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If you dont have a top computer...
on 15 April 2005
When I played Doom3 on PC last year I thought my computer was the cream of the crap. However Doom was quite a challenge. I don't even think the best computers nowadays can play it on the high end configuration. The graphics on this game is almost ahead of its time. Now this collectors edition has come for xbox, and I had to get an xbox just to try it. The graphics are of course somewhat reduced, and the controls are a bit more clumsy with a joypad compared to the mouse and keyboard, but it's awesome anyway. The Xbox version has the advantage that the controller rumbles and draws you even more in to the action than with only scary sounds and visions.
For those that never played Doom, this is where the first person shooter kicked off 12 years ago. Make no mistake, this is Doom. You point and shoot. No advanced puzzles. Nothing but pure violence, blood and gore. The collectors edition includes the classic Doom games from the last decade.
Many complaint about the darkness of Doom3. That you can't use a flashlight and a rifle at the same time. I have even heard someone complaint in a public review that it is too bloody and messy. All of theese has not got the point in Doom3. It's supposed to scare you shitless. Nothing is as nervewracking as walking in to a really, really dark room with nothing but a flashlight in you hands. Then you have to ditch the light and grab the pump action shotgun when the deamons come leapin at you. When I think about it I don't think I would be able to fire a shotgun and use a flashlight at the same time, so why should this guy be able to do it? And complainting about blood and violence in Doom is somewhat a contradiction. However, this game is not suitable for children under 18, as stated on the cover.
The collectors edition also includes consept art, interviews, behind the scenes and so on. It comes in a metal cover that looks incredibly cool. The graphics are some of the best on xbox. Surround sound. Recommended for all Doomed fans. If you didn't play the classic Doom back when it was new you should probably go for the normal edition. Most of the extra value lies in two first Doom games. Since theese games are more than a decade old you will probably not think they are worth it.
So for new fps fans the regular edition and for old fps fans the collectors editon.