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DOOM BFG Edition is a collection of the prior DOOM releases in their most complete form as stated by ID software themselves. Let's find out if that statement holds true or if this release spelled a different kind of DOOM for the franchise?Overview
DOOM 3 BFG Edition is a collection of games that defined the first person shooter genre across multiple generations. From DOOM, DOOM II, DOOM 3, and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, along with The Lost Missions, each had their own impact on the genre of varying success. This release is headlined by DOOM 3: BFG a "remastered" version of 2004's well recieved title which is considered a classic by many. So does this remaster bring enough to the table to be considered exactly that?Graphics & Optimization Quality
NOTE: Most importantly this section of the review is going to focus more on covering the remastered version of DOOM 3 and it's dlc content, titled DOOM 3: BFG Edition. This is simply due to the fact that the other content in regards to DOOM I and II are direct re-releases of the originals with no changes being made.
So what exactly constitutes this as being a remaster? Well......Not much. Listed below are exactly what graphics options are available to you in game which are meager to say the least.
Resolution - (Windowed - Full Screen - Up to 4K)
Frame Control (60 - 120 - Unlimited)
Vertical Sync (Enabled or Disabled)
Anti-Aliasing (Up to 8x)
Motion Blur (Up to 64x)
Texture LOD Bias
3D Options (varying)
Now although there aren't many options overall, what's there serves for future functionality and that's really what's most important at least in terms of easily applied in game available resolutions that will be displayed without issues on today's current HD monitors and screens. Where is the Texture Quality Option?
Now that's where we run into another slight issue. As many fans of the previously released DOOM 3 know, there were texture pack mods available on the net that exceeded the BFG versions texture resolution quality. In comparison this releases textures are blurry when played at higher reolutions yet, still actually look acceptable overall if and only if considering this is a simple port of the Xbox 360 version.
Yet, that's not how something should be judged, should it? So with that being said, in regards to the textures quality in game, they simply don't meet the quality expectations that a gamer had come to expect on PC in 2012 (when this was released), let alone in 2015.
Frame Control, Vertical Sync and Anti-Aliasing are all basic graphics settings that aren't exactly something to write home about, expected but, still welcome. Motion Blur is either a hit or a miss for many PC gamers but, is in fact presented here nonetheless, which is a bit odd due to the fact that there were so many other options begging to be within this package that would have served this remaster and the series fans much, much better. Once again, nothing much to say in regards to texture LOD, other than it does what it's supposed to do as per usual, yet with lack luster results due to the lack of high quality resolution texture packs presented directly from ID software.3D Options
Now this is where things actually get interesting. If DOOM 3: BFG is played in 3D the experience in quite an upgrade to the previous original installment. When enabled, the experience is almost surreal in certain ways, especially so if each in game setting is maxxed out. Sadly though, the amount of PC gamers that actually have the ability to experience this fantastic video mode are extrememly limited. So much so that, this once again becomes an almost irrelevant feature in the grand scope of things. Not many PC gamers have 3D enabled monitors, let alone the hardware to operate and utilize it.
So with that being said, if you do in fact (like myself) have the hardware necessary, you'll be in for an interesting DOOM 3 experience. Sadly though, I'm speaking to an incredibly small user base.Optimization
O.k, here we go.....Considering the incredible lack of in game options which, of them none are especially resource intensive, DOOM 3: BFG most definitely isn't a highly optimized port. Will you be able to run it with respectable resolution and in game settings? Yes, more than likely pending you possess the required graphics hardware. Will you be able to run it fully maxxed out (Including 3D) without issues? Most likely not, regardless of the hardware you possess, which is unacceptable. Yet, considering most users wouldn't be utilizing the 3D options anyways, this doesn't hurt the experience, but is an injustice to the series fans who supported them financially upon release.Gameplay Quality
Any previous fans of the series know there's nothing new here, but that doesn't mean that there's anything else that should have been either. The DOOM experience in a whole is considered by many (myself included) to be the pinnacle of the true single player fps experience. Intense, exlierating and downright frightening and that last one has nothing to do with the graphics and never did. It's created by the impending doom of being chased by and immense amount of npc's who do not stop coming after you, leaving you no time to prepare so, your only option is to run, strafe and generally flee in fear until you see an option to peck away at them one by one, with the general outcome being...you're dead.
Which is fantastic! The original DOOM games and to a lesser extent DOOM 3 were created during a time that the general fps skill base on an entry level were on a totally different scale. These games were created to challenge you to the fullest, while giving you crumbs in return for your efforts, all the while turning you into a DOOM fan like many of us who have come before you. Story & Multiplayer Experience
DOOM GUY > GETS ATTACKED BY > OUTER DIMENSIONAL HELL DEMONS > DOOM GUY > GETS ANGRY > DOOM GUYS RETALIATES > WITH > THE SUPER SHOTGUN > DOOM GUY > RUNS OUT OF AMMO > DOOM GUY FLEES > A DEMON CHASES > DOOM GUY> 100 DEMONS NOW CHASE > DOOM GUY > DEMONS LOST HIM > DOOM GUY > RETURNS WITH > THE BFG > ALL OF THE DEMONS > = DEAD.......Nuff said!
If this were during the original release of DOOM 3 in 2004 the online experience would have been brimming with players on any given hour. Yet, sadly the same can't be said about this remastered edition. There simply isn't anyone playing this online anymore but, that doesn't mean you can't get some friends together and frag til' your hearts content.Sound Quality
Considering there are multiple titles in this release, I suppose the best thing for me to convey is that each releases sound design was exceptional during their time and surpassed anything else on the market at their respective times. Agurably so, the DOOM series stands as a figurehead of the industry and always has in terms of sound design. So each game within the confines of this collection will undoubtably brim with nostalgia and were often later copied by far too many develpers throughout history..... Simply put, just open a door and let the sounds of nostalgia echo throughout.Replay Value & The Bottom Line
It's DOOM for goddsake, people are still playing the original release since it was published. In terms of replay value, it doesn't get much better than this. BFG edition contains the entire DOOM franchise all in one fairly tidy package, you'll easily get hundreds of hours of gameplay out of it. Rough edges aside, this collection is arguably one of the best of all time and deserves a place in any fps library. Just as long as you consider this release an Ultimate Collection, instead of the remaster they wanted you to believe it was.Final Judgement: Add it to cart and enjoy your DOOM!http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=405330961