Doom (2016) - Game View
I really intended to write this like two month ago.
Oh well, here I am now.
I never played any of the previous DOOM games. I didn't really see them as being something I'd like. So when DOOM 2016 was first announced, I thought nothing of it. The previews didn't do anything to interest me.
However, somewhere along the way, I figured, you know what? I really like Bethesda games, so I might as well give it a try.
I'm glad I did.
While on the surface it's just a generic soldier-type guy on a foreign planet, making his way through level after level, killing anything and everything that moves,
Deep down.. That's all it really is. But the thing is, it works.
DOOM doesn't take itself seriously. It is over the top. It is gruesome. There is a lot of blood and gore and the animations of bashing in an alien's face can be disturbing.
But at the same time, it can also be quite satisfying.
Sometimes it's nice to just let go and embrace the bizarre and dumb. And DOOM gives you all the tools for that and more.
One thing I also appreciated about DOOM is that the map for each level is quite large. Yet not too large to where it becomes intimidating.
There's a lot of verticality as well, so each map can have upper sections, and lower sections, and makes it fun to explore while hunting down the aliens.
There are also MANY secrets to discover on each map. Hidden areas, and bonus powerups, all waiting to be found. You can re-play any level you've already completed, to go through and try to find the remaining secrets as well. The pause screen's map display is extremely helpful in guiding you as to where secrets may be, or places you might not have discovered yet on the map. But the maps are still designed in a clever way, to where you will still have a challenge (but not necessarily an unfair challenge) to find it. And it is satisfying when you do find it.
I must admit I've only played about 5 hours of the game as of this writing, but I did enjoy it. The graphics are also really quite stunning. Even though it's an alien planet (with research bunkers) and a lot of red landscape, it still looks really good.