I have no fraggin' idea

Discussion in 'Games' started by daveIT, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. daveIT macrumors member

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    I've been out of the Mac gaming scene for quite some time. I've ordered a mac pro with an x1900. I'm definately getting Call of Duty 2 since I'm a war buff, but I'm wondering if I should get Doom 3 or Quake 4. What are your opinions on one versus the other? I tried to search this but didn't find a good thread.. Thanks!
     
  2. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I loved Doom 3 but I thought Quake 4 was just okay...

    Be sure to get the UB patches though.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Try the demo's.

    Both game look great, but behind their pretty (in an dirty ugly shiny plasticy monsters way) is a very poor to slightly above average game.

    iD have lost their position as the FPS genre definers along time ago.

    I actually think Quake 4 is a slightly better game (but that's like comparing 1 messed up turd with another)


    Get Bootcamp and get yourself some quality FPS. FarCry / HalfLife 2 etc...
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm up to the final boss in Quake 4, and I didn't enjoy the ride as much as Doom 3. Though I did like the fact they actually have music in Quake, it just didn't absorb me as much as Doom. Still the only game series (including Doom 1-3) to actually scare me.

    Though HL2 is much, much better.
     
  5. Chone macrumors 65816

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    The reason I liked Doom3 so much is well because I was anticipating the game a lot back in 2004 and I thought the graphics were going to be nice and all but they BLEW me away completely, I loved the atmosphere and I loved the game, watching the graphics all the way through...

    There is still no game that has impressed me as much graphically, what I mean is sure new games are better looking, but none have been the jump Doom3 was.

    I played through Doom3 again on my MacBook Pro on the highest settings (on windows), I still enjoyed it a lot and I'm about to start playing the expansion, I tried playing Quake 4 again on my Mac Pro and I stopped playing after the first level.
     
  6. daveIT thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't played and FPS on PC, Xbox or Playstation so I don't know what I'm missing. I have Quake 2 for my Mac, but I haven't played that in ages. I remember the reviews saying Doom 3 would make you jump.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah it does the first level or two, but then you realise its the same thing over and over and over and over again.

    Walk from corridor A - corridor B. Ocasionally flipping a switch or computer panel. Open a door, but its dark. 1 zombie walks towards you. shoot. 1 flame thrower zombie walks towards you. shoot. flip-switch, exit room. Down another corridor, zombie walks towards you. shoot.. etc......

    It looks great, but just plays so 1989......
     
  8. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Thats the whole point of the game... playing much like the original Doom, I loved it and I thought the flashlight bit was one of the best stuff about it, people were too stupid to understand its purpose though and whined, as always.

    In fact, I think I liked Doom 3 more than Half Life 2
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    That's a bit of a bold statement! Anyways, I don't know if I could go back to Doom 3, what with Quake 4 at least attacking the torch to 2 guns.

    I did miss the music in Doom 3 though. I mean. Doom + Music is something giant. NEDM.
     
  10. daveIT thread starter macrumors member

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    Best place to buy

    Where do you guys usually buy your games? I'm thinking somewhere online. There's a CompUSA here but there wasn't much there last time I checked.
     
  11. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    ThePirat... oh, you said buy... :D
     

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