Verno wrote on May 31, 2012, 12:50: The real problem with Doom 3 was that it should have been a more linear experience without things like monster closets, you can see they wanted to make something almost akin to Dead Space. They straddled the line with trying to accommodate fans and the traditional genre though. So they ended up with something in between that was disappointing to many.
Exactly what I said - they didn't commit so they took the crappier parts of old gaming and added the crappier parts of new gaming.
And, aside from monster closets, it had more in common with HL than Doom. A very neutered HL.