posted by Daniel2589 (STARKVILLE, MS) Oct 31, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
The smoothness of the graphics and video playback was amazing. It seemed to be running the game a lot more efficiently than the Doom 3 edition for original Xbox I was comparing it to. The gameplay for the Original Doom and Doom II games was amazing.
The big problems come out of trying to play Doom 3 on this version. Melee with the flashlight is gone, they have added a flashlight battery gauge that drains really quickly so you have to turn it off and wait for it to recharge, and even on the Recruit setting of this one is about as difficult as the hard mode for the Original for PC/Xbox. The gameplay mechanics are clunky at best, several times I was pushed up against an enemy with the aiming reticule directly over them and it wouldn't register that I hit them. In other cases a creature would try to do a melee attack, and I would be damaged no matter how far away I was. The controls for accessing computer terminals was only half done. Every one of them shows the triangle button to access, but on some it wouldn't work, I had to figure out to use the Right Trigger to activate them. But the Right trigger won't work on all of them. It only works just enough to trick you into thinking it'll work, then getting trapped outside an airlock trying to figure out what button to press to get back in. This is not part of the normal gameplay. The audio setup was also fairly diminished. In the previous versions of Doom 3, a talking computer station would become a lot more audible (louder) as you approached it, but in this version, you have to turn the volume up on your TV to deafening levels of background noise just to hear what someone is saying, or to hear the audiofiles being played on nearby computers. There is no way of changing the settings for voices, PDA files, Ambient noises, etc. Only a single volume setting which comes in handy if your TV doesn't have volume buttons. As a long time fan of the series, I'm severely disappointed.