"The best part of Doom3 for me was..."

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  1. mito

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    I still keep RTCW and MOHAA & expansions (that's more than 3gb)...... But they deserve it. Those games are for the keeps.
     
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    I'm 24. But I didn't get into computers until I was 15-16 or so.
     
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    Apparently, only babies can get into those huge IBM mainframes but there weren't any space left for milk bottles.
     
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    best part was when it was finished and i unistalled it !
     
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    I just made it to Hell.

    I was a bit disappointed that the Archvile didn't get a nice intro cutscene. And the original Archvile sound effect used to put me on edge, seems to be missing.

    So far the best moments were in Recycling 2 and later levels, where the volume of baddies increases. Nice to get a bit more frenetic action after a whole lot of cautious stalking and creeping around corners.
     
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    Best moment? Easy. Remembering, just after finishing the game, to activate Triple Buffering, and consecuently being able to go from 8x6 to 1024x768 with higher fps and smoother play. OUCH! :p

    It's not the best, but the one I remember. One time you hear a voice that tells you to follow her, and you see bloody footsteps. You go thru a door and a hallway, the screen flashes, you expect some monsters but the voice keeps telling you to follow her. When you go back, a hidden armory opens up in the wall.
     
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    i dont understand the whole voice thing with the walls flashing red with a strange texture. when i first experienced it i thought it would be some cool part of the storyline. but no, it was just randomly inserted a few times for no apparent reason. the game was very disappointing. and ive never seen a worse ending in a game before
     
  8. Zyrusticae

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    Custom maps.

    Best part?

    Right after you open the hanger doors in The Sigma Core... When all the flames of hell rise up from nowhere.

    Sheer. Genius.
     
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    That was one of the Doom2 levels. You begin in a circular room with lotsa doors, this scene was behind one of them. Don't know the name, though.

    On topic: I played Doom2, Plutonia and TNT till my fingers bleeded. Doom2 at least 50+ times, and still do from time to time. What I missed in D3 was those beautiful, cool levels of D2. Anyone remembers Crusher? The Chasm? Nothing like that in D3. Where's the double-barelled shotgun? Why this darkness? Where are the invisible monsters? Why is everything so slow-paced? And so on, and so on...

    The game in itself isn't bad at all. I don't mind this "last-decade-gameplay" (quite the opposite in case of Doom actually), but if I do a "retro" game, it should at least have everything the original had. Or they should have named it differently :wink:
     
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    Tricks and Traps, the map with my second most favourite soundtrack.
    It's a Cyberdemon vs. Barons of Hell scenario with a keycard (ummm... blue, I guess) and an Invincibility powerup.
     
  11. _xxx_

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    Exactly! :D

    They even had Alice In Chains' "Them Bones" from the Dirt album in there in one of the levels... :twisted:
     
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    The best part of Doom 3 was the first 2-3 hours. The engine was awesome, the Mars base looked like a Mars base, and interaction with characters made me hope for a story with some substance. And it was incredibly immersive. It was so intense I found it useful to take breaks to calm my nerves.



    [Spoilers follow.... ummm, if you can call it that]

    But, as time went on... meh. No other characters to interact with. I remember finding a woman and thinking, "Oh, good, a conversation." Then her head split open and a flaming skull popped out. I get no luck with the ladies. :(

    From then on... boring. Linear and repetitive. The one good story element where I could make a choice ended up being totally moot. Whose brilliant idea was that? :roll:

    The one hell level was better because it was different... but then, BAM, back to Mars. I eventually found that, if I got killed, I'd rather quit the game then reload. That's a sure sign that a game lost it's hold on me. I went on and finished to see if it'd get better, not because it was good.

    But I haven't played it for some time now. I'm ready to give it a second look... I just downloaded The Sigma Core level that Zyrusticae linked to; perhaps custom maps will win me back to Doom 3.


    EDIT: btw, am I the only one who thinks Coop could do wonders for D3?
     
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    I think my favorite part was when you first get to the Delta Labs, and the power is out. There's no monsters for quite a while. Given the frenetic pace of the previous like 20 levels, that was perhaps the freakiest part of the game for me.
     
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    I think BB said it pretty well.

    I played the first Doom when it came out, and thought it was awesome. I dont think Doom3 is awesome, nor really enjoyed playing it. I was excited the first few maps, then it wore off, then it was just plain tedious. I had to force my self to finish the game, something you shouldnt have to do.

    So the best thing about the game for me would be, waiting for some mods, or a total conversion of some kind. I think they graphics are top notch, and would like to see some new gameplay with the engine.
     
  15. Laa-Yosh

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    Some pals played it at the Games Convention in Leipzig - they've said that it's a big disappointment so far, stupid AI and everything is scripted...
     
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    I actually quite liked the hell levels. The labs did get repetitive though.

    I will play through it again soon on nightmare, well I already started but had to quit to catch up on RL things.
     
  17. CouldntResist

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    ...when I set Gamma to 2.3
     
  18. KimB

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    Bah, that destroys the atmosphere of the game. It's supposed to be dark....
     
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    best part?
    uninstall..... :evil:
     
  20. Mendel

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    getting out for the first time... then the train ride.
     
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