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2, Issue 7
December 24, 1999
by Stephanie "Bobbi"
about the awards...
Action vs. Deathmatch
In general, I
found your "Game of the Year" awards to be quite
well thought out and reasonable. I was a bit surprised to
see Omikron in the running, but since it didn't win, I can't
complain. I have one minor complaint, however.Having separate
categories for "Action" and "Deathmatch"
seems a lot like a cop-out to me. This is compounded by
the fact that these awards are presented on the same page;
it really looks like these two categories were created simply
so Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament could both receive
awards and less controversy be generated. I'd like to give
you the benefit of the doubt, as your publication does not
strike me as one whose editorship fears controversy, but
in my personal opinion, refusing to pit Q3 against UT is
a weak move, in avoidance of serious critical evaluation.
deserved to win, in my opinion..itís one of the most original
games Iíve seen in ages, and a ton of fun to play. The action
vs. deathmatch thing, oh, I know, I asked the loon himself
about it. He swore they were different, and I guess they
are. After all, I recently was part of a buyerís guide that
has both an action and first person shooter category, and
I never questioned that. Nobody has questioned that, actually...and
isnít deathmatch just a different term for the same thing
Thanks for supporting System Shock 2
I am not affiliated
with the creators of system shock 2, but I, being a big
Quake guy (http://www.clanjungle.com)
played and _loved_ system shock 2 but unfortunately very
few people seem to know about this game.
In fact, I probably
wouldn't have played it myself except I got it for a birthday
present <embarrassed grin>. Why wouldn't I have played
it? The main reason was because it wasn't using the Quake
engine, honestly. That may seem silly, but I figured it
wasn't worth my time if it didn't have the touch of Carmack
somewhere in it.
But I was wrong.
Despite the engine not being up to paar with Quake (IMO),
it was still good enough to not detract from the _awesome_
storyline and _awesome_ atmosphere.
liked Half Life should play this game!!!
best online game of the year
must have the
everquest on there in the awards somewhere.
game most likely
to cause you and your girlfriend to break up
most likely to
forget to eat
etc etc ;-)
I wanted a
Role Playing Game category, but for Asherons Call,
not EverQuest. So, um, no. :)