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Kris Asick of the Internet game review show Ancient DOS Games has reviewed No Remorse. It's a ~20 minute overview of the game with quite a bit of retrospective analysis. His major concern, obviously, is the control system. Despite being incredibly and fundamentally biased towards this game, I feel the controls aren't that bad after you play a few missions.



Watch the review here.
Article: Ancient DOS Games review of No Remorse
Great find! I agree with it on almost everything, especially the botched controls. The difference between me and him is that it bothered me back then already but I loved the game enough to live with it and I don't mind it more now than I did then. I still thoroughly enjoy replaying it from time to time.

I'm not so sure I agree on the movies. He postulates the cheesyness was probably intended. While this could be true I just figured since they were on a tight budget it's all they could get. Although I do agree that some things seem a bit too over the top that it almost must have been intended.
I've never considered, nor has it been suggested to me, that the movies were intentionally cheesy. The game's lore as portrayed in all the manuals and documents suggest otherwise. Maybe I've been reading it wrong all these years, though.
The "level of cheesyness" in movies was dramatically reduced in No Regret. Smile The movies in No Regret are actually quite good and they complement the game and style perfectly.
One thing where I thought that might be intentional was the death of Dr. Hoffmann. That was just so over the top. Except for some movies the game has a rather serious tone in my eyes, both in lore and game contents.
(03-28-2014, 08:04 PM)The Silencer Wrote: [ -> ]One thing where I thought that might be intentional was the death of Dr. Hoffmann. That was just so over the top. Except for some movies the game has a rather serious tone in my eyes, both in lore and game contents.

Not just his death, but everything related to Dr. Hoffman is like that, starting from the first time you meet him. Speaking of cheesy moments, Denning's death is one of them in No Regret. Smile

In No Regret I really liked the characters you interact with, Denning being the most memorable and likeable. I think prof. Sekada was weak and underdeveloped character and I always found it funny how she referred to herself exclusively as "prof. Sekada". I mean, she introduces herself by saying "Hi! I'm professor Sekada..." Dodgy You have a first name, woman! Big Grin That one is one of the biggest things that prevented me from caring about this character.
It's a shame we didn't get to see Brooks in No Regret (although we have a text message from her in the RESIST.TXT lore file). It would have been interesting to see how she deals with the Silencer now that he got on her good side. We've only seen her violent side where she promised him every kind of painful deaths.
Yeah, it is a shame. She was one of those characters that during the game and all those flics in which she demonstrates how much she hates you and everything that you represent, you really want to get on your side (and you eventually do). Although, I have to admit, my favorite character from No Remorse was The Wizard. I simply loved that guy and all his remarks and quasi-technical stuff he spewed ("consortium sniffers hot on his tail" and "rewiring jump grids" or something Smile ). Can you imagine him and Denning working together?
Wizard was great. "Consortium gadget brigade" "Tin man, fire up your servo's and get to the jump pad on *look* ... level 4." I'm not sure the personalities of Wizard and Denning would work together well though. Wizard was a kind of cheerful character while Denning seemed more gloomy to me (partially because he's "serving a death sentence" with his illness I guess).
(03-31-2014, 09:49 AM)The Silencer Wrote: [ -> ]Wizard was a kind of cheerful character while Denning seemed more gloomy to me (partially because he's "serving a death sentence" with his illness I guess).

I think both Denning and The Wizard are a really well done characters as you can "see" who they are through their distinctive personalities. Denning is a type of "I've been through hell in my life and I have nothing to lose" character, while Wizard has more friendly and open personality.

BTW, I just remembered another cheesy part/character in No Remorse - The Weasel. Boy, was Marco overacting in all his parts (and that's a good thing Big Grin )...
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