What are bots? Bots are
computer-controlled opponents. There are various skills
and behaviours you can set for these bots, such as their
aggressiveness and priorities such as the need to support
or guard the base. You can set them to be your foes
or your teammates if you play Capture The Flag or Domination.
The primary reason for having bots, in my opinion, is
to let people with slow lines a taste of Deatchmatches
without the associated lag. Bots are also used to train
us up so that weíll be ready and familiar with the environment
in UT are very easy to set. Everything is put in a very
presentable menu for you to set. Itís the same with
the other aspects of the game too. For example, you
can display the frames per second without actually typing
ďTimedemo 1Ē. One thing I find a bit extreme is the
skill of the Bots. In the novice level, you can actually
see the bots not moving a lot, making them easy targets.
In addition, their shots are way off the mark even at
point blank range. On the hand, with the Ungodly skill
level, you are lucky if you can get a kill ratio of
1:10. You have to try this setting to appreciate what
Iím saying. Perhaps Iím just a lousy fragger! =^). You
can also set the bots to automatically adjust to your
skills via the ever-intuitive preference menu.
one other thing that gets the thumbs up is the maps.
These maps are really designed for the modes of game
that they are designed to hold. For example, Morpheus
is set somewhat like the skyscraper jump scene in The
Matrix. There are actually 3 skyscrapers where you can
make incredulous jumps from one to another in a low
gravity environment (space). I really enjoyed this map.
If you can control the two most important tips of the
towers (you can get the shieldbelt and the Quad Damage
bonus), you are as good as having dominated the game.
See what I mean by Dominating
and lousy novice bots?
More! Gimme More!