While id Software are tinkering with Quake, adding things like different characters with different abilities, many other developers are still kicking it '99-style. Here, check out Reflex Arena [official site], an arena FPS inspired heavily by Quake 3 and its Challenge ProMode Arena mod. After two years in early access, Reflex Arena properly launched yesterday. As you can see in the trailer below, it's all sorts of Quake-y:
One of Reflex's goals has been to make CPM-style arena action a touch more welcoming to new players. Sure, CPM servers are still up for those who want that specifically, but hopefully Reflex will pick up an expanded -- and slightly different -- playerbase. There are plenty of Quakelikes (and Unreal Tournament 'em ups) out there but many of them are too similar to attract new players yet too different for grizzled veterans. How will Reflex fare? I guess we'll see!
Bots are the main feature added as Reflex left early access, so you can frag on your tod. Check out the changelog for details on the rest of the update.