Also, wanted to mention it's almost Doom's 20th birthday. I remember my old man saying he had a surprise for me one morning, and that I should go up to the computer room. We had a 486 with an extremely slow BBS internet connection (internet, what the heck is that?), he had left the modem on all night to download the Doom demo (3.5 whole megabytes!) that was uploaded to iD Software's thread. I had played Wolfenstein, but seeing Doom was like something else entirely. It was the only "modern" game my old man got into, we'd play for hours. When they announced the full version, I went out and got a newspaper delivery job and did chores for a whole month - we sent our mail-order in, along with the $100 cost of the game
, and Doom arrived shortly after. There something so basic yet so satisfying about Doom. The artwork and level design is haunting, the sprites are charming, the action is fast paced...
It's the only game I've held onto (I still have the disks, well most of them anyways) and continued playing all this time. So, HAPPY 20TH DOOM
! I offer you a sacrifice of Halloween chocolate and severed Imp heads!