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Post by Eorl @ 04:11pm 30/10/12 | 14 Comments
Doom is probably one of the most influential titles in gaming history. Released in 1993, it quickly spread across thousands of computers, and has been regarded as an iconic title not just for its graphics, but also for its gory content and quite satanic imagery.

With the release of Doom 3 BFG Edition, id Software has gone back to the first-ever full 3D title and given it a makeover for the current-gen consoles and PC, including the expansion Resurrection of Evil and a new single player expansion pack called The Lost Mission.

With a torch in one hand and the will to push on into the dark atmosphere of Mars City, our reviewer Dylan Burns ventured into the depths of hell to let us know what he thought about the new edition.
If you’re a Doom-a-holic, you’ll already own the previous games and expansions but will likely be keen on this in order to blast through and gain achievements/trophies. While the gameplay and design does seem surprisingly archaic for a recent-ish game, there is enjoyment to be had in the mindless domination of brain-dead demonic hordes.
Read on for more of the review.



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53n53l355
Posted 12:36pm 31/10/12
This is a lazy review. Play it with the correct intention. Full 5.1 surround. Lights off. In 3D.
konstie
Posted 12:52pm 31/10/12
you guys just got told.
dais
Posted 01:37pm 31/10/12
I'd like to try The Lost Mission.
fpot
Posted 01:37pm 31/10/12
Is it true that dynamic shadows have been taken out of the game for this edition?
Dazhel
Posted 05:03pm 31/10/12
This is a lazy review. Play it with the correct intention. Full 5.1 surround. Lights off. In 3D.


Nah, I agree with the review - Doom 3 was great in it's day but the BFG edition is a bit of a let down. The monster closet gameplay seems even more irritating than it was in the original.
The flashlight thing touted was released as a mod within days of the original release so that's nothing really new there. The checkpoint system and the lost missions are nice, but existing mods are broken, PDAs are a snore and yes, they've taken out the dynamic lighting.

I'd recommend digging out the old Doom 3 disc if you're really keen, this remaster isn't quite up to snuff.
skythra
Posted 05:10pm 31/10/12
Nah, I agree with the review .

Whether the conclusion is the same or not, his methodology is correct. I don't think you should dispute that the intent of the re-release was to literally just give fans a bit more. Not worth money mind you. Should have been a free update as thanks.
euphoria
Posted 06:29pm 31/10/12
Doom 3 game play was dated when it originally came out, never mind today.
Rdizz
Posted 07:32pm 31/10/12
yeah i was not a fan either.. i just wanted to finsh the game and get it over with.. cheated my way though it so i could get there faster.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:14am 01/11/12
I'll stick with me original doom 3 + expansion i got during steam xmas sale for dirt cheap. F*** all those complainers who need more light, bunch of noobs. I happily play with standard contrast/brightness and just the flashlight. Never understood what people complained about.
Whoop
Posted 12:22am 01/11/12
I'll stick with me original doom 3 + expansion i got during steam xmas sale for dirt cheap. F*** all those complainers who need more light, bunch of noobs. I happily play with standard contrast/brightness and just the flashlight. Never understood what people complained about.

uncalibrated monitors vs properly calibrated ones vs good ones vs crap ones. Everyone's gonna have a different brightness level.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:26am 01/11/12
Just change it then. Still dont see the issue.

IMO its just a bunch of girls who dont wanna play a scary game without a light to see where they shoot.
kos
Posted 01:20am 01/11/12
Doom 3 definitely got boring through the middle, but one of the things I actually liked about it was the no flashlight on guns thing.

Having to walk around looking in all the pitch black corners with just a flashlight armed felt much more horror-y, and having to put the flashlight away and look for the glowing eyes or silhouettes when you found a monster was an additional and interesting challenge.

And as I say in every Doom 3 thread, Hell was just awesome.

Not interested in the BFG Edition at all though.
tspec
Posted 09:01am 01/11/12
The only thing I didn't like about Doom3 was the lack in change of scenery for 95% of the game, the Hell level was easily the best part. The BFG edition will no doubt be like $5 in one of the upcoming steam sales so I might just grab it when it's cheap.

last edited by tspec at 09:01:42 01/Nov/12
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:27pm 01/11/12
Yeah, im with you kos, the switching of light/weapon added to the game IMO.
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