Sorry, "Asskicker" is NOT "Doom!"

Sorry, "Asskicker" is NOT "Doom!"

Post by William Kendri » Mon, 04 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I just checked out AssKicker (I had seen part of it before, I just
forgot what it was called :) )

While the graphics and effects ARE impressive, and probably
never-before-seen on the Atari 8-bit, they are barely comparable to
"Castle Wolfenstien 3D" (ID's title before "Doom")...

Four things pose problems:

(1) Still too slow! :(

(2) It's stuck in a maze; these other games have large, wide, open
    areas.  (So this game is more like "Amazing Maze" or "Maze of AGDAGON"
    than any of the "Wolf3D" or "Doom" games.) :(

(3) Where would the enemies go?  How would they move?

(4) Would you actually be able to POINT in a non-90-degree direction?

So, while I'm not denying that we're getting ever-closer to that "Doom"
for the 8-bit, I feel more needs to be done... especially in the gameplay
aspect (not just the looks and texture-mapping and lightsourcing and
stuff like that.)

Oh... did I mention I hated the music? ;)

Bill Kendrick
/|\ Software Engineer


1. STacy 4 sale """""""""""""""""""""""""""


All the normal things that come with a STacy, PLUS:

FOUR megs of RAM
130 meg Hard Drive
Installed and working ADspeed board ( software or hardware switchable
External Keyboard port, just plug in a Mega ST(e) Keyboard
(keyboard not included)
Extention cord for a keyboard, compute from across the room
Wired for a battery (battery included but not very good)

Cost $  Make REASONABLE Offer

2. LaTeXinfo - Patch to ver. 1.3 - 1 of 2

3. "Big" screen, flickering, "R: "/"Z:", etc

4. I.D. File Please?

5. Looking for "CyberStudio", "Cyber 3D", "CyberPaint", etc.

6. Money 2005 Fallback

7. Where can I get "op_400," "op_sysxl," or "op_5200" emulators?

8. Servers and more servers

9. Adventures "Seramis" and "Mord an Bord"

10. "New"vs"Old" Qix, DigDug?

11. Need: 2 Atari 800 games, "Quarxon" and "Caterpiggle"

12. WTF: Atari game "Qb" or "Cubie"

13. WTB: "Crypt of the Undead" and "The Nightmare"