Reviews and Problems with Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
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The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-Earth II Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Let’s face it: there’s only so much you can do with a simple Xbox 360 controller. I think EALA has really taken advantage of the peripheral in question, and has also tweaked the gameplay enough so that micromanagement is less of a need. Whether micromanaging is a need, there are those that still want it, so I want to ask the RTS fans to proceed with caution into the land of The Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle-earth II .
Conclusion: While maybe not thirty dollars in terms of the multiplayer aspect, id and Nerve put enough forethought and hard work into DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil to deserve a purchase from the FPS crowd. If you’re new to the series, I’d recommend picking up a used copy of the collector’s edition of DOOM 3 first before getting cozy with DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil .
Excerpt: Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (RoE) for the Xbox is an “expansion” game for, yup, Doom 3 and it takes place roughly two years after Doom 3. Expansion packs for consoles have always left me a little confused. I understand them for PCs but somehow they just don't make as much sense to me for a console, just go ahead a create a sequel is my thought. (And why did they get rid of the Roman numerals...shouldn't this be Doom III: Resurrection of Evil?
Conclusion: or not, this extension is a worthwhile endeavor all its own. The single player experience may prove to be a little too linear at times, but the inclusion of some nifty weapons helps things along. The multiplayer is still laughably barebones, but it's not like you're coming to this franchise to have a fragfest with your buddies. The inclusion of are a great addition for anyone who happens to get their kicks killing monsters.
Conclusion: I have to say that I was looking forward to playing Resurrection of Evil as this looked like it might improve a lot of the issues people have had with Doom 3. However in the end, Resurrection of Evil is more of the same so to me it will only really appeal to the fans of the original game. If you’re expecting a new Doom experience in this game, you will be very disappointed, as it’s pretty much the same, save for the additions mentioned earlier.
Excerpt: Paper-thin sci-fi plot aside, Resurrection of Evil is a solid extension of Doom 3, which is to say it's a first-person shooter that doesn't deviate much from the tried and tested FPS formula. You'll make your way from room to room, corridor to corridor, blasting enemies with a powerful array of weapons while collecting cells that power various machines and doors, allowing you to advance to the next sector of the facility.