|What the fuck is this thing?|
|You're probably doing this instead.|
Not that it's new or anything, but Doom has been modified to do much more. A source port called ZDoom, which I used to use a lot, is pretty robust in terms of features and eye candy. It literally adds the ability to jump and duck in the game. Never mind the fact that it breaks the game entirely, as most of Doom's point of progressing is finding keys to raise bridge or unlock door or something, but with these two features you can seriously beat some levels without even finding a damn key.
|The easy, sleazy way baby.|
It's new, and it's fun, especially considering the ability for modders to create their own missions. Sure back in the old Doom days you had people making maps and total conversions, but it added nothing new. It was just a new layout. Like having a new girlfriend, except the new one has bigger boobs; same old bullshit. Jokes aside, there are tons of wads that exist solely to change everything. One that strikes me particular is Knee Deep in ZDoom. It's a wad file that recreates the first episode of Doom, but expands it. The maps are long and treacherous, and the attention to detail is amazing. It recreates the atmosphere of being on the Moon perfectly, something the original Doom did well, but doesn't anymore I'm afraid.
Another port I'd like to rub in your face is Skulltag. It's Doom online, but adds a slew of features. For one, custom maps. Two, many game modes ranging from CTF, DM, TDM, Invasion, Co-Op, Survival... it's all there. Three, well, it's fucking Doom online, with the ability to voice and text chat. Me and Jama and a few others played Skulltag a while back, and boy is it fun. It's classic lead-against-your-head action, but with friends!
|Real friends die by your minigun.|
|OK, so it's not Doom 3... whatever.|
And it's all possible thanks to the world. And for ID releasing Doom's source code online. I realize I'm not talking about GZDoom or EDGE, but GZDoom is just ZDoom with OpenGL rendering, and EDGE is discontinued. Both have some amazing mods though, so look it up if you're feeling lucky. Now excuse me, while I go blast some demons.
|Never gets old <3|