Blade of Agony is a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90's and early 2000's, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom! The game can be played standalone using the GZDoom engine as a base.
It's 1942, and the war approaches its peak. The U.S. has joined the Allied forces, and the Soviets are pushing back the front in the east. The tides of war are turning, and Hitler's victory seems more and more beyond his grasp. But the Nazis, refusing to capitulate, have grown obsessed with human experiments and occult artifacts, in which they see a potential escape from their final Doom. The Allied leaders reject this possibility as nonsense; nonetheless, some still fear what the Führer might be up to. The situation is nebulous, however, and little is certain.
You are Cpt. William "B.J." Blazkowicz, an Allied spy, a fearless risk-taker, and the greatest soldier to ever take up arms in World War II. Your role has changed, though; you've retired from active duty, and now you spearhead operations as a systems analyst. You thought it would be the right choice--leading and motivating instead of doing the dirty work--but lately you've grown restless. At least until a few days ago, when you received an encrypted message from your old friend and comrade Cpt. Douglas Blake, calling you back to duty...
Blade of Agony is much more than just a pastiche of the classic shooters that inspired it; the project will offer a unique experience. It also has many features not often seen in source port projects--Blade of Agony truly pushes GZDoom to its limits.
"This is basically one of the best DOOM mods I've come across." - John Romero
Blade of Agony Chapter 2 has been released about one week ago and the feedback has been very amazing so far. Still we noticed that some people have a problem with the difficulty curve of the maps and stated this in their reviews on ModDB, that's why I am writing this news issue. So what can be done?
The first option you have is to play on a weaker difficulty setting (for example "Morgenspaziergang") if the one you have chosen is too hard. Also think of Blade of Agony as a less arcade-style shooter than Doom itself. There is still a lot of action going on but you are not a super-powerful space marine, so enemies are supposed to be more of a danger than Imps or Zombiemen are. Next to that you have the possibility to deactivate the flinch when being hurt as well as activating "full stamina" all the time through the BOA OPTIONS. Both are more like "ingame cheat options" but it is at least something that we have made possible to access for you.
If you are still in trouble we'd suggest watching pagb666's brillaint Let's Play videos showcasing all secrets and an excellent walkthrough through all episodes - Chapter 1 | Chapter 2. They give you a very good idea where to find secrets and how the mod is supposed to be played - forward-looking and thoroughly :)
By any chance we'd be happy if you consider the skill settings in your reviews if one of the weaker ones fit better to your playing-style. Thanks kindly and - stay psyched!
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