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I picked up DOOM3:BFG Edition today.

#1xPercivala2536xPosted 2/7/2013 5:19:38 PM
I played the original DOOM 3 on Xbox, never finished it, I was at the time still heavily playing FFXI Online on the PS2 and it was time consuming.

Anyways, the game was good, and fun, a very, how would I say it...core first person shooter with jump scares, and a great creepy atmosphere.

I picked up the BFG Edition, and I'm about 4-5 levels in, and it's really really fun. It's a great break from the current era of FPS games. Don't get me wrong, I don't feel CoD is taking the genre in the BEST direction, but the CoD type games are fun to hop in and play a few games, and they aren't bad, they might be on the same engine, with refinements, but they are time wasters for me when I'm bored.

That said, I wish more companies would make games like this. Take it back to the previous era, which wasn't bad at all, people have just gotten so used to certain aspects. Such as a open level design, freedom to customize character/weapons, a deep/dramatic and/or explosive blockbuster storyline. Little things like ADS, frequent checkpoints, and grand AI that knows what to do in EVERY situation. None of these are bad, they are all great additions to a great genre.

I would love to see a throw back FPS, similar to the style of DOOM I/II/III and similar era titles. Linear design, secret areas, a set weapons list were ammo was abundant, but you couldn't just grab any weapon after you run out. Something with good AI, obviously, but a more straight forward in your face like the old games, where they come for you, and not the system used nowadays where there are tons of enemies all taking cover, and maybe a few advance slowly tossing grenades and using military tactics.

Just old school. It's not really nostalgia, because I can still pop in the old Quake 4 for Xbox and play through it and have a blast, or Unreal, for MP, or as I found out today, DOOM 3.

I'm not hating on current era FPS, they're great.

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#2tisukoPosted 2/7/2013 6:35:02 PM
I just wish they would have kept the same control scheme from the original xbox version to this version. I don't care where the sprint button is with the BFG edition.
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#3DarkSymbiotePosted 2/7/2013 6:36:14 PM
Doom 3 is one of the most boring games I have ever played. I put it on indefinite hold for now.
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#4SunDevil77Posted 2/7/2013 6:40:38 PM
Current FPS' have evolved for the better. Don't get me wrong, I still love Doom 3. And BFG was an amazing look back at the older style of FPS, but genres need to evolve.

Doom 4 though...Damn, I can't wait.
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#5DarkSymbiotePosted 2/7/2013 6:43:01 PM
SunDevil77 posted...
Current FPS' have evolved for the better. Don't get me wrong, I still love Doom 3. And BFG was an amazing look back at the older style of FPS, but genres need to evolve.

Doom 4 though...Damn, I can't wait.


I've played older FPS that Doom 3. Its pacing and "scares", characters (or lack of them), etc. are intolerable.
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#6BrutalBrockenPosted 2/7/2013 6:47:36 PM
I enjoyed DOOM3 BFG, i just wish they didnt mess with the flashlight. They took alot of scares away by changing it
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#7Halo_ForeverPosted 2/7/2013 10:09:05 PM
Got to ask are the controls funky in it? I heard some pretty nasty rumors, which kept me from buying it.
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#8DarkSymbiotePosted 2/7/2013 10:14:21 PM
Halo_Forever posted...
Got to ask are the controls funky in it? I heard some pretty nasty rumors, which kept me from buying it.


It's not too bad but it could definitely be better.
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#9shawnmckPosted 2/7/2013 10:15:57 PM
I personally think that the controls are fine.
people mostly just have an issue with the sprint, as you have to hold the left analog stick down to run, as opposed to just clicking it once.
it literally doesn't take much to get used to it.
Some people are just acting like babies.
#10656stoogePosted 2/7/2013 10:52:47 PM
I agree TC. I don't mind the odd CoD, but I hate how every FPS these days has regen health and aim down sights. All that does is slow the games down and changes it so you can only fight a few enemies at a time.
Also bring back more than two weapons and make those weapons more interesting than the standard shotgun, pistol, machine gun.
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