Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Let's talk DOOM

  1. #1
    ServBot (Level 11) Edmond Dantes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3,576
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    16 Posts

    Default Let's talk DOOM

    Sooo... not sure where this topic should be, because I wanna talk Doom in general, which of course started as a PC game but also got tons of console ports (and one console-exclusive installment, Doom 64), and now the modern games are on pretty much everything.

    So, I'll let the mods decide the proper place.

    .......................

    So I somehow got bored of Minecraft and, also somehow, wound up wanting to go back to the best game ever made.... Outrun 2006! Okay no, of course I mean Doom.

    I've never believed strongly in the concept of games "aging." I will say though, if Doom ages then its in the same way some wines do: it only gets better as it gets older. I remember thinking this during the Half-Life days when every FPS (including Doom 3, which I used to hate but may now be warming up to) was trying to be story-driven and cinematic. It always boggled me that people considered Halo action-packed when you only ever fought three enemies at a time from one direction when in Doom you could fight dozens from all over the place (if you have Final Doom, load up the map "Go 2 It" for an example of just how crazy it can get).

    Sadly I never got to play most of the console ports. I recently was given the Playstation version and bought the Nintendo 64 one for myself a few years back since that one isn't a port, but an original game. Kinda wish I had gotten the two GBA ports when they were easy to find, but then... if I want portable doom I can always load it up on a laptop.

    So...

    What's your favorite Doom game? (This can include specific console versions)

    If you use a Source Port to play on a modern PC, which one do you like best?

    Are there any fan-made levels you'd recommend?

    Out of personal curiosity, how well did Doom 3 translate to the original X-Box? (I never owned an X-Box)

  2. #2
    Pear (Level 6) gbpxl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,326
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    49
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    59
    Thanked in
    55 Posts

    Default

    Doom 3 did a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong. It's very hard to see anything because it is so dark. And also you can not hold a flashlight and gun at the same time which is kind of annoying. the stuff with the PDA is kind of annoying as well. besides that the controls and graphics are really good.
    Bernie 2020

  3. #3
    ServBot (Level 11) Edmond Dantes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3,576
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    16 Posts

    Default

    Yeah I remember hating Doom 3 pretty much because of the flashlight issue, not helped by that the earlier Half-Life had already solved this issue with just a chest-mounted light you could activate with a keyboard button. I've heard some defend it as a design choice but... well... there's a reason some people prefer the BFG Edition of Doom 3 (which had a lot of changes, such as making the flashlight chest-mounted and actually brightening up the map in general).

    I currently own both versions of Doom 3 but haven't played through either yet (truthfully I only bought BFG Edition for the new Doom II episode "No Rest for the Living")

  4. #4
    Strawberry (Level 2)
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    435
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    74
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    I was always the most impressed by the SNES version. I know that as far as playing, there are far better choices such as PC, Jag, or PS1, but it's really cool how they could get DOOM on a 16-bit console. That's not the only game that showed the prowess of the SNES and its flexible, expandable hardware.
    Real collectors drive Hondas, Toyotas, Chevys, Fords, etc... not Rolls Royces.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to WelcomeToTheNextLevel For This Useful Post:

    Pr3tty F1y (12-03-2019)

  6. #5
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Pr3tty F1y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    fhqwhgads
    Posts
    126
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WelcomeToTheNextLevel View Post
    I was always the most impressed by the SNES version. I know that as far as playing, there are far better choices such as PC, Jag, or PS1, but it's really cool how they could get DOOM on a 16-bit console. That's not the only game that showed the prowess of the SNES and its flexible, expandable hardware.
    I share this sentiment completely. SNES Doom is not the best version of Doom, but I love it and still come back to it routinely. It's just something about it running on a SNES that makes it better than it is.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Pr3tty F1y For This Useful Post:

    WelcomeToTheNextLevel (12-04-2019)

  8. #6
    Pretzel (Level 4)
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Kitchener,Ontario,Canada
    Posts
    810
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    I played Doom for the first time in 97 on the 32X and loved it. The 3DO version was horrible IMO with the borders around the screen.

  9. #7
    Peach (Level 3)
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    KY, USA
    Posts
    722
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    7 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    Azathoth1488
    PSN
    Azathoth_IKA
    3DS Friend
    4313-0753-9074

    Default

    I still play a couple levels of 32x Doom every now and then for a nostalgia kick. The instrumentation on the music is poor and it sucks that the enemies are always facing you, but it's was great port for the time.

    I finally got a chance to play Doom 64, a game I've heard nothing but good things about over the years, and I find it totally unplayable. The thing is so dark all I can see is the HUD.

  10. #8
    Pretzel (Level 4)
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Kitchener,Ontario,Canada
    Posts
    810
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    I loved Doom 64 for being so dark. I need to fire it up again

  11. #9
    Pear (Level 6) gbpxl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,326
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    49
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    59
    Thanked in
    55 Posts

    Default

    unpopular opinion here but I cant go back to any pre-6th gen FPSs. they havent aged well at all IMO. I dont like the controls. Halo basically ruined all those old FPS for me.
    Bernie 2020

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 08:42 PM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-11-2005, 10:09 PM
  3. FS GBA WITH AFTERBURNER DOOM DOOM II TACTICS OGRE MORE
    By dsullo in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-21-2005, 07:43 AM
  4. DOOM (Jaguar) vs. DOOM (PSone)
    By Anthony1 in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-26-2003, 09:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •