The Devil lurks in the detailed shadows...
I wasn't a fan of Doom or anything, but I keep over hearing my friends in School talking about this game and I was like "ok" what about the game, and like idiots they gave me little detail.
So after two years, I was taking a tour around a Future Shop one day and I came across Doom 3, look at it then came across the price tag and it scared me with how expensive it was, I wanted to buy it at first but then when I saw the tag I wasn't sure if it was wroth it.
So my brother was an employee at Future Shop and he could get discounts on the game, the game was hovering at a high $29.99+Tax so it came up like around $35 bucks. They I asked him "how much he can get the game for?" and so he takes the game and go to one of those computers, does some clicking and points to a digit on the screen. "$10.35 with tax!" I ask and he say "yeah!" so I thought this is a must buy because of the deal. So we picked it up, and I started playing it and man is this game scary or what...
The movement, the sounds, the graphics, the lights, the auto logs, and... The shadows...
First of all, to get the most out of this game, you have to consider playing it in the dark, with high volume and the contract low a bit, for you to get a bit of the feeling. Well that how I played the game and man did I have to make sure I had to piss before I played it the second time.
Though I played it only in the night when no one was home with all the lights off with the contract and brightness adjusted in the options to four... It can really scary and a crazy, I am a full grow kid about 14 years of age (I think) and I really some times don't want to play the game.
Its funny, you want to play games for fun, but with this one, you actually consider the opposite to keep your mood going good for the day. The game has very strong suspense and that’s what it bases the fear on. One more thing to, anything can happen just remember when playing it, keep that in mind, trust me. Not to also mention you can take a small break and listen to the auto logs (the autologs are creepy) but when your done listening you always get more scared with the fact you have to continue playing, or you can be a suss and take it off and put on Halo or SanAndreas.
Mark for Gameplay: A- [Introduces a rare gaming aspect well]
The graphics are nice and pretty, these people have real imagination. Doom does some resource hogging on the computer for the graphics, well ladies and gentlemen, you get the full deal on the Xbox, for just simply the game for its price and you still get the graphics thanks to Xbox No video cards please.
Mark for Graphics: A-
Man, this is what lives up the game, this is what first makes you want to piss yourself, 100% of the time you first get scared comes from the sounds from the environment, I specialty hate the sound the armor makes, its like when you pick it up, a demon comes, but it just the armor sound but then you don't know if it was really some body... Also the music sometimes hints that there is a boss coming, which can be nerve-racking. And also the music is cool as well.
Mark for Sound: A-
The controls on the Xbox are good I think, I fine them comfortable, I don't about you.
Mark for Controls: B+
-Entertainment and Life Span
It all depends on how the player wants to play the game, whether they want to play it scary, which is the point of the game, or not. If you seek a uncomfortable Journey (Such as me) it might last a while, if not it might not stand as long, either way the developers packed a long story to it. When I played it for the first time i went extremely slow, Way to slow, because of the stupid noises, I found out afterwards i went slow because when i played it the second time, it took me one forth the time to beat it then from the first time i played it. If you want to take the game to the full potential then i suggest you play it the dark when no ones home with high volume on Hard mode, I played it the exact same way but on normal. The game is really fun when you think about it outside from playing it, werid enough you have fun while your playing but with my experience, you have after you play it. lol
Mark for Entertainment: A-
Another thing about Doom3 for Xbox like I mentioned before with Counter Strike (Xbox) was you don't have to upgrade your computer to the minimum requirements and use a load of memory of your hard disk to get the most out of Doom, Doom on the Xbox is again like counter strike saving you all of that space and money. Doom3 on the Xbox is just as good or even better as on the computer with all of the software and computer minimum requirements.
There might not be anything new for the Doom3 on Xbox but what every body is missing is the point of saving... saving time and hassle for starters, money for people and space on the computer for speed. I really would like to know when that msn messenger will pop up.
Installing computer games on the computer is the worst thing you can install in a computer.
You cannot grade a game on only its gaming engine or quality, but you must also look at cost, and comfort. Thats how i look at it.
Some people miss out on these points and now I am trying to highlight them.
For now both Doom and Counter Strike Yes for the first question, not really for the second question, and you can answer the rest for yourself.
The great computer games need to be converted into console games, as best as they could, for me Counter Strike was converted well! I am highly addicted to it.
+NO INTERNET CAFE
- Bad online mode
+ Still no duct tape There are minimum requirements on this game.
PS: Always look around