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Pariah Multiplayer Demo

The promised Pariah multiplayer demo is now available right on schedule, offering a sample of Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Front Line Assault in Digital Extreme's upcoming first-person shooter. The 309 MB download is available on 3D Gamers, 4players.de (Germany), Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games Romania, FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush (torrent), Fragland.net, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, GameSpot DLX (registration required), Happy Puppy (registration required), and Worthplaying.

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74. My 3 cents on the demo Apr 17, 2005, 18:41 Steel Rockhard
 

I'm still enjoying the assault mode after playing for a couple of days. I have not tried the other modes yet; I might give CTF a try, but I don't care much for Deathmatch games.

The game runs like silk, with the graphics cranked, on my machine. I have not encountered too much lag either -- which is refreshing.

I like the fact that while crouched, zoomed, and firing short bursts, you can actually get some pretty good accuracy, even with the assault rifle.

I like the sound effects -- all the weapons sound pretty meaty to me.

I like the fact that you have to reload. Combined with the aiming mentioned above, this adds some room for actual tactics in the gameplay, ala a "Spray and Pray" team might get some lucky hits, but a team that uses some fire discipline, manages their ammo well, and adopts some rudimentary fire and movement will win -- and win big; consistently, from what I've seen. I really like that. The "dash" ability adds another, minor tactical element.

I like the healing doodad. I think it's an interesting compromise between Halo-style shields and health packs, medics or healing stations. More tactics (e.g. "do I stop shooting for few seconds and heal or should I press the attack?")

I don't like the mouse-only vehicle steering but I've gotten used to it. And the vehicles feel a bit "light", IMO. I do like the fact that the driver can fire a co-axial weapon, but needs a gunner to take advantage of the turret-mounted rocket launchers and machinegun (alt fire). I like games that reward teamwork but don't really require it, much like the original UT's Assault mode.

I think the loadout screen could use some work as I wish I had a bit more control over my choice of weapons and could get some idea of what my team members are packing (ala the Battlefield games). I guess they went with "Quick and Easy", and don't really have a problem with that .

I have not found a way to spectate (is there a way?). Sometimes, I like to kick back, sip a cold one and smoke when teams are uneven or I just need a break (but I'm not ready to quit). The lack a Spectator mode kinda sucks, IMO.

This comment was edited on Apr 17, 18:42.
 
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