The lights are on
A newly announced first-person shooter is looking to bring
competitive multiplayer back to the glory days, and the first trailer is promising.
Despite the unfortunate name (which, to be fair, does fit
with the '90s shooter theme), Toxikk looks like a refreshing throwback for Quake
and Unreal Tournament fans. Sure, there are some modern conventions like skill-based
rewards and damage indicators that show where enemy fire is coming from, but it's
what's missing that sets the game apart from contemporary shooters; Toxikk
doesn't have classes, leveling, regenerating health, iron-sight aiming, or
reloading. The result is a gorgeous-looking game that should play like the
classic online shooters of days past.
The developer also plans to support user-generated content
by giving players an SDK to build maps, characters, and skins. You can learn
more about the game and support its development at the official website; $15 will get you access
to the closed beta and a copy of the full game when it's released.
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Finally. A shooter worth playing... Maybe
I prefer multiplayer shooters like this one. I'll give this a try. For $15, I wouldn't be upset if it ended up horrible.
1999 was awesome, but not cause of FPS games with no iron sights, hated it then still hate it today, so thanx but no thanx, not my cup of tea.
Interesting. On top of old NES throwbacks on the like, now we've got FPS throwbacks.
I'm just kidding! I didn't really mean that. I feel bad for saying those things. Kind of.
This sounds better than most modern shooters.
I am interested
No reloading? Is that really necessary?
To me this looks like Halo. Wasn't Halo after 1999 and involved some of the things their taking out?