controls are your typical Quake style of Mouse and Keyboard
combinations (there isn't much of an alternative for such games),
smooth, responsive and extremely easy to set-up. We were sorry
to find that the bug where for no reason your mouse view controls
suddenly refused to function properly or various keys stopped
working and or jammed on fire, still existed. This is an old
bug and I'm very sorry that after all the years Epic still can't
fix it. It happens rarely so shouldn't hurt too much but for
every other game it doesn't happen at all and could be a major
hindrance in professional league games. We found that bashing
all the keys like deranged addicts in frustration managed to
fix it; try to only do it when the keys don't work though ok
(keyboards feel pain).
AI (Artificial Inteligence), which is used with UTs Bots for
emulating the feel of multiplayer but in a single player world.
It's exceptional, you can give them orders to attack, defend,
escort or do whatever they like out of all the 8 or so orders.
They behave as though they were real characters in an on-line
game, some will guard or follow you for no reason but to help,
others will simply attack of their own accord, it's all very
realistic. We would need two full pages to explain just how
good they are, the best way is to see them for your self.
what can you play?
game modes consist of the popular Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch
and Capture the Flag; on top of those you also have some newcomers.
Assault is one such mode where you can choose to be on the defending
or attacking team. The attackers have to complete a specific
goal such as pressing a button deep in the enemy base or blowing
something up. Capture and Hold is another mode that was invented
more or less by 'Tribes', the idea being you play as a team
to capture and hold specific points around the map longer than