"UII is just another hash of an old title.... think Epic and then think EA Sports....Unreal 2004 next year anyone?"
Eh ? Unreal II is a single player game with zero multiplayer, think you are confusing it with UT2K3 - now that's turning into a bit of a 'Fifa-esque' affair, but don't quite see where you are going with that either, its an online game like the ones you are quoting as being "where its at" ?
For a start Unreal II is being developed by Legend - not by Epic (although they are overseeing the project) Don't see how it can be a re-hash since the intended gameplay is quite different from the first Unreal, and not to mention at least 4 years since the last one so the benchmark for single player games has risen a great deal (Nolf1&2, HL, Deus Ex etc).
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