Distrubuted by Acivision
DEVELOPER: ID Software and Vicarious Visions
DATE RELEASED: April 4, 2005
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1
XBOX SYSTEM LINK: yes, 2-4
XBOX LIVE COMPATABLE: yes
HDTV Support: 480p
Communicator Headest: yes
Content Download: yes
Online Multiplayer: yes
5.1 Surround Sound: yes
ESRB: Mature: Blood,Intense Violence
Retail Price: $59.99
I just picked up my pre-ordered copy of Doom3 CE from EBgames earlier today and went ahead and decided to skip the rest of my classes to play. This game is awesome in almost every aspect because I havenít stopped playing it yet. The graphics are so clear and realistic looking its crazy. And then there are the sounds. Yes, Im playing on a 36inch HDTV and have surround sound but if you donít have surround sound, wear headphones at least!
Ever since I preordered it, I couldnít wait to get my copy. I have read ever review and info I could find about it but at the same time trying to stay with the Xbox version. Some things I came across got me a little worried for instance hearing about how the same method of trip lines was used for deployment of enemies just like in doom 2. After playing though, I quit worrying about it. The whole flash light idea makes the game very realistic and scary at the same time and I havenít played it at night yet.
If you are a doom fan from back in the day like I am, you will love this game. ID stayed with some of the whole monsters and created some new ones as well. Yet, the redesign of the old ones is just mind-blowing, from the lost souls to pinky. Better yet they also stayed with the classic weapons as well, everything form the chain saw to the BFG. I think the PC version did have a flame thrower; the Xbox does not.
Downsides to me for the game would be dealing with co-op play and death match. Yes, you can play co-op campaign on Xbox Live and can play death match variations, both which are a must have for new games today. I think its lacking though. I enjoy playing split screen death match and co-op almost as much as system link and XBL. Probably a lot more than others since even with split screen each person has like 18inch their own so thatís a positive. Without that feature though, for my roommates and I we have to have multiple copies to be able to play against or with each other. One of my favorite features with Halo 2 was being able to play co-op all the way through the game, you can do this with Doom3 but has to be over the net. Another down side is only being able to play with a total of 4 players.
Of course the whole reason why I went ahead and got the Collectors Edition was for the extraís, which include full versions of ultimate doom and doom 2, g4 clips, and artwork. I have already played a co-op on gauntlet and the game play is quite old school, yet just like it was back then. Then with split screen death match (and co-op) the game play is super fast; so fast that itís almost hard to find the other person(s) sprinting around on the map. Yet, still very fun. Only down side to the classic games is the lack of options, but I can live with that.
All in all, Doom 3 is one of my top games in my opinion. The next time I want to watch a scary movie though, Ill just pop in doom3 instead! Hope every one who gets this game enjoyes it as much as I am.
*if for any reason would like to contact me about this game plese feel free on aim. Screen name is hiddnen*
Edited by hiddnen, 05 April 2005 - 02:26 AM.