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I don’t leave no company out of dicrimination.  As you seen with my Braid and Bungie post it is time for Epic.  So lets dig more into this one and let the talks roll.



Really I think the only thing Epic has done good is give everyone Horde mode from the Gears of War Series.  There core technology Unreal Engine in my own opinion is not that great of a gaming engine like everyone makes it out to be.  You can discuss this with me, but I will go over that later on down the road.  Then again can Epic develop a game that is out side the shooter genre or is it a one genre wonder?

The Unreal Engine to me even though it is highly used is not the best out there.  Cliffy B in one of his many interviews said it could not do hair.  Now when I think of hair I think of grass on a ball.  So if grass / hair can’t be done then it is not a solid piece of equipment.  Yes the graphics look good, but then again I think most people are trying to repeat on how Gears of War looks and feels when using it.

One of the best things Epic did for gaming was Horde mode.  I could care less about this mode even though it is popular in Cod: WaW Zombie mode.  If it wasn’t for horde mode I think Gears of War would be just another shooter game in the wind with a cover system.  Surprising enough waves of enemies may be the thing to take shooters to a new era, but feels more arcady to me.  

With that being said I don’t see Epic Games doing anything more then just shooters which is a shame.  Really it is sad they will only be know for the Unreal Engine and Gears of War.  They maybe publishing Shadow Complex, but they didn’t develop it.  So for me it is another company just wasting talent to make a shooter.



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