| paleface [sys=XBX; cat=Shooter_3D; loc=NA] |
|Played the included port of Doom 2: some four-player split-screen deathmatch and then a little co-op. I'd never played Doom 2 multiplayer before, so this was interesting. The port seems very exact, in fact I was surprised and maybe a little disappointed that they hadn't tarted up the graphics a bit--at least give me some texture filtering, you know? The game still moves dizzily fast and especially split-screen I started feeling a bit nauseous. Co-op didn't help, since when you die you lose all your keys and have to go get them again, while your mates are killing all the monsters at the end of the level. And because you can get through locked doors if someone else has the key for them and opens them for you, you can get trapped inside, and then you just have to sit there and wait for someone to come along and open the door for you, or finish the level for you, or maybe find a rocket launcher and blow yourself up so that you can respawn in freedom.|
If I had an Xbox though, I'd probably get this so I could play Doom 2 single-player. Wait a sec, I should just get the PS1 version (especially now that my home computer has sort of devolved). I wonder why I didn't think of this earlier?