Doom 3! Doom 3! Doom 3!

Doom 3 is out! Doom 3 is out!

Ignore the haters, it’s amazing. Turn the lights off, crank the speakers up, slap the Depends on and prepare to fill ’em up! This game is scary, like the bastard child of a FPS and a haunted house.

It doesn’t do anything new or groundbreaking, it falls into every FPS cliche that I harped on Far Cry for, but it does them all so well, and so beautifully, that it just doesn’t matter. The environment is beautifully detailed, making a base on Mars feel as real as I suppose you could make something so un-real feel. The monsters are terrifying, leaping out at you when you least expect it. The sound keeps you on edge, making you turn around and look over your shoulder at every little creak.

This is a modern masterpiece in video gaming, and I’m drooling at the thought of what other companies will do with the engine. I can’t wait for the licensees to start cranking stuff out!