believe you could find worse inhabitants of a subway station than we can
find here in New York but in the world of Quake it is a reality. This is
a nice departure from the usual castle or military base style native to
Quake. Its depiction of such an every day location helps to heighten the
fear factor. Chris has done a fine job of bringing a subway station to
life. Here you will find graffitti on walls, posters, turnstiles, escalators,
subway tracks, platforms and the occasional stray dog. (Ok these dogs are
a bit more than "stray" but I was trying to set a mood). You will find
yourself reading signs and wondering why the subway is sooo late.
was tense but never frustrating, just loads of fun. I slipped some "ambient
isolationism" in for the soundtrack and it complemented the quiet time
(not that there was a lot of that either) between gun battles.
attached "readme file" Chris describes the action after having just completed
The Hive Part I...
the blood and tears in your eyes you see the slipgate. Those vore-whores
lay strewn around across the cold floor of the Hive - the human contingent
working for them has eaten all the buckshot you have to offer. There is
only the slipgate now. You step onto the buzzing platform ..... and this
is not what you expect at all.
is distinctly familiar and totally alien all at the same time. You can
hear dogs barking - it's the first thing any of your senses pick up as
you emerge from the slipgate's glow. Rubbing the now crusty blood from
your eyes - you can see clearly what this place is - and you can't believe
it. What the hell have these bastards got a slipgate HERE for ? You pause
for a moment, thinking, and listening to the dogs. Then you back up onto
the platform, bracing for a quick slip back to the devastated Hive - headquarters
needs to know about this new way through. You go nowhere. Damn. Uni-directional
slipgate. So from here the only way out is UP. You hope to God that this
move by the Vores is a retreat and not a step forward - you can do without
any more crap from these guys. But the installation of a slipgate, a UNI-DIRECTIONAL
slipgate, in a public tube station leads you to think that these vores
have no intention of retreat. You slide the few shells you have left into
you shotgun. Let's see what the Metro has to offer you. -Chris Mayers
much to offer. The final sequencs is amazing. Better hurry, ya might miss
the next train.
subway, I am now past the turnstiles and heading south, been a real trip
getting through here though. Too bad the escalators were shut off.
artwork, hope I don't splatter any bug blood on em'.
not someone once say "Cheer up, there is always light at the end of the
tunnel?" Yeah, but that light is usually the train. In this case its just
those nasty vores and grunts.