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Wanton Destruction (DOS)

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Written by  :  Dave Billing (24)
Written on  :  Mar 01, 2009
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Summary

Wanton Destruction is fun to play overall but is of mostly poor quality

The Good

The gameplay is good, and a few of the levels look fantastic, despite being made mostly by amateurs outside of Sunstorm. The airliner and the skyline maps, which were the creation of former 3D Realms employee Charlie Wiederhold, can only be described as stunning, and really make downloading this add-on worthwhile.

The Bad

The quality control. Some of the levels are awful for what would've been a commercial product, notably maps 3 and 12 and to a lesser extent, maps 7, 8 and 9. There are also numerous bugs, which could've easily be ironed out. The fact that Sunstorm decided to leave much of the level design to outsiders brings into question the company's dedication to product quality, and given some of the screenshots I've seen from some of their other Build engine offerings, one can't help but think, 'is this really worth forking out money for?'

The Bottom Line

In a nutshell, download and play it. It's worth it, but in some ways only just.