I’ve been wanting to play the new Doom game ever since it came out – and the universal praise the game has gotten since its release makes me want to play it that much more. I’ve got so many games on my plate right now that I couldn’t justify buying it, but was glad that they released a free demo this week (you can play the first level) and so I took it for a spin. I’m glad to say that what I experienced was just as fun and good as I expected, and I’m quite looking forward to eventually playing the full game. More than the environments, it’s the movement in the game that I love so much – there’s something fast and fluid about it that feels like no other FPS out there. I actually quite liked Rage when it came out a few years ago, and I think it was also to do with the movement.
Well, this wasn’t for me. I was excited when I saw that there was a beta for Doom this weekend, because I thought I’d get a chance to check out the campaign, but it’s multiplayer-only, and Doom multiplayer is not really something I’m interested in. I did try it for a bit, but as expected, it’s just not my thing, through no fault of the game. Still curious to play the campaign though.