I've got both....and found that the speed and excitement of UT2003 out does BF1942! Not that BF is a bad game, far from it...just the intense action of UT is more enjoyable (although i havent played either for ages!).
as mentioned, they are different types of games.. if you want a fast paced blow em up game UT2K3 is the game for you.. if you want a slower paced game and the ability to fly planes, drive tanks n such BF1942 is super fun.. as mentioned, the Desert Combat mod is fantastic and adds a more current military overtone.. I started flying the Apache helicopter recently and all had a good laugh as I spun out of control and crashed into an enemy base.. once you get the hang of it, it's not so bad.. I managed to get in some kills before slamming into the ground.. the M1A1 tanks are fast and powerful..
anyhow, yes, they are different types of games and I personally recommend getting both of them so you can have a change of pace... I often switch between them...
I should also mention there is a cool GI Joe mod for BF1942.. modders are working on Star Wars mods for both games as well.. currently the mod for BF is set for alpha release on March 14th (www.swbattlefield.com)
ut2k3 is ehhh same ol same ol thats why BF1942 won game of the year in PCG because it wasn't just a pretty remake of an older game (and believe me BF1942 is not pretty guns look horrid) other then the ugly guns its a fun game so is UT2K3 but it doesn't bring anything new to the table other then rag doll physics. (which is awesome!!!) and a really nice looking game.
Two different types of games. If you play UT2K3 like I do... I play like I am on a kamakazi mission. I am good at it too. I hate hiding around corners. UT wasn't made for tactics. Now, try doing that in BF1942... Doesn't work. I like them both for what they are. Don't know that I would put them up against eachother.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS