Doom is a science fiction first person shooter released on multiple platforms, developed and published by id software with the first release being December 10th, 1993. This game was known to have played a huge impact on the gaming industry, both good and bad. The story follows ‘Doomguy’ as he fights his way through Phobos and Deimos and stops the evil mutants that have taken over. Is this game “doomed”, or does the game find salvation?
Graphics-The graphics are a step up from Wolfenstein 3d as there are now details added to the ceiling and floor, as well as multi leveled platforms. The enemies are still as awesome looking as before; even though technology has moved on to create more realistic characters.
Sound-This is both a hit and miss. The hit being that each sound made (be it gunfire or the scream of a defeated enemy) are well done and makes playing satisfying. The miss being that the background music adds and takes away the atmosphere of the game (meaning the background music sets the mood, but at the same time, takes away the creepiness). Try playing the game without background music to see if you notice a difference in atmosphere.
Gameplay-Being a first person shooter, there isn’t much to say in terms of gameplay. Objective is to kill all enemies, and to get from point A to point B.
Controversy-This is perhaps the most well-known reason why Doom became popular on both good and bad aspects. The good aspect being that the game is so popular, that a lot of companies saw a decrease in productivity because of the amount of time workers were playing Doom. The bad aspect being that this game caught the attention of the press and members of congress due to the graphic violence and satanic imagery.
Overall-This game is still popular to date, and with the game being released on so many platforms, gamers will find this game easy to find.
You can get Doom from the following sites:
Steam: Click here.
Xbox live: Click here.
PSN (Doom Classics): Click here.
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