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  • Pix
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    Here are two reviews from the UK. For myself I played this one when it first came out on the back of one of these reviews. I always liked the game but not quite as much as these reviewers. It was only ever fun in small doses for me – a level or two at a time.


    firefyte
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    Finnish Pelit magazine has two reviews, one from February, and one from April 1995:
    https://www.pelit.fi/artikkelit/descent-4/
    https://www.pelit.fi/artikkelit/descent/

    One gave it a 90, another an 89.

    Some interesting points:
    Drop-in-drop-out multiplayer.
    There was a descender-bot on irc to get connected to randoms to play.
    It worked fine on the reviewers 486/50 with an ISA graphics card.
    ‘More fun to blow a demon with a shotgun than shooting non-descript robots’.
    At the time was listed as the #1 PC game in some top 100 list.
    ‘Doom and others, after descent, feel a bit…flat’.

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