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Not sure about that. Diligently and skillfully designed, yes, but I find there are many wads that are more attractive than this one, including the original Knee Deep in the Dead levels themselves, and many PWADs that aim for a relatively clean and smooth environment, especially if they get their layout and texturing right. I'd rank the technical use of ZDoom features, and perhaps even the general game play, above visuals (which vary from decent, to good or better, to cluttered, to sometimes clunky, and to which contribute the sprites, which aren't always very consistent) here. Judging what I played, at least (levels 1-6).
There's no denying that KDIZD is beautifully designed though.
Why should it necessarily be a complete review, at this point, where the wad has already been heavily commented, more that most other wads. There's the special coop thing pritch and the guys did, as well as many comments in the database, various threads of discussion here (I haven't even checked other forums), and ReX's extensive and indepth review.
Honestly, what's the point of this "review"?
In that case, you can stop reading it where you notice you don't need it or like it, just like deathz0r stopped playing KDiZD. In effect, you kind of agree in practice with what he did by implying the same thing about the reviews: What if he concluded KDiZD was "pointless"?
I'd rather have no Newstuff at all, than reading through half-assed pseudo reviews.
But in a way, I kind of feel identified with what death0r did with the review. It's true that level 3 was somewhat annoying as he says, though I managed to play though it (the first plays of such maps being the worst, as later one becomes familiar with what each thing does) but eventually I really had to drop off at level 6 because it made me queasy. I'm looking forward to trying levels 7-10 at one point (hoping playing from scratch" is humanly possible, or at least by starting at the 7th), since some people have said some good things about them.
There isn't much of a difference between the words, as any remake reinterprets, but all in all, KDiZD is an extension, in feature capabilities as well as general layout.
KDIZD isn't a remake, it's a reinterpretation.
Both remakes and extensions are reinterpretations of something that has already been made.
Last edited by myk on 06-18-07 at 16:49