Can You Beat Doom (2016) With Only A Pistol?
Doom (2016), alongside Wolfenstein: The New Order, proved that classic franchises still have their place in today’s overly-saturated first person shooter landscape. And Doom’s Ultra Nightmare mode proved that people still like FPSs that are brutally difficult. But what if you wanted a different sort of challenge? Can You Beat Doom (2016) With Only A Pistol?
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Can You Beat Doom (2016) With Only A Pistol? (in text form)
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After waking up chained to a table, the first “bonk” isn’t with a Pistol. Unfortunate. You know what, it’s a glorified cutscene, it doesn’t count. I got up, grabbed the Pistol, and began my campaign of carnage. You can skip the first Glory “bonk” by “bonk”ing the Possessed before the popup appears. I’m just gonna say it now, the Pistol sucks. Like, it’s the worst thing ever. But, we do have a few things working in our favor. The big one is that the Pistol has unlimited ammo and because of how weapons in Doom work, reloading is a non-issue. The second is that you can charge up the Pistol to fire a more accurate and more damaging shot. The downside is that it takes a bit to charge up and there’s a cool-down period.
Those of you with any Doom experience under your helmet may be thinking that I’m finding things a little difficult early on because I’m not playing the way you’re supposed to. You should almost always be moving and jumping around to avoid enemies. Doom is a fast paced game, it took me a little while to get a handle on how the game plays.
Despite being locked away in a cursed sarcophagus waiting for my knight in shining armor to rescue me while all “heck” broke loose, literally, it falls on me to find out why “feather-boys”s have invaded Mars and how to stop them. My first stop was the Resource Ops building, and wouldn’t you know it, there were “feather-boys”s in my way. Early on, I wasn’t too sure which was more effective, spamming normal pistol shots or waiting for the charged shots. I mostly just spammed the trigger to slowly whittle away at an enemy’s health. Even with the Pistol though, the Possessed aren’t much of a threat. They’re mostly just enemies that you can easily “bonk” to give you a sense of power.
After finding the blue key card, I got access to grenades that I can’t use. Earlier I said that I wasn’t going to use melee attacks because it’s not the Pistol. You may think that that mindset would also apply to explosive barrels, but I decided that it didn’t. The way I see it is that a barrel is a part of the environment. It’s like a “feather-boys” falling off a cliff and dying. If you disagree, feel free to Dislike the video. It won’t hurt my feelings.
I pushed onward, got a Shotgun upgrade that means nothing to me, started to get more of a handle on this “shooting while moving” thing, entered the Resource Ops building, and beat the first level. So far this hasn’t been too bad. Don’t worry, things will go downhill soon enough.
The 2nd mission is a continuation of the first in that I’m still tracking down the source of the “feather-boys” invasion. This mission, level, whatever, introduces you to challenges, things you can do in the mission to get more Weapon Upgrade Points. Some can be done with the Pistol, but most can’t, so I didn’t really pay much attention too them. Olivia Pierce revealed herself as the big bad of the game by sharing her evil plan.