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ShadowCaster (DOS)

Teen
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Genre
Perspective
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79
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3.7
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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4394)
Written on  :  Dec 08, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A very solid game indeed.

The Good

This game is an underdog which somehow disappeared unnoticed. I used to have the floppy disk version and now have the CD-ROM version as well. It has a delightful 3D engine - though a small viewport (can be made fullscreen) it's incredibly smooth on a 486 and has depth cueing which adds so much to the overall atmosphere of the game it's simply unbelievable. The game itself is quite fun and challenging and what music there is is actually quite good.

The Bad

I never got very far in the game - don't know, maybe it's just me. Lack of proper sound effects and not much music take away from the atmosphere of the game, and the story is somehow vague.

The Bottom Line

A great game some love while others hate.