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Bonemane reviews Doom 3 (XBOX)

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Bonemane said...

Jump scares and oOoOoOo monsters popping out behind me for the 50th time after the room goes dark does not count as "terrifying" or even scary at all. Anybody can get someone to jump by surprising them. It doesn't make horror movies scary and it just doesn't work for games.

While this game is closer to what people would imagine what the real life situation of DOOM would be like, this is certainly not like the predecessors. I'm missing that arcadey, kill-em-all feeling. They could've done alot more with this game, but it seems like they made it this way because they turned it into a movie-based game and rushed it out inorder to put out a certain terrible movie with Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. "The Rock" in it.

Game Traits applied to Doom 3 (XBOX) by Bonemane

  • The Setting:
    Mars
  • Playing As:
    space marine
  • Playing Against:
    Demonic forces, impossible odds
  • How it's Played:
    FPS
  • General Tone:
    Dark
Doom 3

Doom 3 (XBOX)

Genre/Style: Shooter/First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 05/APR/05
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:( I actually liked this game. I dunno...personally I feel like they did a lot more in this game than "jump scares" (though they certainly had some). Their music and audio suspense was top-notch. It can definitely be overlooked without the right environment though. I played it in a dark-lit room devoid of all sound so pretty much the perfect setting to hear every last pindrop noise. But yea.

The one thing I did think they went over bored on was darkness. It's not that the game shouldn't be really dark...it's just that it was too dark too often. The gun flashlight mod really helped fix that though.

As for the "Doom" movie...don't get me started. They KILLED doom with that movie. In fact, I can't consider it a doom movie. They turned a game about demons and other dimensions into a typical zombie flick. Sorry, but Doom is not a zombie story.
Oh, I should probably add that I played this on PC...not Xbox 360.
@colliny2k

Its better to play in CO-OP, but the PC version is better because its got mods to it. Playing it on the Xbox I turned the brightness up and it was still too dark. If only I had a flashlight mod =/

I think what turned alot of people away from this was that they were expecting something like the original DOOM series and instead they got this "sneak around in the dark" kind of game where the devs acted as if you're supposed to almost wet your pants of fear when all it is, is a rip-off of every horror film ever made. If I want to sneak around in the dark I can play Thief or Chronicles of Riddick. I thought DOOM was about running and gunning down monsters. The monsters appearing behind you, the room going dark, things appearing quiet then hordes of monsters start coming at you, that stuff gets old especially if you've seen it a thousand times already over the years.

I facepalmed at the movie when the rock turned into a zombie and the movie all of sudden turned into this videogame. Its like wow...have they no shame?
I liked Doom 3 as well, I'd probably give it 4 stars.
Yeah, with the PC version, you got the duck tape mod.
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