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Old 08-12-04, 02:40 PM   #121
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I've had a lot of success using grenades in Hard. Once you get the hang of them (yeah they bounce like super balls) they're pretty useful in the right situations.
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Old 08-12-04, 02:42 PM   #122
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I've had grenades come in handy here or there... If I can run backwards while the enemy charges from a ways off I can toss one at them.

Usually the plasma rifle is, IMO, the best all around weapon. It does have a tendency to saw through ammunition quickly though.
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Old 08-12-04, 03:16 PM   #123
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I use grenades all the time. They work wonders for bosses because you can bounce them from corners 50 feet away and hit a boss thatd beat the snot out of you if he could see you. They also work great for swarms of spiders (though i usually just use the pistol or machine gun from far away because they are so weak).
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Old 08-12-04, 04:14 PM   #124
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Just finished Doom 3 on Veteran yesterday and don't have any major complaints, only problem is the graphics are to good for its own good (on current hardware at least) what I mean by this is you never walk into a room and have to fight a whole bunch of enemies like you did in doom1 or 2 and im guessing this is for performance reasons,in fact if you wanna see what it would ran like with a lot of enemies onscreen type this in the console: map testmaps/test_lotsaimps , anyhow this sorta takes away from the original doom 1 & 2 experiance... but other than that I had fun and plan on going through it again on Nightmare Oh and what happen to the double barrel shotgun? I know the current shotgun is just as powerful but the double barrel looked and sounded so cool Oh well.

Overall I give Doom 3 a 8.9 of 10 rating
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Old 08-12-04, 04:52 PM   #125
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Mathesar, - Overall I give Doom 3 a 8.9 of 10 rating - what happened to the other 1.1? Please elaborate. CaptNKILL, I'm no noob at first person shooters, and I'm not complaining about the game difficulty. I was complaining about, what I think, are bad design decisions. My biggest gripe with Doom 3 is that for $58.46 I bought a technology demo/platform, and now must wait for the community to utilize that great engine for an enjoyable gameplay experience. I would also like to ask folks who seem to enjoy Doom 3 immensly to list some of the things they like so much about the game. Perhaps even list some of the things that Doom 3 offers that other game don't. Please, help me see Doom 3 the way you see it.

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Old 08-12-04, 06:17 PM   #126
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Hey. I'd just like to put a point/thought out there:

Will this game be remembered in 10 years time like the original Doom? To me, personally... no. I haven't finished yet because I am really really busy with exams at the moment but at the rate its going, I can't imagine, once I've finished, I will ever play again... What do you think?

EDIT: If anyone tells me about the fricking engine, I'll be mad. That's not what I'm talking about. Yes it's probably a great and versatile engine with many many AAA games coming from it. Talk about the game!
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Old 08-12-04, 06:50 PM   #127
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CaptNKILL, I'm no noob at first person shooters, and I'm not complaining about the game difficulty.
Well, I just assumed that losing too much health in the game equated to it being difficult.

Every game is like this, if you dont have scenes that make it hard to avoid damage, then the game is EASY. Most games do it with snipers or ambushes of enemies, Doom 3 does it with hidden doors and teleporting enemies. If you can always avoid damage, and win every battle with barely any damage the game is too easy.

Personally, I found the graphics and engine very pleasing (though they didnt blow me away), and the gameplay fun and satisfying.
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LOL. Right, I go to bed after writing a reply to D.K.Tronics, and I wake up to what appears to be a multi-page flame war.

D.K.Tronics I'd like to see some real rebuttals to the things I've said on the end of page 6. You can't just say "Nuh uh, clearly you're wrong" and get away with any credibility.

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Old 08-12-04, 07:21 PM   #129
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I would also like to ask folks who seem to enjoy Doom 3 immensly to list some of the things they like so much about the game. Perhaps even list some of the things that Doom 3 offers that other game don't. Please, help me see Doom 3 the way you see it.
1) I have NEVER played a game that has had this kind of effect on me. The tension is incredible! The only time I think I have ever been further down on the edge of my seat in fear and anticipation was when I was waiting for my fiancee to answer me when I asked her to marry me. This is the only game I've played that I didn't stop playing because I was bored, I stopped playing because I couldn't take it anymore! I catch my breath, get a coke and 10 minutes later I'm back for another heart-pumping (and that's a fact) round!

2) I really enjoy the story and the visuals. I think the inclusion of the PDA and the voice files was really cool. It helps with the story. I like that they tied all the machines into the story. The UAC video files give them a purpose and they aren't just background junk anymore.

3) The enviornment is just nuts! As a devout catholic, it's pretty crazy to hear the "voices" speaking in tongues and all the symbols through out the game (least of all the ones left behind from the demons that spawn..an excellent touch).

What can I say..the game scares the piss outta me and I keep coming back for more!
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Right, and I have the monitor brightness on full, the ingame gamma on nearly full, and the ATI CP gamma on not quite but nearly there almost full. And I STILL can't see a damn thing.
Ok, this is just plain silly. The game is dark by design because id wanted you not to see, so this won't work. Think of all the black space on your screen as the number 0. Anything times 0, still equals 0. I imagine this only served to make the ligher parts look washed out and the darkness look grey, but as you said, you still can't see a damn thing.
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I know the game is supposed to be dark. But when I started playing the game with the default settings. I felt my way to space below ship that drops you off on mars (were the boxes you can push over the edge are). It was so dark I didn’t see any boxes or the edge and walked right over it. If I raised the brightness alone it blew out the light spots in the game. Later I noticed the gamma console command, and use it in combination with the brightness to get a setup that looks good.
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I know the game is supposed to be dark. But when I started playing the game with the default settings. I felt my way to space below ship that drops you off on mars (were the boxes you can push over the edge are). It was so dark I didn’t see any boxes or the edge and walked right over it. If I raised the brightness alone it blew out the light spots in the game. Later I noticed the gamma console command, and use it in combination with the brightness to get a setup that looks good.
I don't know, I had no trouble seeing down there and carefully pushing the boxes over the edge, then jumping off on purpose.

I have the brightness set up just a little over the default. And the brightness on my monitor up from my normal 40 increased to 50.

Maybe some how you got yoru color settings are messed up in your driver settings. Did you also check your monitor brightness and contrast settings?

Take a look at this forum page, can you see the values between the dark background and the lighter greys in the template design?
http://hardforum.com/

I've seen some dark monitors. My dad's aging flat crt 19inch Samsung for some reason is amazingly dark. I had to use the driver settings to lighten things up. Dark grays were totally lost, losing a lot of details in images.
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