Back in those dark and gothic
hallways I felt alone and scared. Scared of that, which where to come. I knew
the feeling. I'd been here before and knew that it was a matter of who's the
fastest. My thoughts were brutally interrupted by the buzzing sound of a
chainsaw not far away. Fear crawling up from behind me forcing me to act:
"Come on you bastard! Come taste daddy's boomstick!!"
Well here we are again. Sgt.
Crispy's CBS series is over us once again. And this time better than ever.
There are three levels in this pack, all very different in size. The first
one is relatively small and gets overcrowded with more than three players.
Number two "Crypt of dark souls" is probably the most tense of the
three, because of it's medium size and low ceilings. You can't really run
away, but there's also space for a short break when you're four players.
Very well balanced I must say. The last of them is the biggest and is
situated in big open areas all very well connected to each other.
The theme of the levels are well
thought over. Available in the levels are only the two shotguns and the
chainsaw (at least that's all I came across). A very interesting concept
which can get a little hard: There's always a chainsaw nearby, the
super-shotgun is rare while the normal one is more at hand. The hard part is
fighting the good players and keeping them at a distance with only a
chainsaw for some time while you're searching for the more powerful SS. This
isn't made easier when you can't find a green armor. However, this isn't a
bad thing. It's makes it all a little more interesting, especially because
it's so well balanced. You won't get frustrated because of the lack of a
weapon like the SS. It's there, you'll just have to survive a little before
getting it. This creates some sort of a "first come, first served"
gameplay where it's survival of the fittest. You'll have be good in dodging
bullets and running for your life while picking up all the right objects. In
other words: Deathmatch at its best!
What is also quite good about these
three levels are the more or less fantastic scenery which surrounds the
players. Moody with its dark, scarce lighted corridors and walls towering
unfriendly high up into the air. All perfectly covered with some of the most
gothic textures and flats available in the community. Very nice indeed. It
looks especially good with a OpenGl port like zDoomGl with MD2's. Those
torches really fit in perfectly here.
Here's a word of advice: Download
and play it. Either you'll love it, or you'll like it. It's as simple as
that really. Enjoy.