Do not let the non-numeric name fool you. Doom is the last episode of the sacred series and it is the best modern update you can expect. It’s also the best first-person shooter of the last time, as long as you stick to Satan’s bloody, crazy love affair. The multiplayer is boring and the DLC is a shame, but the real star, the single player mode, mixing the design of the old school with modern know-how to form a satisfying and unholy brew. I tested Doom on a masterful PC, but it is also available on PlayStation 4 $ 339.96 on Amazon and $ 269.96 on Xbox One Amazon.
The contention of the cruel devil
The single-player mode of Doom is one of the best shooting campaigns that I have played in a long time. Not since Max Payne 3 $ 15.07 at Amazon, Vanquish or Bethesda and Wolfenstein: The New Order of Id. I enjoyed the incessant slaughter of digital beings like me in Doom. Let it be known, however, that these creatures of virtual bone, blood and flesh are the descendants of Satan, thus taking them away from the limb and spreading them to only shivering offal. is the right thing to do. In Doom you really go to hell, a place decorated with pentagrams, spades and skulls (on spades), to clean the house. It can be the most Catholic video games in some way.
And yes, as Doomguy, who may or may not be the same Doomguy from previous games (he is completely), you wake up and you are surrounded by demonic demons. There is no long introductory video, no voice-over beyond an astonishing (short-term) reference to a famous Doom comic from the 90s (“Rip and tear!”), Or to a surplus. Doom attaches you and never lets you go. Better still, the game entrusts you, the player, to make your way through Mars and Hell without much help. Beyond a compass indicator that points you on the path of goals (similar to Halo 5’s $ 19.99 at Best Buy), there are few other modern booms. By the way, you can turn it off.
No, Doom does not lead you in any way, does not hold your hand and forces you to follow secondary characters when they tell us useless stories. The plot never reaches the heights of the indie darlings, or this video fan, because it does not matter. If you want to read the sample bios and codex entries that you take with you around the world, you can, but Doom does not care. Doom knows what really matters: tears and tears.
Under the influence
Doom does not worry about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare $ 38.79 with Amazon, Destiny $ 29.99 with Amazon or other modern AAA shooters coming to the table. Instead, Doom remixes elements from a little further into the past. He launches multi-layer 3D maps, a transparent HUD and Metroid Prime’s double air jumps. The pace, the slowness of the information and the design of the area are strongly reminiscent of Half-Life 2, an H-shaped bridge that crosses you while you face enemies. And this bridge has no balustrades, such as those found in the fake bioshock Infinite $ 7.50 at Green Man Gaming. Instead, there is just the open air where you could fall until you die.
And of course there is the DNA of the original Doom, from which the current shooters have left in favor of boring philosophies and two-arm limits. Hordes of enemies of different types are attacking you from all sides. Flaming skulls Kamikaze style stand on your head, while skeletal men with goat feet with guns attached to their back fire missiles, as a full satanic partition metal guitar pulsing from background pulses. It is Doom at the base, and it is ridiculously bloody – through the gallons.