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Between The Chasm And The Quake: Putrefaction

Putrefaction could be the name of a death metal band but it is in fact the name of a first-person shooter that just launched on Steam Early Access. The store page claims it “heavily inspired by old-school shooters from 3D Realms and id Software” and I was expecting hordes of monsters, a swift pace and (possibly) a heavy dose of interactive environmental objects.

What I’ve found, in an hour of playing, is a game closer in sensibility to the first Quake, the most recent Doom or oft-forgotten (and perhaps deservedly) 1997 title Chasm: The Rift. Levels – at least so far – are narrower than the best of Doom, but I’m sufficiently entertained to go back for more.

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