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Descent (DOS)

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Written by  :  Ashley Pomeroy (233)
Written on  :  Oct 18, 2000
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

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The Good

Descent left me cold, sad to say. A lot of people think it was the bee's knees, but at the time, and today, I didn't really appreciate it. Technically it's very impressive - proper 3d whizzing around on a 486 is nothing to sniff at - but otherwise it just doesn't seem to offer much in the way of fun or excitement. Still, lots of people seem to like it, so I assume it's just me.

The Bad

Whilst it was a technical feat, it lacked the character of Doom - the generic robot bad guys were boring, and the levels quickly became quite tedious and samey. Ironically, it didn't have the same variety, despite the 3d-ness.

The Bottom Line

A groundbreaking fully-3d Doom-esque shooter, marred by repetition.