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Screen Shot Screen Shot Added 4-28-1998
LEVEL: HEROIC BLOODSHED
(heroic.zip 2,055K)
AUTHOR: Marty Howe

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RATING
94

PLUSES

MINUSES SUMMARY
Here's a massive 3 level Unit bursting with creativity, but missing the mark on a few key elements. You will not only be challenged by the Strogg, but by the map as well in this endeavor, as a keen eye, and some creative manuevering are required in order to advance in this Unit. Marty is a master at placing items (and the path you're following) in places that require close observation. The challenge is tough, and even pleasantly frustrating at first, but has the same problem I've been encountering a lot lately. Too much firepower and health near the end. Here, you'll be sporting a BFG and plenty of Cells, only to face a few Tank Commanders. That could be tough, done well, but the fight takes place with plenty of cover to duck behind. Tanks are slow, and given all that cover, the end fight is a breeze. I was stunned by the creativity exhibited in both the lay-out of the maps, as well as some of the builds, and unique 'areas' created by Marty. Main gripes are that the gameplay had a choppy, uneven feel to it, I found a few areas where I could get into, but not out of (I had to NOCLIP), and the easy ending. It's an experience filled with both high and low points, but one not to be missed.