If we talk about influential franchises, it is a must to mention DOOM, the legendary FPS created by John Romero and John Carmack. After many years of inactivity, it returned in style with a reboot in 2016. Its direct sequel arrived in 2020 and quickly received almost universal praise… until now.
In addition to being a financial success for ID Software and Bethesda, DOOM Eternal immediately established itself as one of the best arena shooters in recent years. His excellent ratings earned him a GOTY nomination at The Game Awards and other ceremonies.
There seemed to be a general consensus; However, and surprisingly, in the last few hours some people stirred up the hornet’s nest and said that the action video game is overrated. As expected, the internet reacted and a heated debate began.
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Players criticize DOOM Eternal and cause controversy
It is unknown exactly how this debate started, but it seems that the person responsible for lighting the fuse was the Twitter user @realRaegenhere, who shared a meme and stated in the body of the publication that the 2020 installment “is the worst DOOM game of all times”.
In any case, the discussion has already spread throughout social networks. Some people agree with the claim that FPS is overrated and that classic installments, including the controversial DOOM 3, are superior to the latest title in the franchise.
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“I prefer DOOM 3 over Eternal because of its darker Halloween horror setting. The story and setting are interesting. I guess other people prefer Eternal over 3 because it’s faster paced and arcade style,” the user wrote in a follow-up post.
However, as expected, a large percentage of the community came to the defense of the video game. Dozens of users acknowledged that the story is far from outstanding, but highlighted that the rest of the elements, such as the gameplay and setting, are of very good quality.
“One of the best shooters I’ve ever played. “I’m still convinced that the people who are too bad at the game to deal with the Marauders are the same ones now saying it sucks,” said one fan.
The community defended Id Software’s FPS
A new installment of DOOM could be in development
While people argue about whether the latest game is bad, a sector of the fanbase is already looking ahead and wondering what the future of the intellectual property is.
At the time of writing these lines, neither Id Software nor Bethesda have commented on a new title in the franchise. However, Microsoft’s massive leak revealed that a sequel could be on the way. Because the documents are old, it is possible that the plans do not correspond to the companies’ current strategies.
But tell us, what do you think of this controversy? Do you think the title is overblown? Let us read you in the comments.
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