Yesterday I posted my thoughts on the DOOM Beta and for me it was a positive experience. However, over seven thousand negative reviews have popped up on the Steam page. The main complaints have been that the game seems made for consoles and that it feels too much like Call of Duty or Halo.
Granted I did mention that the multiplayer felt like Halo, which to me is not a bad thing, but apparently to other DOOM fans it is. As far as multiplayer goes being similar to Halo doesn’t bother me since I think Halo is one of the best FPS multiplayer games, so DOOM taking that approach for their multiplayer to me isn’t a bad thing. Granted that doesn’t feel like DOOM, but DOOM has always been about the single player experience. As long as that has the hectic eerie feeling that DOOM has always had then the change of tone for single player is fine with me.
However, like in my impressions article, I stress to folks that this is a beta, a beta mind you, that only has two multiplayer modes along with only two maps, this is no where near the final version and I think people should hold off until the final product to really judge it.