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Submitted by john2 548d ago | opinion piece

id Software, Doom 3 BFG Edition and how the mighty has fallen in the eyes of PC gamers

DSOGaming writes: "Man, things are not looking good for the relationship between id Software and PC gamers. It’s ironic, but the company fromTexas was once upon a time THE PC developer. Fast forward a couple of years and here we are today with id Software dropping on the ball on yet another PC game. Doom 3: BFG was released a couple of days ago and let us tell you that it is worse (when it comes to its tech) than the eight year old game that was offered by the very same studio. It’s ironic, but the id you knew is dead and won’t come back anytime soon." (Doom 3 BFG Edition, iD Software, PC, PS3, Rage, Xbox 360)

NYC_Gamer  +   549d ago
There is no reason why PC gamers should even buy the BFG edition...ID,has turned into another below average studio pumping out sorry ass ports....I couldn't stand Doom 3 thought it was garbage..PC gamers find a copy of the reg Doom 3 and make use of the created mods.
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Rivitur  +   548d ago
Yeah it's pointless to even buy the Bfg version on PC with all the mods that actually make the game look better.

Hell I remember this story aslo from DSO:

http://n4g.com/news/813493/...
Mounce  +   548d ago
Totally, the texture modders out there who especially did GTA4, Doom 3 being the other, do a FANTASTIC job, it brings me to question why the fuck these supposed 'Professionals' take a long ass time milking their shit when it takes random people that potentially no one has heard of, or just a bunch of teenagers with a passion and they can get shit down in short time and accomplish so god damn much. Almost like comparing an 80 year old sprinting at the olympics versus a 25 year old in progress...

iD made a horrible new IP that was overrated based on John Carmack and his 'teh engine making skills' (Rage), it bombed. Doom 3 was a good step and transition to 'Full' 3D(So to speak) from Doom 2 amongst Return to Castle Wolfenstein which I still love to play. Just, Doom 3 has many flaws you have to ignore and to keep playing, like the whole Flashlight-at-all-times and the bland weapon noises, the 'Everything is black meme' which makes me laugh quite easily. iD was mighty. I think really what happened was, they lost their passion, to them it's Business and they lost sight of what's important.

To all those with vision, creativity, and passion....They are the ones at the front, or rear, but nonetheless, the ones who're making the games that are Unique, underrated, hidden gems or widely known, whatever they may be. We ALL know which ones they are. iD games, are none of them now.
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yewles1  +   548d ago
Here we go again...
ATi_Elite  +   548d ago
I can't wait to laugh at Doom 4. Carmack and id are a disgrace now. They may as well just make iPhone and Facebook games.
2pacalypsenow  +   548d ago
I found Doom 3 good
Farsendor1  +   548d ago
this isn't really about if doom 3 was a good game or not its about id messing up the pc port of the remake
2pacalypsenow  +   548d ago
well yeah its no news the last decen/good game they made was quake 4
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kma2k  +   548d ago
i tried for about an hour & gave up, i dont know what it was but i just couldnt get into it. Never was a huge doom nut in the past maybe that has something to do with it.
ninjahunter  +   548d ago
Bring on the over exaggeration from the brainwashed kids.
palaeomerus  +   548d ago
And still no one anywhere is any more excited about Killzone 2 or 3 than they were before reading this stupid junk article.
GammaSix  +   548d ago
LMAO, so many hateful sheep on this site, just play the regular version or get it on console. That simple.

BTW idiots, John Carmack works with engines and has produced great innovations (except the fail of RAGE) so all this butthurt directed towards him shows how clueless you guys are
Blacktric  +   548d ago
Shh... it's okay.

See you again when Doom 4 flops.
Cajun Chicken  +   548d ago
I don't see myself buying BFG edition for PC as I already have both Doom 3 games and sourceports available for Doom 1&2 are a lot better. TBH, I never really saw any reason why I would want to buy Doom 3 again for PC.

HOWEVER, the PS3 version of the game is the definitive console version of the series. Because of the slight adjustments revolving around the light being mounted and with limited rechargeable power ala Halo:CE, Doom 3 actually does go back more to it's tight corridor twitch shooter formula and it's s lot easier to change weapons instead of the original release of Doom 3 where it was more of a survival horror. In other words, BFG Edition on console is a lot more FUN. The Lost Missions is pretty decent despite taking already used assets and the areas in Hell are actually more on par to how Hell should've looked like in the original Doom 3 in the first place.

It's a shame about the lack of realtime shadows and hitting zombies over the head with the torch, but except for that, BFG Edition is s great package, now hear me out; FOR CONSOLE GAMERS. That is until the PC modders come through anyway.
humbleopinion  +   548d ago
This article is crap and misleading - straight from the first sentance where they claim that ID TECH 5 engine is used, where in fact it's the same old ID TECH 4 engine with some featrues added (similar to ET:QW) - but it's not a true ID TECH 5 games. The Eurogamer comparison shows it best:
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

The thing is, Doom 3 was never a very good game to start with. It was a simple and linear old school game, especially after games like Halo and Riddick were already out (and right before Far Cry and Half Life 2 were released). The only saving point was the superb graphics in 2004 standards, but today it's just not too much of an eye candy anymore.

Design wise, Rage is far superb to any of the previous games from ID software, and hopefully they will keep this momentum and the design choices going forward.
Doom 3 BFG is just a nod to the past, not what we should expect in the future. Thankfully it will also be open-sourced soon.
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Roccetarius  +   548d ago
I always have this video, just in case it'll be needed. This is generally what has happened to Shooters this gen.

http://youtu.be/W1ZtBCpo0eU...
fossilfern  +   548d ago
This video sums up shooters of this generation. Getting sick of these Modern Combat games to be honest, what happened to futuristic shooters? just go wild with imagination!
ninjahunter  +   548d ago
Morrowind remake: Now with no dialogue, because reading is hard.
Vip3r  +   548d ago
Doom 3 is/was a good game. Certainly when it came out. It's the only game to have scared the shit out of me too.

Just a shame these days all the gaming industry cares about is money. Now Doom is going to get a bad rep because of this. Should be £9.99 tbh.
AzaziL  +   547d ago
Doom and Duke Nukem, two games I would've never imagined becoming irrelevant to the FPS genre back in the 90s.

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