For all the gamers that suffer from old time shooter nostalgia, news of a new map for Doom after 21 years came as good news, and even better, a reason to dust out the old Doom floppy disks and give it another run for its money, with the added level, of course.
- John Romero creates a new map for doom 2 after 21 years
- The map introduces an additional level that does not continue the story, it’s more like a side addition
- It took him several weeks to finish developing the level
- Gamers say the new level is all the good old days Doom
- Doom will reboot at the end of this year for PC, Xbox One, and PS4
The new map that John Romero, co-designer of the original Doom, 21 years ago, is 215KB in size. It’s actually pretty big considering the fact that some people installed the game on their PC from floppy disks. For the young audience, floppy disks were a storage unit that preceded the CD’s and looked very much like the save icon from modern times.
The Doom and Quake designer created a new level for his map, but it’s not continuing the story, it’s just a side level, a co-up death match that brings all of the fun back to old-school shooter games. Those who already played it say that they felt exactly as they did 21 years ago when they first entered the Doom reality faced the pentagram boss or had to deal with the Hell Barons.
The map developed as an addition to the game by Romero features an alternate design and layout. But even though it doesn’t have the epic soundtrack of the original game (what could beat the feeling the game gave you while you listened to cult bands like Pantera and Metallica and shot genetically enhanced monsters in the grim setting) it does bring back good memories.
It may be that Romero’s initiative wasn’t based only on a nostalgic whim, but it was rather a way of refreshing fan’s memories since the iconic game will be released at the end of this year for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. So this could have just been a marketing technique, but fans appreciate it just the same.
Doom and Quake creator said that he had to work several hours to complete the level added to the oldie shooter, and aged gamers worldwide thank him for every minute he spent doing it.
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