Doom Multiplayer: F@!K YES!!
Feast you eyes on the Delicious footage fresh from the Doom Closed Beta currently under way at Bethesda Games. It looks incredible like a super HD quake 4 arena with the Weapons, level design, combat, executions and health mechanics all brought bang up to date and running silky smooth.
I always loved the fast paced combat of Quake and Unreal, it felt awesome nailing a headshot with the Lightning gun or exploding enemies with the Rocket Launcher. Modern games lack that sense of urgency, brutality and immediacy. Sure they may not appeal to the modern gamer quite as much due to the run away success of identikit shooters like COD and Battlefield but there is certainly a place for a new Doom in todays crowded FPS market. What other game out there lets you morph into a demon or fire a Gauss Cannon into another players Face?
I was somewhat surprised to see the consoles featuring so heavily in the Beta they aren’t typically receptive to these type of games with the mainstay being PC’s and the hardcore communities. All 3 versions did look stunning with incredible animation, really well thought out level design and even at Alpha stage they were running very well on Xbox and PS4. The Beta is due to run this weekend on PC, PS4 and Xbox One if you signed up you may possibly get an invite.
I’ll be playing on PC as these games really need a keyboard and mouse to get the best experience. That and 1080p 60 seems beyond the Xbox.
Anyone else looking forward to Doom?