Unreal Tournament 3 Review

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The graphics in Unreal Tournament III are obviously going to get a great deal of attention.  Simply put, this game makes use of every shader, light technique, normal mapping, and visual trick in the book.  Here is the difference

As I write this I am listening to the Unreal Tournament III soundtrack.  In fact, I

Have you played a First Person Shooter recently?  Yea, it

And now we come to the center of the hedge maze.  If December NPD numbers are to be believed, somehow this title has not translated all of this fantastic potential into sales.  Before we talk about how that happened, let

Unreal Tournament III ships with a full editing system, as well as a character customization system.  You can choose from eight types of armor for each character, allowing you to toss on the cool cape-like armors and the like.  Since the system is in place, you know modders will be making the most of it.  Perhaps they can shore up the oversight of not including Mr. Crow?  Perhaps they can also bring me an updated Facing Worlds map. 

Speaking of maps, they are fairly evenly laid out with well-placed objectives dotting the landscape.  After playing for several days I can

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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