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The Strife Commando

Why Was Doom 4 Called Doom?

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I don't know. I still call it Doom 4 regardless and I'll continue to do so. Shoot me.

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2 hours ago, Wrathoxic said:

It's a reboot, not a sequel.

 

HIGHLY debatable. A lot of signs, and even comments by the devs, suggest that 2016 is in fact a follow up after Doom 64. The part with the Slayer waking up from a sarcophagus recovered from Hell is the biggest ringer. 

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57 minutes ago, Taurus Daggerknight said:

HIGHLY debatable. A lot of signs, and even comments by the devs, suggest that 2016 is in fact a follow up after Doom 64. The part with the Slayer waking up from a sarcophagus recovered from Hell is the biggest ringer. 

 

Yeap, this is not a Doom 3 scenario where it was made obvious that it's a reboot and a re-telling of the original story.

 

Doom 2016 might also be a reboot, yes, but it isn't just a reboot and makes clear connections with the previous games, especially Doom 64, if not actually being a direct continuation after its events. The new D64 levels are supposedly also going to bridge the gap even further.

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1 hour ago, seed said:

 

Yeap, this is not a Doom 3 scenario where it was made obvious that it's a reboot and a re-telling of the original story.

 

Doom 2016 might also be a reboot, yes, but it isn't just a reboot and makes clear connections with the previous games, especially Doom 64, if not actually being a direct continuation after its events. The new D64 levels are supposedly also going to bridge the gap even further.

There's going to be new D64 levels?

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15 minutes ago, The Strife Commando said:

There's going to be new D64 levels?

 

 

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On 1/31/2020 at 5:30 PM, Linguica said:

In another example of the Doom community bullying id Software into compliance, in the Doom Eternal interview blitz they have universally referred to the last game as "Doom 2016" or even "2016".

 

They should have come up with a better name then lol, there is only one Doom, and is not the one they made.

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6 hours ago, The Strife Commando said:

There's going to be new D64 levels?

 

Yes, a whole new episode for the new port, and is gonna unify D64 to the canon and Doom Eternal, you read it here first, i don't have proof but i don't have doubts.

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1 hour ago, D88M3R said:

 

They should have come up with a better name then lol, there is only one Doom, and is not the one they made.

"I dont like it therefore its not Doom"

Try something new for once...

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I like to think of Doom 2016 as being a continuation of the story of the older games; all the signs point towards that being the case in spite of the official title.

I don't like calling it Doom 4 though; maybe because it's not actually a sequel to Doom 3, which feels more like something which exists in its own continuity, and perhaps also because it  implicitly cuts out Doom 64, a game I've yet to play beyond the first few levels, but which is nevertheless a worthy successor to the Doom franchise in my estimation.

I reckon the wider community got this one right. As a reboot, Doom 2016 is pretty soft (in fact downright mushy in my opinion), so I don't think it's truly earned its title without having the year appended to it.

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Because companies rename their games after the originals to gain enough attention and money. Companies and studios fight for IPs constantly. Their brand recognition makes them money. They do this all the time. Reboots happen when developers run out of ideas coupled with publishers wanting to use the IP to sell. I don't hold it against ID though since naming it Doom 4 wouldn't make much sense after Doom3.

Edited by SamuelMTEvander

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In my opinion, it was probably a marketing move by Bethesda. I have a feeling that they would have liked to call it something else besides just "Doom" or "Doom 4". Perhaps a different subtitle. But marketing often tries to cater things to the least common denominator to make it stand out on the shelves, so to speak. Adding a subtitle may have, in their minds, caused people to assume it was a sequel that required the context of the previous entries to enjoy.

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Where they made the mistake was in naming the older games.

 

Final Doom is Doom 3.

Doom 64 is Doom 4.

 

Doom 3 is unrelated and terrible and shouldn't have existed at all, but if it is gonna exist, they shouldn't have named it Doom 3.

 

Doom 2016 is Doom 5.

Eternal is Doom 6.

 

That's how I see it, anyway.

 

They kind of screwed up the naming conventions like Stallone did with Rambo:

1. First Blood

2. Rambo: First Blood Part II

3. Rambo III

4. Rambo

5. Rambo: Last Blood

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8 hours ago, famicommander said:

Final Doom is Doom 3.

 

I've always considered TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment two seperate games. Which, I guess would make Doom Eternal Doom 7

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8 minutes ago, Phobos Anomaly said:

 

I've always considered TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment two seperate games. Which, I guess would make Doom Eternal Doom 7

They were released together, so I consider them two episodes of the same game.

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On 1/25/2020 at 3:29 PM, Gez said:

Then why put all the Easter eggs, including recreated areas of the original levels?

 

It's easy to see why. Those two different decisions probably came from different people. One wanted to sell new crap to new people, other saw a market on a long existing fan-base.

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