|A fanatical cult leader wants to dominate the world!
The game relies on brutality and a few innovations. Wounded opponents fall
on their knees to plea for their lives and start shooting again if you don't
finish them off. Sometimes you can go 'akimbo' (one weapon in each hand)
The levels aren't very interesting: lots of jumppads and elevations
but not very realistic or recognisable. It added to the FPS genre with its
use of photorealistic models and sprites, dark and quirky humor, advanced
multiplayer features, and introduced wanton and gratuitous violence in the form
of giblets (which would later be popularized by Duke Nukem 3D and Quake, and are
debatably a staple of most first-person shooters today).
To its benefit, the levels are huge and there are plenty of them.
You'll need lots of time to complete this game, but unfortunately after
a while you don't find anything new or interesting. It was the first game to
include: parental Lock of objectionable content, random game enemies (the same
enemy wouldn't always be in the same spot when you replayed the game), non-linear
episode progression (ending one specific level wouldn't always take you to the
next one), jump pads, bullet holes in walls, ability to jump on top of objects
in a game, live remote ridicule, enemies that play dead instead of just dying
immediately, rocket jumping, and Capture the Flag. RotT's deathmatch also
introduced a variety of inventive new ways of dispatching enemies, including
homing missiles, heat seeking missiles, flame wall bombs, fire jets, floor and
ceiling spikes, and weapons such as the Excalibat, a cursed Louisville slugger.
Other technical innovations included walls that could move inwards and crush
players, poison gas that required a gas mask to evade, fireproof jackets to ward
off flame-based weaponry, and enemies that could steal a players weapons and also
feign death. The CD Version (Super Triad) contains 32 game levels and 40
COMM-BAT Zones including the PowerPack, plus other Apogee shareware games and
goodies such as songs, sounds, textures, pics, the RandRott random-level generator,
and RTSMaker for making your own remote-ridicule sounds. The version 1.3 CD also
had RottED - Wayne Sikes' Level Editor.
See also: #Arcade Explosion, #PowerPack, #The Hunt Begins, #Extreme Rise Of The Triad, #Platinum 3D Action