Games of the Generation | 20: Doom

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. Doom is a very fast past first person shooter, blasting through demons to an awesome soundtrack.

With a very simple plot (Humans harvesting energy form hell, demons escape, kill all demons – although there are additional audro logs and documents to find), the focus on Doom is entirely on the gameplay. It feels extremely modern and very retro both at the same time.

For the retro vibe, the game has a non-recharging health system, with pickup and powerups floating on the battlefield. Along with this, levels are an A-to-B affair, but with secret areas to find along the way. To make it feel modern, you can upgrade Doom Slayer and his weapons, but the brilliance is in just how fluid the movement is. Strafing and circling enemies while double jumping and keeping your targets in sight feels easy to do with the controls, which means when you die, you only have yourself to blame.

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