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Point & Counterpoint 4: Marathon

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This is the fourth in a series of ‘dueling cblog editorials’ I will be doing with CaffeinePowered.
You can check out his opinion on today’s topic HERE.

Previous editions:
Point & Counterpoint 3: Earthbound vs. Chrono Trigger
Earthbound
Chrono Trigger

Point & Counterpoint 2: Originals vs. Remakes
Originals
Remakes

Point & Counterpoint 1: Video Game Violence
Violence Doesn’t Affect Gamers
Violence Affects Gamers

When people think of revolutionary FPSs of the past, typically the ones that immediately come to mind are Wolfenstein, Quake, and Doom. While all great games in their own right, many PC gamers sadly missed out on an incredible trilogy: Marathon. Made by Bungie (Pre-Microsoft sucking away their soul), the Marathon trilogy stands even today as a shining example of the RIGHT way to do an FPS. Today, I’ll be discussing the Marathon series and why I believe that they are the best FPS of the early
‘90s.

Today’s Topic: Doom vs. Marathon



Marathon revolutionized the genre and presented a nice, shiny FPS package that was unrivaled by any other game of the time. Unfortunately, because they got their start as a Mac-only developer, many PC users missed out on the whole Marathon experience (eventually Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity came to the PC, but they were ported pretty late). Had everyone gotten the chance to play this game when it was originally released, there would be no dispute about Marathon reigning supreme over the FPSs of the early 90s.
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About Aeroxone of us since 2:41 PM on 12.14.2006



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I'm 23, and have been playing games since I was about 2 or 3 with the super old computer my dad got to bring home from working with the government. I got my NES when I was 5.

I love old school SNES RPGs, and I play pretty much anything now except sports games. I'll play FPSs, but typically not on consoles.



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