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[[Unreal II]]

Have a look at Unreal II, a game that promises the use of next generation technology to bring you an experience that combines the stunning beauty of Unreal with the fast pace and intensity of Unreal Tournament.
A wide variety of screen shots and plenty of information about the story, game play, technology, weapons, and creatures will help get your hopes up high.

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[[Story]]

Unreal II is the sequel to the original Unreal and takes place in the same fictional universe - but the main player character and the locations are different than those found in the first game.

As the player, you are the lone representative of the Law in a distant sector of space. You patrol your beat in the creaky but serviceable starship Atlantis, a former military escort vessel that was decommissioned and retrofitted for civil government service long ago. You are accompanied by a support crew of three: Ne'Ban is your trusty alien pilot, Isaak is an engineer who keeps the ship running, and Aida acts as your Intelligence officer - she monitors the situation in the sector, keeps you up to date, and briefs you before you leave the Atlantis to go on a planetary mission.

Things are quiet... until the sector erupts in a full-scale interstellar war. Battles rage on and around more than ten vastly different worlds as several alien races, multiple mercenary armies, and the infamous Terran Military engage in fierce combat. You are caught in the middle of the fighting, and must balance your responsibility to protect the colonists, archaeologists, miners, and other civilians in your sector... with the duty to discover the source of the conflict and put an end to the war.

Unreal II takes the form of a series of missions linked by the narrative framework of the game's story. Missions may take place in the dense jungle of a tropical planet, in the ancient ruins of an alien city, deep underground in a warren of tunnels, on the molten surface of a hellish volcanic world, in the bowels of an alien industrial facility, in the endless oceans of a water-bound world, or on board an enemy starship. There are more than ten unique settings, each with its own distinct look and production design.

The story unfolds through briefings, cut scenes, in-game dialog, and the action contained in the missions themselves. Story telling does not get in the way of the action - the game is designed so that the missions are fast paced and intense; there are natural pauses as the player returns to the Atlantis between combat missions.

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[[GamePlay]]

The Unreal II single player game is mission based - each combat mission features a different type of tactical situation, including assault with a squad of friendly troops, base defense, hostage rescue, civilian escort, stealth infiltration, and the traditional FPS search and destroy sorties. Opponents include a bestiary of strange alien creatures as well as human and humanoid soldiers and mercenaries.

Between missions the player will return to the orbiting Atlantis to find out about the next mission, research items picked up during the previous mission (such as new weapons), interact with fellow crew members, catch up on the story, and re-arm for the next sortie.

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[[Technology]]

Key new technology features include a tenfold boost in character poly counts and a hundredfold increase for environments, realistic outdoor scenery generated by a new large scale terrain system, procedural character animations and blending using a new skeletal animation system with component level controllers, and a particle system that allows the Unreal II project team to realistically model fire, smoke, cloth, hair, weather effects, and breaking glass.

Other technical improvements include upgraded NPC AI, a real-time dialog system for communicating with NPCs, texture compression, alpha blending, distance fog, a new version of the Unreal level editor, advanced particle physics with forces and particle collisions, and per-poly collision detection for characters.

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[[Weapons]]

You'll find some favorites from the genre in addition to new and exotic weapons that you've never seen before. Old stand-bys include a powerful rocket launcher, a combat assault rifle, a scoped sniper rifle, and a multi-mode grenade launcher that fires incendiary, fragmentation, poison gas, EMP, and stasis grenades. New weapons include a leech gun that can slow an enemy down or drain his life force, a Takkra that releases hunter/killer drones that can track down and fire on an opponent, and a fearsome psi weapon known as the MindClaw. All told there will be 15 guns, launchers, lasers, and assorted instruments of mayhem.

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[[Creatures]]

More than 24 enemies will make an appearance in Unreal II. The Skaarj are back as one of the warring alien races. The Skaarj make the only encore appearance from the original Unreal - the rest of the characters and creatures are brand new.

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Unreal 2

unlike Unreal, i hope Unreal II's character talks to the human player like Serious Sam SE. Sam is alive in the game and not like a mute just running from level to level showing no emotions.

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Hi guys!I'm German, so don't look for mistakes about my English =)I think it will be one of the greatest games in this century (next to Unreal Tournament 2003 & the next UT-Games)Greetz from Germany to all gaming people over the world!!!

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why is it that game developers feel the need to show off the polygon count of their latest engines by demonstrating how well it can create oversized lumps of silicone? wait, silly question! Mmmmmm... lushious, round, full breasts mmmm. NO, must concentrate. must berate spotty, pimple faced teenagers who gawp at digitised women with huge... mmmm. DOH! ah sod it, nice game. superb visuals, good range of weapons and hopefully gonna be a stonking game to play when it comes out (and ive bought a new computer to play it on)BLAME IT ON BIG DAVE!

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this game looks like it's gonna kick some butt, but heh....I'm definitely gonna need to do a big upgrade to my system before I can play it

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Hmm i wonder if my xp 2000 system with geforce 4 ti4600 and 1GB of pc2100 ddr ram with 3dmark 2001 score of 12500 + will run this well??Yeah i think so too ;)

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Shit!!! this shure is not going to be played on my computer: celeron 400 Mhz, 256 RAM, and 16 MB ATI Rage 128 (anti-aliaasing is not suported). :-( Ill die crying!!!!!!

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Unreal2 looks fantastic! if it plays as good as it looks, optimized to a Ge-4, it will be the dreamgame fans have been waiting for

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Well for starters John good on U if U want to spend all your hard earned money on computer parts for the rest of your life coz lets face it U will be upgrading till the end of time to keep up, 2nd Most people arn't impressed by a benchmark score it is more important how good your 3d card is? What U couldn't afford a Geforce 4 after spending all that money on a crappy AMD? LOL

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Oh yeah I forgot about the game.. well I have a Pentium 4 1400 mhz so that shouldn't be too much of a problem, my aging Geforce II MX-400 64meg might be a little problem, but not when I have it overclocked at 215mhz-core, and 360mhz for the memory lol. Also I don't think 128 of PC800 ram is gonna cut it, especially since I loaded Win XP on which sucks the memory out of your puter.. Unreal II looks so good that I think it will play well in 600X480 !! I guess all U dudes are just gonna have to upgrade to a Geforce 4 like I am gonna have to... pitty..

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Dont call it perfect yet. Unreal 2 probably like some games looks good in the screen shots at first but when u get deeper you find more bugs then you can imagine. I think it will probably be as good as its predecessor though im concerned about the multiplay. The single may be fun but if the multiplay falters than its not better than doom without deathmatch or quake without gl. High graphics means lots of loading regardless of how good a card you got. I hope they are smart enough to build in measures for controling the graphics and other memory hogs cause anyone will tell you that regardless how good a game is, unless its built to run good then its only as good as the money you pay to play it online which anyone will tell you is rather small. Oh and as for the girl with the tits, ive seen better jugs so i suggest you wait until the next boob raider opps i mean tomb raider game. hehehe cya

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Thorn if you READ my post properly you will notice that i said I had a Geforce 4 ti4600.... the best and fastest card out.... Are you blind or just dumb?Also yes my cash is hard earned but then I earn f**k loads anyway so it doesnt really matter.So thorn are you going to grace us all with a responce or are you going to hide because you have realised how stupid you have been??

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omg, i read thorns posts after seeing johns, and what a dumbass, "crappy amd" and blowing all your money on a geforce 4, lol, his ignorance seriously pissed me off, you can get radeon 8500 for under 150, and geforce 4's for $300, even todays home high-end systems can be put togeather by someone working a minimum wage job, thorn f**k YOU for being stupid, I could carry on a conversation with a script kiddy longer than i could you, lol

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and john, take your ego and shove it up your ass, lots of poeple have nice systems, the only ppl I know who brag like that are either:a. spoiledb. think they know alot about computers but don'tc. spent $5,000 on a box that could be built for $1,500d. all of the abovewhich one are u?

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one final word, thorn, your overclocking isn't hardly doing you shit, but its nice that you found the slidersand john, the geforce 4 being the best and fastest would be contested and argued by quite a few, in a tight market like todays there is no real winner right now, wow, your just as ignorant as thorn

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The screenshots suggest a lot of things that maybe troubling to some users. The environments look on first inspection to be open air based though i wonder how open. If its the average 5 mile radious then its likely that combined with the expected graphics it will probably take at least 1 minute or more to load unless you have a cpu speed well over 1.5 gigahertz and that is if you include UT's fileswap system. To make it even more odd though is the fact that the dimension of the map are not presently in a user's view so likely they may even be up to 10 mile radious which means the load time could be even longer. I suggest if you play this game that u have the maximum your system can go and maybe overclock it some cause by all regards this game is gonna eat your resources and still be hungry for more.

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Lol i'm neither punky, I grew up on a housing estate while i was a kid. I have made a good life by MYSELF. I have studied for many years abot computers. That rules A and B out.Also i get my parts very cheap, i may have a fair amount of cash but im not stupid i dont blow my moneySo i suggest you are as dumb as all of the poeple you know (i bet there aren't many)ahh well i gues u wont be posting much in a couple of weeks, back to school for the little nerd. Do they take your luch money?? AWwww what a shame

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Punky where I live isn't in America which means the prices for computer hardware are highly inflated, U can't get a Geforce 4 for under 600 bucks here and that is bottom of the range.. And John that is rich calling Punky a little computer nerd when U stated that U have MADE your life by learning alot about computers lol Anyway Geforce 4's arnt all that much faster than the Geforce 3's anyhow according to some benchmarks and the stats on Nvidia.. a 3 will do fine for now. I just wanna be able to run games in 1024X768 smoothly. Oh btw Punky overclocking my card has made some difference, any FPS increase is a bonus when U own a Geforce II !!

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Well thorn 1024*768 may be good for you but i want 1600*1220 minimum (i have a professional 21 inch monitor) and i want it fast, very fast

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Will you guys stop piss testing as to who has the better computer. If you stopped and actually studied the game you will find that even your comps may come up empty handed when it comes to playing this game. If your smart you will instead pay attention to the games design and try to figure out if your system can rielly handle it. By the way, if any of you are also smart you will check your comp temperature cause all the big video cards and fast cpus deliver one side effect that all of you are likely to be hit hard on especially if your overclocking, burn out. cya

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Well it seems as if this post has gone to the idiots. But I'm not going to sit here and bash them all. I'm just going to go to bed tonight knowing that my d**k is still attached and I'm not spending my time TYPING REALLY BIG SO EVERYONE KNOWS I'M YELLING.bla.....

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john, humor me and check your cpu temperature. If its above 140F then your hard drive is probably getting slowly cooked and that means burn out eventually. Im just trying to save you from having your hard drive data go up in smoke. As for the game running smoothly on your comp, it doesnt matter how much memory or video card you have if your cpu cant keep up. This game at the very least will require 800mhz to run smooth but as serious sam gamers will tell you, it takes at least a gigahert and a half to get it to run good. So unless you have gotten a cpu that is over 1.5ghz then i reccomend you take a closer look at your system's capabilities.

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Jesus are u all f**king blind???I posted my system specs ages ago XP2000 ffs. Just read posts properly. And my temp doesnt go anywhere near that temp

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@ ThornI agree with almost everything you said, up until..."? What U couldn't afford a Geforce 4 after spending all that money on a crappy AMD? LOL "Crappy AMD? LOL, your system isnt all that great either. Jons system + my AMD would own you little P4.

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oh I see this is getting into the pissing contest between Intel and AMD right? Well lets see... who cares which is faster in benchmarks etc anyhow I don't give a chit as long as it runs the latest games and software... both do fine and as long as U have a decent amount of RAM and a good 3d card... ie at least a Geforce 3.. then it shouldn't be a problem.. btw AMD's need a HUGE heatsink to run for long periods of time at a comfortable temperature.. why do U think this is? Trying to throw way too much data into a CPU does strange things to CPU's..I run Pentium 4 1.4 Gighz and have NEVER had it go above 51 degrees celsius even in summmer... cooler temperatures mean faster CPU's and longer lasting... but like I said both CPU's are fine for performance..

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oh btw John said he has his puter liquid cooled.. well that underlines the point about AMD's needing extreme cooling to run decently.. and I bet a fast AMD which is running hot will perform much less than a P4 which is running cool ... better designing and running at a lower voltage equals good stable and cool CPU's and that is what Intel has...noone can deny that..

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Yes my liquid cooled system is overclocked by 450 Mhz thats why its liquid cooled.I have other athlon Xp 1800 - 2000 machines too which are not overclocked and they dont go over 40 degrees, they have a decent heatsink and fan which is pretty quiet...... so no mine will still outperform a p4 thanks............I really dont think you have a clue what your on about

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