02/06/2002-03/06/2002 @01:24:44 ^02:22:48

I should do an update on all the football matches but I haven't got time now, they're on so damned early in the morning that I have to go to bed early:-/

Doom III stuff

Here's a quote from Gamespy's interview with Tim Willits of id Software at the recent showing of Doom III at E3.

As you saw in the video, there's a good amount of scary horror scenes. The first game was an over-the-top action game. We want a scary-horror action game. It is a slower pace, as you saw, but we think that pace will really help immerse the player in that terrifying experience.

This is part of the reason why I think it's not going to be as good as the original. Think about replay value: once you've done it a couple of times you'll know where all the traps are and it stops being scary. But in the original when you get into a huge firefight with 100+ monsters it's still fun if you've done it once, twice or like two dozen times.

Being attacked by only one monster at a time is boring when you've done it a few times before, because you get the hang of it. I mean when you first got to E2M8 and saw the cyberdemon you browned your trousers, but now you can run rings round it, even kill it with your fists (scroll down to E2M8) if you're good enough.

The other part is this. Like I said before I know that when it comes out I'll never have the hardware to run it properly, if at all! So if I convince myself that it's going to be crap, I save money when it comes out:-)