Home Gaming Sink your teeth into an hour of DOOM single-player footage

Sink your teeth into an hour of DOOM single-player footage

2 min read
63

DOOM single-player footage streamed by Bethesda

DOOM is just two weeks away, and iD Software is busy wrapping things up for the launch of a game that for so many years looked dead in the water. A sequel to DOOM has been in the making for years now, and the early tastes of multiplayer and brief single-player footage from last year as certainly got revved up excitement again. But while online arenas of death are what most are looking forward to, I’m more interested in the solo demon slayings of its campaign. And an hour of footage has increased that interest exponentially.

ID Software and Bethesda streamed just over an hour of DOOM’s single-player last night on Twitch, showing off some of the focuses the solo portion the game has, new weapons and all sorts of demons dying for a chance to tear you limb from limb. There’re Super shotguns, chainsaws and a bucket load of gory executions, even if the pace of it all doesn’t always keep the needle at eleven.

Some interesting new features were on show too, including some new looks at how weapons work. Like traditional DOOM fare, none of them reload (aside from the Super Shotgun of course). Each of them have seemingly endless magazines of ammunition to dispense into the hordes of hell, with the chainsaw being handicapped by an ammo counter. The only omission is the pistol – which seriously is your last resort.

All weapons have primary and secondary fire modes, but also have a healthy helping of modifications that you’re able to equip at the press of a button. Early on in the video the standard shotgun is outfitted with a mod that lets you charge up shots and release them all at once for greater damage, which is just one example of the roster expanding horizontally with each mod. Cycling between them seems easy enough too, giving you many reasons to switch up your strategy as often as possible.

Weapons are supplemented by the gory finishers that divided fans at E3 last year, not only making you invincible for a brief period but also rewarding you with more ammo on a kill. They bring the pace down to a crawl and still repeat a little too often for my liking, but they’re the sort of thing that would just kill more squeamish viewers.

I’m measurably more excited for DOOM’s single-player than I am for its more modern multiplayer, and this hour of gameplay is proof of why. It’s a focus on raw combat and gunplay, and I’m excited to dive right in.

Last Updated: April 28, 2016

63 Comments

  1. Since I can’t access YouTube at work, I’ll just comment here about other things:
    Sooooo, I saw yesterday that Ori and the Blind Forest’s Definitive Edition was out (on Steam)…then I also saw that it’s insanely cheap. So of course, bought it.

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      April 28, 2016 at 09:08

      Now you just have to actually play the game xD

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 28, 2016 at 09:08

        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 28, 2016 at 09:13

          I once bought some merchandise online. Forgot for a moment that we live at the edge of civilisation. That was a year and a half ago.
          Maybe, it’s still coming?

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:13

            They probably sent it in a bottle that was thrown into the ocean.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 09:15

            It’s why I’m incredibly loath to buy directly. Rather pay more to buy from a 3rd party & let them deal with the risk.

        • GooseZA

          April 28, 2016 at 10:57

          I NEED IT!!

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 28, 2016 at 09:10

      I think R50-odd for a patch is expensive. ;P

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 28, 2016 at 09:11

        You are just saying that because you really really want that Zephyr skin

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 28, 2016 at 09:13

          Nah, I tried it on the other day to see what it looks like – not really a fan. The arm-wing thingies just don’t look right & don’t like the helmet.

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:14

            But you get to be a power ranger…

            *Pink Ranger is bestest

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:15

            She must’ve been one of my very first childhood crushes.

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:17

            Too many different cast members to even remember the original rangers 😛

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:18

            Rangist!

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:19

            I’m to afraid to google her name, something funny might show up. What exactly happens to your career is you put pink ranger on a resume.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 09:19

            My favourite was Walker.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:21

            He’s like the cousin they all had.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 09:17

            Colour Mag pink = Pink Power Ranger.

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 09:11

        Yes. I had the game already. I know! But YOU said the game is awesome, and according to you, you’re always right.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 28, 2016 at 09:12

          I never said that, because I haven’t played it yet. I said Mark of the Ninja was awesome. RIGHT AGAIN!

          Reply

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:14

            Well, you said something was awesome. To be honest, sometimes you say too much, so I trail off. 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 09:16

            I’M THE JJ WHISPERER!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 09:17

            ***Hail Eyebrows***

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:17

          • VampyreSquirrel

            April 28, 2016 at 09:14

            Mark of the Ninja is EPIC!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 28, 2016 at 09:14

            It is.

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 09:24

            No, but it is good. Solid and enjoyable.

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 28, 2016 at 09:17

      It should look nice on your backlog

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 28, 2016 at 09:18

        I know it’s somewhere on mine, but I can’t see the Blind Forest for the trees. #PunThursday

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 28, 2016 at 09:19

          Orily?

          Reply

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 09:19

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 09:22

        I’ll be honest, it’s been a “tough” week on Steam for me.

        Reply

    • Pariah

      April 28, 2016 at 09:24

      R55 on sale until the end of today. But shouldn’t we be getting a discount if we own the original?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 28, 2016 at 09:25

        Yea. I was thinking about that too.
        Then I bought it. Now I’ve passed that problem. Kind of.

        Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 28, 2016 at 09:25

        It’s R233 is you don’t have the original

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 28, 2016 at 09:36

          *if

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:36

            it’s fixed already

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 28, 2016 at 09:36

            Too late, cannot be unseen

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:37

            Lagz rule #1

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 28, 2016 at 09:44

            Indeed, measure once, type once, live with the scorn 😛

        • Pariah

          April 28, 2016 at 09:41

          But wait, that means there’s a time limit – so if you have the original, you have until the end of today for your discount. Otherwise, sorry, full price. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

          FUCK OFF. Now I’m not buying it.

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:42

            It will probably go up to 70 or 80 rand after today

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 09:46

            Probably? The time limit thing is so far in my experience not for a lesser discount – but for none at all.

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:49

            I’m too broke anyway. Will wait and see 😛

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 09:50

            *too

            And I could afford the R55 tbh. But I’ve got too many games anyway, and I have the original to play in the mean-time. I would’ve liked the discount to remain permanent though.

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:51

            It should show up on every sale this year.

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 09:54

            Not the point. The point is that I have the original, I shouldn’t need to pay full price for essentially a patch with a little extra content. Not now, not ever. Even Game of the Year stuff usually releases a DLC pack for the original to upgrade, for a nice chunk less than full price. It’s baffling that they didn’t do that.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 28, 2016 at 09:54

            LOL

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 10:00

            I feel the same. But this is industry standard these days 😛

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 10:01

            Doesn’t mean we should take it lying down. Boycott that BS practice. I mean, I understand for a full HD remake of a 10 year old game, but this isn’t that.

          • Pariah

            April 28, 2016 at 09:48

            Also, I read the month wrong. “Offer ends 28 May”. Oops. 1 month is not bad.

          • Ottokie

            April 28, 2016 at 09:49

            xD

    • GooseZA

      April 28, 2016 at 10:55

      Fantastic game.

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 28, 2016 at 09:09

    No thanks, if it’s anything like modern trailers it’ll show the whole game. ;P

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 28, 2016 at 09:15

    Ummmm no? Can’t wait to pick up a shotgun and go hunting for Demons,

    Reply

  4. oVg

    April 28, 2016 at 09:57

    Will it be as good as Metro Last Light Redux?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 28, 2016 at 09:58

      Definitively.

      Reply

      • oVg

        April 28, 2016 at 10:04

        60fps is so underated. After a month playing Far Cry I jumped into Redux, DAMmmmm I was like WTF, it seems more responsive and smooth. Doom is the only next generation FPS game at 60fps. Its going to show the console peasants what the PC gamers have been enjoying for years.

        Reply

  5. oVg

    April 28, 2016 at 10:26

    Frame rate, that is why Ratchet and Clank is so popular. We don’t need a NEW PS4, we need 60fps

    Reply

  6. Sageville

    April 28, 2016 at 11:04

    Does it feel like doom?

    Reply

    • Pariah

      April 28, 2016 at 11:27

      Bend over, let’s find out.

      *zip*

      Reply

      • Sageville

        April 28, 2016 at 12:13

        Kinda rapey today?

        Reply

        • Pariah

          April 28, 2016 at 12:19

          Well no. But you asked if it felt like Doom. I don’t like this any more than you do buddy, suck it up.

          Wait, maybe suck isn’t the right term.

          Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Check Also

Xbox Series X Restock Update Today: Track on Twitter, Walmart, Best Buy and More

New consoles are on the horizon, and while Sony and Microsoft have spoken plenty about wha…