Chasm: The Rift Released

Chasm: The Rift is now available on Steam and GOG.com*, offering a boomer shooter that's appropriate to today's anniversary of DOOM II. This can be seen in the previously released Official Announcement Trailer. Chasm comes by its retro gameplay honestly, as it's a remake of a game first released in 1997 by Ukrainian developer Action Forms. Word is: "This fully reconstructed remaster delivers enhanced graphics with full 4K and widescreen support, improved sound design, and controller support to the classic 1997 title, as well as the original Chasm: The Rift version powered by DOSBox included as a bonus." Here's more:
In Chasm: The Rift, players take on the role of a soldier in a special commando unit who defends planet Earth from “Timestrikers”, monstrous mutants invading Earth throughout history, and also destroy time channels to finally rid Earth of their threat. One against the horde, players will rely solely on their reflexes and the many weapons at their disposal to find their way through labyrinthine levels populated by fearsome creatures.

Along with a heart-pounding adventure through the Corridors of Time and the satisfaction of ripping limbs from hideous monsters with the iconic BladeGun, and an innovative weather system, old-school FPS fans (or boomer shooter lovers) are now able to enjoy this late 90’s FPS classic with the comfort of modern PCs via Steam and GOG, now with full 4K support, improved sound design, achievements, and localised into twelve languages.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 10, 2022, 19:47
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Oct 10, 2022, 19:47
 
Nice, I liked this way back when, replayed it many times through the years.
Last attemp to run it a year or 2 ago, it didn't work any more.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 10, 2022, 20:15
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Oct 10, 2022, 20:15
 
I have zero memory of this and I was all about every new FPS back then.
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Oct 10, 2022, 20:34
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released Oct 10, 2022, 20:34
Oct 10, 2022, 20:34
 Kxmode
 
PC Gamer gave this a 56%.

HIGHS: Nice looking polygonal monsters; some impressive graphic effects.
LOWS: Bad mouse control; levels are throwback to Doom; no Internet support.
BOTTOM LINE: With better games on the market, you're better off staying away from this one.

"Unfortunately, Chasm is not Quake. The technology underlying Chasm is more analogous to Doom or Duke Nukem 3D than Quake, and it suffers greatly because of this fact. The level designs are completely flat; they don’t contain any of the multi-level areas we’ve come to expect from the current generation of 3D shooters. Worse, Chasm’s engine doesn’t handle perspective well; when you look up or down, the proportions of objects tend to become stretched. And you can only turn your head 45 degrees in any direction, which puts unrealistic restrictions on your view."

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GameSpot gave it a 61%

"In the long run, Chasm is another cookie-cutter 3D shooter, but it might be of value to 486 users or other gamers with a few bucks to spend before Quake II comes out. Most gamers will feel Chasm is a case of been there, done that - but if you've been lagging behind on the hardware upgrade front, this might be a worthwhile chance to play something that feels more like what you're missing."

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Computer Gaming World gave it 50%

This comment was edited on Oct 10, 2022, 21:00.
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Oct 10, 2022, 21:17
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released Oct 10, 2022, 21:17
Oct 10, 2022, 21:17
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 19:47:
Nice, I liked this way back when, replayed it many times through the years.
Last attemp to run it a year or 2 ago, it didn't work any more.

This patched/fixed Version ("Compiled by David Szymanski") works supposedly pretty well, if you want to give it another try:

https://www.moddb.com/games/chasm-the-rift/downloads/chasm-portable

Question is how long that version will be available as it is a patched full version, now that it's not Abandonware anymore...
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 10, 2022, 22:21
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released Oct 10, 2022, 22:21
Oct 10, 2022, 22:21
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 20:34:
PC Gamer gave this a 56%.

Computer Gaming World gave it 50%

Oh my. Perhaps that is why I have no memory of it
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 10, 2022, 22:25
Nucas
 
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Oct 10, 2022, 22:25
 Nucas
 
fujiJuice wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 22:21:
Oh my. Perhaps that is why I have no memory of it

old shooter connoisseur civvie11 was pretty positive about it in a 30 minute review he did of it.

the game is really a technical marvel for 1997, its funny to go back and read those boomer reviews and see how hypnotized they were by silly bullshit "quake killer" chasing, fixating on all the wrong things.

its fun-spirited eurojank, it was really ambitious for its time and the execution was kind of clumsy but kind of charming.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 10, 2022, 22:30
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Nucas wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 22:25:
fujiJuice wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 22:21:
Oh my. Perhaps that is why I have no memory of it

old shooter connoisseur civvie11 was pretty positive about it in a 30 minute review he did of it.

the game is really a technical marvel for 1997, its funny to go back and read those boomer reviews and see how hypnotized they were by silly bullshit "quake killer" chasing, fixating on all the wrong things.

its fun-spirited eurojank, it was really ambitious for its time and the execution was kind of clumsy but kind of charming.

I recently saw someone call civvie a sellout/shill and I was like, what the actual?
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Oct 11, 2022, 02:37
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Oct 11, 2022, 02:37
 
fujiJuice wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 22:21:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 20:34:
PC Gamer gave this a 56%.

Computer Gaming World gave it 50%

Oh my. Perhaps that is why I have no memory of it

Welp. Same here. Back in the 90s PC Gamer was the best source of reliable information and reviews of PC games. Oh how the times have changed.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 06:18
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Oct 11, 2022, 06:18
 
Back in the day I got a copy of this off one of those CDs that came with game computer magazines.
I fired it up several times, but the game was so rudementary and un-original, I never played past the first level before getting hopelessly bored.
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Oct 11, 2022, 08:03
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Oct 11, 2022, 08:03
 
I'm probably the only one that felt Wizardy 8 vibes from parts of the clip.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 09:04
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Oct 11, 2022, 09:04
 
I remember original - it was bland, shitty, quake knockoff back in the day, I'm baffled why they even bothered resurrecting it.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 10:04
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Qbex . wrote on Oct 11, 2022, 09:04:
I remember original - it was bland, shitty, quake knockoff back in the day, I'm baffled why they even bothered resurrecting it.

The developer of Dusk put out a review on this on Steam. Must of made quite an impression on him during his hayday.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 10:44
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Oct 11, 2022, 10:44
 
It's got a demo, so I'll give it a try. Looks a little cheesy but if the gameplay is interesting, I'm always up for retro games.

I too have zero memory of this game, so it passed under my radar back in the day.
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 11:09
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Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 11, 2022, 08:03:
I'm probably the only one that felt Wizardy 8 vibes from parts of the clip.

Wow that is a real good call here, there are somethings that are very much like Wiz8, this isn't the same engine is it?
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 11:59
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Oct 11, 2022, 11:59
 
Mullenkamp wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 21:17:
This patched/fixed Version ("Compiled by David Szymanski") works supposedly pretty well, if you want to give it another try:
https://www.moddb.com/games/chasm-the-rift/downloads/chasm-portable
Question is how long that version will be available as it is a patched full version, now that it's not Abandonware anymore...
Even if I go for the new version, thanks man, downloaded this !
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 11, 2022, 13:44
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Oct 11, 2022, 13:44
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 11, 2022, 11:59:
Mullenkamp wrote on Oct 10, 2022, 21:17:
This patched/fixed Version ("Compiled by David Szymanski") works supposedly pretty well, if you want to give it another try:
https://www.moddb.com/games/chasm-the-rift/downloads/chasm-portable
Question is how long that version will be available as it is a patched full version, now that it's not Abandonware anymore...
Even if I go for the new version, thanks man, downloaded this !
ditto
Thanks Mullenkamp!!
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Re: Chasm: The Rift Released
Oct 12, 2022, 16:25
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Oct 12, 2022, 16:25
 
This is what I dislike intensely about the "Boomer Shooter" revival, how games like this are all of a sudden "rediscovered" and sold for a quick buck. No one heard or played this back in the day because this was not a good game that stood out from the pack, it should at best be preserved and given away for free. Now that people are willing to buy any old shooter regardless of quality, these publishers want to make you pay 20 bucks for what was abandonware just a couple years ago. No thanks.
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