Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's like the Terminator, but in SPACE

In the future, unemployment will be even higher than it is today because everything will be done by robots. Repairmen? Robots. Truck drivers? Robots. Teachers? Probably robots already. Those guys who look over tax forms? You KNOW those guys are robots. Even the position of car salesman has fallen to the cold might of the machine.
Look at this job stealing son of a bitch
 It seems that the only jobs positions left that are still filled by people and not robots are either: sketchy corporate stooge, or awesome space fighter pilot. You can already see where this is going. In their haste to downsize what few human employees they had left, the Post Terran Minerals Corporation replaced the staff on their off world mines and laboratories with robots. Robots that have gone rogue and taken the few humans left out there as hostages. In response they hire a mercenary to take an advanced fighter ship out there and go kick robot ass, with copious sketchy corporate stuff going on on the side as well, because it's just expected at this point.
"if we power our robots with orphans hearts we can say we're 'green' on the environment issue" "Genius"
The gameplay revolves around going through these mines and labs full of killer robots to find and destroy the main reactor, which after a short countdown blows up the whole complex, so its better that you find the exit before you start the countdown to a nuclear explosion. Also, in typical dystopian corporate fashion, saving the hostages is a optional secondary objective. The working world of the future, everybody!
Can't you smell the despair?
What made Descent stand out when it was released back in 1994 was the six degrees of movement you had. There is no gravity in the game, so you can fly in anyway and anywhere in the level you like, even upside down. If you ever get confused about orientation just remember: the enemy's gate is down.
If any of this sounds appealing to you, then you should snag Descent and give it a shot. You can get it at a bunch of places, such as here or here

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