DOOM: The Dark Ages (2025)

GodisanAtheist

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Ugh they lost the thread. You want to do medieval, reboot Quake you idiots!

Would absolutely love a game that brought the Lovecraftian and Strogg storylines together but ehh Doom is the "new" hotness.

Doom is Mars/Hell, but I feel corporate stank all over this...
 
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RPD

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So I like don't get the theme... It's medevil except here's a shotgun (which I mean I get it's Doom... but still) and all those random high tech armor looking stuff? Color me confused. Also yaya, I'm asking for a while lot for a Doom story line to make any real sense.
 

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Ugh they lost the thread. You want to do medieval, reboot Quake you idiots!

Would absolutely love a game that brought the Lovecraftian and Strogg storylines together but ehh Doom is the "new" hotness.

Doom is Mars/Hell, but I feel corporate stank all over this...
No, you reboot Heretic/Hexen/Hexen II, not Quake for medieval (which I guess at the end did use a modified Quake engine, however the first 2 used the DOOM engine). I am guessing intellectual property issues. Id Software was the publisher I think of these, but the developer was Raven Software.
 
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So I like don't get the theme... It's medevil except here's a shotgun (which I mean I get it's Doom... but still) and all those random high tech armor looking stuff? Color me confused. Also yaya, I'm asking for a while lot for a Doom story line to make any real sense.
1st You have to read story excerpts from Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal in the game to understand the lore and story of the doom history.

2nd its a fantasy and science fiction.
 

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1st You have to read story excerpts from Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal in the game to understand the lore and story of the doom history.

2nd its a fantasy and science fiction.
I know the lore, but figured when it was midevil he was hacking demons with swords or axes, or a fucking flail, not shotgunning them.
 

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No, you reboot Heretic/Hexen/Hexen II, not Quake for medieval (which I guess at the end did use a modified Quake engine, however the first 2 used the DOOM engine). I am guessing intellectual property issues. Id Software was the publisher I think of these, but the developer was Raven Software.

-Also Hexen is basically a dead IP too. Quake is right there with it pretty much.

Figure the only reason this is a Doom game is because the Doom name is hot right now.
 
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This is not the reaction i was expecting. Frankly i don't really care about whatever sprites or textures are being used for a game, what i care about is the gameplay, which the previous Doom(s) have had in abundance; ergo, i will be playing this.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Waiting for Doom Eternal's complete edition to drop to $10 before I bite. Heard way too much conflicting stuff about the platforming elements of gameplay to buy for more than that.

I absolutely adored 2016, but it sounds like eternal (and now dark ages) have a different but not universally better combat forward gameplay loop.
 

RPD

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Waiting for Doom Eternal's complete edition to drop to $10 before I bite. Heard way too much conflicting stuff about the platforming elements of gameplay to buy for more than that.

I absolutely adored 2016, but it sounds like eternal (and now dark ages) have a different but not universally better combat forward gameplay loop.
I'll buy it because I'm a sucker for the environment and had a blast playing both.
 

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I think it looks awesome, will play. I didn’t get far in Eternal because of the annoying platforming but maybe I should give it another go.
 
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I feel like everyone is REALLY overstating how much, or annoying platforming is in Eternal.

It's mainly confined to traversing between arenas which don't even take longer than a 1 minute on average at most.

Anyways, I just re-launched Doom Eternal again in over a year to continue through the DLC, and wow was it a slap in the face, need to shake of the FPS rust.
 
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I really liked both 2016 and Eternal, but they are quite different gameplay wise, 2016 is much closer to the old games. I'll pick this up at some point after it's been out for a while.
 

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I feel like everyone is REALLY overstating how much, or annoying platforming is in Eternal.

It's mainly confined to traversing between arenas which don't even take longer than a 1 minute on average at most.

Anyways, I just re-launched Doom Eternal again in over a year to continue through the DLC, and wow was it a slap in the face, need to shake of the FPS rust.
I disagree. I threw in the towel on Eternal because of the stupid monkey bars. Combat was okay once your get to it but the platforming ruined the game. I just killed a bajillion monsters and then fell in the f'in' lava, again.