Recession: Dead Island


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Authors Joe Becht
IWAD Doom 2
Engine standard Doom engine
Date 1999/3
Levels 1

Review by DrCrypt

screenshot Not bad, but too small to sustain interest, and it has a few problems. On one hand, it is a nice attempt to simulate an island, and it looks pretty good from the outside. On the other hand, the level play is pretty weak: there are only 15 monsters, and they are divided into four buildings. Three of them require keycards, so you just go between buildings very linearly, wiping out the monsters with the (excessive) arsenal you found outside, getting keys, then onto the next building. Also, there are a few texture misalignments. It isn't bad, but it needs to be about ten times as big with 10 times as many monsters to be really interesting. I'm assuming future levels will be better.

By the way, the screenshot being placed in the zip file of this level made it easier than usual for me to supply a level screenshot. :)


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