DOOM 3 and Half-Life 1...

I see your connection, in both an experiment goes horribly wrong. That is kind of interesting.

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Half-Life was inspired by Doom and Doom 3 was, as far as I can tell, inspired by Half-Life.

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Sergeant_Dornan_51 said:

Is it me, or is the plot of DOOM 3 and Half-Life 1 awfully similar...


Is it me or is the plot of Half Life 1 awfully similar to DOOM?

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They used the quake engine for Half-Life.
aaannd....

According to one of the game's designers, Harry Teasley, Doom was a huge influence on most of the team working on Half-Life. According to Teasley, they wanted Half-Life to "scare you like Doom did". Newell felt that "Half-Life in many ways was a reactionary response to the trivialization of the experience of the first person genre."

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Yah, but Half-Life seemed to have more jump scares than a tense buildup like some Doom levels. And the only enemies that were really challenging were, really odd actually, the Human soldiers. Half-Life had some nice scripted moments however.

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Crasger said:

According to one of the game's designers, Harry Teasley, Doom was a huge influence on most of the team working on Half-Life. According to Teasley, they wanted Half-Life to "scare you like Doom did". Newell felt that "Half-Life in many ways was a reactionary response to the trivialization of the experience of the first person genre."


Hmm, that's pretty cool. I gues I'm not too surpised with DOOM being an influence on an FPS game.

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Sergeant_Dornan_51 said:

Is it me, or is the plot of DOOM 3 and Half-Life 1 awfully similar...

Scientists play with Forces Mankind Was Not Meant To Have, unleash disaster: invasion and destruction of the Earth and civilization by [demons/undead/robots/aliens/nanite swarms/hungry slimes/mutated beasts/incurable disease strains/toxic substance].

This plot is used by 7 845 934 757 946 546 different works of fictions. Add an average of 17 every millisecond to the running total.

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I can see it as well. HL being a more hard-sf interpretation of a hostile invasion by otherworldly forces.

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I'm pretty sure in terms of story (such as it is), Doom was inspired by Aliens, and Half-Life was inspired by a Stephen King short story called The Mist.

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I remember someone saying Doom was originaly going to features aliens instead of demons and was to be based on Mars rather than Hell.

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