Posted: July 3
I have never really been a real doom fan i got all the games in a bundle and played them all, i can see what people were talking about with doom 1 and doom 2 where all you do is just run and gun, for me that got really boring after the 3rd stage but for the time they came out what they brought to the table was good, but then i got to doom 3, now im all for game changes and mechanic changes but when you change your whole genre that is a dangerous game to play, as i said with doom 1 & 2 they were both run and gun but 3 turned into a "survival horror" game with a huge emphasis on survial mostly because you won't live for more than a couple of minutes since all enemies are placed in dark corners or right behind doors so that you walk by and get hit and that would not be so bad if some enemies like the melee enemies did not deal 20 damage when you have max armor and if you have no armor they could easily deal 40 or kill you when playing on the higher difficulties.
The atmosphere of this game, if you can even call it that is minimal and the reason for that is because normally you can't see like 10ft infront of you because the game is too d@mn dark, now that may have been a good thing at one point in the development cycle but when you intentionaly place enemies in that area it makes it difficult to despatch of them because you can't see and if you get hit either by the bullet sponge guards taking 2-6 shotgun shells or the fireball throwing deamons that could take 4-10 shotgun shells on medium difficulty you'll die and have to deal with the horrid checkpoint system and do a big portion of the level over again or have a finger on the quick save button at all times.
lastly this game is cheap to all new players, enemeis in this game will be the death of newcomers, being placed in @sshole-ish spots like right behind doors that you HAVE to go through or coming up from behind you from an area that you were just in, also some enemies that play dead, while it's very obvious that those are guys you need to kill while in that state you can't hurt them untill you complete the objective.
I'd say the biggest reason that i do not like this game is because it is designed to kill you not just because it's dark or the enemies are hard it's because where there placed, the lack of knowlage of where there placed, and no way of knowing where there placed untill you have already takin a fireball or 12 guage buckshot up the @ss