Jul 31, 2007

marathon: durandal up tomorrow

8/1/07 release date. I will be busy tomorrow night in case anyone plans on calling me :).


Unknown said...

the review in OXM was poor...they pretty much ripped on it for poor level design. i'm interested to hear your viewpoint.

C. Fuzzbang said...

I thought it was excellent. I haven't had much time to play but the graphics are dramatically better than on the computer. There is only one downside. FPSs generally make you a little queasy after playing them and Marathon makes you very queasy. Part of this is due to the way the old game generated 3D effects. Alot of it involves stretching of the virtual items on the screen. And this isn't visually a true way to render it. So after 30 minutes I need a break.

C. Fuzzbang said...

And regarding poor level design? It is what it is. It's 10 year old game. It's not cutting edge. It certainly has nostalgia value. But I didn't think anything was wrong with it. I do think it's a game better played by those who grew up with it. It won't win any new converts.