THE GOOD: Controls, weapons, enemies, graphics, funner than Halo
THE BAD: too much like Halo
SUMMARY: Well first off... yah the first level sucks but who cares. Play the rest of the game and you willl like it alot more than Halo(maybe)the graphics are worse than Halo's but are still really good. Controls are good with guns having an alternative fire. Shotgun has a flame shot extra, pistol has a charge attack, assault rifle has bouncing shots, grenade launcher has like 5 different attack forms, shock lance has power shot, ect.
THE GOOD: A very original mode of multiplayer via XMP and an awesome single player game.
THE BAD: Graphics that had to be too heavily toned down for the Xbox as well as an annoyingly flaky combat system.
SUMMARY: When I aquired this game the first thing I did was sit down for some XMP. This was an incredibly complex game mode if played correctly, and gave me more enjoyment than I have had in a long time on Xbox live. Infact, the last time I had that much fun in a multiplayer game I was playing Halo.
However, I found the single player game a little less than I would have expected, the gameplay itself was great but I could tell that the Xbox was struggling to put this game on my TV screen. When I caught my first bit of graphical lag from that aspect, I knew I was in for a real cricle jerk. That also would be my second problem, this game really wasn't meant for the Xbox, and it becomes very evident once you try any game mode(I can just imagine Bill Gates holding an Atari employee at gun poin...
THE GOOD: Graphics, lip syncing, gameplay and maps. Extremely engaging levels.
THE BAD: Dated plot line, character rendering is not fluid.
SUMMARY: I have always enjoyed the Unreal series of games. Both the tournaments and the first person story games have always impressed me. Unreal 2 has a lot of positive elements such as great graphics, sound, and most importantly gameplay. While not perfect, is is the perfect answer for those waiting for Halo 2. The game will not let the enthusist of first person shooters down. Poor multiplayer can make this a questionable replay after you have beaten the game. I hear the Xbox Live is great with this game however and that can make a significant difference. I bought this for under $40 and it was worth that price. So many recent Xbox games have been just a little off, and this might be too, but I forgive Unreal 2 because it is the Grand-Daddy graphics engine and it is still rolling on! Seriously don't listen to the review by Azerrwhatever. ...
THE GOOD: the multiplayer is said to be good (thanks to a lot of modding apparently)
THE BAD: Unforgivable excuse for a single player game, 2 player co-op is just as bad but with someone to share the swearing. Seriously this is BAD
SUMMARY: If this game being reviewed in http:\\www.somethingawful.com is not enough warning let confirm it for you: this game seriously sucks (and this is from a guy that kind of liked "spawn").
Just picture this: halo 2 gets delayed again, suddenly a new shooter with xbox-live multiplayer vehicle halo like action comes along and is available now so the game is an awesome hit, and the single player rocks, right? WRONG (in your best shwarzennegger like voice).
Unreal 2 is aparently compossed of antihalo materia, is exactly like halo except is exactly like someone dropped a gravity fecal bomb that sucked all the fun from it leaving behind concepts that were already considered crap in the PSX fps console era.
From the terrible cliched story to the "high school" qu...
THE GOOD: -all the cool stuff from the PC version and some added stuff -ok graphics
THE BAD: -loading time is about 20 to 25 seconds -the controlls feal clunky and hard to manage
SUMMARY: Although this game can keep you playing for hours, i found that the long loading times, the bland graphics and repetative environments slowed down my experiance with this game. Of course all the same weapons from the PC version are here, but seem to hard to handle with the xbox controller. The multiplayer is fun for maybe 30 min then you just want to quit. Although there are better games to choose from in the entire xbox librabry, this game was fun while it lasted. Although unreal one was set to become the "Quake killer" it seams that Unreal 2 for xbox was trying to become somewhat of a "halo killer" and doesnt succeed.(check it out on PC instead.)
THE GOOD: Not Halo! About time Atari designed something worth playing on a console, and did it well to boot!
THE BAD: Creepy Character skinz. Robo-cop looking faces
SUMMARY: Unreal II: The Awakening is trully amazing. The Character voices, and interaction is much better than other FPS this year. Unreal II is intense, and at times a nice nap in the park (gives you a break from being slaughtered). The difficulty levels are fair and are accurate, unlike some games that offer seven difficulty levels and differ at great degrees. Unreal II takes advantage of the Xbox controller's wicked assortment of buttons to complicate/simplify your survival in the unknown. The environments are large, and allow for creative hiding spots, for you and your enemy. The Co Op is very nice too. Jam another controller into that oval hole, and BOOM! two player Co Op, or connect to Xbox Live, and play with up to six-on-six matches. The Live component was ok so far. The biggest problem was finding a group of...