Welcome one and welcome all to Retro Freak Reviews’ third anniversary! Cue the confetti and the fireworks! It’s hard to believe that’s been 3 years since I started rambling about old computer games. And for this magnanimous occasion, we’ve prepared not only a review of a true classic, but perhaps of the most influential PC game of all times: Doom!
Everybody knows that one of the most influential videogames ever to be released for the PC was Doom. So much so that shortly afterwards a bunch of games with very similar gameplay and graphical engines were released, which became known as “Doom clones”. I’ve already reviewed one of these clones (and the original Doom), but today we’re going to take a look at one of the few Doom clones that dared to add something extra. I’m talking about Quarantine.
Well, the problem with the Star Wars game I reviewed a few weeks ago, is that it left me wanting for more Star Wars action. And although I did enjoyed The Last Jedi, it simply wasn’t enough. So, taking a closer look at my Steam list, I found a game I tried to play unsuccessfully in my laptop about a month ago (but successfully in my new desktop, fortunately). And it had everything I’m looking for in a Star Wars game. I’m talking about Jedi Knight.
Well, I bet you all know what time of the year it is. Happy Winter Solstice for you all! What? I’m sure not all of my viewers celebrate Christmas like I do, but everybody deserves season greetings anyway. And talking about Christmas, I’ve decided to take a look at one of the weirdest Christmas-themed games I’ve ever played, Christmas Carnage!
Show of hands! Who’s here has already seen Rogue One, the new Star Wars™ movie? Wow, all of you? I shouldn’t be surprised. It’s freaking STAR WARS™ after all!
As you all know, Rogue One is the story of how the Rebel Alliance got their hands in the Death Star plans. But in the old canon (before Disney bought the rights to Star Wars™ and decreed the Expanded Universe as non-canon) those plans were stolen by perhaps the most famous character outside the movies: Kyle Katarn. In fact, you do just that right on the first level of Dark Forces (which was basically the demo).
Yes, there’s a Star Wars™ Doom clone. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO AND PLAY IT!
… I suppose I should tell you more about it.