By John Walker on August 1st, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
Rise Of The Triad is back, in aitch dee. The 1994 ultro-violent shooter has been remade by Interceptor Entertainment, and is now available on GOG and Steam… What, you mean, you never played Rise Of The Triad? Let me explain…
(I never played Rise Of The Triad either! I don’t know how I missed it. It wasn’t like I deliberately avoided any FPSs in 1994. In fact, I ate them like they were pink shrimps. I was 16 – it wasn’t like I had anything better to be doing. It was Apogee, for goodness sake! I spent enough time pratting around with the Commander Keen shareware, and I didn’t play this?! I’m a failure.)
A classic gibfest, it does seem to have been relatively forgotten by the modern world. (No, not by you – you remember it well, and go on about it all the time. I mean by the wider consensus.) Here’s what it used to look like:
WHY DIDN’T I PLAY THIS?! WHAT HAPPENED?
Anyhow, it now looks like this, if you’re a dog:
Oh GOG, you wags. It also looks like this:
I might play this.