“…and this pun with savegames in GTA.” my friend said laughing.
“What pun? What savegames?” I asked with a blank stare.
“You know, ‘Jesus saves’.” he explained looking at me like I'm crazy.
“Wait, you could save game in GTA?” I raised my brow in disbelief.
That's how I found out about savegames in GTA. This was years after
I finished the game, twice, completing each city in one go. But as fun as
GTA was, it wasn't the game I spent most time playing. That title goes to
Doom 2. To this day, I put it at the top of all FPS games ever.
Why do I mention those old, long forgotten titles? Let's fast forward
I don't usually buy games on a tangible medium. Doom 3, however, is one of
the few that sits on my shelve. When I played it though, I had this uneasy
feeling… Something wasn't right. Almost as if I didn't get what I had hoped
for. The game was dark, and slow. Encounters with monsters jumping out
from the darkness, were separated by journeys through dark corridors. Dim
lights showed you the way in the darkness as you slowly progressed in each
level, but did not reveal the danger, as that was hidden in dark corners.
I'm not a great writer, so that's probably why I overused “dark” in the
above paragraph. To my defence, so did id Software. In some respects,
Doom 3 felt like a technical demo of their shiny rendering engine. The team
went overboard with all the new features, and instead of creating
a successor of a game I love so much, they've created a poor attempt at
Shock 2 (a game which even with its “outdated” graphics is much
more enjoyable and immersive then Doom 3)… or something… I don't know what
exactly to be honest.
also Classic Doom 3.
A mod created by Flaming Sheep Software. It is a remake of shareware levels
of the original Doom, and it is wonderful. It's fast paced, with
energetic music, no unneeded interruptions, no cut-scenes, and as
far as I'm concerned, that's the game I wanted id Software to make. It's
a pity they didn't.