yeah, what now.
People are more baffled than anything when I tell them I still play Doom. The confabulation boils down thus:-
"...But it's old."
but the graphics suck!
thatīs the most frequent argument.
no one said it looks like crysis 3. however, i use to play it with gzdoom or doomsday in full hd, and i think the graphics are decent. am i supposed to play or just marvel at graphics one needs triple titans to get a meaningful frame rate?
@ Memfis: interestingly, i had no problems seeing details back when i played in 320x200 resolution. maybe i had better imagination. but then, i had a 14", then 15" CRT. the game was optimized to look good on the screens used at that time. now, 320x200 stretched over my 24" widescreen (a Benq XL2411T with that lightboost hack, or my 27" korean IPS) looks like ass. so high resolution is my only concession to modern graphics.
you and the same old game!
thatīs right. the same old game that keeps entertaining me for almost 20 years now. as opposed to many modern games i played once, perhaps twice and never felt like slogging through them again. letīs see which modern shooter will have a still an active, map making, demo recording community in 20 years, shall we?
but itīs not realistic
sure, because realism makes better games :p
i wrote a couple times that doomīs speed is what sets it apart from more recent games, as itīs stated very nicely in coelacanthīs essay on doomīs gameplay. i like this one man army gameplay. i like to warm up by ripping and tearing through ep.2 maps, as most of them have a berserk pack. combine that with accurate input (console ports have often awful controls), and movement in doom is simply beautiful.
now for the reactions of others... i was on a LAN with the friend who sawed the demons with me since the game came out, we fired up doom for a change... a few guys looked at us in disbelief, but not because seeing such an old game was strange, but because they didnīt seem used with such fast movement. one said: wow, thatīs doom. that sounded rather admiring. and no one complained about graphics or whatever.
Last edited by Pirx on May 28 2013 at 22:56