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Tuesday, July 2, 2002

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6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

DOWN, a joint shareware project between Jelly and Fantasoft, has recently reached Released status and is now available for purchase. For those unfamiliar with the title, DOWN is an action/adventure title, with a look similar to Diablo II, that boasts OpenGL-native graphics and some very curious-looking beasties for players to encounter.

Some of the features include the following:

- 16 chapters.
- 7 individual atmospheric regions.
- 10 monster classes will cross your path. Some may aid you while others may try to slay you.
- fight for, find, buy, use and sell the following items:
      - Pulsars: Cause the ground to tremble and help find your way to remote locations.
      - Potions: Restore a portion of your health.
      - Shooters: Allow you to blast your enemies.
      - Keys: Make barriers disappear.
      - Bodyswappers: Possess nearby creatures. Acquire their looks, energy and strength.
      - Matter Melters: Can unite several items into something even more powerful.
      - Messages: Provide hints about the chapter you're in.
      - Maps: View the surroundings through an eagle's eye.
The system requirements are quite reasonable, with the listing including a G3, 64MB RAM, an OpenGL capable graphics card, and 600MB of HD space.

For those interested in trying before buying, a demo that includes the first three levels is also available for download. More on the game's story as well as a bestiary, a slew of screenshots, and the demo itself can be found at the official DOWN website.


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