEW
            damn straight (team fortress mod) NT by Jacob 05/16/2005, 12:57pm PDT NEW
        I didn't read this post before. Now I have. by Fussbett 05/16/2005, 6:22pm PDT NEW
            Speaking of Enemy Territory... by Bodybag 05/16/2005, 6:45pm PDT NEW
                Holy fucking shit. All of my Starship Troopers came true. NT by Eyo 05/16/2005, 7:11pm PDT NEW
                All that scrolling text has got to be distracting in a firefight. NT by Mischief Maker 05/16/2005, 11:41pm PDT NEW
                A morbidly obese italian man disagrees! by mark 05/17/2005, 12:03pm PDT NEW
                    That man is every negative gamer stereotype katamari'd into a big ball of faggot NT by Quentin Beck 05/17/2005, 1:38pm PDT NEW
                Speaking of awesome NT by Jacob 05/17/2005, 3:48pm PDT NEW
                More screens by Fussbett 05/18/2005, 10:46pm PDT NEW
                    Re: More screens by Universal Plan B 05/19/2005, 12:21am PDT NEW
                        Re: More screens by FABIO 05/19/2005, 2:11am PDT NEW
    Re: Unreal 2: The Awakening by U2 Fan 09/19/2009, 12:11pm PDT NEW
        This entire thread is an exercise in terrible taste in video games NT by Fortinbras 09/19/2009, 12:25pm PDT NEW
            anyone who disagrees with me has terrible taste, yes NT by Weyoun Voidbringer 09/19/2009, 1:13pm PDT NEW
    I actually didn't mention the cool mission where you defend an area with turrets by Weyoun Voidbringer 09/19/2009, 1:23pm PDT NEW
        Re: I actually didn't mention the cool mission where you defend an area with t by Creexuls, a monster >:3 09/19/2009, 1:25pm PDT NEW
            found it by Weyoun Voidbringer 09/19/2009, 1:31pm PDT NEW
                Also if you don't have power armor like this that's pretty bad too. NT by Creexuls, a monster >:3 09/19/2009, 1:32pm PDT NEW
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