Doom 3: BFG Edition
Doom 3: BFG Edition
The Doom series has always been one of innovation and quality and it continues in Doom 3: BFG Edition. Its fan base is solid and committed to this horror game. Developer id Software is looking to grow that base by releasing the popular series onto both Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Those who missed out on Doom 3 because of a subpar PC will finally get to join the passionate debate and rabid fandom the franchise enjoys. No doubt with its particular vision and engaging gameplay, Doom 3: BFG Edition will rank among the best shooters for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Fans of first person shooters for Xbox 360 and PS3 will not be getting a rushed port in this edition. There will be some changes to the series that will keep it from just being a rehash and even long time fans will want to pick the game back up.
Originally released in 2004 for Windows and was eventually ported to Mac, Linux and the original Xbox. It was a series reboot as it had nothing connecting it to the previous two games. The science fiction story is set on Mars in 2145. A tech company is running research into various fields including teleportation. It is while studying teleportation that they accidentally open a gate to hell and all the horrors of the underworld are released onto the base. The player is then tasked with finding a way to close the gate. The darkness, demonic enemies, light and gun mechanics and chilling atmosphere quickly took the game to the top. Packed with incredible graphics and solid gameplay, it sold close to 4 million copies. Multiplayer was originally four people max but through mods fans changed it to eight and sixteen. In the expansion pack following, id finally made it eight player. Both fans and critics are divided on how close overall it was to the original Doom.
The love and dedication to the series for fans sparks debates just about every part of the game. One such topic of discussion has always been the flashlight. In previous iterations, the game forced players to either equip it or a gun, but not both. It just added a tension to the game that many hate and just as many love. In Doom 3: BFG Edition, players will no longer have to choose. Doom 3′s lush graphics were already pushing PC power to the limit, rendering a light source was just too much to ask. This time, however, characters no longer will have to shoot in the dark. id has received letters from fans that are not pleased with the addition of the flashlight because, well, not everyone can be pleased. Perhaps that is why the lamp can only light for so long before running out of juice. Wise use of it is highly recommended it. There will be a lot more ammunition this time around as well, another common complaint being fixed. Fans felt that running around looking for ammo was cutting into their zombie and demon killing time. These changes alone are sure to put it among the top shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as long time players join the new class. Doom 3: BFG Edition
To further sweeten the deal, id is including the expansion pack Resurrection of Evil and new areas in The Lost Mission. As if that was not enough, and if those with low end PCs completely missed the series, Doom 3: BFG Edition will include Doom 1 and Doom 2 along with the game. If that does not entice vets of the original, PS3 and PC shooters to come take a look, nothing will. The Doom 3: BFG Edition is dropping on October 16 for all to enjoy. No doubt it will rack up a new crop of fans with its terrifying story and rewarding mechanics. Those new to the series can follow it from the beginning, embark on the trip to hell and see first hand how Doom earned its place.
*Note: No one really knows anything major about Doom 4 yet, but nobody said not to keep asking, hoping, dreaming.