Bethesda Softworks made their debut last night during the opening day of the E3 festivities. Their first objective… bring the fans Doom.
So much anticipation for this game considering the sliver of a teaser that was given last month and had fans on edge. Let me tell you, it is intense.
The campaign starts where else… in Hell. You make your way through the fiery pits and molten stone constructs while trying to avoid Pinkies and yes, even Mancubus demons. The visuals alone are gorgeous and makes for an all too familiar atmosphere.
The speed of the game from the jump was very reminiscent of the older games with an updated look that really brings the game to another level. Much more maneuverability for the characters as you can climb, double jump, and execute vicious melee finishers which makes for an easier and more functional experience. And lets not forget about the weapons, which are all too familiar. The plasma rifle, chainsaw, and the trusty ol’ shotgun (and super shotgun) were on display as well, and trust me… you’ll need it. The enemies come at you fast, aggressive, and in bunches and they’ll finish you in some of the most brutal ways possible. Don’t take my word for it, peep some of the gameplay trailer here.
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That is only a small sample that was shown, but over eight minutes of gameplay is available to watch.
What you didn’t see was some of the extras that were introduced this time around that include a multitude of multiplayer options. Domination, Freeze Tag, and Clan Arena were all shown and all with unique objectives to gain. With your abilities to now gain special powers and even work as demons themselves, there is going to be excitement at every turn. Did I say every turn? because now you can create and customize entire stages to battle in with Doom’s Snapmap mod. It was shown off during the conference and the depth with which you can create arenas is amazing.
They didn’t leave the fans without some sort of release date so make sure to look for Doom (available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC) in the Spring of next year.
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