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thewormofautumn

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  1. 12 hours ago, FractalBeast said:

    Oh yeah, such a supernatural power fantasy if he can get bashed to death by an imp.

     

    That's a fair point. I mean it wouldn't be a video game if the character couldn't be killed. And I guess id have countered the increased power levels of Doomguy by making enemies much harder to fight compared to the original games.

    But they don't cancel each other out; the Slayer is still far more a force of nature compared to Doomguy even with the increased difficulty.


  2. I agree with the gist that there seems to be this uplift in Doomguy’s meta across the series.

     

    the appeal of Doomguy was that he was an ordinary human faced with extraordinary circumstances and kicked butt.

     

    this new incarnation seems almost supernatural which just doesn’t sit right with me completely.
     

    Hugo talks about the “power fantasy” and to me the power fantasy is more impactful when the dynamic between the hero and his enemies and challenges is heavily asymmetric; I mean there’s a mental change knowing you’re vulnerable vs knowing you’re a “Slayer”.

     

    this is also why I still prefer to call him Doomguy not the Slayer because it grounds him a lot more and makes him feel like the ordinary human from the original games.


  3. 17 hours ago, massivefanofdoom said:

     

    I'm happy for you man, a lot of ppl were 'fussed' at first though :) Some ppl made plans and spent money a bit too early perhaps, understand others. I'm sure they got over it now, its been almost a week. We can stop this debate and look forward.

    We’re all different at the end of the day and have different wants. I’m most upset about not wearing the Slayer helmet as part of my pre-order :D 

    but happy to wait anyway. Life’s busy enough there’s always something else to do


  4. 7 hours ago, Liquid Ink said:

    He doesn't though. That guard on Phobos got in the Slayer's way and he just confiscated his gun. The Slayer isn't violent for violence's sake; he has a specific hatred for the demons, motivated by compassion for their victims.

     

    Yep. And you can argue heaven ain’t exactly done wonders for the world either. Ordinary guy on the street gets a pass from the Slayer. Angelic warrior who did sweet fark all while millions were slaughtered well now you’re part of the problem.


  5. On 9/9/2019 at 11:29 PM, FreakZoneGames said:

    Why not put a nail gun and/or lightning gun in there?

     

    There is a lightning gun... in multiplayer :)

    otherwise, good post

     

    i would like to see standalone Quake games though. Or a Quake/Heretic-Hexen hybrid. I think they mythos there is as good as DOOM with scope for it to be even better.


  6. On 9/2/2019 at 9:24 AM, whatup876 said:

    Trent Reznor, which is like, one of the greatest losses in this franchise

    The truth.

    plus yep, tentacle commandos were one of the best DOOM enemies ever. Utterly savage, unrelenting and their voices always gave me chills.


  7. On 8/31/2019 at 6:33 AM, whatup876 said:

     

     

    Like the other one, the player is also not that good at playing it.

     

    Significant understatement. That dude is terrible. Using a controller is no excuse... he stands in spot hiding behind cover expecting to heal.

    someone didn’t brief him about DOOM beforehand 


  8. Spawned by demons?

    nah I don’t think so. It’s interesting that it has a brain in a case. Definitely drone material. Maybe they enslave planets and capture subjects to be turned into these drones. 

    Or this faction is a transhumanist one.


  9. 8 hours ago, FireGatex124 said:

    Maybe it's the Tower from the bible, where God didn't destroy the tower, but send it to hell, along with it's buliders for punishment for reaching heaven. 

     

    Huh? In the story, God simply made everyone speak different languages and he scattered them over the earth.

    AFAIK there is no Hell in the Old Testament 

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