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The Strife Commando

Why Was Doom 4 Called Doom?

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Hello. I'm wondering, why did id name this entry Doom and not have 4 in it? My mind is saying that they probably wanted fans to forget about the original game, but I don't believe it. Doom 1 is called Ultimate Doom, so it removes the confusion, but searching up Doom on browsers may not just bring someone to the original game.

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Because it is a reboot of the series and to avoid the mistake Doom 3 did (being called as such which implies it's a sequel, when it's in fact a reboot of the series with a different Marine).

 

But they might have wanted people to forget about classic Doom as well, as strange as it might be. I remember Hugo saying in an interview that he doesn't understand why people started calling the 2016 installment "Doom 2016" as it was not their intention at all.

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53 minutes ago, seed said:

Because it is a reboot of the series and to avoid the mistake Doom 3 did (being called as such which implies it's a sequel, when it's in fact a reboot of the series with a different Marine).

 

But they might have wanted people to forget about classic Doom as well, as strange as it might be. I remember Hugo saying in an interview that he doesn't understand why people started calling the 2016 installment "Doom 2016" as it was not their intention at all.

It's a mistake to try to make people forget about the original entries. You don't bring down classic Doom.

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New generation of players. They like started new for them, but continued for us. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, seed said:

I remember Hugo saying in an interview that he doesn't understand why people started calling the 2016 installment "Doom 2016" as it was not their intention at all.

 

Their mistake for dropping the 4.

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What Seed said basically. It's a reboot of the Doom series, even though i personally thought that around the Doom 3 era that id Software mentioned that Doom 3 was considered a reboot of sorts. So now i just consider Doom 3 a "re-telling" of the original Doom in a more horror/story driven way while Doom 2016 is supposedly the real reboot i guess.

 

I also don't care if id Software doesn't like it being called Doom 2016. That's what i personally call it (as a lot of other people do as well). There already is a game titled Doom and it came out in 1993. I can't stand titles that reuse the same name especially when they aren't even made by the same group of people.

 

 

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So the makers of Doom 2016 want us to forget the classic Doom and embrace their new bastardised crap, eh? Well, f them. I've removed the game from my library for the fourth time today (yes, I bought it four times) and I will never bring it back, and I'm forgetting Doom Eternal as well, it looks like difficult crap. I got the game in the first place as it looked gorgeous, but the system requirements are too high and I can't even afford a graphics card at the moment. I also didn't like the endless Robotron 2084-like combat, the battle areas that are more like arenas, and I dreaded the boss battles.

 

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Because Doom 4 is dead, it was never released.

This one actually is Doom 5.

Aka New Doom or Doom 2016

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...exactly what about Doom 2016 makes anyone think that new iD wants anyone to forget about the original? The whole thing is so chalk full of homage's to the classics, from secret levels to the collectibles and in-game mini-games. Doom 2016 is nothing if not a big massive party in honor of Ultimate Doom. To suggest that they were actively trying to bury the original is either incredibly ignorant, or a needlessly vicious insinuation based on nothing. 

 

I generally favor the notion that it has more to do with appealing to a new generation. Not that I think the new generation is oblivious to what Doom is, which suggests this was entirely a marketing decision. In fact, if anyone can be called out on weird choices at new iD, let's look at their marketing department. The one that decided the big focus of all things for Doom 2016 should be its multiplayer and multiplayer DLC's. 

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Why was "Rocky VI" called Rocky Balboa? Why was "Rambo IV" called "Rambo"/"John Rambo"?

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Because it's a popular cliche to call reboots with the same name as the original, and I presonally don't like it at all.

 

Also, yeah, I don't think id wanted people to forget the classics, they just jumped on this reboot naming cliche because it's what many other franchises do.

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