An immediate sequel to the widely recognized FPS Doom
, Doom 2 follows from where the first game left of. Upon returning from Hell, the nameless protagonist
makes a shocking discovery that Earth itself has been invaded by the demons and it's his job to drive them back underground. In Doom 2, the gameplay is basically the same as in it's prequel: just running around and shooting monsters
. One nice feature included in the gameplay is the auto-aim. Like in the first Doom, the auto-aim basically helps the gamer to shoot enemies with ease, even the ones from higher or lower ground, due to the fact that this game does not utilize the mouse for aiming(this was before crosshairs were "invented").However, I have two minor complaints regarding the gameplay:1. There is no jump feature. There are a few instances in the game where the player might accidently fall in a pool of acid or lava and cannot get back on the platform.2. Everytime you die in the game, you basically start from the beginning of that level, but only with your pistol. This is just another excuse to frequently save the game.Thankfully, these are just minor complaints and don't ruin the game experience I had and still have with this game.Besides the new level and story, we are also introduced to new monsters, one more frightening than the other, however I won't spoil it if you haven't played the game yet.The music and sound effects are still pretty good. The sounds made by the monsters themselves are so frightening that they make you feel that they're right behind you, preparing a surprise attack. The weapons sound effects aren't different of those from Doom, however even today I find them pretty awesome.All in all, I think everyone would agree that Doom 2
is one of the best classic horror first person shooters of all time. The people from id Software did an excellent job with the Doom saga. Let's just hope that the new Doom 4 will be similar to Doom 2 or at least share the same story.