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Doom 2 (PC)
Member Name: stacey10304
Doom 2 (PC)
Advantages: challenging, revolutionary, enjoyable, scary - everything you want from a game
Doom was revolutionary back in its day and was the original (and still best) first person shooter. Upon its original release the first Doom mas massively popular, and left its fans wanting more, and that is exactly what Doom 2 delivers.
It follows on from the first Doom, demons and monsters have invaded the earth and it is up to you to drive them out. The plot is quite loose however, as once your in the game you just go from level to level constantly battling a huge onslaught of nasties relentlessy and there really isnt much of a story - that and your too busy fighting for your life to notice that there is one. This isnt a bad point however!
The aim of the game is basically to battle your way through the levels, taking on a wide range of monsters from imps that fire fireballs at you, crazy floating bulbus heads, wierd fat machine gun wielding nasties to crazy robotic arachnid type things. This isnt a game for the casual gamer and is relentlessy hard and unforgiving, save points are few and faw between, and although health is readily found throughout the levels its not enough to keep you alive.
When I was younger I loved playing this game and without blowing my trumpet I was really quite good at it. A few weeks ago however I decided to play Doom again and I was terrible, I couldnt keep up with the relentless attacks and just kept dying - i still play games alot - but this was just so HARD!
The games graphics look very dated now, and they we'rent really up to scratch back then, but a few minutes into the game and you forget all this. and to be honest, thats part of its charm and enjoyment aswell. The soundtrack and sound effects are briliant, really giving it a scary atmosphere, and it is still the only game thats had me hiding behind a corner of wall on the game not wanting to wander out to see whats on the other side (with the exception of the first deadspace for the ps3). You can hear the snorkling and grunts of monsters as your wandering around, knowing that they are around the corner or the next - it really is a scary game.
Overall this is a brilliant game and for me nothing has ever compared to it, I havent put the hours that I put into this game into any other game since - it really is a classic and will always stay up there as one of my all time favourite series of games!
Summary: crazy monster fighting scary game