posted by fearless4_7 (RIVERSIDE, CA) Oct 19, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
It's time to revisit a classic. The new graphics make the game seem overall smoother and the flashlight trigger button is a welcomed edition. The overall game play remains unchanged... the no scoping makes the game feel a little dated to those of us used to COD or BF but one must keep in mind that this is a re-release of a 2003 game. Overall the DLC is impressive and immersible while doom 1 and 2 are a must for any collection. The game is still as scary as it was in 2003. I recommend picking this title up.
When this game originally released back in 2004, the only thing really going for it were the graphics. It still holds up pretty well in 2012, but it's quite obviously not a 2012 game. Which is understandable and would have been overlooked if not for the monotonous game play. Seeing the same environments and same enemies over and over again makes the game feel like a drag. The bosses were somewhat cool, albeit extremely easy and took no sort of special skill to beat. I didn't expect much of a story being that it is DOOM, but one that was comprehensible would have been nice. You're just told to go from point A to B...rinse and repeat. I managed to beat both the game and the expansions but the entire thing felt like such a chore.
Now to the expansion RoE. What a waste of a game. That was such an extremely poor effort by ID and a total smack to the face of fans. The setting behind it makes no sense. And virtually nothing changes but additional weapons. One which is clearly a rip off from the gravity gun in Half Life 2 called "The Grabber" Talk about lack of creativity. I beat it in about 2 1/2 hours, and even expected some sort of closure. NOTHING. You beat the last boss and that's it. You're told "Welcome home Marine" And that's it. The screen blacks out and cuts to the credits. What a waste of a game. And most importantly what a waste of time.
I would only recommend this to those people that missed out on it in 2004-2005 and are still curious to see what all the hype was all about. It's not a bad game, however it is FAR from great.