Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Krom » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:02 pm

Just bought a copy, I'll take it for a spin once I have some time.
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by ReadyMan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:53 pm

The sp is interesting.
Movement is basically the same as Descent tho I find myself tri-chording by reflex but I dont think it does anything, nor does tapping the boost.....you just hold it down.
The weapons are less usefull/intuitive than Descents...I already am missing the exactness and effectiveness of them.
That said, I've only gotten the second weapon (shotgun) so far.

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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Ferno » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:21 pm

thanks cli, but i've tried those about six months ago. absolutely terrible and they don't allow for the one feature I came to love with my n50. the ability to chord keypresses. Which means any sliding via d-pad is dead in the water and relegates itself to a simple desktop input device.

So now i'm looking at the G13 from logitech as a replacement.
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by roncli » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:25 am

Interesting. I'm going to need to find my 50 and try it out in Win 8. I have no idea what happened to it, though. Solitha tried to use it to play D3, what, 11 or 12 years ago. We have collected so much junk around here that it's probably buried somewhere. :lol:

[edit]Took me like 5 seconds to find it. \o/[/edit]
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by roncli » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:56 am

So are you talking about being able to use the buttons like "shift" keys for the red/green/blue thing? Yeah, I got that working.
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Ferno » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:56 pm

well, that's always workd. But I mean pressing two, three, four keys at the same time. I've had slides on the d-pad, weapon selection on the index, ring and shifts on the pinkie, and movement on the middle.

But I'd still rather have the G13 because.. more buttons, and better functionality I found.
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Top Gun » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:50 pm

Just picked it up on Steam and installed. I'm sure I'll get into it over the next few days. :)
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:34 am

For anyone who's still wondering about how this game compares to Descent, here is a great (and wordy!) review by Darcshadow aka Ronin, which he wrote to answer that very question.

http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php/ ... l#msg16931
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by SirWinner » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Retrovirus purchased today and installed (February 19, 2013)... now to get it registered with STEAM and get my Joystick configured properly for steering in it!

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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Alter-Fox » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:25 am

EDIT:
Wrong thread :lol:
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Money! » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Krom, Gren, I'd love to hear your take before I go ahead and purchase this game
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Krom » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:22 pm

I haven't actually played it yet... :oops: I'll get around to it eventually once I get bored randomly blowing up stuff in Just Cause 2... :P
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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by SirWinner » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:46 pm

Krom,

Once you play Retrovirus, I'm quite sure that you will be addicted like we were in Descent!

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Re: Retrovirus Release Day: 31st January 2013!

Post by Grendel » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:33 pm

I like it, has a lot potential. Needs some polishing and the developers are at it. Probabaly the closest you can get to Descent with a modern game. If nothing else, the $20 will get you some entertaining 8hrs or so in single player. I don't think your money would be wasted.
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