Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:11pm 11/12/18 | 5 Comments
For me it's Doom II on DOS, played at my cousin's place for the first time after a childhood spent alongside Nintendo and adventure games from Sierra and LucasArts. At this point I had played Wolfenstein 3D briefly - but found it more funny than revolutionary. Doom II on the other hand was pure insanity. First-person action unlike anything I'd ever seen.
It was the total package - from the music, sound design, to the animation, and of course weapons. This was before we found out about IDDQD and IDKFA and other cheats - we simply spent hours finding all the right coloured keys, new weapons, and secret rooms full of demon slaying loot. This was the age of VGA too, with PC games getting decent sound and visuals, so from a pure tech perspective it looked incredible at the time. One of those "games can't get much better looking than this" moments.
It's great to see that Bethesda and id Software are celebrating the franchise in style.
A quarter century has passed since DOOM was released to the unsuspecting masses. More than two decades later the franchise has spawned multiple sequels, spin-off titles, films, comics, and cemented itself as part of the pop culture lexicon. Over the next year we’re celebrating 25 years of ripping and tearing. Twenty-five years of mods, gibs, guns, and the most passionate, unwavering, and ardent fan base this side of Phobos. Whether you cut your teeth in 1993 or if DOOM (2016) was your first trip to Hell, we’re asking all DOOM Slayers past, present, and future to unite in celebrating one of entertainment’s most iconic franchises. Welcome to the Year of DOOM.
They've even set up something called the Slayer's Club, which you can check out here. Which is offering an exclusive Zombie DOOM Slayer skin for DOOM Eternal, kicking off a year of Doom celebrations. Perhaps this means Eternal will be a holiday 2019 release.
And with that out of the way, feel free to share your first memories of Doom.