Return to Na Pali is Epic's long
awaited expansion pack to their groundbreaking first person
shooter unreal. This new expansion pack is the first official
expansion to be released by Epic themselves. It puts many new
features into the game including new weapons, monsters, and
also a hopefully good new story line.
Return to Na Pali takes place
right where the original unreal left off. The escape pod you
left the planet in has been caught in a tracker beam by the
UMS Bodega, a "good guy" military ship with a mission. Another
more important ship (the prometheus) has crash landed on the
planets surface. That ship was carrying secret weapon plans
which are going to be salvaged by the UMS Bodega. Your mission
is to recover the plans. In return you get a full pardon from
whatever crimes you have committed in the past.
There are 3 new
weapons to help you on your quest this time around. Hopefully
the new weapons won't be such a bummer as the originals were
(remember the pistol, a.k.a "squirt gun"?). First of the 3 is
the grenade launcher. Not to different from the grenade launcher
in Quake2 this new weapon ports 1 new feature, mine laying,
which is detonated from a remote detonator in your control.
Next is the combat assault rifle or the CAR. This is a huge
rapid fire assault machine gun, think chaingun from Quake2.
Finally the most impressive of them all, the rocket launcher.
The rocket launcher acts similarly to any other except that
after you launch a rocket it deploys fins, and gains speed after
it leaves the canister. Also, using the secondary fire, you
can guide the rocket much like the way you do with half-life's