One of the first-person shooter video games that became popular very recently is the game called Doom. This game was developed by id Software and it was released in 2016 by Bethesda Softworks. Some fans of this franchise might be confused with the title of the game because it has the same name as the installment from 1993. Even though there are several sequels to the one from 1993, the Doom from 2016 is not the sequel. The 2016 version of this game is actually the reboot of the original installment. Good job at confusing everybody. This game was released for many different platforms and consoles such as Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The Doom Marine is Back... With a Vengeance
Those who decide to play this game will play it through the perspective of an unnamed soldier and the entire campaign will be played through the first-person perspective. Though this campaign the player will be fighting against the army of demons that have been released by the Union Aerospace Corporation whose headquarters are located on Mars. In comparison to previous installments the renewed version of Doom offers much more fast-pace gaming that offer much more open-end levels that can be reach through advancing in this game. Just like many other similar games from these genres the main emphasis in the game is put on the fire exchanges, explosions, weapons and some more shooting. While the emphasis was placed at the notions mentioned previously, notion of the story is a bit neglected in this game. Whenever main characters are trying to provide some information for the background story some big explosion would interrupt their conversation and the story would not end.
Singleplayer campaign is something that could be expected from the creators of Doom. You will be wandering through the Mars and killing all the demons that have been sent from Hell as a counter attack on those who are trying to use the resources of Hell. One feature that makes this game really interesting is the fact there is not a lot of ammo and because of that you will have to watch what you are doing and how many rounds you fire. Besides that, unlike some similar games, the health of your character will not regenerate on its own. Instead, you will have to collect health packages, to called them that way, and with those packages your health will regenerate. Once again the emphasis is not placed on anything more than killing demons and collecting Glory Kills. These Glory Kills will also provide you with the needed health regeneration.
Multiplayer - Quite Disappointing
The multiplayer mode of the game is yet another feature of the game that may have disappointed some fans of the franchise. This mode does not offer anything special in regards to the campaign and mission accomplishments. One this that the multiplayer does provide are certain weapons that are available only in this mode. Basically, the multiplayer mode of the new Doom does not offer any new aspects that might make this mode more interesting for the players. However, that does not mean that this mode is not good. It is, but the expectations were much higher. Besides single-player and multiplayer mode you will also be able to play in Snap Map mode which will enable you to create and share with other players online.
One of the features that was used from the original version of this game is that you will encounter many locked doors while you go through the facilities on Mars. In order to open those doors you will have to kill all the demons that are located in that room and only after you have killed all the demons you will be able to go through the door. This feature was present in the original version of the game and back then it was something that capture the attention of players. However, we are not sure if that feature in 2016 version of the game will be equally interesting for the players because players have not used to that kind of limitations. One of the reasons why this feature was included in the new version of the game is perhaps the inability of developers to sufficiently develop the AI (Artificial Intelligence) and because of that they decided to use that feature.
The 2016 version of Doom is the reminiscence of some other times when totally different type of gaming was popular. To see one of the legendary games such as 1993 version of this game to go through modern techniques of development was really a special experience. Even though new version of Doom is displaying some lacks and insufficient developing, we can say that the Doom fans will be pleased with the way the game was created. The main focus in this game is on the battles, weapons and shooting and the lack of some kind of background story is not a con for this game because rarely anyone expects this game to provide the background story.