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We Now Have Another Way To Play Doom (2016). Here's Why You Should


John Carmack has a pretty famous quote on story in video games. It is "Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important." Now while I don't think it is true for every game, it certainly is for some. There are some games that can tell amazing and mature stories that can make it an amazing experience through relevate mechanics that immerse you into the story. And there are games when you shoot the heads off of demons and giggle about the copious amounts of blood spurting everywhere. Doom is the latter. And Doom (2016), which I will just be referring to as Doom for the rest of this piece, excells in this catergory in a way that not many games have in a very, very long time. It also has incredible controls and level design. And other things. So let's get into it, and do it catergory by category, and get into why you should so play Doom. 


Doom feels so fucking good to play, to put it simply. Its fast, punchy, and intense. Every single gun is unique, and fun to use. The shotguns will blow enemies into bloody bits with a loud bang, machine guns will pick off enemies more accurately from far away, the rocket launcher will stop enemies in their tracks, and the chainsaw will allow you to slice throw an enemy, for a flurry of health and ammo. No regenrating health here to save you, you will have to run your way past the legions of enemies to get health packs and the health bits that shower from dead enemies. And that is a great segway to another one of Doom's best implemented elements, movement speed. Doom makes you go fast and you go right along with the ride. Some people are judemental of the platforming, but personally, I enjoyed it. It feel like something that would be in the original Doom. But running through the expertly made arenas, popping off shots and blowing away monsters. And finally, we need to talk about Doom's newest and in my opinion best addition, the glory kills. When I saw it in the trailer for the game, I was nervous, but I was wrong. It becomes a real strategy, letting you decide whether not to take a bit of risk, and get up close and personal and rip out a Cacodemon's throat for a bit more health. It mixes two elements Doom sets out to do well, be brutal, and make you feel like a badass by running towards the enemies, not staying far away behind cover. 



Now, let's be clear. Doom does have a story. There is a purpose and motivation to the Doomslayer's actions. However, it is just loose. And it's not to be taken serious either. Now, this does lead to one of my few gripes with the game. This being that the parts when you stop shooting and get infodumped are notciably jarring and you itch to get back to the action. But, these moments are few and far between, and the voiceacting is done well as well, so they are still entertaining. 


I love the world Doom is set in. It makes me smile ear to ear, whether it be the Mars bases or the bowels of hell. It's a fun world to be in. Also, the music is great, down by the incredible Mick Gordon. It's punchy, and the rythms and loud guitar mixes with your gunshots and glory kills like peanut butter and jelly. There are a few small problems, such as going through empty levels to search for collectiables can be a bit tedious and the weapon upgrades system wasn't really necassary, but honestly that's really it, in my opinion.

In conclusion, Doom is a really great game. Yes, it's not perfect obiviously, but it's pretty damned close. It's one of my favorite AAA games to come out in a very long time, and I would wholeheartdly recommend it. It's speed, violence, and story and attitude towards it make for a very unique and fun game. So grab it, get comfy, and DOOM IT UP!!!!!

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About the navi is a lieone of us since 3:19 PM on 02.19.2017

Hi! I'm an aspiring game designer. My interests include video games,space and science, math, comp. sci., comic books,film, music, and coffee.
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A Big Ol' List of my Favorite Video Games
Fallout New Vegas
Persona 4
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Dark Souls
Mega Man 2
Binding Of Isaac Rebirth
Pokemon Gold
Dark Souls
Kerbal Space Program
Blazblue Calamity Trigger
Silent Hill 2
Shovel Knight
Depression Quest
Hotline Miami
Guilty Gear
Super Meat Boy
MGS3:Snake Eater
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Castlevania: Symphony Of the Night
Tekken 4
Super Metroid
Animal Crossing New Leaf
Super Mario 64
Starcraft 2

Favorite Graphic Novels/Comic Book Series/Manga
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
Watchmen By Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
New X Men by Grant Morrison
American Elf by James Kochalka
Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four
Life in Hell by Matt Groening
Astonishing X Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Bone by Jeff Smith
Hey Wait By Jason
Marvel Comics Presents by Various
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Favorite Films/ TV Series
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Star Trek The Next Generation
2001 A Space Odyssey
Evil Dead 2
Shaun of the Dead
The Thing (1982)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Empire Strikes Back
Halloween (1978)
Citizen Kane
Wrong Cops
Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing
Gravity Falls
Rick and Morty
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The Boondocks
Bojack Horseman
The Simpsons
Bob's Burgers
Twin Peaks
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Favorite Anime
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Cromartie High School
Berserk '97
Madoka Magica
Your Lie In April
Golden Boy
Ranma 1/2
Midori Days
Wolf Children
Princess Monoke
Ghost In The Shell
Millennium Actress
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Favorite Books
Cosmos By Carl Sagan
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Life and Death of Socrates by Plato
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Dune by Frank Herbert
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Poetry by E. E. Cummins
Poetry by Robert Frost
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
Dubliners by James Joyce

Favorite Bands/Musicans
They Might Be Giants
Run the Jewels
The Mountain Goats
Death Grips
Frank Zappa/Captain Beefheart
Aesop Rock
Starbomb/Ninja Sex Party
Mf Doom
The Smashing Pumpkins
Reggie Watts
Animal Collective
Tyler the Creator
Lemon Demon
LCD Soundsystem
My Chemical Romance
Wu Tang Clan
Slime Girls
Modest Mouse
Mos Def
Das Racist
David Bowie
Ben Folds
Childish Gambino