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What do you think about DXX-Rebirth
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DXX-REBIRTH ROCKS!

I played D1X a few years ago I think, can't exactly remember... then a few days ago I asked a friend if he wanted to play some Descent co-op. As luck would have it, I found DXX-Rebirth from the Descent Wikipedia article and tried that first.

To be able to play Descent again on a 22" LCD at 1680x1050 is just insane! My friend and I have had so much fun blasting away through the early levels, and then I started up level 10 co-op (my old favourite starting level for a co-op session)... got my ass kicked a few times in the secret level after level 10 (damn fusion cannon!)... I look forward to finishing the single player campaigns again and loads more multiplayer. Descent is still one of the best co-operative multiplayer games ever.

Today I got curious and tried out D2X-XL just to see what was different, and which was "better"... it was a totally different experience. I tried running it on Descent 1 level 1 first. Instead of being thrust into the "original" game that I know and love (like what Rebirth does), the first thing I see is a ghostly shadow of my ship directly in front of me, a HUD covered with icons, a radar (wtf?), target boxes around robots, glowing coronas on things, a robot facing away from me, and when I kill it, all this blue electricity zapping out of it...  it took me a good ten minutes to try to turn off all the stuff I didn't want, and thought why bother... sure, a textured 3D map is nice and there may be half a dozen little features that would also be nice, but in the end, I want to play the original Descent with only a few reasonable improvements. For me anyway it just looks wrong (maybe even anachronistic) to have low-res textures and low-polygon count maps and objects with glow effects and smoke. DXX-Rebirth appears to have the right balance of improvements vs. original game "feel". There are a  few things on my wish list, but I won't post that here  :-D

Thanks to all involved in this project, you're keeping this game alive as it deserves to be.
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What do you think about DXX-Rebirth - by zico - 06-08-2007, 10:15 PM
Re: What do you think about DXX-Rebirth - by zico - 06-09-2007, 06:51 AM
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