DOOM 3 Sales

This press release (thanks Frans) announces that DOOM 3 is selling like hotcakes: "The game debuted as the #1 best-selling PC game in the U.S. for the week ending August 7, according to NPD Techworld. Additionally, DOOM 3 was the #1 best-selling game overall in the U.K. for the weeks ending August 14 and August 21, according to the U.K. Chart Track and the #1 best-selling PC game in Australia, for the weeks ending August 8 and 15, according to GfK Inform Database. For the week ending August 15, DOOM 3 also was the #1 best-selling PC game in France, according to GfK; the #1 game in Germany, according to Media Control; and the #1 game in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, according to Manual Sweden, Manual Denmark and Manual Norway."
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...the immersion and atmosphere in Doom 3 match that of System Shock perfectly.

That is so, so wrong!

But let's talk about X2.

I am...I think I am playing it. I launch the game/program and I do some stuff, but I still am not sure if I am playing a game.

I am actually leaning toward uninstalling it, but I do not have much else (ToEE, Missing) to play, so I do not know if I will do it yet.

I made a bad purchase decision and decided to go back two game saves. However, it became corrupt somehow (the story has halted completely?!?) so I restarted my game running of the program.

I am only a few missions in, but I am not sure what to make of it. I want to action/combat of Wing Commander, I want the polish/interface of Freelancer, and it has none of those.

I am highly annoyed with all its quirks. I have a spacecraft, but I cannot possibly target that one station because I am too far away. Whatever. Ok, fly in a bit...

Damn, this is taking forever, let me turn on the time dilation doo-hickey. $%@$#%@#$%, it just turned off because I got too close to something. Stupid.

Yay, targeted! Auto-pilot on. Time thingie set to go. Damn it, why is auto-pilot flying at low speeds? WTF? It just spend over a minute (no joke, in one case) trying to dock in the one swirley base.

Screw this, let me just fly to the station myself - ok, I am at the door, let me in. %$@#$%$@% the stupid AI is taking me 2km out just to turn right back around and go where I was. Of course, this is better than the one time it tried to fly me through the stupid station.

Ok, let's try this with a gate. WTF? Why is it aiming below the gate? Whatever, it corrects itself right before going in. WTF? It just hit the gate!?! (I admit, that only happened once, but still...)

Ok, early escort mission where I have the scripted attack. F3k, why do the in-game options explain so little? How do I turn the back turret to auto-target?

Screw it, I know this is all a staged script so just use the time thingie and head towards the gate. WTF? The AI is breaking down with the time thingie - I am actually ramming into the ships. WTF? I just got promoted from ramming the ship...another promotion...a THIRD! WTF? How? Why? What does that mean? WTF is going on? Damn you, crazy game!

Ok, made it to the game. j33bus, this game loads slow. Did my computer crash? Is the game frozen? Oh, there we go - why does it load so slow? I could load three or four Doom 3 levels in the time one level loads. Great, I had about thirty seconds of animatic, I have to make another load. <pause> Here we go...watch my ship fly up...enter the other ship...WTF??? Another load? <pause> Ok, here we go. My guy is walking to the door... WTF??? Another %$@#%$% load? <impatient pause> Blah blah blah...I hate you, too, NPC... <escape key> %@#$% me, another $^@#$% long ass %@#%4 load. Whatever.

Wait, where is this place? Shit, are there any friendlies in the area? Screw you and whatever your stupid priest is that does not want to talk to me. Look, there is a friendly - FINALLY...crap, she/he does not know where it is. <random jump, searching> Ok, finally found some directions. Great, like ten total jumps, all with stupidly long loads.

Oooh, great price! WTF? You won't sell or buy? But...oh, I get it - another bug. Let me exit and then re-enter the base. Oh look, how miraculous. Now that I am in the base, WTF do I have to manually land/dock? You make me wait for the stupid AI outside the base, but now I have to do it inside? Inconsistent...but whatever.



I could go on and on, but that has been my playing program running experience thus far. I keep on coming back, I am such a space simulator/combat whore, but this game is really getting on my nerves. I think it has some nice scope, but it is a bit dense and I do not really know what else they could do possibly make the game slower and less obvious. My biggest concern is that it is actually about 10% story, 10% combat, and 80% trading. In that case, I am more prone to just uninstall it. I can put up with some FedEx trudging, but I do not want to spend my whole life doing that...

Wanting a game where you are Kilrathi and (finally) get to destroy all humans X|,
Ray

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