Am I the only one who's satisfied with BFG edition?
I am a Doom 3 original player since 2004.
I actually downloaded the Doom 3 beta leaked version, when
the dead bodies didn't just vanish into thin air haha. good times.
Doom 3 was a very fresh experience at that time, although Doom 3 wasn't really the
same genre as its predecessors. Despite the fact, I was very
surprised and pleased with the overall experience.
Doom 3 was a very good FPS game overall.
I happened to see many "DONT BUY THIS" threads,
but I actually like this version so I decided to share my thoughts..
I actually think Doom 3 BFG edition is better than vanilla Doom 3 in many ways.
Let me list them you.
I don't want to make this an "argument" discussion thread,
so I will just keep it short.
- Better loading time
- Better optimization overall
- Less bugs than original
- Better facial texture graphics
- minor gameplay cons fixed
The graphics actually look better to me. Well, it's not actually "graphics" that look
better, but overall game "visuals" looks better than the original, to me at least .
- Facial texture graphics got better. This actually looks better, and make the
characters more believable.
- Overall gamma of shadows got brighter. Players can now distinguish which is monster,
which is background faster. It's still very dark game though. But I think this is a fix,
and I like it. Looks more vibrant.
- I saw threads where BFG editon has lower quallity textures than original
textures. I compared it.
BFG edition has more mooshy, creamy feeling texture to it, since it's
originally designed for consoles.
Original has more sharp and more like rectangular particle sharpness graphics to it.
Since original has much darker shadows, it looks a little sharpener.
Despite, I am satisfied with BFG version graphics. I don't thik players need to be
supper catchy and sensitive about this particular issue.
Some character models actually look better and polished than original version.
- I did tryout sikkmod + wulf texture packs. It was okay. High detail textures, more moody,
bloomy, shiny, overall better looking game. But somehow, I just feel more attached
to the original graphics. It feels more "doom"ish.
The flashlight embedded on armor decision was convenient decision for console users.
I understand this, and it does affect "a little" to the game experience, but I actually
like this better. Swapping from flashlight to guns all the time did get annoying after a while.
Getting to see where u r going makes u defenseless for a moment added a little more
"scares" to the experience, but after few hours into the game, most players master
the quick swapping technique anyway. No need to constantly swapping flashlight and guns is a good touch.
Addition to Doom3, there's expansion pack, some new levels,
and Doom 1 and 2.
Ofcourse there are CONS.
BFG edition doesn't provide MODS. What a shame.. I tried out the graphics mod with
original Doom 3,
but I prefer the B better, so I guess I'm okay with this.
For Doom 1&2, I don' think BFG edition supports cheat codes.
I see some threads complaing BFG edition not working or crashing.
I didn't have any of those expereicnes so far. No crashes or anything.
WIN 7 64bit
AMD 955 CPU
running 1920x1080 resolution,
all highest detail settings, 8 anti, running at higher than 60fps
no lagging or feezing, running fine.
Overall, the "Doom 3" BFG editon provides much faster loading times,
better FPS optimization, minor bug fixes, minor UI polishes, some tweaks
to gameplay here and there, improved texture quality, and just better
gameplay experience overall.
I got mine for $5.
For $5, you get Doom1,2,3, Expansion pack, and new levels.
I'm very satisfied with this version of the game.
I don't think u can ask more for $5 than this.