gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Absolutely nothing happens. Sure monsters appear every thirty freaking seconds and weapons get more powerful and varied throughout, but all that gets old really really fast. and that's the whole game. The level design is also pretty confusing and difficult to navigate sometimes. Maybe that's how shooters did it in the older days but really, it isn't that entertaining. More or less annoying.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
As a 21 year old gamer, I regret having missed the original doom due to not having a PC and not liking monsters as a child. This re-release was my chance to get a taste of what I missed.
I'll start off by saying that, as an adult, it's very, VERY hard to scare me. Doom 3 is one of the few games to have legitimately gotten my heart pumping with anxiety. The atmosphere is fantastic, especially with my 5.1 surround sound headset. Lighting, sound and visuals come together to create a creepy world. Scratches in the walls, breathing behind doors, Satanic voices whispering in your ear as your vision goes blood red and demons pop in for a nice meal.
The graphics are so-so, but they get the job done and even give off a nostalgic feel.
The gunplay stays true to the past installments. I understand not implementing iron sighting for nostalgic reasons, but it would have been nice as an option at least.
I think those who missed out in the past should give this a shot. It lives up to its counterpart quite well. Even if the revamped Doom 3 does nothing for you, it still has the first 2 games kept intact for you to experience.
I may be new to the Doom universe, but I respect both as a classic and for the contributions it made to current day FPS.
For the people that say the graphics are bad i say to them you don't say. It wasn't supposed to have better graphics. It was simply a trilogy of some of the greatest FPS games of all time. for starters it comes with the original two dooms i mean how amazing is that. That and they look amazing in HD. To add the great game it comes with doom 3 and the resurrection of evil add on. Plus you get the lost missions. For me i loved all three of the dooms so when i heard of this i bought it. Another neat thing they put into the game is that you don't have to switch between your flashlight and gun anymore, instead you have a built in flashlight onto your armor. For those familiar with halo its the same thing. It has a battery life and will die if used to much. It recharges fairly fast though. Another thing that caught my eye while playing doom 3 was it seems like they added more to some of the levels compared to doom 3 for the original xbox. This may have been on the PC version but i have not played so i cant tell you. All and all if you were to buy all of these games ( besides the lost mission only on bfg edition) it would cost you about 50 to 60 dollars. If you are a fan of the doom franchise i highly recommend renting this game. Possibly even buying it if you want to.