Marathon 1 really pulled me in, and I ended up finishing it today. I can totally see why people would not want to play that game, but I had a real good time shooting aliens and solving inscrutable mazes. When you ally with the S’pht near the end to finally chase the Pfhor out, I thought that was a cool narrative change and it was genuinely odd to be fighting alongside them. And you can’t feel too triumphant, because you’re helping AI Elon Musk get an FTL spaceship.
I also thought the soundtrack was really cool. Lots of space-y synths with some more rock sounding tracks in there too.
But yeah, I thought Marathon 1 was pretty good! I’ll probably check out 2.