Yayınlanma: 18 Nisan
tl;dr -> Miss those fast-paced twitch shooters? Rise of the Triad is as intense as your first cocaine trip. 11/10 enemy was on his knees surrendering then killed me from behind - got an achievement for it too.
I got this game gifted to me by a generous friend, and was excited to reminisce in nostalgia at the old-school, arcade-style FPS gameplay I expected. I was very satisfied with my gameplay experience.
If you like fast-paced FPS gameplay, score/combo multipliers, making your own maps, and endless bloodshed, then you will really enjoy this game. I played the original, and the remake does fantastic justice to the 90's era of FPS gameplay.
The aesthetics are good - the remade assets provide an updated old-school arcade experience. The game is not graphic intensive, but still provides decent weapon effects like the "god mode" blast and the RPG rocket explosion. The music and sounds are good and add to the intense, speedy atmosphere created by the game.
Controls are typical of an arcade FPS and easy to learn. I tried using a controller, but much prefer the keyboard and mouse combo for this game. There isn't a tutorial, however, the learning curve is minimal (to moderate) enough that one isn't absolutely necessary. You can adjust the difficulty to suit your needs - the hardest difficulty is fairly unforgiving.
Before you begin, you select a character with different specializations (ex: some are faster, tougher, etc). The game only supports one active playthrough at a time, so selecting a new game will overwrite your old one. Gameplay consists of you progressing through levels to the end area, killing numerous enemies along the way and collecting coins if you wish to increase your total score. You will frequently need to find and trigger switches to advance in the level (also spawning more enemies). There are many secret areas for people who like to explore (these also sometimes reward you with heavy weapons).
Something I found very amusing is the reload mechanic - you don't ever need to reload, however, you can reload as often as you like (purely aesthetic). Enemies will have to reload between clips. Sometimes, an enemy may get on his knees and plead for his life. If you spare him, he will most likely attack you once a bit of time has passed (or your back is turned). You can aim down the sights of some weapons with the right mouse click, however, that may also be the secondary fire for a particular weapon (ex: explosive shotgun). As you take damage, you will have to find food to eat, healing you instantly. There is a "god mode" weapon you can sometimes find in secret areas, which give you temporary invulnerability and a powerful blast attack.
True to the 90s era form, you will not regenerate health, there is no radar or waypoints, and gameplay is very, very rapid. Another thing I found very amusing the the lack of recoil - most weapons have a minimal spread. The shotgun has a "camera shake" that occurs after you fire, which I think is supposed to mimic recoil (but is happens shortly after you fire, and seems a bit ridiculous).
Overall, if you enjoy fast twitch shooters reminiscent of old-school arcade FPS games, then you should give Rise of the Triad a try.
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews