Rise of the Triad: Dark War Review
- Publisher: Mobila Interactive, LLC
- Genre: Adventure
- Released: 12 Feb, 2010
- Size: 52.0 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Classic FPS gameplay.
- Fun selection weapons and powerups.
- Controls can damper the experience.
- Game can be punishing, even on easy.
For those that remember Rise of the Triad, this could be worth a purchase. For everyone else, the presentation, controls, and gameplay might be a turn-off.
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Originally developed by Apogee software in 1995, Rise of the Triad is a FPS boiled down to its elements. Get to the exit of each level while collecting as many points and inflicting as much damage upon your enemies as possible with a multitude of fun weapons and powerups. Does this iphone port capture the fun of the original however?
Mobila have ported the game with a huge selection of control options, but none seem to be optimal. After testing all four main ones, this reviewer found advanced 1 to be the most intuitive, with two virtual sticks dictating looking and movement, while tapping the screen fires your weapon. All the classic weapons and powerups have returned including the heat seeking missile launcher and god mode where balls of energy shoot from your hand incinerating all opposition.
The game seems to be a direct port from the original. The actor based sprites and faux 3d world invoke nostalgia while the rocking musical track keeps the tempo of play constant. The sound effects, especially the twin pistols popping away can get annoying but this is a minor complaint. There are four episodes, and thirty two levels overall to play through with five different characters, so there are plenty of secrets to discover.
Rise of the Triad may not be for everyone. The genre has evolved since 1995 and though there is a lot here, the controls and visuals might overshadow what was, for its time, a very fun game.
Description*********New anticipated update with free map packs*********
- New level packs (to change maps packs from the Main Menu: Options->User Options ->Level Sets ):
-- Extreme Rise of the Triad
-- Hunt Begins
- Improved Music
- Improved Sound Effects
- Improved Controls
Welcome to the H.U.N.T. (High-risk United Nations Task-force)! Fate of millions is at stake as you battle a maniac cult leader El Oscuro and his minions with your awesome high-tech weaponry like the Falmewall cannon, which leaves a trail of charred skeletons in its wake. You will also find magical instruments and weapons so incredible they defy description. Its your assignment to annihilate and destroy… To ensure peace on Earth.
As you enjoy the non-stop action fighting trough four full episodes containing 32 levels, discover why the original Rise of the Triad was banned in Germany and why it was the fist game to earn highest rating from RSAC for gratuitous violence. Play as one of the five H.U.N.T. members: Taradino Cassatt, Thi Barrett, Lorelei Ni, Doug Wendt, or Ian Paul Freeley. Each member possesses unique characteristics allowing for diverse gaming experience emphasizing balance, speed, accuracy, and strength. Use thirteen hardcore weapons available to bring destruction to your adversaries as you make your way through super huge levels nearly one million sq. feet in size and 16 stories high. Be as destructive as you can and earn Ludicrous Gibs!!! Discover cult's magical powers and use them to your advantage. Smite the enemy in the God Mode, bring pain from the above as you fly in Mercury Mode, take the bite out of evil in the Dog Mode, and more!
Experience the game that changed the industry by introducing many firsts which are now standards of the first person shooter genre and the entire gaming industry:
* Multiple playable characters with unique qualities
* Jump pads
* Breakable glass
* Bullet holes
* Level-over-Level environments
* Panoramic skies
* Dynamic lighting
* Environmental hazards
* Looking up and Looking down
* Graphical Gore Control
* Parental Lockout Codes
* First Self Rated Game on the market
This classic game on the iPhone features:
* An iPhone OS port true to the original game
* Original game soundtrack
* Five customizable control schemes
* Fine tuning of customizable controls
* Four full game episodes containing 32 super huge levels
* Secret levels, hidden rooms, Easter eggs, and other surprises
* Play one of five players, each with unique attributes and abilities
* Look both up and down, up to 45 degrees, to see what is above and below.
* Ten unique, real digitized enemies (actual Apogee employees!)
What's New in Version 1.6* Native iPad support
* Better iOS 4 compatibility
* Performance improvements