Walk to your Doom or be left with Eternal disappointment

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A surprising re-boot

Firing it up again, I was instantly transfixed and continually surprised as to how easily each level flowed. It was like a dance. Waltzing between areas with a chainsaw as my conductor, the dance was captivating from the moment your character awakens in the first room, to when he is punching the final boss. It was surprisingly good all the way through and only felt a little repetitive in the latter stages but this was because Final Fantasy had just arrived and I was itching to load up. At this point, I was conflicted as to whether to pause or push through.

Why did it take me so long?

A perfectly rock-filled soundtrack

Back in the year 2000, Linkin Park alongside Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and Foo Fighters dominated my musical catalogue. Listening along to their albums each day on my jog-proof Walkman I was captivated by the beats and listening to the soundtrack in Doom transported me instantly back there also.

A disappointing sequel

With all the praise I am laying on Doom, it will be no surprise for people to hear that the sequel was pre-ordered with the excitement usually reserved for children at Christmas. Eagerly I awaited the delivery like a child awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas and I was bitterly disappointed, much like the day you discover that Santa is not real.

To conclude

The 2016 remake of Doom is great. Perfectly formed to those who have anything up to an hour spare to play each day. The quick pace, rocking backtrack and moody, enclosed maps make the pacing of the game quick and easy to get lost in. It was a pleasure to play through and makes me want to play through again one day.

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