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Screen Shot Screen Shot Added 4-22-1998
LEVEL: AGE OF PANIC
(age.zip 3,359K)
AUTHOR: J.F.Gustafsson

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RATING
100

PLUSES

MINUSES SUMMARY
Mr. Gustafsson has taken his previous Spq2 map 'Bring the Pain', tacked 5 new levels onto it, and has crafted a very enjoyable unit. This can be classified as a true unit, as movement between levels is unrestricted. The key to this unit is challenge. This was one of the most difficult Spq2 experiences I've encountered. Ammo, health, and armor are scarce, and the Strogg are out in full force. The unit starts off slowly, and simply, with plain but very realistic design and a minimalist approach. Things progress nicely as you make your way through, as the lay-out becomes sinisterly complex on occasion, the architecture becomes more and more ornate and grand, and the action builds to heart-pounding heights. Have you ever wanted to face as many as 5 Gladiators, and 6 Tanks on a single level, one after another, in cluster attacks? If so, then this is for you. This is the kind of action that people would pay for, the unit is that good. My only gripes: first, lack of variety. The same textures and dank, earth tone look dominate the entire unit, and I would have enjoyed some variation to break up the gloomy feel. Second, I had a sound problem with the character sounds (jump grunts, hit grunts, and others) that came out muffled and a bit distorted. It's a big download, and weighs in at 8 MEG unzipped, but is well worth the download time and hard drive space. A real winner.