Friday, April 15, 2016

Time for...DOOM

Here I am putting pencil to paper (fingers to keys) for the second time in 2016, which means I've already produced double the amount of content I did last year. Awesome!

On to the topic at hand: Doom. Slated for a release date on May 13, Doom will have an open beta all weekend (April 15-17) on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. I won't be participating again because I caught the closed beta when it ran March 31-April 3. I got everything I needed from my 2-hour play session, which can be found on 2v1 Podcast's YouTube Channel. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. More importantly as a disclaimer, I sort of don't care about this multiplayer and wasn't expecting much from it to begin with. I'll be buying and playing Doom for the single player campaign.

That said, I totally understand why many longtime Doom fans' opinions of the multiplayer gameplay are less than stellar. Many Steam reviews are crucifying the experience, citing everything from an "incompetent, unqualified studio" (Certain Affinity) to simply straying from the core fundamentals that set the original Doom multiplayer as the gold standard of arena shooters. Trying to stay as unbiased as possible, I think a lot of these reviewers are airing pretty legitimate grievances.

We want to know what you think. Tweet your thoughts at us @2v1Podcast, and be sure to check out Episode 67 of the podcast if you're interested in further demon-related banter.

Have fun playing Doom this weekend!


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