Chasm: The Rift is a first-person shooter video game developed by Action Forms and published in 1997 by WizardWorks Software, GT Interactive Software and Megamedia Corp. Chasm is one of the few old school FPS game that I grew with. The game amazed me with its amazing graphics and gameplay, but didn't had the charm like other games, like Duke Nukem 3D
, had to offer. In the game, you take control of an unnamed marine and it is your job to stop the Timestrikers, which are mutants that only wish to, you guessed it, take over the world. The most interesting fact is that you get to play in different time periods, something similar like in Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
. Gameplay here is not different from any of the other games in the genre: you move, kill and collect items. Unlike in FPS games like Doom
, here you have to complete certain objectives and then get to the extraction area. A nice feature that I have found in the game is that you can remove limbs from your enemies when you kill them, like popping its head when shooting it with a shotgun. Another notable aspect of the game is the boss fights. The bosses cannot be defeated by mere weapons, but with some special tactics, which I'll won't tell. It's better if you play the game. Overall, Chasm: The Rift is a solid FPS shooter, just don't expect anything new from it.