Doom is without a doubt one of the most famous PC games to date. It first became a huge hit for PC fans worldwide in the early 90s. The game set a new level for first-person shooters and was the first game of its kind to use 3D images.
Back in its day, the graphics and special effects were first class. Today, itís very lacking, being compared to games such as Half Life, Turok and Halo, you canít expect to think that the game has impressive effects anymore.
The graphics are as good as the original, so I canít really complain. They are solid enough without any glitches. The enemies do look quite blocky up close, but that occurs in the original game, as well. Basically if you own the game on the PC, then youíll know what to expect.
I found that the game was quite hard to control using the Dreamcast pad. It feels inaccurate with the analogue stick- but was okay with d-pad. Also, some actions donít seem available with the controller, such as strafe (which is a very handy technique).
Itís a lot easier to control the game using the Dreamcast Keyboard, though I am told some versions of the game cannot support it. The keyboard seems to have all key functions-just as the PC version.
The game runs smoothly, no skipping or frame jerks. A very good port.
The game is the same as the original- they have even kept the old menus from the PC version, including mouse sensitivity and Screen size.
Again, back in its day, many gamers would pass the hours away by playing the game over and over again, trying to find all the secrets and hidden levels or try to beat the game on Ultra-Violence or NIGHTMARE!
I would not purchase this game unless it were very cheap. Ever since I have completed the PC version several years ago, I do not find playing this game as enjoyable as I did.
A very good port of a classic game. Just the same as the original in every detail unlike the Sega Saturn port of the game -which was the poorest conversion I have ever played- the shame is that the Saturn could have more than handle it.
Graphics: 6- by todayís standards. 9- port wise.
Gameplay: 7 Would be better if the controller was assigned properly.
Replay Value: 5
Worth Buying Now? 6
This is the beautiful picture that you will see once you start Doom DC.
All the demon blood spilling is here. Ya know, I wonder why that kid in The Gate never just got a shotgun and blew away all those little demons?
Ahhh, there is nothing quite as refreshing as completing a level. Well, I can think of a few things.
Wow, you can even change the screen size and mouse sensitivity! What nice folks. I wonder if you could do the same with Doom SNES with the Mario Paint Mouse?