Quake 3 Arena – still excellent after all these years
The beauty of Quake 3, and the reason it still enjoys a fanatical following today, lies in its simplicity. No matter how elite the opposition, you always felt like you had a chance; that you were only ever a respawn away from having things just click into place for you, like long-range rockets on Q3DM17.
And then you got railed/humiliated/gibbed.
Still, that glorious simplicity meant that hope sprang eternal, and you just had to keep coming back for more. Considering some of the luminaries I played with, I was usually little more than a free frag (think guppy in a pond of piranhas) but the temptation of hearing those wonderful words – YOU HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD – was irresistible.
Over on GamesRadar, David Houghton calls Quake 3 ‘one of the greatest games ever made‘; and, I have to say, the man’s got a point. Check it out!
Posted on January 24, 2013, in Analysis, Blast from the Past, That's What They Said and tagged Activision, id Software, John Carmack, Multiplayer, Nostalgia, PC, Quake, Quake 3. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.