Man, I decided to buy the BFG edition when it was on a 50% discount. So far, it's kinda disappointing (I'm replaying the original campaing, I'm a little bit after you pick up the chainsaw). Seriously iD, what?
- There's almost no options menu (basically all what's in "video" options is "change resolution");
- You can't skip cutscenes (that's really annoying, way to disrupt any possible replay value, also on original Doom 3 you could);
- You can't skip the brand logos (on original Doom 3 you could, aslo what's the point of that? Where's the good old philosophy of "let the player start the game as fast as he want"?);
- Some textures actually looks worse, I don't even know how that's possible for a "remastered" re-release.
- Even the in-game monitors have worse resolutions, everything is blurred now (and I'm running the game at 1280x1024, while I played the original D3 on 800x600 back then);
- Way to much ammo: All my guns have maximum ammo all the time (smg 600 bullets, shotgun 320ish, Chaingun* 600, etc), they basically removed ammo management. Whait, is "idkfa" default in Doom 3 now?
- Way too much health, at least they haven't used auto-regen, but it's still dumbed down. I'm playing on veteran damn it (the highest difficulty unlocked) and I'm facing almost no challenge (I only died on 2 areas, one of them on the infinite spider-thing generator, and I'm playing casually).
- Oh, and on Doom and Doom2, ignoring all the stupid and unecessary changes already discussed here, you can't change the keybindings, nor the resolution or anything really! If I remember correctly you could at least change the controls on vanilla Doom.
All in all, the only thing the did rigth was the new flashlight. I wish I could install just the new expansion (Lost Mission) on top of the original Doom 3.
Now I'm worried about Doom 4 and Quake Reboot being bad PC ports.
*edited values, the chaingun carry 600 not 240 ammo.
**edited again to sound less like a whine.
Last edited by LkMax on Dec 23 2012 at 02:01