DOOM II RPG Review
- Great blending of FPSs and classic western RPGs.
- Completely overhauled art inspired from Doom 2.
- Fun dialogue events.
- Clunky menu system.
- AI is positively antique.
On the surface Doom II RPG looks a little bit country and a little bit rock'n'roll, but amazingly id Software pull off the mix while poking fun at the same time.
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Role-playing games (RPGs) have had a long and interesting history, stemming from text based adventures that later became action orientated, turn-based dungeon crawlers. These complex games were often too complex for a broader audience to enjoy, but as gamers grew so too did the RPG. id Software's latest game on the App Store is Doom II RPG and proves that there's still some teeth to the old dungeon crawler.
In keeping with id's experimentation with simpler interfaces for touch devices, Doom II RPG combines a basic virtual d-pad with gesture controls to make the game easier to play. These include swipes to allow you to side-step and touching the screen to shoot and interact with the game world intelligently. Unfortunately the menus are a bit clunky and make using multiple items a chore.
Aside from the introduction of two new characters to the Doom world, the art-style is instantly recognizable and is an updated high resolution set of 2D sprites in a basic 3D world. There are mini-game events for hacking items, though the difficulty and explanation of these games can be wildly excessive. As part of the game you also gain plenty of extras including a comic to read that sets the mood.
This isn't quite Doom II done as an RPG, but rather it's a re-imagining of the series. Despite not being an FPS in the truest sense, casual and hardcore fans of the series will enjoy the humor and horror contained within.
DescriptionHell has returned! Prepare yourself for DOOM II RPG for the iPhone, the sequel to id Software’s hit turn based mobile game Doom RPG.
A mysterious distress signal calls your team—two hardened Marines and a rookie scientist—to a Union Aerospace Corporation research facility on Earth’s Moon, but you were unprepared for what awaits you. The forces of Hell itself have taken hold of the station and its inhabitants! Zombies and demonic monsters roam the halls, killing all who cross their path. Your backup squad is dead. Mysterious scientists conspire against you. Even the facility’s AI cannot be trusted. You are being hunted from all sides. Now, you must fight to survive, and try to stop the invasion—and uncover the truth—by any means available. The fate of all humanity is at stake!
Choose one of three different characters and get ready to battle through hordes of deadly monsters, including returning favorites such as the Pinky, Cacodemon, and Revenant, as well as new threats like the Sawcubus and Sentinel! Battle towering bosses such as the Cyberdemon, Spider Mastermind, or the Pinkinator!
Interact with other survivors of the invasion to get information about your environment and solve puzzles, but beware…not all of them can be trusted!
Wield an array of lethal weapons, including classics such as the Super Shotgun and BFG, or powerful new ones such as the Holy Water Pistol! Take control of a Sentry Bot to kill your enemies from safety, or to scout dangerous areas! Zoom in with a scoped Assault Rifle and go for a headshot!
Build your character’s power level through experience points earned by killing monsters! Use treadmills, armor repair stations, and target practice machines to boost your skills even further! Still need an advantage in combat? Use Nano Drinks to bestow abilities such as health regeneration, fire immunity, poisoned weapons, or extra speed! Purchase resources from vending machines, or scrounge what you can from the corpses of defeated monsters!
Hack security systems! Aim your sniper scope using the accelerometer! Tap and swipe the screen to explore the environment, engage in combat, navigate intuitive menus, and interact with other characters! Touch the heads-up-display to quickly access your healing items, armor, map, or PDA!
Stay alert! Stranded civilians, secret passages, deadly traps and more await you within the surprising world of DOOM II RPG!
•Sequel to the 2005 mobile hit DOOM RPG. By the creators of the iPhone hit Wolfenstein RPG!
•Battle through 9 maps, spanning the Moon, Earth, and Hell itself. Over 8 hours of gameplay!
•Choose from 3 playable characters, each with different starting attributes and dialogue experiences
•Over a dozen unique weapons to find, plus improvised weapons such as Sentry Bots or even plumbing fixtures
•Eleven different enemy types—each with multiple, increasingly-powerful forms—plus four bosses
•Upgradeable skill attributes allow you to customize your character for maximum lethality
•Hack security systems to open restricted areas, hijack sentry bots, or lower prices on vending machines.
•Power up using Nano Drinks to give you an edge in combat
•Interact with NPCs to get information, solve puzzles and survive the hazardous environment
•Loot the corpses of your foes to find useful items—or junk.
•Auto-mapping feature and mission-tracking PDA functions ensure you’ll never be lost again
•Customizable controls; change the size, style, and placement of the control inputs
•Three levels of difficulty will give players of all skill levels a challenge
•Detailed graphics and complex levels which take advantage of the power of the iPhone
•Bonus digital comic included!