張貼於：06 月 26 日
I've been a fan of the Unreal series since the original Unreal, but i find UT3 to be the most disappointing of them all (yes, i liked Unreal 2 more).
I hate how consolized the menu is, i hate how Epic tried to pander to the Gears of War fans with those bulky and incredibly ugly player models that all look the same, i hate how all the maps have been "modernized" by removing colors and making everything grey & bloom, and i hate how they scrapped the single player tournament, a feature which i personally loved especially after how awesome and interactive they made it in UT2004, and replaced it with a generic war story i could have found in any other action game.
However, UT3 has a redeeming factor: the modding. Just like in the previous games, you can download new and interesting player models made by the community, or even some older ones from the previous games. As always you can download hundreds of interesting maps ranging from the silly ones and giant rooms to classic remakes to the more impressive well-done maps. Mutators and total conversions are also still available, my favourite one being The Crucible, although many good ones from the past like ChaosUT and Ballistic unfortunately didn't go beyond demo stages.
To top it all off, you can replace the whole menu with one worthy of a PC game by using the MapMixer mod. I especially like how it also lets you "clone" bots to customize and rename them, a feature which hasn't been around since UT99. If you're like me and still hold a grudge on the art style direction they took with UT3, the ability to block off GoW bots and default maps from ever being played is also quite nice.
I can't say anything about the online aspect because i haven't been able to find any servers, possibly due to my game's settings not wanting to work.
All in all i still recommend this game to UT fans, but only if you're planning to download custom content for it. And if you're not a UT fan, i suggest checking out UT99 and UT2004 first.