… which is something the series sorely needs. Seriously, there is only so many times Hell can mysteriously kick down the inter-dimensional doors of reality before we need to see some facts. Generic we-hate-everything baddies were all well and good back in the 90’s, but nowadays we want some motivation for our villains, thank-you-very-much!
The fellow who has been drafted in is a professional Sci-Fi writer (or Speculative Fiction if you are a lit snob) no less, Graham Joyce. Can’t say I’ve heard of him, but Sci-Fi novels tend to be outside of my usual reading/writing area. However, his wikipedia page (the finest of all last minute research destinations) says he’s written a rather substantive collection of Sci-Fi, which can really only be a benefit to Doom.
I liked Doom 3 for the most part, but a more in-depth story, free of conventional “plot” points would be nice. And duct-tape for our guns, natch.