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DESCENT II +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

DESCENT II +1Clk Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP Install

$ 17.00


Actual Game

 

Descent II

1-Click Install
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

(Interplay 1996)

MY PROMISE
My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP like they did in the old days, or your money back. This is my unconditional guarantee for three years.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
This listing includes the original game CD. An on-screen printable manual is also included. The box is pictured for reference and is not included.

I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the game to run under ALL VERSIONS of Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, both 32 and 64 bit.

INSTALLATION
One step: Insert my CD and the game will automatically work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.

Want to play? Click the icon. Want the game off your computer? Click Uninstall. Zero hassle.

TECH SUPPORT
Rapid response technical support for three years is always an e-mail or phone call away.

In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance from you during the troubleshooting process.

 

The Game
Yes, Descent 2 is another first person blast n' explore game from the mid 90s but it sure does move. It's much faster and a lot slicker than the first game and it features a whole bunch of new stuff, not the least of which is your new best friend, your Guidebot. Descent 2 kicks.

The graphics for the sequel haven't been greatly improved from the first game but they were still some of the sharpest available at the time. The emphasis in Descent 2 has been placed on speeding up the animation and adding more realistic lighting effects. The visuals are completely satisfying and immersive. Oh, and don't worry, the topsy-turvy "I'm upside down and I can't get up!" feeling of "whoops, I'm gonna puke" is still a big part of the presentation. Only this time it's faster.

Descent 2 had absolutely the most impressive use of tunes of any game of the era, even when compared to Psygnosis' Wipeout, Shiny's Earthworm Jim and Interplay's own Loaded. Interplay was able to get Ogre (from the industrial band Skinny Puppy) and Type O Negative to create some of the original stuff that accompanies the chaos in the adventure. Rhythms and sound effects spill and collide into each other and create an aural equivalent to the sensation of twisting and winding through the corridors of the mine shafts that you must destroy. There's no formulaic dirge in any of the pieces that I heard and even though most of the music is all fast-paced aggression, there's enough variety in the instrumentation, so you'll never get bored of it. This is one game that definitely benefits from the coming together of all of the pieces that make up its entirety.

Sound effects are solid but they are virtually identical to the first game. If you haven't played Descent before, I'll give you a hint: zap, boom, sizzle, "T minus 10 seconds..." and "Yahoooo!" - this last sound effect is yours after you've been able to blow up your first off-world mine shaft and squeeze through its fiery escape shoot.

The mines are incredibly dense and somewhat incomprehensible in D2. The Automap, although very cool to look at, doesn't really make the mazes any easier to grapple with. I gotta say though, for the first few levels, it is really cool just roaming through the tunnels, chasing down your Guidebot and exploring the incredible mobility at your disposal. Once you've gotten a handle on the freedom that you have in Descent II, the sensation of speeding through the corridors is just breathtaking. And if you want a bigger kick, you can boost up your afterburner and kick it through the mines at twice normal speed (not for first-timers)!

You'll become so used to the gravity free lifestyle you can enjoy in this title, you're going to hate crashing back down to reality.

 


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