“ Manufacturer: Activision / Genre: Action / ESRB Rating: M - (Mature) / ESRB Descriptor: Blood and Gore / ESRB Descriptor: Intense Violence / Platform: Windows / Online: Online Gaming Support / Online: LAN Gaming Support / Distribution Media: CD-ROM / Release Date: Q2, 2005 „
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Most people who called themselves "gamers" in the 90's would have heard of and most likely play the original Doom. As one of the very first fps style games is became an icon of gaming in that decade. This meant that when the developers started making Doom 3 they knew they had a lot to live up to. It can be argued that doom 3 is not a squeal to the original doom but a remake, as the storyline is pretty similar. You play the role of a generic tough-guy marine sent to a mining/science colony on mars to try to figure out the source of some weird happenings only to find out that the legally dodgy company behind the colony has opened up a gateway to hell. The gameplay involves walking around very dark maze like corridors fighting the same enemies as you fought in doom 1 although now with fully rendered 3d bodies. One really nice touch is that whenever you meet an enemy for the first time you usually do some via some dynamically scripted encounter that shows off that enemies special attacks and attributes as well as usually giving you a little scare. This game is another example of a sequel that will be loved by people who loved the original but perhaps not by anyone else.
I loved Doom 3. It was a refreshingly creepy game that boasted a very legitimate difficulty level, and was also visually stunning to boot. It wasn't long before an expansion was released given the game's meteoric success, in the considerably less memorable (but still pretty good) Resurrection of Evil, which presents 12 new levels to plough through, a bunch of new monsters, and also the famed shotgun from the original Doom games. The plot is pretty inconsequential, really; you're the same guy, in another situation where Hell's gates open, and there's not much more to it than that. You get assailed by the same beasts mostly, although a few new ones do abound, such as the famed Hunter, which is a huge, hulking beast that can kill you quite easily (not too dissimilar from the one in Resident Evil, although it doesn't look like a frog!). The game does have a few new touches, though, primarily that it now has a weapon rather sardonically called the Grabber, which was very divisive because it seemed to be a rip-off of the brilliant Gravity Gun in Half-Life 2. Nevertheless, it allows you to not only hurl items, but also redirect fireballs back at enemies, which is quite a clever touch, even if it is ultimately a derivative mechanic. However, a mild change of setting to some new, more exotic locales is especially welcome, as is the inclusion of the double-barrelled shotgun from the original Doom games, which is incredibly effective at taking down the baddies. This is without a doubt minor Doom, but it has superb visuals and general presentation as per Doom 3, and introduces a few new fun variables even if it's nothing major.
doom 3 is the 3rd outing of the doom game series and this is also one of the scariest and most frightening games that i have ever played. the reason that i got this is game was that a couple of friends of mine where saying how good the graphics where, and i did not believe them so i went and purchased the game. i guess they where correct. the game had very good graphics at the time of release and they are still ok compared to games today. the only thing about this game was that i found it terrifying and that i could only manage about maybe half an hour or so at a time then i had to leave it for a while due to me nearly having a heart attack every time a monster jumped out at me. the game has a strange story line where the ghouls of hell are released and you must kill them all to survive basically, as your friends are turned into zombie like creatures around you. there is a variety of weapons availble through out the game play and i think the stoeyline is convincible in places. although i never finished the game due to lack of interest (due to it being a bit to frightening) after a week or so of play so i never found out how the game ended.
This is a far cry from the classic Doom games which started the shooting genre as we know it today. The monsters, no longer squares which make cheesy growling noises, are all very well modelled and varied. They are genuinely frightening when coupled with the dark and sinister atmosphere which is maintained throughout the whole game. Sweamish and easily frightened? This game may not be for you, the experience much like a horror movie. See things moving in the shadows? They may just be tricks of the light, something which Doom 3 plays upon a lot. Underneath the satanic scaryness is a farily generic shooter with all of the weapons you would expect, such as Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers and Pistols. The only interesting weapon is the BFG, which is more of a panic button then a proper weapon. The multiplayer was the well-loved feature of the original games, but it isn't as good here. Obviously things have improved since the original games, but the maps are lacking any sort of originality and people tend to just run around in circles shooting constantly at things rather than taking cover and tactically assaulting people. Not many people play the game online anymore due to the sheer number of superior online games. A decent game with decent graphics. Nothing amazing or revolutionary about it though.
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is an expansion pack for Doom 3, is this game doomed for failure? or resurrected for success? Doom 3 ressurection is brought to you by the collaboration between id software and Nerve Software. This expansion pack includes a greater variety of weapons and enemies, so if you enjoyed Doom 3, you must buy it! *Story* The game picks up 2 years after Doom 3, Your character is part of the scientific investigation team. You start of going on an exploratory mission which then leads to complete destruction of everything when you find a starnge artifcat that releases "evil". With the help of you friend Elizabeth, you both attempt to destroy this evil and restore peace. Not quite original huh? *Gameplay* For those that have played Doom 3 before, this game is not really that different to Doom 3. Its still the same "dark", "gory" ganme and involves you entering an area, killing all the enemies and moving on, there will be an objective each time for you to complete and when completed, you'll be able to move on to the next part of the game. Overall, its quite straightforward. So for those action lovers, its a great pick. *Additions* You get new weapons and new types of enemies in this game. Theres also a different storyline to Doom 3 but the storylines not that great as it does not really develop. *Graphics* The graphics are stunning, the characters and surroundings are amazing. But hey, you wouldnt just buy a game for its graphics right? *So Whats so good?* There are new weapons and more abilities than doom 3. Great Multiplayer fun *Whats not so good?* Not much of a storyline Easy to complete *Overall* This action packed game will only last you a couple of hours maximum, therefore, if you would like some real fun, try other games.