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Doom and the Golden Age of FPS

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by seco, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Remind me to brofist this post in a couple of months.
     
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  2. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    You just have to compare the soundtracks of the original Dooms to newer stuff. Or even semi-official mods like Perdition's Gate for example. They used to cater to metal-heads and similarly niche stuff. If you listen to more recent FPS soundtracks, they're worse than Limp Bizkit dude-bro shit, which was pathetic back then already.
     
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  3. Generic-Giant-Spider Unwanted

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    Or it's generic Hollywood "epic movie" orchestra shit. Even nuDoom has trash music (despite being made by alleged GOD Mickey Gordie) that is just a bunch of noise you don't give a shit about.

    I liked Doom's more dark/atmospheric tracks:


     
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  4. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Absolutely right. And I'm saying the problem is that the average video game customer has gotten more retarded, not that nowaday's shit content is cheaper to produce. On the contrary, Doom had screens of text instead of cinematic cut-scenes. But the gameplay-, level and art-design was just that much more sophisticated. But that's not expensive, it's just a matter of (good or bad) taste: Most Doom/Doom2-mods have better level design than nuDoom, and they're free.
     
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    Struggling to think of any FPS games which I've enjoyed since the turn of the century.

    Far Cry 2, FEAR 2, The Darkness......erm.....that's about it.
     
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  6. toro Arcane

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    Titanfall 2
     
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  7. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Your examples are pretty much perfect already, but let me post Perdition's Gate soundtrack as well, which is way unerrated as amod as well.

     
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  9. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    There are several other FPSs which deserve a mention imo (in the order of popping into my mind):

    Exhumed/Powerslave
    Alien Trilogy
    Doom 64
    KISS: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child (obscure as fuck, but well worth playing!)
    Disruptor
    Painkiller
    Turok
    Prey (2006)

    I really don't get why there are no good FPSs anymore. It's not that hard: cool setting, level and art design, atmosphere, music and a bad-ass player character, enemies and weaponry. Must be a Zeitgeist thing, since every single point on that list appears to be unachievable by nowadays' devs, and the (niche) audience would still be there. All these pathetic retro rip-offs disgust me though.
     
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  10. Licorice Arcane Wumao

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    The level design is key and what they always fuck up
     
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    Ha! We agree on something :)
     
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  12. Licorice Arcane Wumao

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    lol wut this looks sick! Might be a case of very low expectations based on the title making me say that.
     
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  13. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    It's not the best thing ever, but it's better than almost anything recent and good enough that I find it puzzling it's not mentioned more often. I guess it's somewhat of a hidden gem.
     
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    It's not just the masses.

    The recent thread about the tastes of the "elite" going to shit reminded me of the problem:

    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads...brow-lyric-suites-lament.139430/#post-7408027

    Which is that the devs themselves have become retarded too.
     
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    Played this for the first time last year and I had no idea it was as good as it is. I had always assumed the console ports of Doom were copy/pasted PC Doom and in the case of N64 likely watered down and censored.

    It has one hell of an OST and some of the redesigned monsters actually look better to me than their classic counterparts. '90s graphics and hearing a soundtrack with weird ambience and children wailing is some good atmospheric shit.
     
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    Doom and Final Doom for PlayStation weren't straightforward ports either. They have music by the same composer who later worked on Doom 64 and while the levels adapted from the original games had their size reduced, there are also new levels made specifically for those releases.
     
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  17. Licorice Arcane Wumao

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    I haven't played this one, but it looks really, really good.

     
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    Holy shit, bro, I was looking for this game forever. I remember playing it in arcades when it was new and absolutely sucking at it because I could never get anyone to join me. (Arcades around here were already drying up.) The best part was the screen of the hot lady soldier peeling off her top and saying she'd give you the shirt off her back.
     
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    For me the last 10/10 is RtCW - 2001 and that's when golden age has ended.
     
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  20. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    This from the dude who wanted to buy a new PC in order to play the newest Mortal Kombat on it.* Why am I not surprised.

    *(have you bought it? was it worth it, and if so because of MK?)
     
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  21. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    I use it mainly as 3DS emulation machine so I stuck on 2000 technology anyway.
     
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  22. Unreal Liturgist

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    The 3DS had games?
     
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    Yeah, in a way the story of that new PC is getting even more bizarre.
     
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  24. Pentium Learned

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    Lol I had a period when I would play the demo over and over as a kid. Loopy af but I think I would like to see the whole thing.
     
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