I bought Doom 3. I am not sorry that I did. This game is great. The screenshots dont do it justice. I thought I'd post some screens I took here.
First up, the lighting. I know its been buzzworded around the community as revolutionary, but you dont get a good feeling for it until you actually play. You'll find the Flashlight is by far the most useful weapon you have.
Right out of a Sci-Fi horror movie, this game is. Machienery humms and moves and buzzes and reflects light and creates shadows and scares the living crap out me as well as takes a large portion of my shotgun ammo when the shadows look like demons. And they do.
So far the game has the feeling of the first chapter of Halflife. An experiment gone awry wreaks havok across a remote scientific lab. Same thing here. Even a lot of the same gags, like body parts falling out of vents after a scientist gets dragged into one, zombies eating people, etc...
Another example of the lighting. You aren't missing anything by running this game at 800x600, and you wont be able to run it any higher and have a maintainable framerate either. This is NOT a game for 1.5ghz machines. I reccomend no less then a 9700 pro.
Just as you'd likely suspect, the game is rife with satanic evil things and mutilated corpses and an INCREDIBLE looking growing oozish stuff that actually grows and expands slowly. It looks so great. This game, on the same note, is not for children. :)
If you're into the whole "horror" thing, like Silent Hill games, then this is for you. Not a lot of fragging bunny-hopping stuff, as the AI is pretty good and tends to use cover and surprise you from behind. The most enemies that have swarmed me at once have been 4, and it was insane. The consoles and ambiance that ID has built into the game are great, there are professional voice actors who do all the journal logs and info-videos and stuff, and it all adds up to a great game, truly fun to play and not at all hard to learn. No "secondary fire", everything you interact with is done with one button. The simplicity adds to the game's appeal and keeps things focused on the action and the suspense.
Some more screens:
More of that incredible oozing disgusting stuff.
One of the shambling mumbling B-movie zombies, pre-blasting.
Even when they gang up on you, they're still fodder for your flashlight handle or a couple of Pistol rounds.
Get your brains somewhere else, zombie!
What are the spec for this game *might get it,I have the very 1st 1 on my old comp lol *
wish you were here is a good album......
Looks pretty cool, damn i need my new 3d card now!
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Opps, thought this was the Doom forum. Forgot about the off-topic forum for Forgotten Hope.
Well, I don't know if I will get the game or not yet.
SilenT AssassiNWhat are the spec for this game *might get it,I have the very 1st 1 on my old comp lol *
1. Minimum System Requirements:
* English version of Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000/XP * Pentium(r) 4 1.5 GHz or Athlon(tm) XP 1500+ processor · 384MB RAM · 8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers * 2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows(r) swap file) * 100% DirectX(r) 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers * 100% Windows(r) 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers * DirectX(r) 9.0b (included) · 3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX(r) 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers. o ATI(r) Radeon 8500 o ATI(r) Radeon 9000 o ATI(r) Radeon 9200 o ATI(r) Radeon 9500 o ATI(r) Radeon 9600 o ATI(r) Radeon 9700 o ATI(r) Radeon 9800 o All Nvidia(r) GeForce 3/Ti series o All Nvidia(r) GeForce 4MX series o All Nvidia(r) GeForce 4/Ti series o All Nvidia(r) GeForce FX series o Nvidia(r) GeForce 6800 series
· Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported · Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers · LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's right out of the readme file.
I run a:
Athalon XP 3000+ Radeon 9700 Pro 1 gig of Ram SB audigy 2 ZX
I get around 30 fps avg. Dark areas and closed spaces rocket me up to an unthinkable 60 fps. The game is smooth enough though that in combat situations you can hold your own without too much lag affecting your shots. This game will simply not run on old machines unless you gimp the graphics options and remove everything that was the game's selling points.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Well then, what is considered an old machine? Many people say my computer is "old" yet it appears I could play the game. :uhm:
wow 2.2 gigs but looks great, im not into sci-fi games but i would like to see the devs to release an SDK and make a world war 2 mod just like Red Orchestra for UT2K4 is 30 fps average? i would think it would be around 50-70
It's a great game, yes. Gets somewhat repetitive after a while, at least if you play like I do, which is in ~4 hour sessions. Well, an addictive game, what can you do..