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Remember Doom?
Of course you do. Strife is the last game to be made using the Doom3D engine, but unlike other FPS's there is more to this game than what meets the eye. The game was made in 1996 by Velocity and it combines great action with a great story and playability.

In a far future an organization named "The Order" has taken complete control of the world. Plagues, famine, wars and other disasters have followed in the steps of this organization and a Rebel Group has been formed against the oppressive rulers. This is were you come in.

Quote from the manual:
"You are a wandering mercenary, led to the small town of Tarnhill by rumors of conflict between The Order, a well-equipped religious dictatorship, and The Front, the rag tag resistance movement. While searching for The Front you decided to take a brief rest somewhere that you thought was safe. The Order acolytes have been rounding up all suspicious characters in the area. Yes, you happen to be one of them. What they didn't expect, though, is the knife you keep concealed for situations just like this one..."

What really strikes me about this particular game is the story. Unlike other shooters out there this one really offers you a deep and dark story. But the story is not the best aspect in the game! The character build up, freedom, and interaction with NPC's is what makes this game so unique. In many ways Strife is an RPG with guns. You will be able to increase your Stamina and Accuracy stats during playtime, and these will improve your overall performance. All in all a brilliant idea, that really showed that FPS's are more than just mindless fighting. Strife teaches you to use Stealth, Subterfuge and not to kill openly. You will also control the story of the game by talking to NPC's. These will give you info, weapons, items, missions, secrets and more. You can choose different answers to their requests, with different outcome.

However, the last can also be very frustrating some times. Say the wrong line and you will be killed immediately (in some scenes). This wouldn't be so bad, had it not been for the fact that you are only allowed a single savegame. If you save after doing something stupid (like killing an important character, or find yourself in a point of no return), you will have to restart the game from scratch!

Strife is a very good idea that really pushes the limits for the Doom3D engine, but could use more savegames. It deserves 4 points in my mind. I would've given it 5 had it not been for the single savegame. It really destroys the game - there is nothing worse than playing for days, only to realize that you killed the only guy with the needed password on the first day...


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Reviewed by: Tom Henrik / Screenshots by: Tom Henrik / Uploaded by: Kon-Tiki / share on facebook
 

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