Also available for Xbox One, Switch, and Windows
Holy fuck, this game is legitimately sexual. I've never been so turned on the image of a massive servant of Satan being bisected with a chainsaw. I'm sure this is common knowledge on those of you also on the Racketboy forums already given the amount of discussion this goregasm of a game has gotten over the past week, but just to reiterate - JESUS CHRIST ON A BICYCLE, THIS GAME IS INCREDIBLE.
It seems like, in the last couple generations, id hiccuped a little bit. Wolfenstein was okay. Doom 3 wasn't bad. Neither were great games, though. Then POW, Wolfenstein comes and punches you in the face a couple years back like YOU WANT MULTIPLAYER?? SCREW YOU, MAN. HERE'S A BITCHIN' SINGLE PLAYER. Last week, Doom exploded onto the scene like FAST PACED DEMON SLAYING. YOU WANT JESUS?? WE AIN'T GOT NO JESUS, BUT WE DO HAVE CHAINSAWS AND SHOTGUNS AND A BFG.
I'm a bit of a fanboy for this game, but I'll give you some legitimate information about the game now. It's a total reboot of the series, and it takes a very different direction than Doom 3. Whereas Doom 3 had a distinct horror atmosphere, Doom 4/2016/whatever put all of the focus on the action. That's not to say that there aren't parts that are downright creepy, but there's a totally different feel than its older step brother whose parents never really loved him and just kept him around to avoid CPS.
They really hit it out of the park with this one. The game is gorgeous, and it runs beautifully; even on consoles (Playstation 4, anyway; can't attest to Xbox One personally), it runs at a silky 60 fps. The single player is the main attraction here, but for those of us with an internet connection (which is everyone here, otherwise I'm going to need an explanation of how you're reading this), there's a treat. And it's not the traditional multiplayer mode (although that's not bad. It's not great, but it's not bad. Just kind of okay).
Welcome to Snapmap, your ticket to making the most fucked up Doom levels imaginable. Got some friends? Team up to take on an ever-increasing number of player made maps and scenarios. Don't have any friends? Go make some, and then team up to take on an ever-increasing number of player made maps and scenarios. I've only played around with Snapmap a little bit, but it's got a LOT of potential for some great cooperative multiplayer.
In short, there are two kinds of people in this world - people who play Doom, and people who are missing out on one of the best shooters in years. Don't be the latter. Go buy Doom on your platform of choice. Like, yesterday. It's great.
My Rating - 5 Neps
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