Get Your Supple Wrists Ready
HIGH The Doom table has some amazing music straight from the latest release.
LOW The Skyrim table looks dull, even with a cool dragon on it.
WTF The UI and menus in Zen Pinball 2 are ugly!
I recently played id Software’s new Doom. I found it to be an exhilarating, agile shooter whose pace will most likely leave me seeking more of the same from other shooters in the future. However, the blistering pace nearly came to a forced halt a few times during the campaign.
It's pretty much what the title says: Doom running on a Texas Instruments Nspire graphing calculator. It's not the first example of geeks getting game code to run on these graphing calculators—people have been trying to cram Doom and Wolfenstein 3D into them for years—but this particular attempt looks insanely good.
I downloaded Doom on a whim off of Live, and I've got to say I'm surprised by just how good it still is. Great level design, interesting enemies, good weapon balance.
John Carmack has been quoted a couple times as saying that he believes games are not art, and I was always put off that someone who has such a prominent place in the industry took such a disappointing line.