Looks worse than the original landscapes built into the game.
Its a good effort but does not alleviate the core problem of Marathon being a complete sausage fest, as though the 3rd party Marathon Universe wasn't bleak enough to begin with now it has human women with no sex appeal.
The wait continues for sexually appealing BoBs, a feature that would fundamentally change the Marathon sandbox.
At best it answers the question as to why there are no children on the Marathon, the men and women of the Marathon won't touch each other.
You did fix the no recharge ending to The Accolade right?
Same with the friendly VacBobs in Sonic Firestorm?
Checkpointed the instant before death.
No way to take back.
First level was too tedious, I wasn't having fun so I stopped playing.
I've often brainstormed a Marathon scenario where the Pfhor win and you as the player have to survive in a Pfhor dominated galaxy.
Scratch that idea, I could never top this. This scenario is a NIGHTMARE.
The textures, the imagery, the sounds, the story its all just a nightmare.
Its actually more bizarre than Pfhojeur, another nightmarish scenario. I wanted it to end so badly.
On a positive note, it is beatable. The scenario reminded me of those miscellaneous scenarios you would find on fileball that you couldn't beat because of convoluted map objectives. Not the case of this scenario, its beatable.
But that's it, playing this scenario is unpleasant.
Does not work for PC Weland.
PC Weland does not register any plugins.
May not be the plugin, may be Weland.
Why is this getting so many 5 star ratings when there is something clearly wrong with the monster placement?
In a lot of places there seems to be no rhyme or reason to where monsters spawn.
As though you just took the monster placement clicker and had a seizure while placing the monsters.
There seems to be no FUN way to engage the enemy.
It was a 2. Then I figured out the TOZT & VISR mechanics.
Wonderful scenario for its unique features.
However, its not a 4 because this scenario is not scary at all.
Marathon Evil's Devlin encounter, Marathon Apotheosis Assassin enounter, heck even Marathon Eternal scared me more with the first Wraith encounter.
Also the level itself will get you hung up on just about everything.
I take a little back. While the scenario itself isn't scary, if you forget to turn off the scripting your other scenarios will literally be haunted.
That second level is a pain in the dick.
The rest are very atmospheric, and the blue pillar terminals require some dancing for them to work.
I beat it on Total Carnage. This experience was more Halo than Halo. Its very mysterious, I just wish there was more to it.
The new Marathon Phoenix is the best Marathon Scenario I have ever played.
One can only gripe that some level secrets can only be found via the PDF walk-through, or TABTABTABTABTABing every wall.
That is to say some secrets are not indicated by anything out of place.
S'PHTSTORM is the only bad level for its terrible game play. All enemies teleport in, the level would otherwise be uninhabited, so anytime you enter a new room, you get ambushed and DIE instantly.
The level can only be beaten via NEW ROOM+DIE+MEMORIZE+NEW ROOM+DIE+MEMORIZE+NEW ROOM+DIE+MEMORIZE=BAD GAME PLAY.
Marathon Phoenix is a great scenario.
More Action packed than any scenario I've ever seen.
Textures are great. Well placed. Weapons have great variety, and each holds a special niche in certain encounters.
The levels are amazing too, enemies, architecture, and flow, all top notch...
...Except for "Escape Two Thousand." It's a level filled with nothing but dirty tricks and a badly placed switch that opens a door that you'll likely miss. After you memorize it, it'll still kill you.
F* Escape Two Thousand.