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Acrappa of rampancy.net, an all-round Bungie fan site, recently posted his impressions of the first Marathon : Resurrection private "press" beta.

Marathon : Resurrection is a MOD for the shooter Unreal Tournament, which brings the magic of Bungie's first installment in the Marathon series to the beautiful 3D Unreal engine.

It must be stressed that the MOD is not finished, but Acrappa was very impressed with what he saw:

The aesthetics of the weapons are very sleek, the levels are fantastic, the bugs are sparse, and the gameplay is fun! I confess that I am not a huge fan of the original series, but I have played a good share of it via LAN and MR seems to have done a great job in attaining the Marathon atmosphere in the UT engine. Of course, there is a lot to be done; this is the first beta, but any Marathon fan will be pleased to see how promising this project is. One thing to keep in mind is that this isn't a direct port of Marathon to the UT engine, but rather Team Unpfhorgiven's take on how Marathon should play in a 3D engine.

While many things will be familiar to Marathon die-hards, expect to see some changes to keep things balanced and more fun.
The report goes into great detail about how the game plays, and while it's not all positive gushing, Acrappa does end up quite excited at the prospect of this mod's completion.

If you never played the original Marathon, or if you're feeling nostalgic from lack of exposure to Marathon, then Marathon : Resurrection is one mod to watch. It is still undecided if the conversion will include single player, however the team already has several Marathon levels "ported" to the mod and this remains a long-term goal.

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