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Marathon is so, SO misunderstood
Posted By: Starship Security OfficerDate: 5/10/04 4:56 p.m.

I can't believe it. I heard that DOOM beat it in a comparison. and look at this link below:
http://reviews.macnn.com/reviews/quake/quake.shtml
Read the top paragraph's first sentence, as if Quake beats Marathon a shitload. And then there's this link
http://www.webcom.com/~petrich/games/marathon/marathon.html
Saying that Marathon is like Doom or Dark Forces or Duke Nukem.

Then there's much more I've heard and seen. Marathon is probably one of the most underrated and most misunderstood games that ever existed. People think it's a simple game like Quake. This isn't true.

How the hell did these people get mixed up? Aside from graphics, was that all people cared about in these games? Just that they had the most aggressive action? Is that what is behind this goo-goo die-hard obsession with the overrated crunk of shit known as Unreal Tournament? And the obsession with Halo? And Deus Ex? Strange that I have never noticed this before. People seem to not get the entire point of Marathon. It was not just to present fps action, but also to challenge, to involve, to bring emotion and intrigue to the player, as well as an interesting plot. And yet this is what people saw of it. Maybe that's why most misunderstand it.

I just don't get it. Why?

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Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodStarship Security Officer 5/10/04 4:56 p.m.
     Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodYossarian 5/10/04 5:19 p.m.
           It helps me run. :) *NM*Mista_B 5/10/04 6:08 p.m.
           Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodStarship Security Officer 5/11/04 3:54 a.m.
     I still say it's a Mac v. PC thing *NM*Steve Levinson 5/10/04 6:14 p.m.
     Re: Starship Security Officer is so misunderstoodM 5/10/04 10:28 p.m.
           I was misunderstood, but...Starship Security Officer 5/11/04 4:01 a.m.
                 Re: I was misunderstood, but...Yossarian 5/11/04 4:17 a.m.
                       Re: I was misunderstood, but...Bob-B-Q 5/11/04 5:46 a.m.
                       Re: I was misunderstood, but...Steve Levinson 5/11/04 5:55 a.m.
                             Re: I was misunderstood, but...Miguel 5/11/04 7:17 a.m.
                                   Download C64 emulators? *NM*Callie21V 5/11/04 10:08 a.m.
                                   poop my pants? *NM*the Battle Cat 5/12/04 6:43 a.m.
                                   Argh. Having to go and keep explaining.Starship Security Officer 5/12/04 6:16 p.m.
                                   Re: I was misunderstood, but...Andrew Nagy 7/31/06 5:00 p.m.
                                         It came from beyond the bitbucket...Forrest of B.org 8/1/06 7:53 a.m.
                                               Re: It came from beyond the bitbucket...Andrew Nagy 8/1/06 10:51 a.m.
                                                     Re: It came from beyond the bitbucket...Forrest of B.org 8/1/06 8:40 p.m.
                                                           Re: It came from beyond the bitbucket...Andrew Nagy 8/3/06 7:59 p.m.
                                         Re: I was misunderstood, but...Vid Boi 8/3/06 10:46 a.m.
                             Re: I was misunderstood, but...Starship Security Officer 5/12/04 6:12 p.m.
                       Re: I was misunderstood, but...D-M.A. 5/12/04 10:27 a.m.
                             Re: I was misunderstood, but...Forrest of B.org 5/12/04 11:29 a.m.
                                   Re: I was misunderstood, but...the Battle Cat 5/13/04 6:33 a.m.
                             Re: I was misunderstood, but...M 5/12/04 12:05 p.m.
                             Said "fuck kindness, someone hand me a spanker"guy *NM*Starship Security Officer 5/12/04 6:05 p.m.
                       What? What did I do now?Starship Security Officer 5/12/04 6:03 p.m.
                             DID YOU HEAR ME, YOSS? *NM*Starship Security Officer 5/13/04 6:38 p.m.
           Re: Starship Security Officer is so misunderstoodEvil Otto 5/17/04 9:28 a.m.
                 Petrich: Got bored, moved on. Sad, but happens. *NM*Mista_B 5/17/04 10:07 a.m.
                 Re: Starship Security Officer is so misunderstoodSpeaker-To-Animals 5/17/04 1:00 p.m.
                       Re: Starship Security Officer is so misunderstoodBob-B-Q 5/17/04 2:06 p.m.
     Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodJohannes Gunnar 5/11/04 7:21 a.m.
           Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodCheerful 5/11/04 10:34 a.m.
                 Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodMalakite 5/11/04 12:58 p.m.
                       Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodCheerful 5/11/04 1:41 p.m.
                             Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodBob-B-Q 5/11/04 2:25 p.m.
                       Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodForrest of B.org 5/11/04 3:51 p.m.
                       Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodStarship Security Officer 5/12/04 5:58 p.m.
                 Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodthe Battle Cat 5/12/04 6:57 a.m.
                       Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodmneub12 5/12/04 3:29 p.m.
                             Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodBob-B-Q 5/12/04 3:49 p.m.
                                   "...accidental because it was so slap-dash and..." *NM*Andrew Nagy 5/13/04 12:07 p.m.
                             Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodSteve Levinson 5/12/04 4:03 p.m.
                                   Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodmneub12 5/12/04 4:56 p.m.
                             A WITCH!! BURN HIM!! BURN HIM!! *NM*the Battle Cat 5/13/04 6:30 a.m.
           Re: Marathon is so, SO misunderstoodStarship Security Officer 5/12/04 5:45 p.m.

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