I'm sorry but I strongly disagree, the 2016 reboot is amazing and it deserves the praise and hype it got. Saying that the original 2 were better is just looking back at the past with nostalgia tinted glasses.Of all the DOOM games, I and II were easily the best.
I was perfect in every way.
II was more challenging than I'd imagined a Doom game could be.
III was more like a survival horror VR game, and held its own, but it was too slow to really be "DOOM".
Doom 2016 and DOOM Eternal are overhyped as if they were trying to make an ultra-violent Master Chief. Doom 2016 wasn't so bad, but Doom Eternal purposefully gives you less ammo then you need to kill enemies the way you want to kill them and then adds enemies with gimmicks to force you into puzzle solving rather than just letting you blast away the way you want.
It's all about lure in order to sell DLC.
Of all the Doom games, if I could only pick one to play for ever, it would be either Doom I or Doom II. And it's hard deciding which one I like more because both were so radically different, yet perfect stand alones.
Early Doom (1993) didn't have vertical look or mouse-look, it merely "auto-aimed" vertically for you. Vertical look up / down in the idtech 1 Engine was something that only came from Heretic (1994), and mouselook by the mid-late 90's in Quake, etc. Playing Doom Engine games through GZDoom source-port instead of their original MS-DOS .EXE is far better as it deals with all this stuff out of the box.Lmao in that first doom video around 3:30, how is the player shooting at monsters above with no aiming?
Yes, I just couldn't express better than you why I disliked this game. It looks great but it is very frustrating even in the easiest difficulty. I dislike platforms too, of course.Fun and great article!
Doom Eternal - I had high hopes but it turned into a platforming game resulting in hours of frustration. I don't know a single Doom player that was into hopping, jumping and swinging. Doom is all about killing hoards of monsters, not platforming! They ruined a great game!