When do I start having fun?

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#1 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

I picked up the BFG edition today and am incredibly bored. I'm only about 2 hours in, but fighting weak enemies one on one mostly with weapons that have little kick is going tiresome. Does the action or atmosphere pick up as the game progresses?

#2 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3508 posts) -

Hmmmm. Yes.

But if you're already bored... Will it save you?

Lights off + headphones makes some difference, as it does for all tension games.

#3 Posted by Milkman (17336 posts) -

When you play a different game.

#4 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4702 posts) -

I don't think it's an action game, not to the same level as Doom and Doom 2 at least.

#5 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I don't think it's an action game, not to the same level as Doom and Doom 2 at least.

I can get that, but it's totally not a horror game. Or at least succeeds in that department if that's what id's intention was.

#6 Posted by Zippedbinders (1034 posts) -

Now.

#7 Posted by PillClinton (3297 posts) -

@Zippedbinders said:

Now.

Oh, there we go. You now have permission. Go forth and have fun.

#8 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (634 posts) -

When everything in the game gets brighter.

#9 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4498 posts) -

@Milkman said:

When you play a different game.
#10 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1669 posts) -

This version seems way easier than the original doom 3 to be honest. I dunno, I think doom 3 has a certain aesthetic that appeals to some people but not everyone? That I don't know what, you know?

#11 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

Just so you know, playing E1M1 in the background doesn't help.

#12 Posted by Revan_NL (343 posts) -

@EpicSteve said:

I picked up the BFG edition today and am incredibly bored. I'm only about 2 hours in, but fighting weak enemies one on one mostly with weapons that have little kick is going tiresome. Does the action or atmosphere pick up as the game progresses?

When you trade in your copy and use the money to buy a good game...

#13 Posted by Fallen189 (5052 posts) -

When you play it the year it came out, instead of now. It was great when it came out. You just got too spoiled by modern stuff. Too bad!

#14 Posted by TobbRobb (4850 posts) -

You should.

Not have bought that.

#15 Posted by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

Doom 3 was was pretty tight..until about after 2 hours in. Then it just continually repeats itself for dozen or so hours.

The fact that you're not enjoying yourself throught (arguably) the best part of the game, is worrying. Doom 3 is / was a one trick pony.

#16 Posted by Schmollian (268 posts) -

Must not be for you man. I personally loved Doom 3. Not bothering with this version though. Call me crazy but the fact that they "sold out" and put in a shoulder flashlight really bums me out. Everyone might of hated it, but having to switch between the flashlight and your weapon is what made this game for me. It really added to the tension and atmosphere in my opinion. Yes, it could be considered dumb that in the future, one should be able to attach a flashlight to his firearm. But, video games.

#17 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

When you realize Doom kinda sucks.

#18 Posted by MrVideoGames (29 posts) -

Yeah unfortunately Doom3 is more of a representation of the time, and it was really more about the tech then it was about solid gameplay.

#19 Posted by ajamafalous (12163 posts) -
@Fallen189 said:
When you play it the year it came out, instead of now.
#20 Posted by Barrabas (326 posts) -

Doom 3 doesn't really hold up very well. Doom 1 and 2, however are still awesome. If you haven't touched those in a long time I suggest switching over to them since they're bundled with it.

Man, when do twitch shooters like Doom, Quake, and UT get to have their comeback to popularity? I'm totally ready for it.

#21 Posted by Schmollian (268 posts) -

@Barrabas said:

Man, when do twitch shooters like Doom, Quake, and UT get to have their comeback to popularity? I'm totally ready for it.

God, I know! There is literally nothing I want more than a new UT! Sadly it may never happen. And we still have yet to see what ID are doing with Doom 4.

#22 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

@TobbRobb said:

You should.

Not have bought that.

Thankfully it was a rental!

#23 Posted by MrVideoGames (29 posts) -

I try and play through Doom 2 every year, GZDoom and running the game in high resolution = VICTORY!

#24 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3925 posts) -

@ervonymous said:

Just so you know, playing E1M1 in the background doesn't help.

Lies! There is nothing E1M1 can't do. It can cure cancer.

#25 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1474 posts) -

Yeah it must be kinda weird playing Doom 3 today. Crank up that difficulty.

#26 Posted by believer258 (12208 posts) -

Turn the difficulty up. I'm having a blast with it.

#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -

Originally your supposed to be so googly eyed over the graphics it's ok if it's just a meh game. That don't work anymore.


I should also state that I did really like it when it came out but whenever I try to play now I get to the first computer console where my cursor ends up on the screen and stop.

Side not: why the hell is that feature not in every game ever now?

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#28 Posted by iceman228433 (617 posts) -

With Doom 3 never.

#29 Edited by ShaggE (6718 posts) -

By the back half of the game, it makes a much better attempt at being a balls-out Doom-y shooter. It's never classic Doom, but it's a lot more fun when it picks up the pace. The back half is also full of long-scrapped FPS design decisions, though, so look out for that.

Edit: Also, don't get too excited for the BFG. It's one of the worst BFGs in both Doom and Quake.

#30 Posted by ajamafalous (12163 posts) -
@Barrabas said:

Man, when do twitch shooters like Doom, Quake, and UT get to have their comeback to popularity? I'm totally ready for it.

I've been ready since before they left.
#31 Posted by WarlordPayne (706 posts) -

Allowing you to use the flashlight and shoot at the same time was a stupid move, it removes any sense of tension that the original had.

#32 Posted by Abendlaender (2889 posts) -

So, I never played Doom. None of it. I have seen Breaking Brad though, so help me a bit: Is it possible that Doom is (or was) a highly overrated franchise?

Doom I seems to be loved by most people, I don't know how people feel about Doom 2 but in my opinion the leveldesign looked terrible and most people don't seem to like Doom 3. So....do people even want a Doom 4?

#33 Posted by yinstarrunner (1243 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

So, I never played Doom. None of it. I have seen Breaking Brad though, so help me a bit: Is it possible that Doom is (or was) a highly overrated franchise?

Doom I seems to be loved by most people, I don't know how people feel about Doom 2 but in my opinion the leveldesign looked terrible and most people don't seem to like Doom 3. So....do people even want a Doom 4?

The original Doom games were and still are very great. The weapons are satisfying and the focus on movement makes the game very skillful and engaging. These days, you can also use things like sourceports to add freelook, jumping, particle effects, etc. which makes the games hold up better than they have any right to. Yeah, the level design in Doom 2 can be super fucking crazy at times, but Doom 1 had awesome level design.

Doom 3, although I started enjoying it AFTER A POINT, was really a step in the wrong direction for the franchise. I think that's something even defenders of the game recognize. I don't think anyone wants a "Doom 3: 2", but a real sequel that captures what makes the originals still awesome.

But that will never happen with the climate pervading the gaming industry at this point.

#34 Posted by CptBedlam (4459 posts) -

I don't care what everyone says, I liked it and I think it's a very good game.

#35 Posted by Dr_Acula (27 posts) -

It came with Doom 1 and 2 right? Play those instead. Wish they just had a combo pack of the old Dooms, Hexen series and Wolfenstein on Steam then people could skip Doom 3.

#36 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

I had the exact opposite experience with Doom 3. I thought it was cool the first few hours, then got bored with the repetition and nothing but shit jumping out of the dark at me. So you're probably not going to have fun at all.

#37 Posted by big_jon (5789 posts) -

@EpicSteve: Maybe inform yourself better next time on the purchase of a 8 year old game? If you don't like it now that is not going to change.

#38 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

@frankfartmouth said:

I had the exact opposite experience with Doom 3. I thought it was cool the first few hours, then got bored with the repetition and nothing but shit jumping out of the dark at me. So you're probably not going to have fun at all.

Yeah I had the same experience, I liked the slow build up, the horror aspect and I always liked Sci-fi-horror, but than it got irritating and not as enjoyable, as it was pretty much a one trick pony, also don't like enemies teleporting in.

#39 Edited by BradBrains (1181 posts) -

its a dated shooter. personally i liked shooters back then and not big on them now so its a plus for me. the higher difficulty definitely does add a lot more tension

As a ps3 player i mainly got it for the first 2 doom games though

#40 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

About the time you go to hell and it stops throwing just imps and zombies at you

#41 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6162 posts) -

One word: Chainsaw

Though that's only fun for a few hours and you've still got 10ish hours left to go; everything is pitch black the whole way. Butcher Bay is a much better Doom 3 type game than Doom 3 (which is not to say Doom 3 is worthy of being called Doom in the first place).

#42 Posted by Raven10 (1925 posts) -

@Schmollian said:

@Barrabas said:

Man, when do twitch shooters like Doom, Quake, and UT get to have their comeback to popularity? I'm totally ready for it.

God, I know! There is literally nothing I want more than a new UT! Sadly it may never happen. And we still have yet to see what ID are doing with Doom 4.

Try Serious Sam 3 or Hard Reset. Both great modern twitch shooters.

#43 Posted by Zekhariah (695 posts) -

Most of the attraction of Doom 3 was the horror aspect, if that does not grab you the experience will not necessarily work.

I'm not sure I would call the mechanics dated, the shooting feels good and your not following the ^ symbol. Nor do you have regenerating health. So its only dated in the sense of not respecting the post CoD 4 conventions.

#44 Posted by Delta_Ass (3282 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

So, I never played Doom. None of it. I have seen Breaking Brad though, so help me a bit: Is it possible that Doom is (or was) a highly overrated franchise?

No. You're stupid. Stop talking.

#45 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -
@Abendlaender

So, I never played Doom. None of it. I have seen Breaking Brad though, so help me a bit: Is it possible that Doom is (or was) a highly overrated franchise?

Doom I seems to be loved by most people, I don't know how people feel about Doom 2 but in my opinion the leveldesign looked terrible and most people don't seem to like Doom 3. So....do people even want a Doom 4?

None of that changes how incredible Doom 1 is and how much it impacted the industry. And Doom 2 was still really cool, it just didn't excite people as much as the original.
#46 Posted by Tarsier (1078 posts) -

doom 3 was always more of a horror game than an action shooter imo . and i had some good tense times with it when it came out. its like any other horror game, if you dont want to be scared and you dont set up the atmosphere and play it at the right moments you will get nothing out of it. so your non enjoyment of it is probably just because of your lazyness or lack of thought put into how youve been playing.

#47 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

@EpicSteve said:

I picked up the BFG edition today and am incredibly bored. I'm only about 2 hours in, but fighting weak enemies one on one mostly with weapons that have little kick is going tiresome. Does the action or atmosphere pick up as the game progresses?

My guess is you aren't going to. That game is all about the atmosphere and if it hasn't grabbed you yet it probably never will.

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#48 Edited by granderojo (1792 posts) -

I never played Doom 3 but from watching stream for a good hour, thinking about when this was released and what the game looks like now. It looks like more of a reaction to half life than a sequel to Doom II. Am I crazy? I'm really looking forward to picking this up when its on a steam sale.

#49 Posted by Grissefar (2830 posts) -

@EpicSteve said:

I picked up the BFG edition today and am incredibly bored. I'm only about 2 hours in, but fighting weak enemies one on one mostly with weapons that have little kick is going tiresome. Does the action or atmosphere pick up as the game progresses?

Didn't you play Doom 3 when it came out? Man, did Bethesda get you good. Ha ! Ha !

Getting people to rebuy a 8 year old bad game is an incredible feat at $40, and they probably aren't too unhappy about it.

#50 Edited by emem (1974 posts) -

@Barrabas said:

Man, when do twitch shooters like Doom, Quake, and UT get to have their comeback to popularity? I'm totally ready for it.

There are only three scenarios I can come up with in which they could bring back fast paced AAA shooters in the next few years:

 

 1. The PC becomes the dominant gaming platform again.

2. Someone invents a controller that allows console gamers to turn faster and have a more precise aiming. (Valve?)

3. Future consoles use mouse and keyboard as a secondary input device that's shipped with the console.

 

 Doesn't sound very likely, does it? 

 
Edit: I liked Doom 3 a lot back when it was released, but I'm not sure if I'd still enjoy playing it. Hmm I probably would, it was really fun.

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