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Descent makes Rock, Paper, Shotgun's best 50 First Person Shooters
In a rather lengthy and somewhat exhaustive article by Rock, Paper, Shotgun on May 13, 2015, Descent was listed in their "Best 50 FPS" list.Read More
To quote Alec Meer, author of the article:
"Our first ‘but is it a first-person shooter?’ entry... Rewriting what we thought possible back in the mid 1990s, this six degrees of movement spaceship shooter was really in 3D – not Doom’s cheaty 2.5D deal. We felt motion sickness. We had to grow new fingers to maintain all the keyboard controls with this newfound Z-axis. And we loved it, became adept at it, shooting virus-infected enemies and rescuing hostages, before belting it out of the centre of whatever it was we were about to blow up. Descent still feels like it’s asking just that little bit too much of us even today, which is exactly why it’s still so loved."
It goes on to mention and link to DXX-Rebirth, GOG, and Steam.
Congratulations to the 20-year-old game still getting the recognition it deserves - and being listed among such great titles as Quake, Far Cry, Halo, Unreal Tournament, Bioshock, and many others.
The whole article deserves a read. Start from the top at http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/13/best-fps/ or skip to the page including Descent at http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/13/best-fps/3/
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Things are looking good for a new 6dof game in the near future... But are either of these a new Descent in your mind?