746c on Youtube wrote:D2x-xl sucks because it doesn't even look good. It only looks good with all hires textures, models, and graphics but no computer can run or even load the game for all these features. Descent 1 and 2 are meant to be played in their original forms, because they look the best that way.
P.S. software rendering works better for Descent series lores textures and gives the game a more underground mood. sharp edges on textures makes it look more like rock.
Well, hires textures, sounds, models and effects work for most D2X-XL users, right? The most logical conclusion is that either that guy's computer sucks or that he lacks the technical and social skill to set up D2X-XL properly or ask for advice.
Btw, w/o hires textures etc. D2X-XL is vanilla Descent. Now on the one side D2X-XL looks bad that way, but on the other side Descent should be played vanilla style?
Anyway, who is this guy to make his personal taste and opinion a dogma? D2X-XL is far from perfect, but many people still like what it offers.
The guy's Youtube profile claims that he is 30. I think 13 might be closer to the truth.