History VideoGame / QuakeIV

20th Dec '17 2:48:32 PM AM_NK
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* EmbeddedPrecursor: In some editions, the original ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' was brought with the game.

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* EmbeddedPrecursor: In some editions, EmbeddedPrecursor:
** The UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version of
the original ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' was brought game comes with the game.''VideoGame/QuakeII''.
** The ''[[CompilationRerelease Special DVD Edition]]'' not only comes with ''II'' but also includes ''II''[='=]s {{expansion pack}}s ''The Reckoning'' and ''Ground Zero''.



* GenreSavvy: "How I hate waiting for elevators" - Sledge, right before hordes of [[EliteMooks Elite Mooks]] spawn in to ambush you.

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* GenreSavvy: "How I hate waiting for elevators" - Sledge, right before hordes of [[EliteMooks Elite Mooks]] EliteMooks spawn in to ambush you.you.
--> ''"How I hate waiting for elevators"''
20th Dec '17 11:58:02 AM AM_NK
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* DegradedBoss: The Harvester first appear as a {{miniboss}}-type encounter, then as a regular GiantMook later.

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* DegradedBoss: DegradedBoss:
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The Harvester first appear as a {{miniboss}}-type encounter, then as a regular GiantMook later.later.
** In ''II'', the Hornet was a MidBoss, here it's almost a regular {{mook}}.
14th Dec '17 2:46:32 PM AM_NK
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The game introduces reloading and {{NPC}}s to the Quakeverse, at least for single-player, giving the campaign a more generic [[ASpaceMarineIsYou space marine]] feel. In the campaign, weapons can also be upgraded. The multiplayer section of the game, on the other hand, is basically ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' with some changes such as the introduction of cruch sliding and projectile teleporting/pushing.

The weaponry roster keeps most of the Quake II weapon roster, dropping only the [[ShortRangeShotgun Super Shotgun]], [[GatlingGood Chaingun]] and {{BFG}}10K, adding the LightningGun and the [[NailEm Nailgun]] from ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' and a new weapon called the Dark Matter Gun replacing the BFG. In multiplayer games, the Blaster is swiched with [[ChainsawGood the Gauntlet]] from ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena''. A later patch added the Napalm Gun for multiplayer. Speaking of multiplayer, the game came with five gamemodes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tournament, CaptureTheFlag and Arena CTF. Later patches added the [=DeadZone=] gametype and a "Buy mode" option for all gametypes where players must purchase weapons with credits a la ''VideoGame/CounterStrike''.

The UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} version of the game comes with ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' embedded on it.

Canonically speaking, the game is the most recent Strogg game to date, but it was followed by {{prequel}} ''VideoGame/EnemyTerritoryQuakeWars'' in 2005.
14th Dec '17 2:24:05 PM AM_NK
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The game has a [[Characters/QuakeIV character sheet]], currently under development.

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The game has a [[Characters/QuakeIV character sheet]], [[NeedsWikiMagicLove currently under development.
development]].



!! See also:

* [[ShoutOut/{{Quake}} the Shout Out page]]
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* AnimalMotifs: The squad names: Badger, Bison, Cobra, Eagle, Kodiak, Scorpion, Viper, Warthog, Wolf, and, of course, the Rhino Squad. There's also the [[AuthorAvatar Raven]] squad, composed by members with the same names as the developers of the game.

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* AnimalMotifs: The squad names: Badger, Bison, Cobra, Eagle, Kodiak, Scorpion, Viper, Warthog, Wolf, and, of course, the Rhino Squad. Squad.
** CreatorCameo:
There's also the [[AuthorAvatar Raven]] squad, composed by members with the same names as the developers of the game.



* ContinuityNod: At the beginning of the game, your superior informs you that [[VideoGame/QuakeII the Makron was destroyed and the planet's intergalactic defense forces are down]].

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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At the beginning of the game, your superior informs you that [[VideoGame/QuakeII the Makron was destroyed and the planet's intergalactic defense forces are down]].down]].
** It is possible that the Grunt was based on the Enforcer enemy from ''II''.
** The Nailgun's mechanics greatly resembles the old Chain Gun from ''II'', as both require a split-second spool-up before fully unloading towards enemies.
** An upgrade for the Hyperblaster gives it a ricochet feature, allowing the bolts to bounce around walls, something already tried in the series with the Ion Ripper from ''Quake II: The Reckoning'' and the Laser Cannon from ''Quake: Scourge of Armagon''. Furthermore, the Hyperblaster uses cells, like the Ripper.
** The Teleport Dropper is definitely the replacement of Parasite from ''II'' and it is mostly based on it. It also has a similar function to the Arch-Vile from ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'', which makes other tough enemies spawn in the same area as the player.



* ShoutOut:
** The four ships transporting the EMP Bomb in Operation: Advantage are called [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, Pestilence, Famine and Death]]. [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt It goes as well as it sounds]].
** There's a multiplayer map called "Death Before Dishonor", named after the Bushido code of the {{Samurai}}.
** Like in ''II'', the only female enemy of the game is called "Music/IronMaiden".
** The appearance of [[spoiler:post-Stroggification Kane]] bears a striking resemblance to [[{{Franchise/Robocop}} Alex Murphy/RoboCop]].
6th Dec '17 10:52:07 AM AM_NK
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: {{Subverted}}. [[spoiler:Kane is turned physically into a Strogg, but his Stroggification process is interrupted before the neurocyte that would erase his humanity is activated]].
** [[spoiler:Played straight with Lt. Voss]].

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: {{Subverted}}. [[spoiler:Kane The Stroggification process turns former human soldiers into enemies, while humans who didn't made it through the process are dumped into waste areas. An example of this process is [[spoiler:Lt. Voss]].
** {{Subverted}} with [[spoiler:Kane, who
is turned physically into a Strogg, but his Stroggification process is interrupted before the neurocyte that would erase his humanity is activated]].
** [[spoiler:Played straight with Lt. Voss]].
activated]].



* BackFromTheBrink

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* BackFromTheBrinkBackFromTheBrink:
** Following [[VideoGame/EnemyTerritoryQuakeWars the Strogg failed invasion of Earth]] and [[VideoGame/QuakeII the destruction of the Makron and the interplanetary defense system]], Earth's defense force arrives for a final blow out in the Strogg home planet.
** [[spoiler:Operation: Last Hope]] is the result of [[spoiler:the failure of Operation: Advantage, where the four convoy with the bombs were destroyed and Kane was captured and Stroggified]]. As [[spoiler:Kane's DNA is half-Strogg at this point]], he's humanity's best and last chance to stop the Strogg menace.



* BeamSpam: The Lightning Gun.
* {{BFG}}: The Dark Matter Gun.

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* BeamSpam: The Lightning Gun.
Gun, which works the same way as its ''VideoGame/QuakeI'' and ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' counterparts.
* {{BFG}}: The Dark Matter Gun.Gun, a portable black hole generator which sucks everything in its path [[spoiler:including you when Strogg!Voss or [[FinalBoss the Makron]] use it on you]].



* CypherLanguage: The Strogg languange.

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* CypherLanguage: The Strogg languange.language. [[spoiler:Subverted when you become Strogg]].



** The Teleport Dropper, that Strogg which looked like a bulldog, and could disperse several teleporters which summoned several Mooks. These can also appear at the Strogg teleporters on the game.

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** The Teleport Dropper, that a Strogg which looked like a bulldog, and could can disperse several teleporters which summoned summons several Mooks. These can also appear at the Strogg (destroyable) teleporters on the game.



** [[spoiler:The Makron]] does this in the final fight after the player defeats his first form.

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** [[spoiler:The Makron]] does Makron and the Heart]] do this in the final fight after the player defeats his the former's first form.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[VideoGame/QuakeII The Makron was killed and the interplanetary defense system is destroyed]].



* MisbegottenMultiplayerMode: The multiplayer mode can be resumed as ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' running in the [=IdTech4=], minus the "fun factor". And there's no Coop mode. The game shipped with 8 Deathmatch maps and 5 for the CTF mode, but later patches increased this amount and added the Deadzone gametype and an option to buy weapons. This was somewhat averted by the time the game was patched. Overall, Quake 4 plays like a even more faster version of Quake 3, with a new sliding mechanic allowing players to keep their speed around corners.

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* MisbegottenMultiplayerMode: The multiplayer mode can be resumed as ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' running in the [=IdTech4=], minus the "fun factor". And there's no Coop mode.mode due to the highly-scripted system. The game shipped with 8 Deathmatch maps and 5 for the CTF mode, but later patches increased this amount and added the Deadzone gametype and an option to buy weapons. This was somewhat averted by the time the game was patched. Overall, Quake 4 plays like a even more faster version of Quake 3, with a new sliding mechanic allowing players to keep their speed around corners.



--> ''Kane, it can't be... it's [[spoiler: the Makron]]! Get out of there!''

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--> ''Kane, ''"Kane, it can't be... it's [[spoiler: the Makron]]! Get out of there!''there!"''



** [[spoiler:The Stroggification scene]], which takes you across the medical installations of the Strogg.



** The four ships transporting the EMP Bomb in Operation: Advantage are called [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, Pestilence, Famine and Death]].

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** The four ships transporting the EMP Bomb in Operation: Advantage are called [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, Pestilence, Famine and Death]]. [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt It goes as well as it sounds]].
17th Aug '17 1:24:15 AM LDragon2
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* BioPunk: The Strogg use biological/robotic hybrid machines for ''everything''.

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* BioPunk: The Strogg use biological/robotic hybrid machines for ''everything''.''everything'' See this game's FateWorseThanDeath below for an extreme example of this trope in action..
2nd May '17 1:04:32 PM MrKosta
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** [[spoiler:Played straight with Lt. Voss]].
2nd May '17 12:16:09 PM MrKosta
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* EverythingFades: Dead Strogg vanish in a green light a few moments after death. This is due to engine limitations.
2nd May '17 12:12:56 PM MrKosta
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* AdaptationalModesty: In ''Quake 2'', the Iron Maiden enemies were basically nearly-naked cyborgs with porn-star physiques and a rocket launcher for an arm (though their alien[=/=]melty faces and plenty of robotic implants do ruin any potential erotic effect). Their appearance in ''Quake 4'' is much more sensible, with more modest proportions and full armor coverage around their chest.

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* AdaptationalModesty: In ''Quake 2'', the Iron Maiden enemies were basically nearly-naked cyborgs with porn-star physiques and a rocket launcher for an arm (though their alien[=/=]melty faces and plenty of robotic implants [[FanDisservice do ruin any potential erotic effect).effect]]). Their appearance in ''Quake 4'' is much more sensible, with more modest proportions and full armor coverage around their chest.
2nd May '17 12:12:15 PM MrKosta
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* AdaptationalModesty: In ''Quake 2'', the Iron Maiden enemies were basically nearly-naked cyborgs with porn-star physiques and a rocket launcher for an arm (though their alien[=/=]melty faces do ruin any potential erotic effect). Their appearance in ''Quake 4'' is much more sensible, with more modest proportions and full armor coverage around their chest.

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* AdaptationalModesty: In ''Quake 2'', the Iron Maiden enemies were basically nearly-naked cyborgs with porn-star physiques and a rocket launcher for an arm (though their alien[=/=]melty faces and plenty of robotic implants do ruin any potential erotic effect). Their appearance in ''Quake 4'' is much more sensible, with more modest proportions and full armor coverage around their chest.
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