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Doom (1993) - A Ripping, Tearing Throwback in Gaming History

Doom (1993) is considered, by many, to be the "father" of the first-person shooter genre. Take a deeper dive into this undisputed classic.

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Tsar4ever0162d ago (Edited 62d ago )

"Doom (1993) - A Ripping, Tearing Throwback in Gaming History"

Uhh, No. Classic Doom wasn't about doin' any RIPPIN' & TEARING". That moniker came from first the infamous "Doom Comic book". After that came the "BRUTAL DOOM" mode from SGtMarkIV. Classic doom had nothing to do with phrase "Rip & Tear". Just sayin'

giveyerheadawobble62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

Yep. And it's also single-handedly the quote that took Doom in the wrong direction. The modern Doom games might be OK games in isolation, but they missed the point for me. The original Doom might have had fast movement, but again, this lends into the misconception that Doom was about run and gun action and "ripping and tearing". It wasn't. The original Doom was a horror game, both thematically, and in actual gameplay. It was arguably the first game to be genuinely scary. The atmosphere and the traps when you'd take a key or weapon and the lights would go out and a door opened up behind you with demons pouring out. I think the PS1 version of the game is as close to a proper Doom reboot there has been, as it took the game and gave the horror aspect an overhaul with new music and lighting. If only the newer Dooms even managed to recapture half of that. Meanwhile Doom 3 gets a bad rep, but to me, it's more of a Doom game than the 2016 version.

Tsar4ever0162d ago

True that, And I forgot to mention that DOOM 2016 & Eternal overall gameplay was 'HIGHLY INSPIRRED' off of "Brutal Doom" mod in most aspects.

SeTTriP62d ago

I played it in 93 and it was more of a survival horror game then anything.

giveyerheadawobble61d ago

Yeah, it could feel that way, and was probably intended to on some maps. I mean, you were a lone survivor on Phobos surrounded by demons. There's a reason why when you died, you got sent back to the start of the map with just a pistol.

TheRealTedCruz62d ago

Still just as fan to play as it was in the early 90s.