Powerslave: Exhumed

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  1. Horus-Anhur

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    Nah, it was an average game back in the day, it'll still be average now. This is obviously my opinion. For those who love the original for whatever reason, happy days.
     
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    A look back at the originals.

     
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    I vaguely recall trying out a demo, probably on my Pentium 133. This didn't hold my interest over DOOM, Quake or Duke 3D. Can't say this remaster looks like it would.
     

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    I see nightdive and ima dive right in! :D

    Would like to see them tackle a slightly more modern game and do a remaster/remake like Star Wars Dark Forces, or like maybe Solider Of Fortune. But keep em coming, love these old remakes and boomer shooters making a come back!
     
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    Neat! While the game doesn't reach the same heights of other Build shooters of the time (Duke 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior), it's still nice to see it make a return in a more "definitive" state. I'll gladly get this.
     
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    We must remember that the Saturn version is very different from the PC.
    The PC version was basically just another Doom clone. But the Saturn version was more of a metroidvania, adventure, FPS.
    I never played this version, so I'm curious to see what's it all about.
    A lot of Saturn fans, talk good things about of this game.
     
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    PC and Saturn are two very different games.
    But, both are good. I think it's a disservice to label the PC release as "just another Doom clone".

    Yes, it's a straight forward FPS of the time. Linear, level to level.
    Part of it's limitations is that it runs on an earlier version of Build then Duke3D.
    But, the PC version features higher detail art and sprites then the console releases. The Saturn/PSX releases all enemies explode in gibs when killed. They have no death animations.
    The PC release has death animations and sprites for all enemies.


    I'm a big bummed this release doesn't include the PC version, as that was something they were originally looking at trying to do.
    Seems it didn't work out.
     
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    So were there 3 different versions, PC, Saturn, PSX?
     
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    Yeah.

    Main distinction being the PC and console versions.
    Saturn and PSX are the same game, but PSX has some level changes for performance reasons.
    But, are still the same game.

    PC is a completely different game, running on the Build engine.
    While the console versions run on an in house engine, called Slave Driver.

    PC is a more straight forward FPS, and a damn fun one. The consoles feature a world map (think Super Mario Bros 3) and allow you to revisit past levels with new items to access new areas.
    Personally, both are worth playing.
     

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    Does it feature an Iron Maiden soundtrack perhaps? Would be quite fitting. :D
     
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    Wishlisted! I've never played this game befor, and I'm always open to more retro shooter goodness!
     
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    Good 'ol Powerslave, can't wait for it.

    At the time (referring in this case for me to around very late '96, or maybe very early '97) Powerslave was my 2nd only game I ever rented for the PS1 (first one was Assault Rigs). That was at a time when I could only rent the PlayStation itself. I ended up buying the PS1 about half a year later (summer of '97) after getting my first ever high school summer vacation temporary job (and the first console I ever bought myself with my own money on top of that). Thinking about Powerslave brings me back all those memories hehe. I didn't finish the game with that one rental I did, but I remember really liking it a lot.

    In the mid 90s I was getting into FPS games big time, but I didn't have a PC back then (then again, who did have a 'gaming PC' in the middle of the 90s, barely anyone would and if they did they'd spend enough money on them to buy a car and then some), so console FPS games were all I could experience (and I would occasionally see demonstration FPS games in big stores like Future Shop or RadioShack, games like the PC version of Duke Nukem 3D and Quake 2 would be playable at such places, anyone could just walk in some PC components and pre-made PC sections and one or two computers would be hooked and powered ready to be played with those games already running on them).

    Anyways, getting addicted again in my own flow of flashbacks. Point is, Powerslave is a fun old school style FPS game.
     
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    I'm excited for this, but also wish it included the PC release.
    As this is a PC port of the Sega Saturn version, with a few of the Playstation's bits.
     

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    Hopefully Iron Maiden won't sue them and take down the game for good like they did Ion Maiden
     
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    Wut? Ion Maiden was just renamed to Ion Fury and released as planned.
     
  18. Damien_Azreal

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    But....
    They didn't take down the game for good. Ion Fury released.
    Nothing in the game itself was changed other then the title..


    And, Powerslave has been around for years. Originally released back in 1996... a bit late to go after it now.
     
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    They released it?? good for them
     
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