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    Hell yeah. Im sooo sick of military shooters / CoD clones its not even funny. Maybe this will replace tribes ascend for me.

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    Sure had a UT-like vibe, looks interesting.

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    Very UT like. - points for the vehicles though, no place for those in arena shooters, IMO.

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    Looks great! I am still playing from time to time quake and the market really needs a new arena shooter
    But i am afraid if it's not free2play and has no big name like UT or Quake behind it, it will die off really fast because not enough people will try it or even hear about it.

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    This will fade away fast just like any other new arena shooters.
    Nexuiz = Dead
    Shootmania = Dead
    Toxikk = Soon to be dead

    Market doesn't want arena shooters. It's just you, few individuals, that want them and sadly there are very little of you out there. There are probably couple more arena shooters I haven't mentioned but you get the gist of it.
    It'll probably be good while it lasts but it won't last long and then you start to question is it worth to waste your money and time on it.


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    Looks amazing, but I have a feeling that it will just fade away after a few months. Quake with Q3, and Quake Live still the top dog

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    too bad quake III disks don't install on anything newer than Xp, and the master servers are down aswell. the only reason quake live is as popular as it is, is because quake III is unplayable at this point in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcipaans View Post
    This will fade away fast just like any other new arena shooters.
    Nexuiz = Dead
    Shootmania = Dead
    Toxikk = Soon to be dead

    Market doesn't want arena shooters. It's just you, few individuals, that want them and sadly there are very little of you out there. There are probably couple more arena shooters I haven't mentioned but you get the gist of it.
    It'll probably be good while it lasts but it won't last long and then you start to question is it worth to waste your money and time on it.
    sorry marc but quake live still is alive (yes its a big name game its still a high paced arena shooter)
    on top of that, this game will be released on steam which will give the game its publicity
    the only thing i can forsee being in its way is the new unreal tournament which will be f2p with micro transactions (most likely for mutators and character models/skins)

    also game has high unreal vibe because you guessed it, unreal engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnick View Post
    sorry marc but quake live still is alive (yes its a big name game its still a high paced arena shooter)
    on top of that, this game will be released on steam which will give the game its publicity
    the only thing i can forsee being in its way is the new unreal tournament which will be f2p with micro transactions (most likely for mutators and character models/skins)

    also game has high unreal vibe because you guessed it, unreal engine
    Quake Live is still going because it's Quake 3 just in a browser. Quake has always been popular and will continue to be.
    Sorry, nick, but Shootmania and Nexuiz were released on Steam too and had a very little lifespan despite the hype everyone built around them.
    Hell, Shootmania had a good amount of tournaments many big name Youtubers were promoting.
    Arena shooters is a dead genre and it may come back in the far future but not now. The old giants like Quake are still holding up because of the huge established playerbase back in the day but look at Quake Live even now. Despite the insane brand popularity, Quake Live, is poorly populated and being kept above water by veteran players and people who are completely dedicated to it and the goddamn game is Free-To-Play not 15$ like Toxikk.


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    Arena shooters are dead, yeah. I mean a studio might make a totally awesome arena shooter and bring it back to the mass market, but currently the "cramped corridors, twitch reflex" shoot-em-up is dead. I used to spend lots of time in UT 99 and UT2004 but with huge map games like Battlefield out there today, no reason to go back except nostalgia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aktillum View Post
    Arena shooters are dead, yeah. I mean a studio might make a totally awesome arena shooter and bring it back to the mass market, but currently the "cramped corridors, twitch reflex" shoot-em-up is dead. I used to spend lots of time in UT 99 and UT2004 but with huge map games like Battlefield out there today, no reason to go back except nostalgia.
    Who said anything about cramped corridors? The maps look pretty big and expansive from what I can see. Tribes ascend had huge maps, yet it still failed to keep its base, so I dont think big maps alone are the issue

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    this game looks alright but I think i'd rather play the new UT that's in development. Arena Shooters aren't dead there is just not a good one out at the moment. Nobody wants to play that pile of shit Shootmania and Quake Live is dead because of premium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetake View Post
    Who said anything about cramped corridors? The maps look pretty big and expansive from what I can see. Tribes ascend had huge maps, yet it still failed to keep its base, so I dont think big maps alone are the issue
    I see what you're saying. When I think "arena shooter" I think of the small, sci-fi / industrial maps from UT / Quake. Lots of hallways, maybe a insta-kill trap or 2 (like pressing a button to trap people in an electrified grid, or falling off the map or whatever), etc. Maps in arena shooters did start to get bigger, like some of the outdoor maps in UT2004.

    The term "arena shooter" is such a grey area because its so hard to define what an "arena shooter" is. Is it an FPS with maps you can't leave? Well then all FPS are "arenas", lol. I think UT99 sort of ran with the "arena shooter" concept by actually giving it a storyline (the maps really are arenas and you're a prisoner fighting for freedom while a global corporation broadcasts the matches to TV viewers)

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