Thank you for all the hours of entertainment. We love you.
You may be a little confused as to why an article started that way and it’s understandable. We here at G FUEL, in preparation for Doom: Eternal’s November release, wanted to thank this 25-year-old franchise for the influence it had on many of our lives.
In 1993, Doom raised a lot of hell. Not just because you were a lone space marine murdering his way through actual Hell, but more because of its violent content and satanic imagery.
It was a gorefest that gamers hadn’t really seen up until then.
It opened the door for gaming violence and defined the FPS genre forever.
In fact, before the term First Person Shooter, all those types of games were called “Doom Clones” because they didn’t have a title for the genre.
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So what makes Doom so great? Why are there so many fans of this franchise?
Well, like most games of the early days, there isn’t much of a plot. This is an action game through-and-through.
The fundamental plot of the Doom games are travel to Mars and Hell, get lots of guns, kill all the demons you see, and you save the day. That’s how easy it is to remember.
Sure, we all love interesting stories and character development, but with Doom, it’s different. It’s pure chaos.
The franchise is non-stop action from start to finish, and we love it that way. Doomguy doesn’t need some strong character arc for us to love him. He just needs to smash demons' heads in and/or blow them into tiny pieces.