posted on Jun, 10 2004 @ 01:31 AM
I've played every game set in the Unreal universe online since the beginning. I bought Unreal Tournament 2004, but I have yet to really sit down and
play it. I have over 180 computer games and I just can't seem to sit down and play a single one anymore (probably a lack of time, or I'm kind of
bored with games in general at the moment : ). Online games are great though. The first online game that made me play 14 hours straight was a great
old game called Starsiege: Tribes. I still think it is one of the best online games ever made. If I recall, it actually was the first online-only
game to be released - quite a few months before the first Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena.
Tribes is still probably my favorite FPS multiplayer game though. It also had one of the most interesting concepts - jetpacks! (It also had another
first - vehicles! : ) Being able to fly around in your jetpack just gave a weird satisfaction that I couldn't get from other FPS's at the time,
lol. I can't wait for the next Tribes though - Tribes: Vengeance! It will be using the Unreal Tournament 2004 engine, and it sure as hell looks
great. Its also being developed by some really great developers - Irrational Games. These guys developed 2 truly awesome and original games - System
Shock 2 and Freedom Force.
I recommend any of you who have not played Starsiege: Tribes to go and download it. Sierra has released it as a free download on their website to
celebrate the soon-to-be release of the latest Tribes game - www.sierra.com...
I think Tribes 2 is also supposed to be released for free download (if it hasn't already been release, it isn't on the Sierra website), but
something never quite felt right about the sequel. Starsiege: Tribes is the classic - and now it's free! :-D
[Edited on 6-10-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]