Episode 294

294 Premium: Doom 3

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October 15th, 2020

2 hrs 18 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

Doom 3 was a controversial game, but its only real sin is not being Doom 2 or Doom 2016. Released in 2004 and coinciding with an identity crisis at id Software, this is a retelling of the original Doom story, but with very different gameplay. It more closely resembles the spectacle corridor shooters that were popular at the time, inspired by the success of Half-Life. It's dark and spooky. The pace is more deliberate. These are all problems if what you want is the kind of twitch action you'd find in earlier shooters... but we think Doom 3, warts and all, is worthy of attention.

EDIT: I forgot to include a special remix of our theme song, provided by Gwen May!

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