I'm still not impressed with Unreal 3. It's all marketting and great art for demos. I've seen nothing impressive technologically that makes the engine great, and it still looks slow as shit at certain things.
Good tools though I'll give it that.
Every developer I know whose used Unreal tech in the past always ends up ripping out 90% of the technology in the end.
I can't think of any great games I've played on unreal tech either that made me go wow that's impressive (with the exception being possibly the first Unreal game, and Splinter Cell).
But still, the whole point is, why is this shit improtant? When the news talks more about tech and whose balls are bigger (which I'm sure we'll see a lot of at this years E3 of course), I can honestly say I see the pov of the people who say the PC Game Market is doomed. Who really actually cares? If you do, that's pretty sad.
Remember back in the 90s when games were fun because of the gameplay? I'm amazed at how much detail can go into art/tech in games these days, but so rarely do we get that same amount of fucking detail in important areas such as gameplay, innovation, creativity, style (and no, not rehashing the same sci-fi/cyberpunk/rpg look every year slightly different doesn't count).
I'm simply flabbergasted at the amount of shitty games that come out on the PC ever year, with possibly 3 a year that come out that are worth buying, and further flabbergasted that people still buy shit.
Not saying there hasn't always been shit games on the PC, but the trend is these games are going up and up in volume because doing things like licensing "The most fuckign amazing Unreal engine yet" and some cliche book/movie title tie-in is all you need to generate money.
Good bye fun in PC Gaming, I hear the bell tolling for you and I'll probably keep bending over and taking it up the pooper and paying $59.99 (and up! because next-gen game are so expeeeensive to make) for shitty yearly rehashes like Battlefield, Unreal tournament XXX, and sequels to shitty games no one liked in the first place.
Yes I am jaded.