Another thing I noticed when playing Vertigo. It's been generally established that Descent 1 L4 Laser is stronger than Descent 2 L6 Laser. So I played some Vertigo, and I met this Fusion Hulk in level 11. I shot him with my L6 quads, and he took 6 rounds to go down. The score was usual, 2000 points. I thought that was curious, so I launched Descent 1 instead to check how many L4 quad shots will a Fusion Hulk take to go down - he took 8.
Does that mean that the Fusion Hulk's HP got cut between Descent 1 and Vertigo, or are the lasers simply more powerful?
"I can almost feel that mechanical nightmare behind me, rolling around in its final throes of death... Then the orbital sky lights up like a sun... I start to breathe again."