DOOM Impresses

DOOM Impresses

Angel Agguire

DOOM  is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda. The game is a reboot of the original Doom series and is the first major installment in the series since the release of Doom 3 in 2004. Doom was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 13, 2016.

“Doom’s single-player mode was described as having incredibly cool demons, big guns, and moving really fast as key principles,” according to id Software executive producer Marty Stratton.

The game will feature a large arsenal of weapons, which can be collected and freely switched by players throughout the game. Weapons such as the super shotgun and BFG 9000 will return. Additionally, melee weapons such as the chainsaw, which can cut enemies in half, are also featured.

Many enemies from the original games like the Revenant, Mancubus, and Cyberdemon return as well, some redesigned. As the combat system of the game puts emphasis on momentum and speed, the game allows players to perform movements like a double-jump. A combat system known as “push forward combat” is featured, which discourages players from taking cover behind obstacles or resting to regain health.

Players instead collect health and armour pick-ups scattered throughout the map, or kill enemies to regain health. A new mechanic introduced in Doom is the melee execution system, similar to that of the popular PWAD Brutal Doom. When enough damage has been dealt to an enemy, the game will highlight it, and allow the player to perform a melee takedown. id Software states that Doom’s campaign will be more than 13 hours long and the “Ultra-Nightmare” difficulty level will have permadeath.

The game’s multiplayer is being developed in conjunction with Certain Affinity. Several multiplayer modes, such as traditional four-player deathmatch and team (“clan”) arena, as well as domination, warpath, and freeze tag. Players can also use power-ups such as invisibility, health regeneration, quad damage, haste and teleporters in a multiplayer match. Players can pick-up a pentagram, one of the powerups featured, to transform into and fight as one of the demons featured in the game. The game will also include a built-in tool titled “Doom SnapMap” which allows players to construct custom maps, create new game modes and share them with the online community. At launch, the game features 9 maps.

This game certain has made some serious change to their gameplay mechanics. This game certainly lived up to the hype. The multiplayer was certainly a fun addition to the game and a great decision to make. So the rating for this game will be a 4.5 out of 5.