Finished! Those last 3-4 big arenas were incredible fun! So many enemies and so much to traverse in pursuit of splattering them. I have to say, if youre playing on less than Ultra Violence boost it up, its really quite perfectly balanced for that. I sure aint no savant with FPS, especially these days so this isnt a boast or anything but UV hit an absolute perfect balance between being near zero health and pulling through. It might have actually been a tad easy just because of how powerful the BFG/Chainsaw is. In a few months I might go back and give nightmare a try. Its still painkiller through and through though. There was maybe 2 levels that had a slight doom feel but it was pretty minimal. So so so much Painkiller in this.
Oh and that music! When the riffing kicks in and its in tempo with the guns ROF!
My few gripes with it are that the new enemies are all a bit pants (shield guys, lazer blaster strogg and especially the awful second boss) and why isnt use and melee just the same button because it always feels like you should be punching all the buttons! Oh and "summoner"? Why not just bloody make it an Archvile? The attack and abilities were so similar.
What a fucking great game! Ive been playing this and Uncharted 4. I love the writing in Uncharted and I enjoy being in those stories but I kind of just want to watch them, more so than ever because coming off Doom every time I have "play" uncharted I'm bored as fuck. Hide in cover, pop up, repeat. Stupid modern game design! I really hope they dont do a new Quake and just go straight into Doom 2 and get it out pre-2018 because I really just want an awesome level pack. If the season pass was SP levels I'd buy it in a heartbeat. If they do do Quake, I hope its not Strogg because they have never been good, it had better be shamblers and tar babies.
Most fun Ive had with a game in ages. Fantastic!
Final boss spoiler
I didnty think they were going to do the Mastermind, when she sank into the ground I was actually saying to myself "spider spider spider....
YAS!". The fight itself was a bit pish but I enjoyed the reveal.
DjchunKfunK wrote:One final thing, there has been a lot of talk online and in podcasts about how tongue in cheek the story has been, how it isn't being delivered in a serious way. I have to say that I haven't been seeing any of this, mainly it has felt pretty serious and I can't detect the hint of silliness that others claim is there.
Really.... but... really
You know you bought Doom3 BFG by accident right?
And the map is one of the best 3D maps Ive used. Its nice and clear, levels are seperate..... yeah youre definitely on Doom 3