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  1. Project Warlock

    30 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

    By pure chance, I found a small article with a preview about a new retro shooter called "Project Warlock" on the website of my gaming magazine. It was released on GOG exlusively on Oct 18 and costs 11 EUR. The game should also pop up on Steam later on if you can wait a bit.

    So far I have played the first 4-5 levels (there are supposed to be around 60) and I can already say it's pretty neat. Feels a bit like the modern brother of Wolf3D with pimped Unity graphics. You return to a hub (called "Workshop") after you are done with one stage of an episode (can be 1-4 rather short levels with 5-15mins gameplay each, at least as far as I could see until now). Here you can upgrade your skills, spells and weapons with stat points you have gathered while levelling up and collecting items/secrets throughout the levels.

    Pros:
    + Graphics with many tweaking options (retro filters, ambient occlusion, reflections. motion blur etc) and excellent lighting effects
    + Consequently executed Wolf3D style (90° angle walls, keys, secrets, no health regen)
    + Large variety: 5 worlds with 60 levels, about 40 weapons, 72 enemy types and 8 spells
    + Fast paced combat, often against larger groups of opponents
    + Motivating levelling system to upgrade weapons (2 upgrades for each, but only one can be chosen), skills and spells (also perks)
    + Really good music and sounds
    + Lower difficulty with infinite lives, higher difficulties with limited lives or even permadeath (RL mode)
    + No DRM

    Cons:
    - No checkpoints or quicksaves - if you die before finishing a level, you have restart that level
    - You can return to the Workshop before a stage is finished, but then you need to do the stage from the beginning afterwards
    - Spells are rather useful for supporting conventional weapon combat
    - Bosses are relatively easy with strong weapons
    - Limited automap (no fullscreen view or overlay)
    - Claustrophobic level design, especially at the beginning of the game

    Verdict:
    You really get a lot of game for your money on this one. If you are a fan of Wolf3D or Doom (and who isn't?) and like the general visual style of the game, you should definitely give this a try. The game even has references to other classic shooters like Blood (see attachment) which shows you how much care and detail went into this. It's straight to the point, fast and simple. For an (almost) one-man project of a 19-year old, it's pretty impressive, I'd say. Should this game receive modding support later on with custom levels etc., it may stay on my hard drive for quite a while, that's for sure.

    Also check out this Youtube review to learn more.
  2. Crashes in r6955

    23 July 2018 - 02:42 AM

    Does anybody else get crashes to desktop when trying to use "Save Game" or "Load Game" from the menu?

    Build:
    eduke32_win64_20180722-6955

    System:
    Intel Core i5 750
    8 GB RAM
    Win7 Pro SP1
    nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  3. New Diablo project

    06 June 2018 - 12:54 AM

    Blizzard is looking for a dungeon artist to work on a new Diablo project.

    Does this mean Diablo 4 confirmed? Or at least a new D3 addon? Maybe a D2 remaster?

    Speculations please, ladies and gentlemen! After the very disappointing handling of D3 recently (which basically equals a complete neglect of the game by Blizzard), it's really about time something is happening again. Just launching one season after another cannot be what the game was meant to be considering how the folks at Blizzard take care of all their other products.
  4. The return of Rage

    11 May 2018 - 11:50 PM

    http://m.ign.com/art...possible-sequel

    It looks like Bethesda is going to announce Rage 2. How do you guys feel about that?

    Personally, I think the first Rage had good moments. Surely it was a bit overshadowed by Borderlands regarding its scenario, but it tried to follow a more serious path. Some levels like the Dead City really had a lot of atmosphere. I didn't like the car racing parts that much, though. The ending also totally sucked. And then there were the issues with low-res textures.

    Still, I think this franchise deserves a second chance and will hopefully set things right. id shouldn't only be about Doom and Quake.
  5. Kpad5 not mappable

    15 April 2018 - 05:16 AM

    I noticed that recent EDuke32 builds (such as latest 6834) won't let me use Kpad5 any more. That's my favorite key for "inventory use".

    How come and is there any chance to bring it back to life?

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