Being an old-timer I remember when Wolf 3D, Doom, Quake, Unreal, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, etc. were all shiny and new. I mentioned that in a recent-ish post but either way the style of play that those games focused on, particularly Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament is something that went to the wayside when games like Halo, Half-Life and Call of Duty came along. Granted there are many more FPS games out there which tried to do more story in their games but either way the arena shooter fell to the wayside, as we saw when Unreal Tournament 3 came out in 2007 and sold an incredible 30,000 copies on PC.

There have been some efforts to keep that kind of game alive, you had Nexiuz which became Xonotic, Warsaw and a few others. None have taken the world by storm but there is a new comer hoping to get some attention called TOXIKK. Here is the trailer:

I like what I see so far as this is my kind of game. I still have played Xonotic somewhat recently and I still enjoy these kinds of skill-based, fast-paced games. Sure most of gamedom has shunned them in favor of F2P and infinite runners so it is nice that someone out there remembers that there are people who want to play games like this. Granted we will need to see how it ends up with the final build but if they keep their eye on the mark of what makes these kinds of games great then I look forward to playing it.

[Toxikk Website]

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About Shaggy

I addition to my professional work in the arcade industry which has ranged from operator to consultant, I like to write about other subjects that interest me as well...if I can find the time.

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