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D/Generation (DOS)

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Written by  :  Chris Martin (1112)
Written on  :  Jun 21, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A great Isometric game...

The Good

D/Generation is NOT about a wrestling team. Let's get that out in the open right away... But lets touch on what D/Generation is.

D/GEN is a fantastic 3D Isometric game. You are the courier. Your mission is to reach the top floor of the GenoQ Labs building. Along your way, you'll befriend scientists. As you progress through the game, the puzzles get harder and harder as you climb the building (I've personally got to level 4. And that took me a while)

The graphics are your standard VGA 256 color graphics. The game uses a version of the Contraption Zack engine, so the isometrics are very detailed and nice looking.

The sound is OK for the time. The sound does not really enhance the game, so it is a moot point.

The controls are pretty good. Using the numeric keypad to move around, and te space bar to shoot and the enter key to flip switches, the control is very intuitive. The controls are also a hinderance. More on that later.

Gameplay is great. The puzzles and the enemies are very tough. I'm talking TOUGH. A lot of the puzzles are considered switch flipping puzzles, BUT if you hit certain switches in the wrong order, you end up screwing yourself over and having to restart the room.

The Bad

The controls, although intuitive, are also very sensitive. I can't count how many times I accidently went to far and shock myself on a floor tile, because the character moved to quick.

The puzzles can get annoying. Some puzzles need a bit of a leap in logic, but for the most part can be so annoying that you will go absolutely nuts trying to figure them out.

The Bottom Line

This game is a great game. Aside of the puzzle toughness and enemy AI, It's a fantastic game. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a change in pace.