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News id Software: Doom 4 is not a sequel

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Doom 4? Excellent.
    I didn't even know they were planning to do a fourth installment.
    Will keep eyes peeled for this one.
     
  3. p3n

    p3n What's a Dremel?

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    Dont release it in the US earlier if you dont want me to see a pirate copy and never play it again this time id!
     
  4. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    I agree with your sentiment, however I disagree with your subtle hint that you would pirate the game.

    If it's not a sequel and not a reboot then what the hell is it? Could it be like the difference between Quake 1 and Quake 2, or maybe a standalone like Quake 3?
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    unnamed iphone game, interesting......

    can't wait for their Rage game, when is it supposed to be out?
     
  6. Narishma

    Narishma What's a Dremel?

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    wuyanxu: It's coming next year.
     
  7. Evildead666

    Evildead666 What's a Dremel?

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    Looking forward to Rage and Doom 4.....
    true that Doom 3 was a once through affair, but it was a hell of a lot better than Doom 2 ;)
    I missed the keys and maps of Doom 1 and 2 tho.....
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    typo
    looking foreward to it.
    Hopefully won't need a flashlight/duct-tape mode for this one. Seriously, you'd think that they'd have a few guns with lights on (even in Star Trek they had lights on the end of the phaser rifles).
     
  9. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    It was a deliberate gameplay mechanic you div. The duct-tape mod totally ruined the atmosphere.

    On topic: Could be a Quake 1/Quake 2 thing, but the setting of Doom (unlike Quake) is quite clear, so I think that'd be hard to do. Maybe they just mean it'll still be about Hell and demons and the such like, but it'll be a new story, and won't have anything to do with Phobos, Doomguy or the UAC.
     
  10. Pieface

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    Doom 4? I wonder if it will be as gloomy as Doom 3, look forward to it.
     
  11. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Doom 4, AWESOME!

    im gonna go run through doom 3 again tonight to celebrate \o/
     
  12. SlickGnome

    SlickGnome What's a Dremel?

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    Never made it all the way through Doom 3, got to be too repetitive and predictable. I may give it another go before the 4th installment comes out just so I know how it finishes though.
     
  13. mjm25

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    Could it potentially be a Co-op game a la Left4Dead or Resident Evil 4? maybe 1 or 2 marines and then player or ai controlled monsters and so on...
    seems to be the flavour of the month at the moment, and it does work well in Left4Dead.
     
  14. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I found not being able to see what I was shooting at made the game pointless.

    If there was some ambient light so you could see shadows/outlines it would have been something, but in some areas I couldn't see anything without a flashlight, so some areas the game would play like this:

    Imp jumps out,
    switch from flashlight to weapon,
    fire,
    missed because Imp has moved (and I can't see it 'cos it's too dark),
    die.
    reload,
    repeat :wallbash:.

    After installing the flashlight mod I quite enjoyed the game.

    Let's face it, if you were roaming dark corriders with monsters jumping out at you would you rather hold a torch or strap the torch to whatever weapon you were carrying (or dual wield with pistol)?
     
  15. FeRaL

    FeRaL What's a Dremel?

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    Why even call it DOOM if it's not a sequel... A prequel perhaps? Most likely not. What would be awesome is if instead of them placing you in current time, they place you in the past on Mars are a Martian trying to keep the forces of darkness at bay and sealing them in the other dimension...
     
  16. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    It's like a sequel but it's not a sequel, it's a Not Sequel!
     
  17. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    doom3 was nice. albeit a bit short. nice graphic for its time for sure.

    and i actually love the dark/not able to strap a flashlight to ur weapon. tho i would prefer somewhere at the end level they would get it eventually.

    it makes sense to think that in the lost dark space station infested with monster, one could not easily find the right utilities to properly strap a flashlight to ur weapon. swapping back n forth is ur TEMPORARILY best option. n its fun too. gives more challenge. creates the atmosphere. no, u cant just ducktape a flashlight to the hot muzzle or frame of an assault weapon. tho dual-wielding with a pistol is a no-brainer tho..... hm.... good point........

    but for a space station in the middle of freakin nowhere sometime in the future... to have NO weapons that originally have a light-source attached to it... thats just stupid.
     
  18. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    [Not so] Patiently waiting...
     
  19. NaThRo

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    Think about it... You're walking through a space station infested with creatures from hell with only a flashlight for light. A creature jumps around the corner and comes at you, what happens next...
    Some kind of ability to drop the flashlight, thereby giving a bit of ambient light, would have been an interesting way to combat the problem.
    I know I would be dropping that sucker (as long as it was a semi-solid floor I was walking on, and even then, that probably wouldn't be there first thought going through my head...) rather than turning it off and putting it back in my pocket carefully for later use.
     
  20. Otto69

    Otto69 What's a Dremel?

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    "Doom 3 was sort of a reboot,"

    Doom 3 was sort of a piece of crapola....
     
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