New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
Quake Wars is easily one of the best team-based shooters you can play. It's a slick and carefully crafted experience with lots of variety for lots of different types of players, with bots good enough to make it a great single-player game, and online support good enough to make it a great multiplayer game. At least, that's how it is on the PC. Unfortunately, the PlayStation 3 version is an also-ran, bound to disappoint those of us who've played on the PC and confound those who haven't. This is a mostly straight-up port, minus any new features that would have been an incentive for Quake Wars fans to migrate from the desk and mouse to the couch and gamepad. A new map, for instance, would have been a great draw for those of us already playing it on the PC. No such luck. What's more, there are some significant bits lost in translation. The gamepad is about as good as you'd expect. A discreet auto-aim means a player jumping wildly is less likely to score a kill than a player who stops and kn...
What's Hot: Great bot AI; Lots of variety; Active online community
What's Not: Ugly graphics; Terrible performance