Beyond Belief - The Unholy Alliance

  • Release Date: 2000-09
  • Author: Matthias Worch
  • Genre: Quake
  • Rating: 91

[Kona]s Review

This is my second time through Beyond Belief, and I'm sure i'll do it many more times. But this time I was impressed enough to give it a review. Beyond Belief comes as quite a surprise, as Matthias' previous levels have all been below average. But right away it is good. You start off in a couple of base levels, but it is after these that the episode really heats up. The standard metal and medieval themes from Quake have been used, and it looks even better than ID did with it. The build quality is very professional, although it's not as detailed as the levels of today. The layout is always very good, at times you have a couple of paths to choose from, but it's fairly linear. However, you often return to earlier sections to open doors. The gold and silver keys and put to alot of use.

The gameplay in Beyond Belief is great. Although it could have been a little harder, if your the type who throws strategy out the door and enjoys just running in firing away (like me) then you'll have a great time with this. There is plenty of ammo and health to keep you happy. And at the end something a little different - there's no more jogging around Chthon and standing on buttons to activate very convenient pillars with lightning guns. This time you have to actually fight him. But other than that, there is nothing else new.

This is definitely a classic episode, and certainly one of the best releases for Quake.