Enemy AI is fairly versatile,
although it's nothing really exciting. Bad guys tend to
move in close and then rush and strafe-circle around you -- there
isn't ever any variation, although they will seek out cover if
it's really convenient.
A big surprise is that Unreal
II's story actually gets interesting. The supporting cast
of characters at first seem totally generic -- the hard-bitten
mechanic/gun caddy, the sexy navigator, the talented but incomprehensible
pilot and so on. They grow on you, tho. By the end, you'll have
a real fondness for them, and some of the twists that bring the
game to a close have some real... pathos.
Now that I think about it, if
you spent $40 on Unreal II, you'll probably be motivated
to play even after the first hour or so sucked, so, go out and
get it. It's good stuff.
Just be aware of one important
thing -- there is no multiplayer. Make sure you save the
levels that you really enjoyed, because once you finish the game,
you'll just have to go back and play those cool levels again,
since there's nothing else to do.
Except, you know, play another