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Slidekick through Quake with Qore

Every FPS needs a slidekick

My wishlist for first-person shooters is simple:

  • A pump-action shotgun
  • A revolver that's longer than my forearm and chunkier than a fridge
  • A slow but deadly and ch-chank-chik bolt-action rifle
  • Skillful movement
  • A grappling hook
  • A slide move (ideally with a kick)

Well, campers, I'm delighted to see that last one in Quake with new mod Qore [official site]. It's still early days for Qore, which is trying to bring Brutal Doom-style over-the-top megamurder to Quake, but the point is: I slidekicked soldiers and demons in Quake this morning and I'm delighted.

As you'd expect from a mod inspired by Brutal Doom and bearing a name like Qore, it's heavy on the gore. Expect gibs aplenty, with unique gibs for monsters, dismemberment, more gib sounds, a gibby chainsaw, new death animations, showers of blood painting everything in sight, and all that. I'm not that excited by gore so I couldn't tell you how this stands up to other gorefests (some of which I know also have kicks).

I can tell you that it has a slide, a kick, and a combination of the two. I'm here for the slidekick. Whack the key and you'll quickly slide forward a few metres. Connect with an enemy and your mighty foot will jut out to boot 'em, potentially stunning them. You slide, you kick. Slidekick.

It's no F.E.A.R. slidekick but hell, what is? I enjoyed half an hour of slidekicking through levels I know upside-down and inside-out and you might too.

You can download TheKillingJoke's Qore from ModDB. You'll need Quake and the Darkplaces engine overhaul to play.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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