Serpentine is a conversion for Unreal. It centers around the concept
of replacing the Unreal weapons with modern
real-world firearms. It moves the emphasis of play off
lightning reflexes and dodging, on to tactical thinking and
guile. The goal was to create a more believable, more visceral
deathmatch environment, and to bring back the kind of satisfying
firepower that we miss from the days of Doom.
If you find normal Unreal to be too twitchy, or don't find the
original weapons to be very satisfying, Serpentine may be just what
you've been hoping for. On the other hand, if you're looking for
arcade action and you enjoy being able to dodge and jump with
inhuman agility, you likely won't enjoy Serpentine much; it was
never intended to be for everyone.
All in all, Serpentine represents a serious effort to recapture
the feeling of enjoyment that we get from recreational shooting, and
to boil that experience down into a deathmatch format for our lan
parties. In Serpenting there's a lot of fancy hardware that we only
wish we could own, but they all share a common feel with the way our
guns behave, and look, and sound.
So what are you waiting for? Go download it already. ;)