Monday, August 15, 2011

The UT3 campaign

Before the release of UT3, the developers advertised the great story. Let's have a look at this in detail:

The story

In times of war, in a far away galaxy, there lived a guy named Reaper. He was a former miner.


One day, the Krall and Necris (the "dark deads of space", working with the most powerful - Nanoblack - technology) invaded his colony, Twin Souls, destroying everything and everyone. To escape, he ordered one of his teammates, Othello, to take a fighter spaceship. That wouldn't help evacuate the colonists but at least get his sister to safety. A few moments later, he gets shot with a rocket launcher. Only with luck he survived; rescued by his sister. She arranged a deal with the Izanagi Corporation. They are now - in opposition to Unreal II, where they are the main antagonists - the Ronin's¹ employers because they were able to provide a hospital and a mercenary gig which gets them to their revenge on the Necris.

A Krall killing a colonist. In the background you see the necris inquisitor "Akasha"

The Izanagi are into whatever makes them money and they send the team of four, consisting of Reaper, Sarah, better known as Jester (his sister), Othello and Bishop on a mission to "steal" Axon's gear. That includes the Axon Goliath, which is a hefty armored tank. From there on it's just the regular game modes like CTF, Warfare and Deathmatch against seemingly "random" enemies.


The Axon Leviathan. The most powerful vehicle in the game. Four turrets and a main gunner.


Such missions continue until you finally head to the Necris homeplanet, Omicron 6. Lusting for blood, your team manages to intimidate Akasha² when you defeat her forces at Necropolis, the Necris capital. You follow her until you reach her little safe-house. So far you got her locked down. She's trapped on Sentinel, no support, no hope of escape. This is where it ends.


SPOILER ALERT:

When you killed Akasha, you try to report in to your team, but no one replies. It turns out to be a trap by Phayder Corporation (the Necris "creators") and Malcolm, who used to command you in the name of the Izanagi. He ran their spec-ops. You were a disposable asset for him. 
Then you see a Necris warrior throwing Reaper's sister Jester down from a higher level of the building. Her last words were "Told you, it was a trap", laughs a bit, coughs blood and dies. Full of rage, Reaper vows Vendetta on Malcolm, since he was the only one who knew their plans. When he charges his Rocket Launcher for attacking the superiors of Necris forces, the picture cuts off leaving us with an open end.





Okay, okay, I admit, there's a lot to the story but only if you work it out for yourself. They don't display all the information as I did. You just play missions which are tactical strikes in the form of standard game modes against (if you don't bother working it out for yourself) seemingly random enemies.
That alone leaves me thinking that Unreal Tournament is a pure multiplayer game. At least it's way more fun online.

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Neon

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Song of the day

I must correct myself, I remember a song that fits now ;)




¹  Ronin: the last survivors of Twin Souls. The team you control in the UT3 campaign, consisting of Reaper, Jester, Othello and Bishop² Akasha: the necris high inquisitor. Leading force of the Twin Souls slaughter. Killing civilians for a living.


47 comments:

  1. It's good to know the story behind the game. It was pretty intereting actually. That tank is massive too hahaha

    Ohh btw i helped with a little stumble :)

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  2. Thanks! I really appreciate it =)

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  3. Nicely written, to be honest I didn't even know the Unreal world had a storyline. +1 to you my friend.

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  4. It is good to know the stories behind games, and I wasn't too aware of the one behind UT. There are some games where I prefer the story actually to the game itself. Like WoW. I don't play the game anymore, it bores the hell out of me, but damn I love all the lore behind it.

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  5. I dunno if I'd say UT3 had a 'story'. It had a story like Gears of War did. Only BARELY. Hahaha!

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  6. +1'd ya, dawg. This was a good post, informative for me at least...

    As is, holy crap, you had me at "four turrets and a main gun."

    I'm just sayin', that shit got me a little hot under the collar yo...

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  7. UT has a story??? lol. It's nice to see it's getting it's lore a little more fleshed out.

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  8. but really UT is just about blowing stuff up! get your frag on

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  9. The story of UT3 looks really awesome! :D

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  10. Wow, that actually sounds like a really good story. I wanna play this now!

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  11. I really dig that you added a reddit upvote option to your posts. I might do the same with my blog. :)

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  12. Unreal tournament has come a long way since I played it last :O Followed.

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  13. I kept reading even the spoiler but never found interest in this story. Basically it's the main character killing bunch of people. Sounds like the multiplayer mode's '' story '' to me.

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  14. The Axon leviathan looks cool too.

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  15. Well written post! Not into the game but you almost made me wanna get into it!

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  16. man, I haven't played that in a while!

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  17. I didn't even know there was a third Unreal Tournament, wicked!

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  18. Like the others I had no idea that there were some underlying story to UT3 :P
    Guess you have to have something to motivate people killing each other

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  19. sooo coooll! i love the stories that go with games!

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  20. It's an interesting story but I generally prefer the story that's provided with FPSs like TF2.

    (The ones where they don't take themselves seriously).

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  21. little known fact, I love chicks in heavy armor.

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  22. It's good when games have a good plot behind it. Most games nowadays are just "kill the other guy" and good graphics.

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  23. Came back to hear that song again! Thanks!

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  24. I was more fraggy fraggy than than watchy watchy on that game =3

    Was awesome though =D

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  25. Wow, didn't expect it to be such a good read.

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  26. what?? A Story? and so damn confusing too

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  27. looks like a great game
    nice post
    +follow

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  28. O.o 4 turrets on a gun? That's a lot

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  29. Haha awesome post!

    Definitely following!

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  30. I really liked the way you wrote this. It's impressive, plus it explains the story of the game in a shorter, but still intriguing way.

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  31. I used to play Unreal Tournament for so long when I was much younger. I recently found an "Unreal" game disc in a discount bin once. Original Unreal, very cool.

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  32. i left the game halfway trough... a tournament arena fight game , triyng to be a single player storyline,(we are at war with some guys so we gonna make torunament see who wins we even got respawns so no one really dies derpa derp) didnt buy it for me, more now that i read that someone does die at end lol.. thanks for the info XD AWESOME MUSIC!

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  33. This post just reminded me of many-o-night in a dark room playing UT99 hah!

    Might have to install it now.. *stokes beard as he ponders*

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  34. Been a long time since I played Unreal, should have a go at it again soon

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  35. I remember the good ol' days of Unreal Tournament...

    +followed

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  36. Thanks for the little story review, now i know what i'm going to play this weekend

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  37. Never really cared about the UT3 story

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  38. Nice song of the day. Got any more?

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  39. Im with some other people that commented, I didn't even know there was a story! Although its very nice on the eye, the change of style turned me down from playing more of it!

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