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Doom and the power of purity and confidence

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GoOnKid said: 

AngryLittleAlchemist said:

But yeah, I know that's me just being a cynical pessimistic butt-head as usual ... 

Yeah, you really can't help yourself, can you?

Curl is one of my favorite users and he has also been a very cynical and pessimistic person. I think he'd understand. 



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I skipped out on this game when it launched on PS4 because I was focusing on other games and did not have time to get to it. I got on Switch however due to portability and man, the game is pure fun.  Really glad I got a chance to play this.

 

I am looking forward to DOOM Eternal as well!



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Doom 2016 was an incredibly fun game, and its focus on pure gameplay is a big reason why (a story is there, but is mostly window dressing). The core gameplay loop was immensely satisfying as it encouraged an aggressive in-your-face play style. Camping would get you killed. And it did this while also retaining most of what made old-school Doom fun, while adding some more modern FPS accoutrements (e.g., ledge grabbing, upgradable abilities & weapons).

Definitely my favorite non-Nintendo game of the generation so far.



I'm sure Doom's gunplay is just fine, but all combat in the demo was so room-based (and I've heard it's similar in the full game) that unfortunately it's not nearly enough to carry the game. It's kind of funny, because that's very deep in the game's core gameplay - more or less exactly what's being praised here. I don't necessarily need anything fancy extra to the gameplay but constricting combat to small arenas (with lockdowns) is simply not that fun to me.

To each their own though, I suppose. Like I said: gunplay seemed fine, and it seems that definitely not everyone minds the rooms.



manakine said:

For those alluding to strong FPS games that don't resemble Call of Duty and Battlefield, I'd be interested in reading your recommendations. Titanfall 2 and Wolfenstein come to mind.

Borderlands, Metro, Far Cry, Killing Floor, and Fallout all come to mind, besides Wolfenstein.  Unfortunately, BioShock and Dishonored, both of which I like a lot, appear to be over.  The new RAGE is also coming out and looks darn good.  Metro and Borderlands will have installments coming soon.



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I agree with the OP. But, you could have boiled it down to this - Doom 2016 was a great game, because they managed to make it feel just like Doom.



VAMatt said:
I agree with the OP. But, you could have boiled it down to this - Doom 2016 was a great game, because they managed to make it feel just like Doom.

For the most part but the game is also filled with modern trends. Not only that, but it also doesn't support traditional mods, another substantial part of DOOM's DNA. 

That being said, even with those drawbacks, DOOM 2016 would be my wife if it was a woman. 



I agree.

Lost interest in COD the Moment they removed the story mode.

Need to find other games to fill the void.



 

 

Metallox said:
VAMatt said:
I agree with the OP. But, you could have boiled it down to this - Doom 2016 was a great game, because they managed to make it feel just like Doom.

For the most part but the game is also filled with modern trends. Not only that, but it also doesn't support traditional mods, another substantial part of DOOM's DNA. 

That being said, even with those drawbacks, DOOM 2016 would be my wife if it was a woman. 

Yeah saying it's "just like DOOM" is too exaggerated. I think it could still take a few more lessons from the original games personally. But - it definitely felt like a DOOM game made in 2016. Which it did very well. Just a few more lessons taken from the OG games, and it would be the ultimate New Classic Original Shooter Deluxe U : P



I own it on 3 platforms. It's best on PC and one of the best shooters I've ever played (and I've played a LOT over the last 22 years).