Saturday, 16 April 2016
You Thought DOOM Would Be Good?
The story is that the upcoming DOOM game released an open beta on Steam and so far user reviews of the beta have been pretty negative. People are claiming it's basically not Doom and plays something more like Halo but with a vaguely Doomish coat of paint. The kind of people who enjoy shooters like Doom, Quake and Unreal Tournament are of course upset that one of their most treasured franchises is being turned into another generic, console-esque arena shooter with experience points and character customization because that's never what this shit was about.
But hold on, you might say, it's just a beta and it's only the multiplayer component. Even if that sucks surely the single player will be good right?! If that's actually how you feel then I feel nothing but pity for you. The only people who might think that new Doom might turn out decent now are either idiots or people who haven't been gaming long enough to have everything they love ruined.
I can promise you that the single player mode will be no different. It will be linear, story driven and might even have some really stupid bullshit like levelling up or something. The open beta of the Doom multiplayer is revealing exactly what the current development team think Doom is and clearly they are wrong. The fact that there's already a season pass available for this title proves as well that they don't give a shit about Doom or it's legacy, they are beating an old horse to make a quick buck based on false hype and nostalgia.
Let's face it, what we are really looking at here is the next Duke Nukem Forever but more serious and with less time and probably less effort going into the development. Do NOT buy this game when it gets released and show these fucking idiots that preying on our nostalgia and abusing the legacy of one gaming's most classic titles will not fucking fly.