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Spear of Destiny (DOS)

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Written by  :  MAT (72486)
Written on  :  Dec 11, 2005
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Summary

Fine supplement to the original

The Good

Story is downright existent for the sake of just having one, but the game's main perspective is still focused on nothing else but blasting through the enemy ranks with scarce but powerful arsenal. Wolfenstein 3D was a classic, it was the point that made you wonder what will happen when this genre evolves. Well, you can quite clearly see that with current Medal of Honor and Call of Duty titles... evolution or mutation... it's up to one's perspective. This time you're back to face German Wehrmacht, hungry shepherds, and deadly officers plus you get to face some mean bosses for which shoot and run backwards tactic still seems to work. New music is great, although very few new tracks are to be heard, and new textures give a slight feeling of playing a whole new game, but it's still the same Wolf3D with more of the same, hence considering this more of an add-on than an actual sequel.

The Bad

Zombies and other creatures are here, some new some already seen, and this is where the WWII setting starts to break. Alas, this is but a scratch of surface that witholds all the crap Id Software has unleashed upon the world.

The Bottom Line

A worthy game that adds the same amount of fun as the original as well as some newities to keep up with the difference. Shooting was never so much fun... and then came Dark Forces and id could as well be forgotten. Doom, Quake, and whatever came next might carry the cool graphics, but good looking crap is still a bunch of crap. Wolf3D and SoD are the only two games I know of that didn't present id software as entirely uninspiring.