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2.0 out of 5 stars No Choice, October 27, 2012
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This review is from: Doom 3 - BFG Edition (Video Game)
They improved the graphics but messed up the playabilty.

You can't bind weapons to your D-pad & are forced toggle thru them in a firefight. The buttons are predefined & can't be changed (fists, grenades, BFG & Soul Cube).

Sprint is no longer the left trigger; that's the flashlight. Now you have to hold down the left stick (you can't toggle it) at the same time you're using it to move.

They also force you to play Doom 1 & 2 from the disc which adds to the wear & tear on your console.

Cheats have been eliminated as well (even on the original Xbox version that was backwards compatible on the 360, God mode & level skip were retained). They should've given us the option to disable achievements & trophies while enabling invincibility.

Bethesda had an opportunity to make this better & they failed. What they gave in one hand (enhanced video) they took away in the other (playability). It's a take-it-or-leave-it package without any meaningful customization at all.

At a time when they're expanding what consoles can do to become the anchor of home entertainment centers, it's ironic that they're eliminating flexibility within the games themselves. And that's especially true for games like Doom whose very foundation since the beginning allowed a wide range of mods, cheats & other tweaking.
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2012 10:37:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 31, 2012 12:46:01 PM PDT
I figured the cheats would be taken out of the xbox 360 version (since the xbox live arcade versions of Doom 1 & Doom 2 don't have them). If you have a computer capable of running Doom 3, I recommend getting the PC version. On the PC version, you can enable the "console", which is where you type in the cheat commands. Enabling the console automatically disables achievements. I run this game on a gaming laptop plugged into a receiver via HDMI and play on a 55 inch plasma with a surround sound system. It also has controller support, so I play it with the xbox 360 controller from the comfort of my sofa.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 6:58:33 PM PST
FeeMoney2013 says:
I was thinking about getting rid of my original Xbox versions of this game and getting the new version on the 360.Thanks for your review about the games control flaws.There is no way I'm buying this cause of not being able to bind your weapons to the D-pad for quick weapon retrieval.What a huge screw up by Bethesda.
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