Fev 19 2007, 22h54
The Poetry of DOOM
Doom. There are a few melancholy, joyless meanings of this word like fate, destiny, fatum, death, decease, predestination, morbid verdict.
But Imagine! You are on Phobos, the nearest satellite of Mars. 2146 year A.D. You’re standin in the hangar of the research center. The mountain view is being stretched in the haze behind the window, the barrel with a green and shittin trash is being next to you, yo arm is grippin a pitiful pistol. You’re so feared that you ain’t know what to do further.. In the future there will be zombies, imps, dear door with red illuminated sign “EXIT”, serious demons, sleepless nights, nonvirtual weakness, cheat-codes, 15 millions of shareware-gamers… Hardly later Doom would receive the rank of THE BEST GAME of 1994 and would form the whole subculture of multiplayer online games, especially in the “deathmatch” mode.
Many people often interpret Doom as the father of all those stupid shooters, in other meaning, such games, in which you shouldn’t think, u must only destroy anything around you by well-aimed firing. It is seemed that Doom is deprived of his beauty, charm, attraction and other features.
However, even the first Doom had got an uncommon, remembered, unique atmosphere. The followers and plagiarists had taken the engine of the game, had copied the game process, the complexity of labyrinths and the quality of graphics but they couldn’t repeat the spirit of Doom. Amazing, but Doom, which had so simply storyline as it was only possible, hooked the gamers, forced them to BELIEVE in the reality of virtual Mars.
The conception and storyline of the Game
A gamer has the opportunity to play the role of a nameless space infantryman, a member of the elite subdivision of the most groovy, the most professional and the most experienced soldiers on the Earth.
You were banished to Mars for defying to the order to open fire on peace citizens. You were forced to work on the UAC – United Aerospace Corporation – the mighty war sindicate, which have been realizing secret, dangerous and illegal experiments in the sphere of teleportation between Mars satellites – Phobos (fear) and Deymos (horror) and (Tanatos).
As usually in the fantastic, secret experiments will not result in anything good. The teleport had one unpleasant side effect – when firstly it was started it opened the door to another dimension, sayin easier, THE HELL. And creatures from the hell got out and became eat everybody.
It is a necessary to say, They were very pleased of our world. Some part of the research station stuff had been eaten; another part had been transformed into the zombies. What has happened on Deymos – nobody knew.
After that, from Mars to Phobos the UAC sent the group of space commando, the member of which were you. Such decision was pretty stupid, ‘cause the radio connection rapidly was lost and you became The only one who could survive.
Further, you had to survive ANY WAY’ cause u wanted to live and to sign the humanity about lethal menace. In the Doom 1 you gotta pass thru 3 levels: Phobos, Deymos and essentially, the Hell.
Step by step killed both of 2 main bosses – The Cyberdemon and The Spider Mastermind – you would prove that you are really harsh and tough for all of those demonic MUTHAFUCKAZ!!!
Now, imagine another picture in your mind. You, the VERY exhausted man, are returnin on your home planet. And WHAT the hell are you seein? The Hell is on the Earth! Monsters were not as so stupid as you thought! It’s a real bloody shit!
All I just have said is a beginning of the storyline of new Doom or The Second Doom which had been released after 1 year from Doom 1. Its name, as you already have known, is ‘THE HELL on the Earth’.
As you can see, nothing in the game is changed. It is added only new graphical textures, new music which was written by the same composer Bobby Prince, new monsters, new weapon, new ammunition, but the most important thing is absolutely new levels and storyline. There are 30 missions, the final battle with the toughest boss in the game - the Sin Icon - and only after that, long-expected savin of the humanity’s remains.
There were some another sequels and add-ons, which brought The Doom label on the inaccessible height in the world of the computer games. The last add-on was released in the 1996.
The principal meaning of classical Doom series consists in such fact that, indeed, it created the basics, the canons of the whole computer game genre “The First Person Shooter (FPS) “, which is the most relevant and in our days.
But all of us, the old and hardcore gamers, value not this fact but another thing – the unique atmosphere of a DOOM, which never was repeated in other projects of the electronic game industry.
The Exception from this phrase is only Doom 3, a long-awaited reincarnation of Doom 1 after 10 years.
What is the Doom 3?
А little lyrical digression. The main character of the modern computer games majority is the hero without any fear and blame; he is the Saviour of the whole Universe and the single princess. He has the Motive, global morale reason to do these different good actions – to give freedom to the whole humanity, to stop dangerous scientific experiments or to take revenge for REALLY BAD GUYS. His actions are truly risk, knightly and he ain’t demand any moral torments… Usually hero has a team of friends, who helps him in any way, and there is the Girl, who always is a Gift for his great actions.. So, You’re understanding me!
Now is about Doom. You are a normal, standart man, who is really unfortunated with your employer and the place of Job. You ain’t having alternative purpose except your surviving. You are really ALONE not only in this scientific base, but on the WHOLE planet!!! It doesn’t matter - do you want to take this fact as the reality or you didn’t do that! The only one chance to escape and to survive – is You as Yourself! You really haven’t any alternative, you are DOOMED!
And all atmosphere of the new game is in this struggle with the loneliness, fear and despire. You are struggling not so much with monsters as with YOURSELF.
Doom 3 has a very dark, ambient, melancholy and thriller atmosphere. Its difference from original Doom is in its graphical engine and game process. The accent is made on fights with single or a few really strong and extremely frighten monsters who can catch you and rapidly kill you in such places where you don’t expect to find’ em. The gear shaping slaughter with stupid dumbass monsters of The Original Doom sank into oblivion…
In the end scene you, as a hero, will not be prized by the medal, you won’t be the Saviour, you ain’t become the fame…
Simply, you will defeat the DOOM and only because of that YOU WILL SURVIVE. Only in THIS fact is concluded the supreme human feat of the Doom games’ personage!
The Prose of our Life. The scum of The Doom movie
I think you watched the by Doom movie in the fall of 2005.
I suppose today All y’all know about Doom movie. Some of y’all already have seen this product of Hollywood. What do you saying? This is a fuckin bullshit, isn’t it? Am I rightly comprehending u?
Of course, The Doom Movie isn’t that all of us so longly waited…
To fan’s deep sorrow, Andjey Bartkovyak made an ordinary, through-passage and real stupid movie with wrong storyline, absolutely another conception, which is stripped of a true tensity, depriving, superharshing and uncompromisingness of the Doom atmosphere.
Instead of the idea of the Hell, you can see the trite story about virus mutation, unlucky genetic engineering and other nonsense. Instead of the idea of ONLY one man, you can observe the whole squad of usual terrain S.W.A.T.-fighters. The most mighty and the most loved by gamers weapon BFG 9000 as known as “Big Fuckin Gun 9000” is changed its name into faded “Bio Force Gun”; there aren’t the most serious monsters in the movie and the last minus – the main hero has a name and he fights not for defeating his DOOM but for his sister!!! It’s a too real and too serious miss from the side of those people who shoted this SUX!
So, in the conclusion of my presentation we are all MUST ACCEPT and ADOPT such idea that Doom Movie became the Most Important disappointment of the whole era in the constantly developing world of computer games industry.
Let’s wait more lucky times for us, the admirers of a real Doom philosophy! Yeah! And also let's listen up to Doom metal cause the atmosphere of Doom is in our hearts and we'd love it!