Retrovirus is basically Descent, but instead of being in an asteroid, you’re flying around the inside of a computer. That’s not to say the level design and artwork don’t look great… I think it’s actually quite original. A definite Tron vibe.
It’s also pretty damn good so far.
And it’s out on Steam for $17.99. If you liked Descent, this is a no-brainer.
There is full 360 controller support. Playing this on a 42" TV at 1080p is gorgeous.
It definitely does. I like how all the weapons have a “scan function”, where you scan the point where the weapon impacted, and it does something unique.
Also, I think this game is absolutely massive. I played for three hours, and only leveled up twice. The skill tree seems to imply that you can level up at least 30 times…
And one of the achievements said “Complete all 42 levels at x difficulty”, and it said I had only completed 3 levels (!). Although, there are no load screens, so I don’t really know what constitutes a level…
So is the AI as good as in Descent? Enemies that dodge fire? Something like the Thief bot that comes and steals your stuff and runs away? That sort of thing? Basically enemy behavior that keeps combat interesting? I thought the Halo series was the only first person shooter that continued in the vain of Descent when it came to interesting enemy behavior (including Halo 4, which is excellent in that regard).
Yes TurinTur, but he spelled everything in the thread title correctly and he succinctly described it, AND had the name of the game in the title too! All that in 2 words, a number and a dash. Amazing. I need to take thread title lessons from flyinj and so do you. :-p
Definitely mouse and keyboard. It does have multiplayer, including a MOBA mode.
I’m pretty unimpressed with it so far. It doesn’t seem to have much personality beyond “make it like TRON”. The early stages are basically finding keys to move to the next area. There’s a very very slow weapon progression system and if the progression is the same weapon system in multiplayer, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be very rewarding.