Product Type: Activision PC games
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They played with fire, and now all Hell is loose (literally!)
Doom 3 (PC)
Member Name: Jack-Voltaire
Doom 3 (PC)
Advantages: Great graphics, sound, gameplay and guns
Disadvantages: A tad dark at times, my diaper bills have risen through the roof!
Those nutty scientists have done it again. They just HAD to play with their fancy equipment, and they just couldn't resist toying with the supernatural. Now they've managed to open the gates of that hot, fiery place down there, and now all Hell is loose (Literally!).
There was a lot of debate whether this game would appeal to gamers who are Christian. True, there are demons, and the game is riddled with pentagrams and other satanic occurrences. But even so, the player should keep in mind that the character you play in the game is not responsible for the happenings (that can be credited to those smarty-pants scientists who have more time and money than brains), in fact, you are the one trying to stop it. You're the good guy...on mars... with guns... plenty of guns...
Anyway, values aside, this game is a diamond.
The game is overall very dark and very scary. It's not recommended for the weak of heart. Even hardcore gamers sometimes find themselves shaking a bit...
It's essentially a first person shooter that takes place on, wait for it, Mars. You need to survive the brutal attacks from Demons, evil spirits and possesed people alike. The enemies are a force to be reckonned with, and you will find yourself pumping with adrennaline everytime you start playing.
You have the ability to interact with many of the computers and other worldly objects. You also have a PDA that keeps track of all your info.
---Graphics & Sound----
The graphics are drop-dead gorgeous, and the sound leaves you twitchy and constantly looking over your shoulder. The game is a joy to play, and if you are lucky enough to own a surround sound system, I suggest you wear a diaper.
The amount of detail is astonishing, everything from scratches in armor and beard stopples on a guy's chin, to rust stains on doors and floors (at least I hope it's rust). The characters are extremely complex, with extensive bump-mapping and other details that add to the visual appeal.
One of the best additions to the graphics is the realistic lighting. It really gives the game that extra pint of realism and makes you want to wave your flashlight around, just to see how everything looks.
There are also in-game cutscenes of enemies coming for you, and you may find yourself screaming in terror and crushing your mouse in an attempt to defend yourself.
It requires a rather beefy machine to get the full experience out of the game. It's a matter of Performance vs. Visual quality. If you're less interested in the great visuals, a middle class PC with a decent CPU and Graphics card will do. However, if you want nothing short of amazing, you will need a powerful CPU and Graphics card.
This game was rated Game of the Year a while back, and it is still one of the better games to play. This game is still a masterpiece that remains true to John Carmack's (the creator of Doom) original treasure. And if you fancy a great game, Doom III will repeatedly have you coming back for more. If you truly want to experience the ultimate in adrenaline rushes, close the door, turn off the lights, turn up the volume, and adjust the strap on your diaper. Happy gaming!
Summary: One of the best FPS games yet