>Just beat Quake 2
I am so late to the party it's not even funny...
I thought the single player was pretty good. The soundtrack for me was the weakest part. A real step backwards from the quake 1 soundtrack.
Meathead metal chugging just doesn't give the same great atmosphere.
What. I liked it a lot. It added a lot more varied environments than Quake 1, so you could make out where the hell you were at all times. Now, Quake 1 had better pacing for sure, but I like the single player in Q2 as well.
I wouldn't call it atrocious, but it has a style between Quake 1 and Half Life that isn't as good as either in my opinion.
It was pretty great for co-op though, and the level design had some good ideas that would have been amazing with more inspired implementation. Most fun I had with it was playing the Weapons Factory team fortress-like mod in my youth.
At least you got to enjoy the soundtrack. This was my experience.
>Get quake 2 on steam
>Steam isn't allowed to include the soundtrack because of some licensing bullshit
>I start playing anyways because I could just find a patch for it later
>Start getting really into it
>Suddenly Shrek starts singing christmas carols
>Be confused as fuck because it's my first play-through
I soon realized that I had pic related in my CD drive, and quake automatically reads whatever mp3s are in the disc drive.
Am i the only one who preferred Quake 2 for N64? It felt like an entirely new game, and i love the single player on it. Its a short game but i have more fun playing through it than the original.
>quake automatically reads whatever mp3s are in the disc drive.
I'm not sure where you got that idea from. The CD you had must have been an audio CD because Quake 1 and 2 both support only redbook audio for music. Maybe the CD was a mixed mode disc that had mp3s as well as audio tracks, but I guarentee you the mp3s were not being played through Q2.
I guess I lucked out having a collection of classical music stuck in the disc tray when I played Quake (which also played whatever was on your disc drive if the soundtrack wasn't there).
Air on a G-String blaring while fending off a bunch of Shamblers is oddly fitting.