Welcome to The GameTZ Game Club! This is my attempt at forming an easy to get into book club type thing, but with games! Anybody and everybody is welcome to join in on the fun!
Rules are simple
- Each month a random game will be chosen, by myself, for the club to play. Games can vary from the beginning of gaming onward to current generation platforms. There's no limitations!
- You have from the 1st of every month to 11:59PM EST of the final day to complete the designated game. 100% completion isn't required. The point of the club is to provoke game discussion, as well as give GameTZ veterans and new users a place to mingle!]
- For every game completed, post a picture as proof of your completion Example
- You will be awarded with a badge each month you complete the game. All badges will be proudly displayed next to your name in the original post. As long as you "roll credits" the game is considered beaten!
- Every user to complete the game each month will be thrown into a drawing to win prizes! Users will be assigned a number and 3 numbers will be randomly generated in the beginning of the following month.
- Each month's prizes will vary. Prizes will be given out by either me or TradingFin. Sometimes physical, sometimes digital. If you would like to contribute, drop me a message.
- If you don't own the game, and you have access to it on another platform, you're welcome to play it that way. Just make sure that it's the same version, to qualify for the prize or badge.
- If you do not want to participate in the games, but would like to join in on the conversations, please do!
- If you would like to join, just post here, and I'll add you to the list of users. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or criticism, please don't hesitate to post them!
For my money, as a whole picture, the most consistent home port was 32x. Decent clip, music is present and it's surprisingly competent and technically impressive. SNES was garbo, PSX/Saturn ports were extremely not down my alley with waaaaaay too many changes, and the Jaguar was ALMOST good, but the system didn't have enough juice to play any music (and that controller is AIDS). I haven't played the 3DO port. Anything that came after those doesn't count because they're all for systems that were leaps and bounds beyond capable of a fully faithful port.
So I'll give the trophy to the 32x. It did pretty good. They had to cut some levels and trim some of the level designs so the 32x didn't explode but it's otherwise quite a feat for such a hunk of trash plastic.
> For my money, as a whole picture, the most consistent home port was 32x. Decent
> clip, music is present and it's surprisingly competent and technically impressive.
> SNES was garbo, PSX/Saturn ports were extremely not down my alley with waaaaaay
> too many changes, and the Jaguar was ALMOST good, but the system didn't have enough
> juice to play any music (and that controller is AIDS). I haven't played the 3DO
> port. Anything that came after those doesn't count because they're all for systems
> that were leaps and bounds beyond capable of a fully faithful port.
> So I'll give the trophy to the 32x. It did pretty good. They had to cut some levels
> and trim some of the level designs so the 32x didn't explode but it's otherwise quite
> a feat for such a hunk of trash plastic.
I can acknowledge the SNES port was weak, but I give it a free pass since that's how I first played DOOM and it went on to be possibly my favorite game ever (it depends on what day you ask me but my answer will always be DOOM, Super Mario Bros. or Animal Crossing). 3DO port was the absolute worst version to play though, but once you hear the restrictions placed on the person responsible for the port you know it just never had a chance to be any good. Even the GBA port was better.
Fun fact: A few years back I wore my DOOM t-shirt to a friend of a friend's BBQ party and someone came up to me and was like "yo DOOM! I loved that game on Super Nintendo!"
I had the shareware version on floppies back in the day. I also paid $12 to download the shareware on Prodigy and then couldn't run it because I had no idea what a ZIP file was.
I also remember my mother calling me into the kitchen one night to ask me if I had Doom, and then to ask me to stop playing it because it was too violent. Keep in mind, the PlayStation 2 was out at this point. I started laughing, and she asked why I wasn't taking her seriously.
I told her it was like telling me I couldn't watch Gone with the Wind because of the language.
I have a terrible memory... I can't tell you when or how I played Doom, but I know I did. I do remember that my uncle was the one to introduce me to the world of shooters with Wolfenstein 3D, but I don't think I was any good at it, haha
I'm down for starting it, unless Anthony wants to. Only thing is how do you determine a winner. First one to post the game title? What's to keep someone from posting a massive list of games, hoping one is correct?
I've played this game on two separate occasions. So far, my opinion of the game is mixed. It's fun in a lot of ways, but there are a few annoyances that dampen the experience. On the whole, I'd say that I am enjoying it, despite the hindrances. This game is pretty good, but not nearly as good as SteamWorld Heist.
Gah, I could have replayed SWD last month, but only beating it maybe a year ago and beating the sequel I decided not to. Any chance we could get the badges for games in that situation, just not be part of the drawing? Having UGP didn't help as I was playing a lot of games on my X1 last month.
I am excited to revisit Doom... Don't remember the last time I played it, was easily over a decade ago. I need to finish the 2016 reboot as well.
I went through a year-and-a-half period around 2010 where I didn't play any games at all. When I finally rejoined the gaming world, it was to play through the original Doom and the original Quake, and to replay the original Unreal. I'd played through the original DOS shareware versions of Doom and Quake ad nauseum when I was younger but never sat down to play through the paid episodes.
To this day, it's still the most fun I've ever had as a gamer. No forced tutorials, no scripted events, no NPC dialogue, no cutscenes. Just a bunch of levels with exits, guns, and a whole bunch of gross enemies.
I'm still debating whether or not I want to replay the PC version through Doomsday Engine (I used a similar source port for my first playthrough) or if I want to switch gears and play the PlayStation version, which has a couple of interesting graphical tweaks like animated skies and colored lighting.
Unless you're OCD about it, you won't notice too much. The things brought up in the video, while valid, are going to go unnoticed or waved off by the majority of people. The only blaring fault was the login, but that was fixed.
I finished Episode 1 tonight. The PlayStation version makes all the levels run together into one mega-episode, so E1M8 doesn't conclude with the "aw crap" ending of the PC version.
I was legitimately freaked out by Doom - and most first-person shooters - when I was younger. I'm getting flashbacks to that as I play. I think the TV is actually displaying things darker than they're supposed to be, which doesn't help, but it's appearing normally on stream.
There's a sequence during E1M4 where I'm running around in the dark shooting stupidly at walls just because I can't see where I'm going. That's before I remembered this game has an automap.
Tempted to buy Doom on PS4 for the 4K lulz, but I'll definitely be playing through this on PC using GZDoom or something. Just Episodes 1-3, correct? I'm assuming we're allowing for Ultimate Doom but that it's not required.
Also I have the feeling consoles won't have "aiming" which is... okay, but I'd prefer that fake aim feel at this point honestly.