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« on: 2021-03-19, 05:45 »

So it looks like it went through virtually no QA (maybe they forgot Doomguy can jump in this one? those clipping brushes are TERRIBLE)

The sound levels are weird.
They doubled down on everything I hated about Part 1
Art direction is all over the place, sometimes changing themes mid-cinematic.
And that boss fight was bloody terrible..

id.. I am disappoint.
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« Reply #1 on: 2021-03-21, 09:40 »

Overall I liked Ancient Gods 2, but I can see where it could have had some improvement.  I would say some of it felt rushed.  There wasn't as much exploration and secrets as I would have liked.  I didn't have trouble finding anything.  The music was definitely inferior from Ancient Gods 1 and certainly from the main game.  Mick Gordon's departure definitely had an impact there.  I did like the meathook grapple mechanic as it reminded me of Opposing Force and it felt more natural than the monkey bar plus dash canisters that were overused in the main game.  One inconsistency that I think will never be properly explained is why Doom Slayer needed a dive suit and O2 cylinders in Ancient Gods 1 but not the main game and Ancient Gods 2.  Only thing I can think of would be his suit can't handle salt water very well?  Didn't need O2 in space, hell, Mars, or under fresh water so other than contrived game mechanics, who knows.

I will admit that I underused the hammer.  I like that it can be recharged with glory kills and weak point shots, but I tended to treat it more like the Crucible and just not using it except on big demons.  I did like the addition of the Chaingunners as it gave me a reason to actually use the remote detonate mod for the rocket launcher.  I would have to say my favorite part was the escalation encounters.  Basically a Slayer Gate without the key.  That and the Barbarian cosmetic.  The first time I saw Doom Slayer without a helmet I thought he looked like Conan as drawn in comics and art, but with short hair.  I was glad to see I wasn't alone in this.

I managed to play all the way through on Ultra-Violence.  The end boss fight took some learning.  Behind spoiler text is how I handled him. 
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I just wonder where they're going to go with the franchise now.  Maybe Quake will get some proper attention?  Doom - Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: 2021-03-24, 22:39 »

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« Reply #3 on: 2021-04-12, 14:05 »

oh your so brooding and full of Angst
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« Reply #4 on: 2021-04-12, 15:37 »

What can I say? The rum's gone...
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« Reply #5 on: 2021-04-12, 22:50 »

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