I will deliberately take a contrary position just for the sake of writing incredibly long arguments
ORIGWAD is awesome.
How completely the balance of power is reversed. The player character is not merely the last surviving marine, desperately and painfully clinging to the existence of humanity, while Hell plays its game. The player is now immune to all of Hell's armies, machines and machinations. His power is not great, but unlimited. He is some strange mockery of God.
Super Jamie said:
It's not mine, but I just love watching this e6y TAS speedrun video.
Many deities contain contradictions: the Son is the Father, truly and absolutely, yet the Son is not the Father - their essences are insoluble. Such is the case here. The player is omniscient, yet psychotic. He sees all. He knows every facet of every obstacle that lies ahead, yet does not pause to consider them. He allows his id to draw him through his predestined path - a path of frantic, unceasing butchery. As he acts with a perfect and untainted insanity, an endless stream of ghastly hallucinations passes before his eyes. The player is omnipotent, indestructible, and yet his lifeblood is limited, and death gnashes in its cage. To perform his greatest feats of acrobatics, the player willingly allows his tools of destruction to rend his own form - but he must spend his flesh with care.
I cheer for the demons. It would be a great horror for Hell's excrement to succeed in its quest - for hellspawn to seize the Earth and keep it, undisputed, forever. But all the same, is it not worse for the universe to be held hostage by this insult against existence itself? He is a physical manifestation of a terrible force: not of mundane destruction, but of uncreation. He must not be allowed to exist.