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LinuxWorld: The lowdown on Descent 3 for Linux

Sep 12, 2000, 06:46 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Anderson)

"The developers of the latest Descent release have gone to some lengths to keep this title from getting dull. The evidence is a choice of fighters, indoor and outdoor encounter areas, varied mission objectives, and even an expansion pack that let's you play the bad guys...."

"Back when Duke Nukem 3-D previews were just starting to whet my appetite, another title showed up that bucked the trend and brought the popular first-person-shooter genre to a new level in the PC market. Descent made its mark on gaming history by coupling space-vehicular combat with Doomlike, hunt-for-keys game play. Descent II followed soon after, but was just a revamped edition of the original. Descent 3, though, offers a new approach just in time for the series' ascent to the Linux platform."

"Descent 3 is a first-person-shooter crossed with an intense flight simulator in which you fly your craft through deep Martian ravines and claustrophobic mine shafts, eliminating mining bots that have gone loco. Featuring the same full three-dimensional movement and realistic flight effects seen in its predecessors, Descent 3 also boasts outdoor battle areas and intricate level design with mission objectives. I have no doubt that addicts of previous versions will feel right at home in this exemplary sequel."

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