Originally Posted by Saint Lucifer
The darkness is perfect in Doom 3. And yes, with the flashlight, I do scan every single corner and area in the game, then when I'm assured that there's nothing presently in the room, I equip a gun because there probably will be something coming.
If I could just run around with a gun and flashlight equipped, the game's pace would be shot. The simple point is that requiring the flashlight to be out forces you to make a choice between clarity and fire power and it also indirectly controls how fast you can move through the game.
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
Exactly. This is exactly what sets the game apart from half life IMO.