Doom first came out in 1993. It was followed up by a 2nd and 3rd version in the series. This Doom 4 release reboot of the original is scheduled for release on May 13th, 2016. The franchise is published by Bethesda Softworks. This single person-shooter video game has been highly popular for nearly a quarter of a century. The success of this series has had much to do with the creative and innovative approach. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and there’s also a Doom Xbox One version to be released. The creative director for this installment is Hugo Martin.
There have actually been 7 installments in the Doom series. This futuristic video game takes place on Mars and has been entertaining gamers for well over 2 decades. It is not often that a video game is released with such enthusiasm and anticipation. The series has stood the test of time because it has plenty of action and the graphics and music have rocked. Let’s explore some of the interesting details of this highly slated release.
Doom – The Story
From the very beginning of the series it has been evident that more emphasis has been directed at action than a substantial storyline. The gist of the story is that as a player you will become a marine trying to fight and survive after the UAC Argent Facility on Mars is invaded. A wide array of dark forces invades the facility and the action gets intense and challenging. You will have the opportunity to fight alone or join up with a team to engage in lethal combat with demons that seem to keep coming wave after wave. What storyline there is will be fast-paced and action-packed.
Doom – The Characters From The 2005 Science Fiction Film
The main character in Doom is John Grimm. John’s parents were scientists working at the UAC Facility on Mars. His parents got killed and he joined the military. His twin sister Samantha Grimm is a doctor at the facility. Doctor Carmack Imp is in charge of the facility. This character is named after John Carmack, the series creator. Dr. Carmack becomes mutated, therefore, the last name is now Imp. The character of Sarge is played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and is a commander in John Grimm’s forces. Dr Hillary Tallman is a friend of John’s sister Sam. She is also a love interest for John. There is also Dr. Steve Willits and his wife Dr. Jenna Willits.
Doom – Gameplay
Doom is a fast-paced game. The demons from hell were created in evil experiments in the UAC facility. The demons keep coming but the marine is faster than just about any demon in this video game. As a player, you can have as many weapons as you can muster. You can choose your weapons off the weapon wheel. You can choose the “karate system” and engage in hand to hand combat if you wish. When you kill a demon it is considered a glory kill.
With enhanced mobility options and the new capability of getting into tight contact with the enemy; this video game has definitely improved. You can earn extra health and ammo too. All the great weapons are back too including the Plasma Gun, Super Shotgun, and Rocket Launcher. Bethesda Softwares has gone all out on creating a more pleasing gameplay for this latest installment in the series.
Doom – Single-Player/Multiplayer Modes
You can choose from playing single-player or multiplayer mode. Although this is a reboot of the original Doom classic, the features are much better. One of the new features is Snapmap. This tool is much more effective than the old map editor. Some of the new game modes for multiplayer include Team Deathmatch, Clay Arena, Freeze Tag, and King of the Hill.
You will be able to choose a demon rune and actually become one for a limited time. Some of the demons you can choose from include the Revenant, The Baron of Hell, The Mancubus, and The Prowler. Some of the power-ups you can choose from are Quad Damage, Haste, and Invisibility. You can also choose from multiplayer maps like Excavation, Infernal, Perdition, and Heatwave to name a few.
Doom – Hugo Martin
Hugo Martin is the creative director of this latest installment of the Doom series. Martin stated that rock and roll inspired the new game. He is responsible for the fast-paced levels that are now available. He has breathed new life into this already popular video game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Doom – Video Game in Movies/Soundtrack
Doom became a science fiction film in 2005. The movie displayed all the actors from the video game series including Karl Urban as John Grimm and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Sarge. The movie takes place in 2046 at the UAC facility on Mars. It grossed $56 million at the box office. The soundtrack produced such songs as “You Know What You are” and “Switchback.”
This classic Doom game will be released on May 13th, 2016. The video game is expected to do very well thanks to the new features and improvements. Be prepared to get your copy of Doom for your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as soon as it is released.
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks is a video game publisher located in the United States. It is the publisher of Doom since 2010, including this new version, which will be released in May 2016. They have been a video game publisher since 2001.
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