X360 Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | 12:27 PM

The first 10 minutes: Quake 4

The first 10 minutes: Quake 4

Quake 4 is the other FPS published by Activision for the Xbox 360 launch. And that's about all this game has in common with the excellent Call of Duty 2. Quake 4 could have been a good game, but the technical issues, especially the framerate, just killed any interest I could have had in this game single player mode. The multiplayer on Xbox Live is quite good, but unfortunately it looks like there aren't many players. Make sure you rent this game (if possible) before paying the full price.


The first 10 minutes: Quake 4
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The first 10 minutes: Quake 4
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Commented on 2005-12-20 13:53:21
Looks the same as on my pc :P
Commented on 2005-12-20 14:11:34
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Commented on 2005-12-20 14:39:34
Mediocre sinle-player. Multiplayer is where it shines.
Commented on 2005-12-20 14:49:19 In reply to QuezcatoL
Posted by QuezcatoL
Looks the same as on my pc :P
yep don,t see no next gen in it.
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:10:53 In reply to Panzer83
Posted by Panzer83
Mediocre sinle-player. Multiplayer is where it shines.
Aye, and to be honest--it looks better on my PC :) I think this is partially due to it being a bit of a rushed port..and not well designed for the 360's architecture. It's actually pretty interesting to see Q4 PC running next to COD2 PC--the performance difference far outweighs COD's stunning visuals..On my PC COD2 is lucky to reach 30 fps--Quake 4 on the other hand runs mostly around 50-60 fps....quite the opposite situation on the Xbox 360.

Fun game, very average--Quake fans should enjoy it though. (I know I did, and enjoy the MP quite a bit on PC, haven't tried the 360 ver. yet)
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:15:40 In reply to GriftGFX
I can't view mine on windows, what do i have to do to see it?
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:30:59 In reply to unforgivenixi
Use VLC, or install ffdshow.
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:39:53 In reply to BlimBlim
I have ffdshow and it's not working, where can i find this VLC?
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:41:09
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:41:38 In reply to unforgivenixi
Thanks
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:52:59 In reply to unforgivenixi
is it just me or is the vid only 2 mins long.
Commented on 2005-12-20 16:53:38
Try downloading again, the video was truncated on the US mirror a few hours ago.
Commented on 2005-12-20 17:06:05 In reply to BlimBlim
ok got it :-)
Commented on 2005-12-20 18:38:37
I've beaten this game and honestly, I think the framerate issues aren't that bad. Could they have been better, of course. But they don't make the game unplayable.
Commented on 2005-12-20 18:59:01
It was bad on the PC, and it's even worse on the 360. :(

Sorry about the truncated file, it's fixed now.

Ryan
http://www.openxbox360.com
Commented on 2005-12-20 19:44:13
ive got this and its actually quite good, its a bit of a no brainer
but the game play is solid (frame rate aside)

but it makes me want PRAY even more.
Commented on 2005-12-20 21:17:21
q4 is really a shit game,a bad q3 sequel
Commented on 2005-12-20 23:31:45 In reply to Turican
Posted by Turican
q4 is really a shit game,a bad q3 sequel
Yeah I agree...its a mediocre game.
Commented on 2005-12-21 02:15:34 In reply to Turican
Posted by Turican
q4 is really a shit game,a bad q3 sequel
Let me guess, your PC can't run Quake4 very well, and you still play Quake3?

Quake4 is already better then Quake3 in the sense it actually has a SP game, and the MP is pretty much the same as Quake3.. Only thing that makes Quake3 better is maybe the fact it has bots, and a lot of mods like Rocket Arena, but Quake4 will get that too eventually (at least I hope so)..

Ontopic, this movie looks pretty much the same as Quake4 on my PC, except I play it at 1280x1024 there instead of 640x480 with 2xAA? like in this movie.. And the very poor aim displayed proves my point again that FPS on a console just sucks because of the controls.. On the PC it is a very fun game, if you're into old-skool competitive DM games.. ;)

To bad by far most of today's gamers aren't anymore, all they seem to care for are slower, more causal, teambased games, preferably with vehicles.. :\
Commented on 2005-12-21 08:55:12 In reply to Inflatable
Posted by Inflatable
And the very poor aim displayed proves my point again that FPS on a console just sucks because of the controls.. On the PC it is a very fun game, if you're into old-skool competitive DM games.. ;)
Or the person playing it didnt played the PC version ,most of the time he didnt know where to go, he didnt even knew how to open the last door.
Commented on 2005-12-21 20:08:34
Man, that so sucks, the framerate is all over the place.

quake 4 on my PC (My Athlon FX 55, Geforce 7800) looks soo much better and much smoother at constant at 60fps..

Why couldnt they pull this off on a suposedly more powerfull 3-core 360?? infact ive never seen a 360 game to date that runs without some kind of framerate problem, my PC is soo owning my 360 at the moment for graphics.. oh well. never mind..
Commented on 2005-12-21 20:35:31 In reply to Turican
Posted by Turican
q4 is really a shit game,a bad q3 sequel
ohh so sorry , how did i not realise. i will now throw away the game based upon you
infinite wisdom. you realy are the all seeing eye when it comes to a game review.

how silly of me tho actually like the game and how silly of ign to give it 8 outa 10

you should become a game journo !!!

.........NOT !
Commented on 2005-12-21 21:16:41
Quake 4 is my Game of the Year. On PC of course.
I can even play with Bots on PC. And I love it.
Commented on 2005-12-22 18:57:26
Well, I watched the entire video and saw no real frame-rate problems or things to really complain about of any kind. In fact, it looks awesome to me.

Do you guys think all this extreme Quake 360 frame-rate bashing is justified? I mean, the guys at Gamespot just gave it their "Worst frame-rate of the year" award...

But it looks fine to me. I'm interesting in buying this game, if not now - at least eventually after a price drop or something. If I'm the kind of guy of loves all sorts of FPS games and is pretty open-minded - is there truly a reason that I should not consider buying Quake 360?!
Commented on 2005-12-22 18:59:16 In reply to amiableakuma
Posted by amiableakuma
Do you guys think all this extreme Quake 360 frame-rate bashing is justified? I mean, the guys at Gamespot just gave it their "Worst frame-rate of the year" award...
Totally deserved. Really.
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