Posts Tagged ‘Reflex Arena’

Reflex rocketjumps out of early access

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: Read the rest of this entry »

Revivalist Arena FPS Reflex Is Now On Early Access

Adam is the one exploding, metaphorically speaking.

Reflex aims to bring back the competitive, multiplayer Quake 3-styled first-person shooter, but its Kickstarter project was cancelled early when it became clear it wasn’t going to meet its goal. Its developers said that instead they were going to focus their efforts on polishing up the very small, existing build of the game so that they could release it into Early Access, to hopefully convince people of the merits of the game by simply letting them play it. Less than a month later, that’s now happened: Reflex’s alpha is available now through Steam.

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Reflex Is A Proper Arena FPS Revival, Not Like The Others

Just yesterday Adam wrote about Toxikk, a multiplayer arena FPS that aimed to take the genre back to its roots by invoking Unreal Tournament. Hey Adam! That’s not the root of the arena FPS!

Reflex, now on Kickstarter, has the right idea instead. It’s similarly “a competitive Arena FPS that combines modern tech with the speed, precision and freedom of a 90s shooter,” but the ’90s shooter its aping is Quake 3. The real root of arena shooters. And the best one.

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