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Would you give up your accumulated knowledge of DOOM in order to have a fresh start?

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I wouldn't mind it all that much. I've only been playing Doom for 3 years, give or take. The additional experience I've had with games might make me change my mind on the IWAD maps.

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No, doom it's not the kind of game that relies on surprises or unexpected things happening, i don't feel i need to wipe my memory to fully enjoy all the doom levels again 

Edited by DMPhobos : typo

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No. The reason I play Doom is because it was one of my childhood games. It was on 3DO, but the important part about FPS came to me when I first played Doom on PC. The speed is important. That's the reason why I, for example, hate Doom 3. Without that lesson I would be playing Counter-Strike instead of Doom and a ton of Quake 3 during my mid and late school years. The scarier part is, the way I see it, if that would happen, I wouldn't even think about touching Doom.

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Hmm.. Could it be temporary? Cause if so, absolutely! Some of my fondest gaming memories come from my first playthrough of Doom and Doom 2 so reliving those moments would be amazing. But all in all, it's mostly just me missing simpler times in the end :P

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This is something that won't happen unless I'm hit by trauma or a degenerative disease, which is never intentional. Besides, what would result if it really happened? I wouldn't play Doom now, because other, more mundane games would catch my attention.

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No. I won't get anything of value losing all knowledge gained from modding and playing it.

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I have a vivid recollection of playing Episode 3 in the summer of 1994, when the afternoon sun was trying to batter its way through my window shades into my already-hot office. Playing the Hell episode in a hot room is an experience I have never been able to replicate. So, maybe yes, I could be persuaded to forego some of my accumulated knowledge (such as it is) to feel that again.

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On 31/3/2018 at 10:18 AM, Gez said:

Unless the fresh start also involves making me 20 years younger, no.

 

 

Heh. Exactly this. I doubt i'd find a pixelated game appealing today, and I wouldn't want to consider single imp balls dangerous again.

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5 minutes ago, Pirx said:

.... I wouldn't want to consider single imp balls dangerous again.

Ditto, particularly until I learnt how to side-strafe to avoid fireballs.

 

Another thing I vividly recall was the boss battle in E2M8. I just couldn't dodge those infernal rockets to save my life.

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9 minutes ago, ReX said:

Another thing I vividly recall was the boss battle in E2M8. I just couldn't dodge those infernal rockets to save my life.

 

Having played Doom 2 first, I remember thinking that the revenant homing rockets where near impossible to dodge. Also I was particularly afraid of everything in MAP06. Something about that map scared the 6 year old me a lot. In fact, I feel uneasy whenever I play that map even today.

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41 minutes ago, ReX said:

Ditto, particularly until I learnt how to side-strafe to avoid fireballs.

Ah, that was painful experience. With 3DO version's controls being highly unresponsive and that stupid gamepad I had with L and R buttons on the front, it took a week for me to kill an imp on E1M1 on my first try.

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4 hours ago, ReX said:

Ditto, particularly until I learnt how to side-strafe to avoid fireballs.

 

Another thing I vividly recall was the boss battle in E2M8. I just couldn't dodge those infernal rockets to save my life.

 

aw man, that cyb was teh terror. kept splattering me from across the map. 

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No, especially now that part of the fun for me is my accumulated knowledge of Doom.   I've enjoyed the ride and wouldn't give it up for anything.

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