Zero Punctuation: Doom

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Doom

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Doom.

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So I only played the game on PC, but there's a "ledge grab" button for the console versions? My guy would automatically get suck towards a ledge if I'm jumping and facing in that general direction, sometimes involuntarily when I'm trying to drop down to lower levels.

I actually kinda' want to know about James and Marjoine. I'm just picturing Romeo and Juliet in Doom, and its kinda' awesome. The people in Accounts Receivables are at war with the people in Accounts Payable, and the two new interns fall for each other...and the Doom happens.

That last joke got a good chuckle out of me.

Also glad to see that this... is it a reboot? Remake? Whatever of Doom works out generally all right. For me, being able to shotgun a demon's head into powerup confetti is usually a good sign these days.

Ooh... I liked that last suggestion in the credits. Evil corp has stuck a generator on the wheel of rebirth, problem is someone invented immortality. Can't have that can we? Off we go to off some people and get that energy flowing again.

Silentpony:
I actually kinda' want to know about James and Marjoine. I'm just picturing Romeo and Juliet in Doom, and its kinda' awesome. The people in Accounts Receivables are at war with the people in Accounts Payable, and the two new interns fall for each other...and the Doom happens.

I think I blew them up, they were turned in zombies.

OuendanCyrus:
So I only played the game on PC, but there's a "ledge grab" button for the console versions?

Same here with the confusion. DoomGuy organically grabbed the ledge 95% of the time on PC, I never did anything other than press the spacebar and jump towards my intended target. Maybe he got confused as to how they actually work and kept mashing the melee button on the console, and that's why he kept falling to his doom (hurr hurr)?

If so, then perhaps that's caused by another mistrust thing, the not-so-fun platforming that has to be perfect even if it's wonky in fps. I started sweating like crazy during the Argeant Tower climbing bits, cause I still wasn't used to the idea that if I missed a jump by a small amount, DooMGuy would still pull himself up.

Saika Renegade:
Also glad to see that this... is it a reboot? Remake? Whatever of Doom works out generally all right. For me, being able to shotgun a demon's head into powerup confetti is usually a good sign these days.

It's a... sequel... ish. Sort of. Kinda. I think someone elsewhere described it as "I picture one night the guys at ID were sitting around a table during a night of drinking, and one of them blearily raised his head from his drunken stupor and said "Guys... EVERYTHING'S CANON." ...and they went from there."

Really, if you care about the story the game's got a whole codex full of stuff to read to give you all the details, and if you don't you can pretty much ignore it completely and focus on blowing demons into bloody chunks.

Saika Renegade:
Also glad to see that this... is it a reboot? Remake? Whatever of Doom works out generally all right. For me, being able to shotgun a demon's head into powerup confetti is usually a good sign these days.

It's actually a sequel. Unlike Doom 3, which replaces the original events of Doom, this one is a sequel to the first two and Doom64. Apparently, after staying back in Hell in Doom64, DoomGuy proceeded to kick all the demon ass to the point where they now fear him; they had to bring an entire temple down on him to stop him, which I find hilarious. I mean, in the first game, he was this desperate lone survivor, but in this one, after kicking Hell's ass day and night for three games, it's not far-fetched that demonkind all see him as a legendary warrior.

And yes, this game was definitely fun on a bun.

I'm confused
Is Israel known for quick passport checks ?

OuendanCyrus:
So I only played the game on PC, but there's a "ledge grab" button for the console versions? My guy would automatically get suck towards a ledge if I'm jumping and facing in that general direction, sometimes involuntarily when I'm trying to drop down to lower levels.

Nope, there isn't.

Frank Ocampo Gomez:

Saika Renegade:
Also glad to see that this... is it a reboot? Remake? Whatever of Doom works out generally all right. For me, being able to shotgun a demon's head into powerup confetti is usually a good sign these days.

It's actually a sequel. Unlike Doom 3, which replaces the original events of Doom, this one is a sequel to the first two and Doom64. Apparently, after staying back in Hell in Doom64, DoomGuy proceeded to kick all the demon ass to the point where they now fear him; they had to bring an entire temple down on him to stop him, which I find hilarious. I mean, in the first game, he was this desperate lone survivor, but in this one, after kicking Hell's ass day and night for three games, it's not far-fetched that demonkind all see him as a legendary warrior.

And yes, this game was definitely fun on a bun.

I have to admit, in the audio log describing the events where;

That bit gave me a bit of chuckle.

I guess you can say that other FPSs of this year have met their doom, eh? :P

Other than that, it sounds like the upgrades are inadvertently trying to get DoomGuy to think of the story, which DoomGuy ain't having that shit...

I may be the only human in existence that liked and still likes Doom3. I even bought the expansion pack. No, it wasn't "classic," but it had a good constant stream of tension running through it, and I thought the design choice to make the Flashlight so imperative to the game was brilliant.

But I went into Doom3 a "technical virgin". I had played Quake 1 and 2 single-player through and through, but no DOOM games.

I still like the running jumping rocket boosting gameplay, but sometimes slowly creeping along, trying to ambush your enemies with the optimal weapon has its merits too, you know?

I just want to say that apparently reading the codex entries is a very good laugh. It goes on to say that the demons are scared shitless of the marine.

Always nice to see Yahtzee review a game he actually likes (points for name-dropping RE4 once more, missed the LDO last week).

Flathole:
I may be the only human in existence that liked and still likes Doom3. I even bought the expansion pack. No, it wasn't "classic," but it had a good constant stream of tension running through it, and I thought the design choice to make the Flashlight so imperative to the game was brilliant.

But I went into Doom3 a "technical virgin". I had played Quake 1 and 2 single-player through and through, but no DOOM games.

I still like the running jumping rocket boosting gameplay, but sometimes slowly creeping along, trying to ambush your enemies with the optimal weapon has its merits too, you know?

Your not alone I felt that Doom was better suited for horror also and I still think Yahtzee likes Doom 3 he just wanted an update of the originals this time I kinda prefer Doom 3 to be honest

katsabas:
I just want to say that apparently reading the codex entries is a very good laugh. It goes on to say that the demons are scared shitless of the marine.

I have never played DOOM before, but I was really intrigued because while it wasn't perfect by any means, I did enjoy the new Duke Nukem, and thought this one looked like what that should have been. I am definitely going to pick it up now.

I actually looked up the Doom Marine's history after this game was released, I had no idea but turns out one of them is B.J. Blazkowics who had another recent reboot turn out surprising good.

Is he the savior the modern shooter needs, has he come to put Duke Nukem back in his coffin?

Well, he's not as charming as Cortez ever was but I'll take it.

Seems to me that drinking pussy juice would actually be a pretty manly thing to do.

"You'd have thought a few solar panels around God's beard would have done the job." Laughed pretty hard at that one.

Noyemi-K:
Seems to me that drinking pussy juice would actually be a pretty manly thing to do.

It doesn't have to be Manly. It can be very Feminine when a Women does it. But I wonder why Yahtzee used it as an insult. You think he'd know what Pussy Juice was before using it.
....
Well, time to go look at Anthro Art with Vaginal Fluid....

Flathole:
I may be the only human in existence that liked and still likes Doom3. I even bought the expansion pack. No, it wasn't "classic," but it had a good constant stream of tension running through it, and I thought the design choice to make the Flashlight so imperative to the game was brilliant.

But I went into Doom3 a "technical virgin". I had played Quake 1 and 2 single-player through and through, but no DOOM games.

I still like the running jumping rocket boosting gameplay, but sometimes slowly creeping along, trying to ambush your enemies with the optimal weapon has its merits too, you know?

Yahtzee liked Doom 3 too(at least in comparison to Medal of Honor Warfighter).

So did Yhatzee visit Israel? Or something.

bladeofdarkness:
I'm confused
Is Israel known for quick passport checks ?

We've got only a single international airport so there's like 20 passport checking booths unlike 5 tops like in most country, plus they don't check much if you don't look like the type to smuggle something or.... ahem, nevermind.

So Yahtzee recommends it, then? Seems a lot of reviewers have given the game good ratings, and I've never played the original DOOM.

I'll probably check it out once I get my video card upgraded.

Michael Prymula:
Yahtzee liked Doom 3 too(at least in comparison to Medal of Honor Warfighter).

Yeah, but "in comparison to Medal of Honor Warfighter" is a real nasty qualifying statement. I could say "I like gardening," but once the "at least in comparison to MoH: Warfighter" qualifier comes out it's obvious I don't know my pollen from my stamens and may even have a personal grudge against every plant that's ever existed.

Flathole:

Michael Prymula:
Yahtzee liked Doom 3 too(at least in comparison to Medal of Honor Warfighter).

Yeah, but "in comparison to Medal of Honor Warfighter" is a real nasty qualifying statement. I could say "I like gardening," but once the "at least in comparison to MoH: Warfighter" qualifier comes out it's obvious I don't know my pollen from my stamens and may even have a personal grudge against every plant that's ever existed.

Yep, that's damnation by faint praise if I've ever seen it. Like saying "more watertight than the Titanic," or "a better love story than Twilight," or "a better composed, less contrived ending than Life is Strange's."

Noyemi-K:
Seems to me that drinking pussy juice would actually be a pretty manly thing to do.

Apparently he's not tough enough for the Love Nectar.

inu-kun:
So did Yhatzee visit Israel? Or something.

bladeofdarkness:
I'm confused
Is Israel known for quick passport checks ?

We've got only a single international airport so there's like 20 passport checking booths unlike 5 tops like in most country, plus they don't check much if you don't look like the type to smuggle something or.... ahem, nevermind.

Geava israelit :)

Wait...people don't like weapon reloads in games now? Why? I like them mostly as it gives a little extra strategy and some animations are pleasant to see. Knowing doom doesn't have any kind of is a teeny disappoint personally. Is this just a nostalgia thing?

MatParker116:

Silentpony:
I actually kinda' want to know about James and Marjoine. I'm just picturing Romeo and Juliet in Doom, and its kinda' awesome. The people in Accounts Receivables are at war with the people in Accounts Payable, and the two new interns fall for each other...and the Doom happens.

I think I blew them up, they were turned in zombies.

You monster!

On another note may have to check this out if it's not Doom 3
On another another note gahh! Bob Monkhouse!

The weapon alt-fires are actually REALLY REALLY REALLY strong, especially when upgraded. With the Rune that grants you infinite ammo with 100+ armor the turret mode on the chaingun is GODLY and can turn a Cacaodemon into giblets faster than even the rocket launcher. The Plasma Rifle's Heat Blast recharges itself over time when maxed and it gibs lesser mooks around you (Does quite well against strong guys too, a few rounds to their face, a heat burst, a few more rounds, a heat burst, and big guy goes down). Siege Mode on the Gauss Cannon can gib multiple Cacaos in one shot. Upgrade the Super-Shotty to max and you spend one shell per trigger pull (You essentially fire one barrel at a time) while still having the same damage (Hell Knights never stood a chance). The remote detonation of the rocket launcher is great for mook mobs and for blasting the back ends of the Pinky Demons (who are much more of a prick this time around, and are of no relation to Pinky and the Brain or Pinkie Pie).

"The kind that gets bamboo and occasionally has sex once and a while."

When do pandas do that? To my knowledge, the problem with them is they don't.

OuendanCyrus:
So I only played the game on PC, but there's a "ledge grab" button for the console versions? My guy would automatically get suck towards a ledge if I'm jumping and facing in that general direction, sometimes involuntarily when I'm trying to drop down to lower levels.

Nah, I have it on PS4, you just jump at the ledge and hope he grabs it. Its generally solid for the ledges with yellow edges/green lights, though finicky for more irregular terrain and oddball secret bits (like the lever in the Advanced Research Area). That and invisible walls were a bit arbitrary at times with whether a ledge was climbable or not.

Saika Renegade:
That last joke got a good chuckle out of me.

Also glad to see that this... is it a reboot? Remake? Whatever of Doom works out generally all right. For me, being able to shotgun a demon's head into powerup confetti is usually a good sign these days.

I think it's a sequel that ignores Doom 3, considering at the beggining you're already known and feared by fucking demons as the Doomslayer.

Oh, those naughty Panda's, getting their macks on once a year or so!!!

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