This Old Doom

Memories of Doom 1. While all you young whippersnappers have been crowbarring headcrabs in Half Life 2, I downloaded Doom Legacy to my G3 iBook to indulge in some nostalgic pixelated demon-fragging — with the added advantages of higher screen resolution, mouselook, and Quake-like jumping.

Has it really been so long since we upgraded to this from Wolfenstein 3D on our 486DX-33s and believed it to be the pinnacle of modern gaming? I must say, despite the old graphics, Doom remains fairly scary, even ten years later — and I think of myself as a reasonably jaded fellow.


  1. Bam says:

    Pinnacle of modern gaming? I thought that arrived back when we would routinely spend half an hour watching old XTs render planetary landing approaches in Starflight.

    Damn you, you old fart, you’ve got me thinking about the classics. Oh, what I would give for someone to start cranking out Space Quest sequels again…

  2. dave says:

    Yeah, doom1 was excellent. And you’re right as well that compaired with Wolfenstein 3D, it was the cats meow. It was the first game that ever scared me. (you try having a blue red/blue floating head belch flame at you after you turn the corner in a dark but otherwise uninhabited corridor).

    Such good games. I loved me some descent back in the day as well.

    Can’t stand Sierra mousehunt games though. (:

  3. Rich says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, the good ol’ days. I can remember playing text games like Zork and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (man it was hard to get that Babel fish in one’s ear!) on my brother’s Apple II. Yep, them’s were the good ol’ days!