|1982program Wrote:Was wondering if it is worth a purchase. The add-on description says it includes an arena modeled after the 1982 Light Cycle grid. The add-on is $4.99.
I personally played thru Evolution once and played a few online rounds, but I am not a big online gamer. Found the game controls to be a bit too sketchy and the fights / boss battles were too repetitive however the thought of cruising on the classic grid is hard to pass up.
If you are
interested in playing online, then yes, it's absolutely worth it. The new maps are all quite good.
If you aren't interested in playing online, though, you might still receive $5 worth of enjoyment from exploring the different maps in the bundle. Each is different from the next, and they all have unique features. The Classic light cycle map you mention, is great for playing on, but not particularly interesting by itself, except for the novelty of the old-style grid. It's essentially a big empty box with some recognizable decoration.
Because of its minimalism, though, removing all the obstacles and the need to memorize the layout of the map, Classic boils a match down to program vs. program, skill vs. skill. It's a pretty great place for match. (It took me a while to realize that.)
You might also enjoy "Relic", another light cycle map, which features the classic light cycle grid as it is slowly consumed by the Outlands. (Also a crashed old-style recognizer and Sark's derelict carrier.)
So - yes, recommended. Hope to see you on the Grid.