I'd rather have DOOM 4, an actual successor that will surprise me with all the new things and ideas
I know exactly where you're coming from, but I have a bit of fear that Doom 4 may not surprise us in a "good" way. If it does, I'll for sure be cheering.
This is a more reasonable request, but I'd much rather see a completely new game designed in this way, rather than messing with a classic one like Doom 2.
After giving it more thought, I agree. A new game with this style of play sounds incredible.
TBH I'd rather see the reverse of what's being discussed here - a new game in the series using the original visuals (think Mega Man 9)
This is also a good idea, but then again we're getting into "This is what WADs and mods do already" territory. In truth, given ID's newfound direction, I fear the results of this being done 'officially'.
That's the beauty of Doom. It can be slow-paced or fast-paced. You can run and gun blazing your path to the exit, or you can progress cautiously and methodically, exploring each level to their fullest, discovering secret areas and tracking down every last monster you can find. Or some happy medium between both approaches.
Modern shooters generally can only be played in one way: slowly, taking potshots from behind cover and stopping to regenerate each time you're hurt. Doom is held as a fast-paced action shooter not because it's necessarily what it is, but because it's what it offers that more recent games lack.
This. Gez says everything I was attempting to say, but better.
Slightly off topic, but I really dont get why no ultra fast-paced and mega action-packed games are made (or maybe they are? I dont follow the game industry/releases).
I know, right? I have to play Serious Sam by the sounds of things. I didn't even really hear about it unti recently, I suppose the title was buried under the cries of CoD and Halo fanboys. Christ those games are boring (Well, Halo isn't too bad... At least there's some imagination.)
Also: no fucking story or continuity. Whats the goal of the game? Get to the exit in each map. Simple as that.
Thats my dream Doom 4. Never gonna happen though.
My fuck I couldn't agree more. So many games are buried under their crappy, uninteresting storylines that it makes me cringe. I guess having grown up with Mario and Doom, I find the story aspect to be superficial as all hell. If I wanted to watch a B-Movie, I would. :P
In fact, to be a little more fair to Halo 4, one thing I actually liked was the colors (I also enjoy this in Far Cry 3). It was like "Daaaaamn, some color in a modern FPS? At least we're getting somewhere."
Okay, I'm off to hunt down a copy of Serious Sam..