Welcome to my third entry in Our Year in Games 2016. I hope everyone has had a merry Christmas and festive period so far, and with 2017 just around the corner, I think it is about time I actually talked about some of the games from this year that I have been playing.
There was a moment in the new (and awesome by the way) Doom which instantly reminded me of Half-Life. The moment came when I entered the core of the Argent Energy Tower, and I was sent back in time to Anomalous Materials in Half-Life. Bear with me, and I will explain all after the break.
I’m not entirely sure who it was that first coined the term ‘Holy Chainsaw’ – it was either my brother or one of his friends, crammed into the spare bedroom and huddled around my father’s private work computer that held national secrets, government documents and for some reason a shareware copy of Doom. What we did all agree on however is which of DOOM’s many chainsaws it was. Towards the end of Knee Deep In the Dead’s second level you catch a tantalising glimpse of it through a window – standing proudly upon a tall pedestal surrounded by a moat and guarded by a couple of reverential looking zombie soldiers, it called to you by the very fact that you can’t reach it.
Nick has been talking a little bit about horror games recently, it’s made me think about my struggles with horror games, or even just mildly scary games.
It all goes back to 2004, twelve years ago and three different games. There are stories I could share about some games that have been released this decade, but I’ll leave you with these tales for now…
Oh my. It’s Doom. This is THE game that cemented my gaming and FPS love, and they’ve released a teaser trailer. It’s less than 3 seconds of footage, half of which are arguably cutscene, but I’m squeeing like a schoolgirl.
In a break from our currently non-existent E3 coverage, a teaser trailer has been released by Bethesda for DOOM, (capital letters essential) ahead of a full reveal at QuakeCon in July. Check it out after the break.
Doom 3 might be looking just a little bit dated, even with this enhanced BFG edition. But you should be looking forward to this for eight new levels which comprise ‘The Lost Mission’. This new mission pack might even tie into Doom 4 as indicated by Tim Willits comments to RPS from QuakeCon.
Bethesda, owner of id Software, has announced they will be releasing a compilation of the Doom series to this date for Xbox 360 and PS3. They are calling it Doom 3 BFG Edition. UPDATED.
Do you remember the days when you could run backwards just as fast as you could forwards? When you were allowed to carry more than two weapons onto the battlefield? When plots could generally be summed up by the words ‘bad stuff’s gone down?’ Brad Carney, creator of Wrack certainly does, and he misses them.