Id Software says Christopher Nolan and The Dark Knight influenced the sequel’s name.
According to the Doom Slayer article on doom.wikia the current timeline is Doom, Doom 2/Final, Doom 64, Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal.
But I thought Doom 2016 was a reboot. How can it be in the same timeline as the older games? Are we to believe that they are making all the same mistakes after they already accidentally unleashed demons on the world?
... Because people can be pretty stupid? The 2016 version has alot of nods and collectibles that state events from those games, maybe you didn't read the flavor text during the game (I don't blame you because the gameplay is pretty fun and fast-paced).
There are references to the events of the older games in Doom (2016). Also Quake Champions confirmed that the Doom Slayer is the original Doom Guy and a descendent of B.J Blazkowicz . The IDuniverse has multiple timelines and includes Doom,Wolfenstein and Quake.
@finalfantasyfanatic I loved the Soul cube in Doom (2016) found in the artifact storage room and the Icon of sin in the late game.
So why not just call it Doom 2: Eternal Hell they could have related it to the original sequels name, Hell on Earth by calling it something like Hell Roams Earth or Demons on Earth while using the retro poster but updated like they did for Doom 2016
Even on Quake Con stage they called it Hell on Earth 🤷🏻♂️
It really wasn't obvious to me it was a sequel, I thought it was a addon or DLC, I had to ask around to find out when they first announced it.
then you didnt watch or read about the announcement. It was very clear it was a sequel. If you only read a title of an arcticle that says Doom Eternal 'insert random title' then u might think that. If you go further than the title or watch Quakecon u wont think that.
It should be called Doom 5.
Cuz there’s already a game called Doom II
There's also a game called Doom
True statement. However moot. The article explains why the name Doom made sense for the 2016 game and why doom 2 didn't work.
Yeah recycled titles of the first game is common, but you don’t wanna recycle the titles of the sequels
EA didn't get that memo with Battlefield and Battlefront.
Why can't they just use a subtitle afterwards like Doom 2: Hell on Earth or Doom 2: Eternal.
You’re right, but if they were to call it Doom 2, and you start seeing articles pop up for ‘Doom 2 review’ or people saying “wow Doom 2 is great!”, is there really going to be that much confusion as to which ‘Doom 2’ they’re talking about? How many people will really think “oh they must be talking about the 1994 Doom 2”?
It was simply the developers choice.
who cares? their formula has become beyond stale. they should take lessons from the god of war devs what a today‘s game needs to be.
Hahahahahahahahah They should take lessons from the new God of War which included combat arenas, a glory kill system, leveling system, abilities on cooldown, brutal combat with an emphasis on enemy prioritization etc. Of course, I'll get downvoted into oblivion despite being right, but both games have way more in common than you think. The game I was reminded of most while playing God of War besides Metroid, is Doom 2016. Both are great games.
Nah, DOOM needs good bosses and fast and frantic gameplay.
Not every game has to be God of war in the same vein of every cover based shooter from 2006 being a gears clone then every fps from 2008 being a modern warfare clone History has shown just because we have a good game it shouldn't be replicated by everyone
2 would be boring
Too much time spent on discussing what to call it. Just bring it. Oh, I want to fight that monster in the gif.
Waay too much time.
He is right , everbody refers to the last DOOM game as DOOM 2016 . I
Doom 2 would be a horrible name.
Funny how when Nintendo finally gets what they want they still complain and make excuses to hate them. These type of people would hate Nintendo even if they released an Xbox One X with Nintendo name slapped on it and Nintendo games.
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