Oh boy, downloading now. I hope my much older hands can keep up with the action of tribes like I did in the 90's. It was my introduction to fast paced MMO and the online rage has been burning ever since.
Unreal came out in may 1998, Tribes came out in November 1998. If you're trying to imply that Tribes copied Unreal(which is what I thought TomSEA was saying and guest was disputing ), 6 months is hardly enough time to develop a game and they both have pretty different play styles. However, the case could be made that they both are modeled after Quake. I've had great times playing all of them but the most memorable for me was Tribes.
To say something on topic, the new tribes is a ton of fun. It's free so what's to lose? For anyone who remembers quake, unreal or tribes, you'll get a real kick out of it. It took me right back to 98-2000. The learning curve is kinda steep so try not to get frustrated.
Hah! Just deleted some spam asking for Tribes referrals... I actually considered doing this on the forums myself, but decided it was more spam-like than anything else so let's not start putting our Tribes Ascend referral links in this thread please. It has the potential to get quite messy.