Mmo Quake Live Open Beta Review Game
Quake Live can be played in the browser window or full-screen, and there are a lot of graphical resolutions to choose from. Registration is a breeze, with an email link (or code) working as the activation key. Picking our avatar among the dozens is as simple as it gets, as is selecting the crosshair, weapon colours and controls – make sure you adjust mouse sensitivity. Then it’s off to the tutorial, learning (or remembering) the basics as the game downloads everything it needs in the background.
Our host is Crash, and since this is a beta the name fits just right
Your skill level is determined through the tutorial, about 10 minu
The weapons all Quake fans know and love are back, and although some of them are clearly more powerful than others, a well fired shotgun can be deadlier than a couple of rocket launcher shots. Maps are filled with ammo and weapons spawning points and the mythical Quad Damage bonus will leave everyone except the carrier in panic.
Quake Live’s triumphs are its speed and simple but challenging gameplay. What looks like a straight multiplayer game actually has a lot of techniques to learn, one of the most known being the rocket jump. Time just flies while playing, the servers are growing and starting a match is pretty fast.
Quake Live is basically Quake III: Arena on a browser. It retains all the quality from the original game and remains playable in machines of that time. id Software still has some bugs to fix and tweaks to make but the game is already looking like the massive time killer it should be.
The Good: Fast gameplay – Very addictive – Different maps allow different strategies
The Bad: Dated visuals – Nothing particulary new