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Descent Fan Remake

The Descent to UDK Website reveals plans for a fan-developed remake of Descent, the six-degrees-of-freedom tunnel shooter from days gone by (thanks LittleMe). The UDK project is expected to be made available early next year, and this experimental gameplay trailer shows early progress towards that goal. Here is the project leader's outline of their first release:

  • a retelling of Descent's story
  • the original levels remade, with an emphasis on a thriller/horror atmosphere
  • remodeled and animated original robots with advanced AI
  • all the weapons from Descent with potential new ones mixed in
  • a high-detail Pyro-GX ship model with a 3D cockpit view
  • more diverse gameplay with a strong focus on the basics that made Descent great

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31. Re: Descent Fan Remake Nov 12, 2012, 06:33 Suppa7
TheVocalMinority wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 06:29:
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 22:01:

The real problem is the guys behind descent had crappy game design skills and basically stumbled into success. Descent 3 ended up selling poorly because they had no idea what they were doing. Levels were too big, getting rid of mines was a bad idea because you could no longer pace the action properly.

I picked up Descent 3 from GOG a while back and had a blast with it. Started off using joystick which is what I used way back when in the original but found mouse was a lot better this time. Unfortunately I came up against a boss I couldn't beat, the homunculus, apparently he is made a lot nastier by the higher FPS.

Yeah they implemented mouselook in descent 3, if you turn on 'flight sim' the ship physics goes back to limited turn rate. I didn't mind mouselook players. I knew back then when we were fighting over mouselook vs limited ship turn physics that new players needed an on-ramp and having them at least PLAY THE GAME would allow for larger playerbase but they never really implemented it correctly. What's worse is the guys behind DXX-rebirth ( refused to add mouselook to single player portion of descent port for D1 and D2 and I'm like this game is decades old already, stop arguing over mouselook because we need more descent players!

Minerwars did a great job making descent style combat work with a mouse, it's a tragedy the weapon and combat dynamics look like they are going to suck though. But you might like it, I'm an experienced gruff player and I'm pretty demanding. Minerwars is basically 'descent light'. They got a demo you can check out at their site.

It's also too bad mouselook was still not implemented in Descent 3 correctly especially when they patched the game a few times and mouselook still didn't get fixed. lol.

This comment was edited on Nov 12, 2012, 07:04.
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