Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 0:03 
Excellent Member

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 334
I think Doom might just be my all-time favourite game.

I'd only played the PSX versions before and loved them.
I kept them when I upgraded to a PS2 and played them more than any actual PS2 game.

I've got an Xbox1 now and recently bought Doom 3 - Ressurection Of Evil.

Have I played the main game ? No.

I've just been playing the original games that are included on the disc.

You get Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 2 Master Levels (80+ levels in total).

I was pleasantly surprised to find that several of the levels I remembered from the PSX versions are much larger on these versions (I presume these are the original PC games and that some of the PSX levels had to be "trimmed").

Controls superbly on the analogue sticks too (unlike many modern FPS's), since you don't have to worry about looking up or down.

Only downside is that weapon-switching is a bit slow, but other than that, I still think these games are way more fun and well designed than 95% of modern releases.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:35 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Does anyone know if they plan on releasing Doom II, Hexen or Quake for XBLA?

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:38 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
Yeah, I'd love an XBLAH version of Quak. JUMP DUCKY! JUMP!

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:45 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
Right, who wants to try Thy Flesh Consumed in co-op Bezzieness tonight? First three to say 'yea, verily' can join me on a journey into Hell itself.

Say, 9pm?

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:45 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
yea

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:46 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Too early. >:|

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:50 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
This is my thread so I forbid it.

I HAZ 2 B THER!!1

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:51 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Yea, please.

edit: 'yea, verily'

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:07 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
Sorry Zards, how about you take over from me at our shift change?

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:13 
User avatar
Song Wars 08/09 Champion

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 2320
I won't make 9, being as I only leave off work at 9, but will be happy to play with anyone around when I'm around. Just Add Invite.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:15 
User avatar
EvilTrousers

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3070
Zardoz wrote:
Does anyone know if they plan on releasing Doom II, Hexen or Quake for XBLA?


Quake 3 Arena is meant to be on the way at some point.

_________________
Everyone but Zardoz is better than me at videogames.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:37 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
Despite being a big Quake 1/2 fan, I never played 3 Arena first time round. I think it's because my PC was quite rubbish around that time.

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:38 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
Wasn't Quak 2 on the GBA? Or was that just a straight port of the original?

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:40 
User avatar
Future War Cultist

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 1018
Location: Nottingham. Again. No, wait, I'm back in Manchester.
Quake 3, on the Dreamcast, with a steering wheel. Great days.

_________________
Nihil videt et omnia videt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:41 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Qwak was released on the GBA, more a 'revitalization' of the Amiga original, itself a port from the BBC.

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:49 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
myoptika wrote:
Sorry Zards, how about you take over from me at our shift change?


No... it's not the same :(

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:51 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Yea. If you want me, that is.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:55 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
Mr Dave wrote:
Yea. If you want me, that is.


Of course, but don't rush off and do everything without us...

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:57 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
I will promise to show you all the secret areas (and then push you into them and do naughty things to your body)

It'll make the first area much easier in single player, if nothing else.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 13:58 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
myoptika wrote:
Despite being a big Quake 1/2 fan, I never played 3 Arena first time round. I think it's because my PC was quite rubbish around that time.


Despite being a huge quake 1/2/3 fan, I never got Quake 4. As it looked gash.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:04 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
I quite liked Q4, but then I'm easily pleased.

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:05 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Mr Dave will you teach me late night secrets in dark places?

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:06 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
One of these days I'll get the 360 version. As it has Q2 on its disc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:06 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
While a huge Baron tries to fuck you?

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:06 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
myoptika wrote:
I quite liked Q4, but then I'm easily pleased.


So's Ange.
:luv:

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:07 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Dimrill wrote:
While a hug Baron tries to fuck you?


World of Cuddles Fixed.

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:10 
User avatar
Song Wars 08/09 Champion

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 2320
I own Quake 4 and never got much past half way, due to boredom.

Doom I, II, Ultimate etc etc still command my attention.

Didn't see all the fuss about Marathon, although I didn't play it at the time, only the XBLA re-release.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 14:31 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Mr Dave wrote:
One of these days I'll get the 360 version. As it has Q2 on its disc.

I recently did this, haven't played yet but I did complete the PC version.

Prey > Quake 4 > Doom 3

Those three use the same engine. They came out in reverse order to how good they are. Quake 4 is - well, have you played Doom 3? Imagine that but with a faster pace, the lights stay on (well, mostly), and you don't have to walk into rooms backwards to shoot the thing that inevitably spawns behind you.

Or: it's like Prey, but you know all that clever cool stuff to do with portals, and walking on walls and stuff? Yeah, it's got none of that. But the running around with guns stuff is good. No, not quite like Doom, it's a bit faster and that. No, the lights stay on. Mm. Yeah, haha, I know. Yeah, I thought that too. Er, well, not that great really. S'alright. The bosses are laughable, ho-hum. Mm. No, I didn't see that, was it... really? Oh, I'll have to watch that then. Well, I saw the first one. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Right. Right. Mmm... ha! Yes, he is a bit... no. Really... oh, that sounds quite interesting then. Mmhmm. Yes. Okay. Right. Well, if I see it, then I'll get it, but I'd really have to be in the mood to be honest. No, not all cheese. I do actually really like yoghurt heh. No, not like that, but... yeah, the crunchy ones.

edit: sorry, the button stuck.

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 16:02 
User avatar
Rude Belittler

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 5000
Quake 4 is okay on the 360, it has two main problems: 1) Dodgy Frame rate. 2) Whoever ported it didn't think about the differences between a PC and a 360, so it doesn't really have checkpoints, and to save you have to go into a menu, and press save. And its pretty quicksavetastic.

Oh, and its not amazingly interesting.

Prey has some fucking genius moments*, but the 'if you die, just play a minigame a bit! yay!' thing kind of ruins it. Along with the stupid spaceship bits.


*Quite early on, you find a little ball in a glass case, then a little bit later you enter a portal and find yourself on a big planetoid. you wander around a bit, then you see some really fucking huge enemies approach you, and you realise that you're actually on the little ball in the glass case.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 23:17 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Thanks for the invite to Doom, I largely enjoyed that lots. Shame that it was a mite laggy, esp. at first, and that there's friendly fire, otherwise wahey.

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:40 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
Yeah, the friendly fire and teleport kills were a bit strange.

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:40 
User avatar
It's all pish

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 2137
Location: Thunder Bay, Canada
Well, I took the plunge and spent fifty five Earth dollars on a 13 month gold sub. Look! I have pretty gold stars on my gamercard now!
So if anyone sees me online and wants to hit me up for some hot, soapy* Doom action then feel free.



*Soap not necessarily included.

_________________
Flickr Stuff

Xbox Live & Game Centre ID - MalcSeventyFour
You're not allowed to be better than me, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:24 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Dimrill wrote:
Yeah, the friendly fire and teleport kills were a bit strange.

The friendly fire was very unfortunate, especially with all the splash damage off rockets, heh.

Yeah, dunno if you heard my message about the teleport kills - that be telefragging. Now, this gives me the chance to do something, which I've never had the chance to do before, and never will probably again. Oh my. *polishes glasses*

Ahem: n00000000b!

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:26 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
*Sofa hits Dave with Shotgun*
*Dave turns round, and unloads BFG into Sofas face*

That'll learn you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:35 
User avatar
lazy eye patch

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3955
Location: Telford, UK
Who?

edit: anyhoo, I know I never tried to shoot another player myself, but having 'respawn' set to RT along with 'fire' means it did happen a few times accidentally :hat:

_________________
Photographs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:13 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
I enjoyed that, but Thy Flesh Consumed is extremely frustrating, especially with four players. There's not enough room to manoeuvre and if you factor in the fact I'm rubbish, well...

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:21 
User avatar
making out to faces of death

Joined: 1st Apr, 2008
Posts: 2686
Location: Sadville
I bought this last night. Whee, my percentages are rubbish.

_________________
Me flickr
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:45 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
I was all 'mad hyped' to give Thy Flesh Consumed another crack last night, but my Bezzies needed my fighting skills in CoD4.

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:46 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
Then you should've opened your real ale flavoured gob and speaked up. We went FiSHing to try and catch a MrChris, but he got away.

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:54 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Wernt bovered. I enjoyed my CoD supper.

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:58 
User avatar
INFINITE POWAH

Joined: 1st Apr, 2008
Posts: 30498
Dimrill wrote:
Then you should've opened your real ale flavoured gob and speaked up. We went FiSHing to try and catch a MrChris, but he got away.

Yeah, soz about that. Very ill timed awakening from Mr Chris Junior Mk 2. I had previously spent the evening being shot in the back by over-excitable Americans.

_________________
http://www.thehomeofawesome.com/
Eagles soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:11 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
I am your 360 friend now Mr Chris!

Looking forward to splash damaging you from the rear.

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:15 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
MumblemumbleGAME! I just spent aaaages killing that blasted cyberdemon at the end of episode 2 (managed to trap him in on of the supply rooms, run around to the other side and blast him over the switch pillar, folks) only to have my arse well and truly handed to me on the 2nd level of ep3. Damn flaming skulls.

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:43 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
What difficulty are you playing on?

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:47 
User avatar
Skillmeister

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26630
Location: Felelagedge Wedgebarge, The River Tib
hurt me plenty

_________________
Washing Machine: Fine. Kettle: Needs De-scaling. Shower: Brand new. Boiler: Fine.
Archimedes Hotdog Rhubarb Niner Zero Niner.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:48 
User avatar
UltraMod

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 55711
Location: California
*snorts*

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 13:54 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
Dimrill wrote:
hurt me plenty


Ok, I'm going in dry!

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:25 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
How long did you carry on playing for last night chaps? (sorry Sir Morte, I was too knackered to stay on before your arrival)

Thy Flesh Consumed is a much scarier prospect to play through on singleplayer after the events I witnessed last night on multi. I will not surrender though.

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 17:57 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 17013
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Dimrill left as well, so I played through ep3 with Sir Morte. He too, knows about being bewildered as someone charges off into the distance and kills everything

(and also my joy of traps.. Yes, that's right, go into the exit. Oh what's that? It's not the exit and a huge cyberdemon just appeared next to you? Oh, surprise!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Doom
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 21:45 
User avatar
Harper Shadow

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 48074
Location: Freaked out in a Moonage daydream
I completed the first mission of Thy Flesh Consumed on Hurt Me Plenty!

_________________
SD&DG Illustrated! Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 139 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Malc, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.