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Been playing it off any on today, very well optimized game. It's hitting my FPS limiter of 144 like 95% of the time at Ultra-Nightmare settings @ 1440p. The improvement of texture resolution and detail compared to Doom 2016 is astounding, night and day difference. Texture res was my biggest complain of Doom 2016 visuals.
 
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They really start throwing things at you right away with this one. Probably going to be insane later in the game. I don't like not having the Pistol.
 
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Well I’m only on the second level but I’m not sure what I think about the game. I’m a giant fan of Doom 2016 and this game feels very different. It’s faster and more difficult but so far not as satisfying. The enemies aim seems greatly improved and they always seem to be behind you, so if you are fighting one enemy another is almost always shooting you in the back.

I don’t know, hopefully I “get it” soon and the gameplay changes make more sense but as of now they seem to be for the worse
This makes me think of the differences when switching to the newest Mortal Kombat. Lot's of tweaks and game handling differences.
 

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I had to limit my fps on this game. Between 60 and 100 I'm ok, anything higher than that and my aim goes to s***.
 

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I heard good things about the game, but the pace may be too much for my old ass. I mean 2016 is already pushing my limits of tolerance in pace & I heard this game is even faster & tougher.

Besides, these days, downloading any games (due to big S file size) takes days, & shops are close, so I can't even get the "lesser" console version on Disc.

This weeks download (yes week as in 7 days estimate (so far its 1GB per hour with my slow S 650kb/s download speed)) has been booked for warzone.
can you order the physical game online from say amazon?
 

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Found my first slayer gate. Talk about chaotic. Playing this on normal and can't imagine this on nightmare. Anyone playing this on nightmare mode?
 
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Found my first slayer gate. Talk about chaotic. Playing this on normal and can't imagine this on nightmare. Anyone playing this on nightmare mode?
Tried it on Nightmare. Reverted almost immediately. Too much too fast.
 

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Getting in the flow more now after the second level. Jeez these levels are long.
 

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Well I’m only on the second level but I’m not sure what I think about the game. I’m a giant fan of Doom 2016 and this game feels very different. It’s faster and more difficult but so far not as satisfying. The enemies aim seems greatly improved and they always seem to be behind you, so if you are fighting one enemy another is almost always shooting you in the back.

I don’t know, hopefully I “get it” soon and the gameplay changes make more sense but as of now they seem to be for the worse
I agree. This one is definitely harder. It doesn't look as good to me either. Feels a little off. Gonna put more time in, but it's not clicking yet...


also reeeaaly dont like how limited the ammo is...
 

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can you order the physical game online from say amazon?
You are correct. Bought it on Amazon. Cost 5€ more due to delivery. Should arrive on Monday, or Tuesday lastest (guaranteed, their words). I can play it while waiting for Warzone to be downloaded.

Goodness, almost all the games I play are online-only...like Diablo, & Fortnite. Playing while downloading huge data is just lag fantasyland.
 
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I agree. This one is definitely harder. It doesn't look as good to me either. Feels a little off. Gonna put more time in, but it's not clicking yet...


also reeeaaly dont like how limited the ammo is...
I think They limit the ammo so you have to play the rock paper scissors min game of managing method for killing monsters. But I believed in choices, rather than the illusion of choices when which "best action" is obvious. But I have not played the game to make any conclusive deduction.
 
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I'm gonna take back the "not looking as good" comment. You can achieve a very different look depending on how you have your HDR settings set in game. I like how many options they have.

Game is starting to click better too
 

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Game runs smooth as butter on my PC thanks to a Game Ready Driver download from nvidia. Gameplay is outstanding, I feel like I'm getting used to everything so far and starting to really get the flow of gameplay.
 

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I posted this already in the XSX/PS5 thread but I think it belongs here too, sounds good for next gen games on this engine.
 
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Loving this so far. DOOM 2016 is probably my favorite game this gen, and this hasn't disappointed. The graphics are incredible. The HDR looks phenomenal as well. It may be the best looking game I've ever seen. I've stopped and stared out at incredible backdrops and fine detail on objects so many times. It's unfortunate that the gameplay is so quick that many people probably aren't going to notice how incredible everything around them looks. The visible damage on enemies based on where you're attacking them is awesome as well. So many cool little touches.

That said, I too am already dying a lot on normal difficulty in just the 3rd level. Still trying to get used to the optimal mix of gameplay style to stay alive. Feels weird to die so often considering how freaking much I played 2016 (platinum trophy on PS4). Wouldn't be shocked if they tweak the ammo / survivability a bit in the near future, as I've seen a lot of people say the same thing around the net. Also, I'm abysmal at the platforming puzzles! Having a lot of fun regardless.

A tip you may have not noticed, in the menu section you can add people on your friends list who are playing the game as "Boosts" to increase the amount of XP you earn. I only saw this yesterday when I finished up, so I'm not entirely sure how useful it is, but it's worth looking into. You can also get a free multiplayer skin just for signing up to the Doom Slayer Club on Bethesda's website.
 
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Wait till you get to the mauraders, so freaking difficult but not in the fun way :sad:
 

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Again, iD software, needs to be commended on how optimized this title is on all consoles and pc. Seriously they've set a new standard.
 
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Finished the game, had to knock it down to the lowest difficulty to do so. This game is tough, too tough for me. Overall pretty disappointed, I probably frustrated just as often as I was having fun, and the ending was a tad disappointing.

I’ve enjoyed my time with Doom, but if this ultra difficulty is where the series is headed I’m out. I’ll watch the next one on YouTube lol.

As a score, where Doom 2016 was a 10/10, this is a 7/10. The difference is I loved the challenge in Doom 2016, but this game was infuriating and if I were the type I would have definitely broken a controller lol.
 
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Finished the game, had to knock it down to the lowest difficulty to do so. This game is tough, too tough for me. Overall pretty disappointed, I probably frustrated just as often as I was having fun, and the ending was a tad disappointing.

I’ve enjoyed my time with Doom, but if this ultra difficulty is where the series is headed I’m out. I’ll watch the next one on YouTube lol.

As a score, where Doom 2016 was a 10/10, this is a 7/10. The difference is I loved the challenge in Doom 2016, but this game was infuriating and if I were the type I would have definitely broken a controller lol.
Yep, I had to drop to second easiest, but now I'm stuck be ause i keep running out of ammo and the gameplay loop doesn't work great. It's too spastic.

I'm in some spot where it's super tight quarters with bomb guys and this long fight sequence with whiplashes and a couple mancubus'. Its not fun. It's really annoying. I didn't have nearly this much trouble on harder difficulty in 2016.
 
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I canceled my order on Amazon & got the CoD MW campaign instead. Maybe I get in in future. Doom 2016 is already over the top in pace for me, & the new one even crazier. I don't think I can take it. A shame as there seems to be a lot of nice design & visually stunning.

I think maybe the developers have gone a bit overboard. They could have kept the normal mode more in line with other games, & crank up in higher difficulties.

Unless you are going for dark soulish style where hardness is a feature, I don't see the need to make a game hard for at least the mode(s) most people will play.

I think Control did the same & suffered in sales due to be quite unforgiving, not help by "modern-day" checkpoint save system.

I think the issue with many modern Dev is they are out of touch with regular gamers, & got their feedback from Twitter & Reddit, streamers, that doesn't represent often view of major of players.
 
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Yeah its definitely an acquired taste. Its beyond a frantic pace. You have to be on your toes all the time and ammo is scarce. It reminds me alot of Quake 2 mixed with Unreal tournament. It plays that fast.
 
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Yeah its definitely an acquired taste. Its beyond a frantic pace. You have to be on your toes all the time and ammo is scarce. It reminds me alot of Quake 2 mixed with Unreal tournament. It plays that fast.
Maybe they will have a patch for people who doesn’t has reflects of a 16 years old, and just want it have fun without the „ challenge„.

I already play intensive moment to moment pvp games like fortnite and warzone. When I play a single player game. I want to chill.
 

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Yep, I had to drop to second easiest, but now I'm stuck be ause i keep running out of ammo and the gameplay loop doesn't work great. It's too spastic.

I'm in some spot where it's super tight quarters with bomb guys and this long fight sequence with whiplashes and a couple mancubus'. Its not fun. It's really annoying. I didn't have nearly this much trouble on harder difficulty in 2016.
Can you chainsaw enemies to get ammo? Or are you out of fuel too?
 

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After picking up most weapons and finding secrets and adding armor upgrades, I'm loving the game. It has really grown on me.
Same here, i'm getting a lot better at it now that I'm further in than I was in the first few levels even. I can make it through encounters just messing around trying to farm some the weapon masteries.
 
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Can you chainsaw enemies to get ammo? Or are you out of fuel too?
Oh, I dropped difficulty for that one part, lol. The jump between easy and hurt me plenty is pretty substantial. I always forget about the stupid chainsaw. It's dumb. They are on the right track with having certain weapons work better on certain enemies (like the plasma rifle on shield grunts and the grenade in the mouth of the cacodemon). That makes the game a puzzle. Crappy ammo shortages on a fast paced shooter is bad, imo.
 

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Battlemode isn't clicking for me. Really enjoying the SP, and loved Doom 2016's MP, but Battlemode just doesn't feel as fun for some reason. I rather liked the equality of Slayers duking it out with each other, and I feel liked it needed less power-ups and be more barebones. Instead it's basically Clan Arena with power-ups enabled.