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Players and reviewers blast Doom open beta

Question asked by kingfish on Apr 19, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2016 by black_zion

"There’s a new Doom game due out soon, the first in 12 years and a potential must-have title for the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, if feedback from the game’s now-complete open beta is any indication, the game isn’t going to win accolades for itself on multiplayer alone.

As of this writing, the game had 8,049 negative reviews and 4,992 positive ones on Steam, which works out to a shade under 40% positive reviews and 60% negative ones. The problem, according to those reviews (and as documented by multiple sites online) is that the game isn’t Doom in any meaningful sense."

"One aspect that nearly every PC player is complaining about are the controls, which don’t feel smooth compared with the original. It’s a game clearly designed for consoles, with PCs as an afterthought. This is, of course, entirely normal these days — PC players are rarely anything but an afterthought, and the state of so many PC titles these days is a testament to that fact. Nonetheless, it’s obviously angered many people that a franchise as iconic as Doom is treating PC gamers like a footnote."