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It is difficult to sum up DOOM 3 into a simple rating. As a work of art and a technology showcase, DOOM 3 is top-notch A+ material. The Aspyr port is solid and looks great. DOOM 3 does things better than any other game of its genre (ambience, graphics, sound), but at the end of the day, the actual gameplay is kinda weak. It's the same old weapons, same mission to get from place A to place B and the zombies act, well, like zombies, but not in a good way. As a result of the predictable level design and enemies coupled with the simple-but-effective weapons arsenal, DOOM 3 does not turn out to be particularly challenging, at least at the normal difficulty setting. However, it's a great reason to upgrade your Macintosh, and looks infinitely better than anything else out there.
I'm guessing, though, that people aren't buying this for the multiplayer component. This is all about the single player game, as it should be. Doom 3 never provides the emotional involvement of the Medal of Honor or Call of Duty series, and it doesn't offer any intrigue as did Deus Ex or XIII. But it does offer a hard hitting, exceptionally creepy game that also happens to have the best graphics I've ever seen (best, but not most interesting). Doom fans will be thrilled, and fans of first-person shooters in generally will likely be entertained enough to justify the purchase.
Cet opus est très bon dans l'ensemble, si l'on oublie la gourmandise en ressources demandées. Le moteur graphique est d'une qualité remarquable, mais il semble quelque peu "sous exploité", notamment avec certaines textures bâclées et la faible possibilité d'interaction avec le décor. Gageons que les jeux qui en tireront profit à l'avenir sauront combler cette lacune et nous montrer ce que ce moteur a dans le ventre !
La violence et le gore ne sont pas poussés à l'extrême, et Doom 3, de par son ambiance lugubre, se rapproche d'un film d'horreur (en exploitant les mêmes "ficelles", pièces sombres, sons lugubres et lointains...), sans pour autant délaisser le côté baston et défouloir.
If your looking for a futuristic, Sci-Fi Horror, First Person Shooter with a solo story this has to be it. Because of the environment and monsters, some gamers will think Doom 3's solo story is the best thing since sliced bread. It's good, but it's a standard horror escape story, and I did not walk away savoring the experience. Level after level of dark hostile facilities to explore with monsters coming at you from all sides, is an excitingly tense, but fatiguing experience. I loved the monsters and the ambushes. The attention to environmental detail, machinery, and architectural layout gave the Reseach Station a very authentic feeling, but dozens of dark levels took some of the fun away. However I did fight the really big boss to finish the game. D3 falls short regarding an interactive environment and human animation. But it's still worth a trip to Hell.
Welcome to Doom 3, a terrifying first-person shooter that taps into a primal fear: being trapped in the dark with something menacing. I previewed an early release of the game in the February 2005 issue. It’s now out and worth a look—as long as your system can handle it.