Techwatch: Dec. 15, 1997

MONSTER MADNESS

Why mess with a winning formula? Ever since it released Wolfenstein 3D (1992) and Doom II (1994), ID Software has been a leader in "splatter games" that tap into the killer instincts of the adolescent boy in all of us. So it's no surprise that Quake II, due out this week, bears a striking resemblance to last year's best seller, Quake. "Quake II is an entirely new game," insists ID's Barrett Alexander, pointing to a new setting, new weapons and updated storyline. Judge for yourself:

QUAKE I QUAKE II

PLOT Obliterate everyone in Obliterate everyone in sight before they...

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