Doom 3 Is Way Too Scary

Buddy of mine messaged me this regarding Doom 3:

(23:07:40) $someguy: dude

(23:07:41) $someguy: doom3

(23:07:43) $someguy: way too fucking scary

(23:07:49) $someguy: just playin’ now, lights off, sound up

(23:07:54) $someguy: I dunno if mah nerves can take this

(23:08:00) $someguy: 2 minute intervals den I gotta break

Can’t say I disagree, that says it well. I think my thoughts were somewhere along the lines of “I don’t like this, I want iD to make it a fun and happy and bright world instead of a dark and scary one.” It’s stupid scary too, just stuff jumping out at you, but with the sound, the great graphics, and the whole ambiance… well, lets just say they did a good job. I’m just glad I’m not the only one affected πŸ™‚

I should write Mr. Carmack, and blame him for my heart attack when the tenseness gets to me. The pinky demon when you first see him? Holy shit. Hell, the first time I fought more than one fireball throwing imp I lost almost all my health and nearly jumped out of my skin.

8 Comments on “Doom 3 Is Way Too Scary”

  1. I’ll just have to live vicariously through others right now. I remember how much Half-life scared the crap outta me when I first played it, but that was more because the AI was so smart.

  2. HL was scary in a different way, a far brighter way. Can’t wait for HL2 that either…. how long till it’s out? πŸ™‚

  3. From what I hear, playing doom is pretty much:
    1. Enter room. Get scared by demon in front of you.
    2. Get scared by demon(s) that magically appear behind you, while fighting the first demon.
    3. Look for medpack.
    4. Rinse, repeat.
    Of course, it does so in the most beautiful, ornate way, with stunning sound design and graphics… πŸ˜‰

  4. You know, that’s kinda it, and I was thinking about it as sort of a lame scaring method, but for some reason it isn’t (to me) lame. You get totally drawn into the environment, and the sounds, the creaking of equipment, the blip of computers, the moans and occassional screams just at the edges of your hearing…. it kills. Seriously though, try it yourself and you’ll see what I mean. Your system can handle it fine methinks πŸ™‚

  5. Oh ya… it’s sitting on my hard drive, just waiting to be played… all I have to do is find a few spare hours to get to it. πŸ™‚

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  7. Oh damn… I’ve managed to avoid games since HalfLife.
    Might need an upgrade. Will it work on a 1 MB VGA card? πŸ˜‰

  8. I just played HL2 and started Doom 3. I can handle marines and such blasting away at you, but the wolf zombies in HL2 scared the crap out of me. Mostly because you know they are coming but don’t always know where from and they move FAST. Doom 3 is like that feeling, but not really broken up by normal fire fights. There are possesed Marines, to be sure, but… Let’s just say I can handle max video settings but they are set to lowest quality possible now so I don’t pee my pants.