The biggest issue I have with doom is it weapon roster.
The weapon set in the original doom is just awful, it was only retroactively made not terrible in doom 2.
The weapons found in Ep1 of doom were clearly designed for Ep1, and even then the rocket launcher makes everything in it a complete joke.
The pistol, shotgun, chainsaw and fist (not berserk) are utter garbage and makes every fight tedious and annoying.
Also paired with just how hilariously overpowered rocket launcher, plasmagun and BFG. I think its clear id had no idea what they were doing in the original doom.
The rocket launcher,plasma and BFG were retroactively made good weapons in doom 2 when the monster cast more appropriately reflected them.
But even so the lower half of the weapons in doom are still terrible only the powerful weapons were saved with doom 2.
If I could magically change the core of doom and all maps that have been designed for it.
The player would start with no guns, like the games blood and shadow warrior.
Berserk would always be, that would be your normal melee damage.
You would also start with the chainsaw.
The chainsaws stats should be changed to the stats in doom64 so its a weapon that might actually be a good idea to use.
The pistol would be replaced with a magnum type weapon. It would do more damage than the pistol of course but less than the single shotty.
The magnum would be like a sniper weapon, kind of like how the single shotty in quake is. The magnum would also use a different ammo type then the chaingun.
The single shotty would be deleted from the game, it sucks. Super shotty should be the only shotgun.
Super shotty is perfect no change.
Chaingun should have its ammo limit changed from 200-400 to 300-600.
Its ridiculous that it has such a low ammo count, especially since the the plasma gun holds more than it.
Rocket Launcher is perfect no change.
Plasmagun is perfect no change.
BFG is perfect but should use a different ammo type from the plasmagun.
How often do you just not touch the plasma gun because that would be a waste of good BFG. If they had different ammo supplies then you would use both weapons.
That concludes my thoughts on dooms weapons.
Also blockmaps and mancubus fireballs going through walls.
John Carmack be praised.