Single Status Update
The end of 2011 is coming up and I have not touched Doom much this year at all. I think I only created one Doom map for a project that has been in the making for a long time. I have 90% of the project completed I just haven't been mapping much this year due to starting a new job, moving twice, and the amount of good video games that came out this year.
Maybe I'm just being lazy and making excuses. I haven't played anyone's releases either with the exception of Plutonia Revisited which is pretty awesome yet I find to be one of the most difficult releases I've played for a long time.
I will go over some the games I picked up this year. I recommend all of them except Gears of War 3.
Forza 4 -- I've never played any other Forza game and I have never liked racing games. I've never been a fan of racing. I did however pick this game up after playing with a buddy of mine and it turned out to be a blast. I recommend it for anyone who just enjoys playing around with cars. Fun game.
Rage -- I loved Rage. And my thoughts on people today who are my age (I turn 25 in Feb) will probably like this game. People who are younger are probably not going to enjoy it for the simple fact that when I played Wolfenstein 3D I loved it. When I played Doom, I didn't sit there and say "This is like Wolfenstein, oh my God!".
Rage is definitely like other Bethesda games, but I love it. The storyline, the minigames, the racing portion, and of course the First person shooter portion of the game and all of the Easter Eggs throughout the game.
My only complaint is the ending.
Gears of War 3 -- Not a fan. I never played the other two Gears of Wars. I played this for about a week straight and haven't touched it since. I know a lot of people who love the game, but I wouldn't recommend it if you've never touched the first two.
Batman Arkham City -- This game has some of the best animations I have seen in a game. The game is fun. I'm not too big of a fan of the controls since I was hooked to playing Spider-man Shattered Dimensions (I know Marvel and DC are two different entities so I need to stop bitching). I go to use a utility as if I were to swing web in Spider-Man and end up jumping off a building and being ambushed... I'll have this sorted out sooner or later.
Anyway, this is definitely and awesome game with great animation and amazing storylines. I haven't touched the DLC at all... I need to beat the first story before hand.
Elder Scrolls Skyrim -- Definitely my favorite game of the year. Not touching any prior Elder Scrolls game I was in for a real treat when I popped this into my XBox. There a few things that I don't care for, but for most part I've been addicted to this game since I bought it.
I've kind of taken a break from it for December and started playing Black Ops to fill my gaming urge just so I make sure I get all my work done before the end of 2011.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 -- I really enjoy the campaign of this Call of Duty. Probably my favorite Campaign in any Call of Duty game to date.
The multiplayer I like. I like the new game types. I like the new killstreak system. I don't know that I have much more to say about it. I wasn't disappointed with it, I expected a little more to it, but I enjoy it. Black Ops is still my favorite multiplayer and maps.
With that said, you can probably see why I haven't made much time for Doom this year. Early on the year I did complete a map like I said and I have played through Doom 2 on the XBox Live and the bonus Map set that came with it (which was a blast).
You can still find my latest map release and my best map to date: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=16244
I hope everyone on Doomworld has a great Christmas and/or holiday!
Oh one last thing, if you haven't heard about SOPA... you should probably look into it.