• Drasglaf@sh.itjust.works
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      I had a similar experience. Doom was pure shooting fun, while the platforming component they introduced in Eternal altered the essence too much for me. I finished Doom in a very short time but I never finished Eternal.

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        Tbh, even letting the platforming aside, the difficulty levels were pretty glossed over in Eternal.

        Choosing hard for the pushing yourself for fast paced gaming turned the health of every enemy to 11, making some weapons pretty useless instead of leaving them satisfying gameplay parts. Enemy animations were rather broken, too. In 2016, you could see every attack being prepared no matter how quick they were. In Eternal, it felt like playing an online game where animations were simplified and as if you were playing through a tick rate game where the game skipped cues for next enemy movements. A scrawny, naked possessed taking several melee hits wasn’t fun at all.

        On easy, it is not even Doom.

    • Potatos_are_not_friends@lemmy.world
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      There’s a moment of flow state I had with Doom Eternal. Like John Wick running on pure focus with the most intense music, as I eat fire and shit bullets, carefully balancing out my kill rate with my ammo and health and refilling as needed.

      And you’re right. It is stressful. It’s 100% “fuck it we ball” and see where we land.

      And after playing some Doom mods recently, it’s no where near as chaotic.

    • Domi@lemmy.secnd.me
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      Eternal was a recipe for stress for me.

      That’s the thing that made it great for me, but I liked both 2016 and Eternal for different reasons. Would be great if they can somehow satisfy both camps with the next entry.

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      Long COVID left me in a state where I can’t handle too much physical or emotional stress. At least half a year ago or so playing 2016 was no problem for me. But Eternal was too much. Even on lower difficulty levels. But I actually liked Eternal. Especially later when you’ve got all the mechanics unlocked and can play through an arena on some kind of ultra instinct.

      I fear that this new game will be similar in stress levels.