The Let's Play Archive

Descent II

by Star Man

Part 44: Vertigo 11

Featured music - "Pain" from the Descent II: the Infinite Abyss Redbook Soundtrack.

I might have had a bit too much to drink for this recording session. You be the judge.

In this session of four videos, we bring back Scruffy by silent popular demand and borrow Raldan from the StarCraft II thread. Because that's what fellow zeezers do--we grill each other.

The second-to-last new robot makes its first appearance in this mine:

The canary is nothing special. It is a reskin of the BPER bot. I suppose it's kind of cute too.

Also returning from Descent 1 is the big purple fatass itself, the miniboss:

Because the sniper NG is also in this mine, you can see the stark contrast of power between the two robots. The miniboss is slow and ponderous and only has its slow-moving fusion cannon to put holes in your ship. The sniper NG has more equipment, improved speed, and a stronger AI. The miniboss was pretty scary in Descent 1, but now it's nothing more than a giant purple target.

Since it was mentioned in this video, I really do recommend that you look at the pictures that are on the Golden Record on Voyager 1 and 2. It's an absolutely fascinating bit of information.