'DOOM' is 'DOOM'. Who cares about a story?
It fits in the category of needing more like it!
Although I do not strictly consider Doom a full-fledged arena shooter, I do think it is a good stepping stone for newer gamers to be introduced to arena shooter gaming of old (Quake 3, Unreal Tournament). I think Doom is a well-made merger of modern day FPS and the great arena shooters from the past. The game-play is simply top-notch in my opinion. Doom's single player campaign was some of the purest fun I've had from a video game in a long time. My only big criticism of the multiplayer is I wish it used true arena shooter elements of everyone spawning with the same generic weapon and all the different weapons were at fixed locations with spawn timers for each map. Nonetheless, the multiplayer is still great fun as it is now. It's hard to categorize where Doom falls on the spectrum of current FPS games, I'd rather just not put a label on it at all and just experience it for what it is: fun.
Doom is its own thing. it fits in my collection nicely. These articles are so pointless
I want more games like this, please? :3
A new<>old genre, maybe call it a AFPS(arcade-first-person-shoot er) to differentiate between the old new shooters and the new modern shooters that have become old hat.
I have only One gripe about this latest Doom, why id software left out Mars 2 moons Phobos & Deimos? Classic Doom settings took place on Phobos & Deimos. ID should've had the Marine fight demons and close portals on maps on both Moons for settings purposes. Being on just Mars and than Hell to me is like Doom3 again, and just lame. I don't particularly care for it's Hard Metal soundtrack, though it is fitting to this game's high octane action style. When I play Classic Doom or Brutal Doom, I use midi music files from the PlayStation One version of Doom or psxdoom composed by Aubrey Hodges. I wouldn't want use it for Doom 2016 because it just wouldn't fit. This doom is wild, fast, vibrant rock & roll fun that clearly doesn't take itself that seriously. And it's a GOOD thing.
The game fits right into my ps4 disk drive. How bout that. Plus its a great game.
I am enjoying Doom even more than I did Wolfenstein. It's exactly the game I wanted it to be. I was playing yesterday, and even had time to check out the Snap Map feature, which is easy as all hell to utilize. Just a satisfying game to enjoy if you're getting tired of the annual military shooters and random FPS games. I will say that this game has elements of Halo and Half-life in it that also boost up the nostalgia factor of what an FPS game could be today in terms of overall fun. It's the perfect mix for old and new.
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