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UT2004 Pricing Plans

Atari and Epic games Announce North American Rebate Program, Pricing for Unreal Tournament 2004 has details on the different ways UT2004 can be purchased in North America when the next installment in the multiplayer shooter series is released (currently scheduled for this year's holiday season). In addition to the standard retail package which will include UT2004 as well as UT2003 and its mission packs, there will be a metal-boxed DVD Special Edition ($20 more at $59.99) with Video Training Modules for mod authors, a chat headset, and an Unreal window sticker. The announcement also includes word of a planned $10 rebate for owners of UT2003 that purchase either version of UT2004.

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67. It Doesn't Suck Oct 16, 2003, 23:28 Shadrak
 
The concensus around here seems to be that ut2k3 sucks. I demur. Perhaps it didn't innovate in a way that many hoped for, but for pure dm fun it can't be beat. Weapon balance is much improved over the original ut, and it's not nearly as spammy as was the original. It's more quake-like than ut99, but only where it needed to be. It still has weapons with alt-fire, shock combos, head shots, dodges and all of what made ut99 such a joy. And it has more, especially in the way of movement: double jumps, dodge boost jumps, wall jumps, etc. Compared to all other dm options gamers have at present, its incredibly deep.

Part of the problem is that it's a difficult game to learn. I don't mean difficult to get a basic handle on the weapons and kill a few bots. It's difficult to begin to master the moves, weapons, maps etc and then begin to compete online. If you haven't played much, I can absolutely guarantee you that you would not be able to kill me, and I would be able to kill you at will.

And no the game isn't dead. It's a bit empty in the mornings, but in the evenings there are lots of good games played.

I have the feeling that most peeps here gave ut2k3 a quick try, found it different enough from ut that their skills didn't immediately transfer to the new game, assumed as a consequence that epic had screwed up and never gave the game a real shot. A pity, really. It's one of the best games released in the past year.

Peace

 
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