You are a silencer, the elite of the elite soldiers of World Economic Consortium. You are used to orders of hunting down the Resistance, a ragtag band of rebels committing sabotage and other acts of terrorism against the WEC, but slowly, you realized the WEC is not quite what it appears to be... then one day you and two other Silencers, your best buddies, were ambushed by a WEC mech patrol when it was supposed to be a routine mission. You alone survived. It is clear that the Silencer is being silenced... and the only place to turn is the Resistance... Crusader: No Remorse is the first in the series, which is best described as a 2D isometric shooter. Your silencer can roll left, roll right, kneel, jump, run, and perform other acrobatic moves. You get plenty of different weapons, from assault rifles and shotguns to grenade launchers and lasers, to really exotic weapons like microwave cannon, EMP discharger, and even plasma cannons. You're up against the full military might of the WEC, from simple guards to full-fledged Guardmechs and elite forces (though none are quite as good as you). You can find supplies and money off of killed enemies (if you left a body, that is, and some of the extreme weapons don't). You'll often need to bypass traps, open doors, disable alarms, take out security cameras, and more. The action is intense, and there's usually a bit of puzzle involved. It's often a matter of exploring the map to find a switch or a terminal with the code that'll let you access another part or another level of the map. Between missions you can chat in the Resistance base and/or buy/sell weapons. You can also find recharge stations to replenish your energy and health (you can also find batteries and first aid kits too). The missions range from simple sabotage to rescue.
Origin really went all-out to create a perfect action game and also couldn't help but add a little more gameplay than simply shooting. Crusader: No Remorse is a 2D isometric action game with some strategy elements thrown in. You play an assassin called a "silencer" who worked for the World Economic Consortium, but changed sides when the WEC decided he and his friends were too much of a risk. The story is not the strongest part of the game, but this can be overlooked, because the graphics and gameplay are simply amazing.
The game is actually pretty basic; you can get an assortment of weapons, and all you need to do is make your way from one side of a stage to another, while killing as many WEC employees as you can. As simple as this premise is, there is still the concept of strategy involved; there can be more than one way to get through a stage. You'll often end up playing a scene a couple of times until you manage to get through, since things can get quite tough sometimes. Ranging from assault rifles to EMP and spider bombs, the weapons in the game can either be picked up along the way or bought between stages using money that you can pick up from your slain foes.
The music in the game is good, using all kinds of techno beats to create a great atmosphere, but it can get a bit annoying once you've heard the same tracks over and over again.
Watch out, this game can get quite addictive, so keep food and water close by!
To play this game you MUST mount the game on drive C (D, E, F etc. will not work). Also, be sure to create a folder in the main Crusader directory entitled "SAVEGAME" so that the game can be saved properly.
Definitely one of the best action games ever made, Origin's Crusader: No Remorse is a perfect use of the 3D isometric engine used in the abysmal Ultima VIII: Pagan. The premise is not original, but effective in the game's action-packed context: you are a former Silencer, an elite soldier working for the World Economic Consortium, who one day decided to join the Resistance, a movement which aims to free the world from the Consortium's oppression. Despite this cliche premise, No Remorse gets better with time as the plot thickens and the gameworld is fleshed out in great detail, complete with competent acting in full-motion video (which, obviously, are too large to be included in this CD-rip. Track down the full version!)
Gameplay comprises of 16 missions which must be completed in order. Mission objectives range from destroying a Consortium refinery, rescuing prisoners, to kidnapping a Consortium official. Although you will spend most of your time blasting anything that moves, wanton destruction is not encouraged, since there are useful objects such footlockers which contain power-ups and ammo, as well as computer terminals that yield passwords and clues you will need. Moreover, stealth and planning are encouraged by the presence of alarms, which will call enemy troops to your location and deactivate some crucial terminals if you set them off. This, together with the inclusion of many interactive items on each level, adds a fun element of realism to the standard find-blue-key-to-unlock-blue-door gameplay.
The arsenal of weapons you will have at your disposal is impressive, ranging from the mundane (semiautomatic pistols), to the devastating (UV-9 ultraviolet rifle). Part of the fun in No Remorse is seeing your enemies die in various ways. The "Unifier" plasma rifle, for example, completely disintegrates a human target, leaving only some residue. Other inventory items include mines, explosives, spider bombs, shield generators, medikits, power cells, etc. The variety of the weaponry and their different uses definitely sets No Remorse apart from Doom clones, and part of the fun lies in figuring out the optimal use for each item.
Overall, No Remorse provides exactly what the title implies: addictive hours of fun without remorse. My only gripe is that the controls take some getting used to, with different keystrokes for walking, running, rolling, crouching, shooting, etc. The combination of mouse and keypad seems to work best, but this requires considerable practice. But no matter-- practice you will, and as soon as you get used to the controls, you'll find yourself hooked in the Silencer's world for hours on end. Highly recommended!
People who downloaded Crusader: No Remorse have also downloaded:
Crusader: No Regret, Earth Siege 2, CyberMage: Darklight Awakening, Syndicate Wars, Magic Carpet Plus, Cybermercs, BioForge, Blood 2: The Chosen
©2013 San Pedro Software Inc. Contact: , done in 0.018 seconds.