Cruel as it is, the Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter beauty. Even judged out in its single-player, full-content campaign, the title of the id is a simple contender for the 2020 GOTY list.
And it doesn't change. For example, confession: the number of first few hours of encountering hostile enemies was defeated any confidence I had with my shooting skills. The severity of the spikes on the battlefields seemed to be so great that I was left wondering if the studio had entered the Soccer Zone. Is that right? Or worse, would – laugh – Does age really create my response times?
You go out, me it was the problem. Not as I thought. I was just playing from the wrong Rulebook: the 2016 reboot, actually. Fatal error. Soon – Dear God, of course immediately – and with the abandonment of a new connected gameplay, Eternal is a far more dangerous beast than its predecessor.
But when it clicks, it clicks. Those fatal gauntlets became, as executive producer Marty Stratton so aptly put it, "chess chess." Eternity still offers you some powerful ideas for playing a kick-ass demonic slayer … but you have to prove that you challenge that challenge.
So while you're counting the hours of the game to open in the PlayStation Store tonight, check out this cheat sheet that will help you down your path to killing demons more easily than I did myself.
Why run when you can't Dash? One of the key changes to the Doom anti-gaming game, this is a rebuild, a four-way dodge rider. It gives you the extra mobility necessary to keep up with the demonic rage, escalating fireworks or nails to the ground even in mid-air. Sharpen your skills with it as quickly as possible (playing dodge with a demon tentacle is the first option). Turn on the Fast Dasher of the suit (which speeds up the Dash release) very quickly.
Scale and difficulty to get more anti-bumps
Well, there are some of us who will make fun of you for playing anything less than Nightmare. But for us mortals, even More To Do Me & # 39; Normal & # 39; in ordinary gaming issues – it can be a little frustrating at first.
Eternal allows you to change the difficulty at any time. Move backwards to minimize the damage to any enemy. You will soon unlock enough skills to overcome these early conflicts easily when you restore them. But for now, when you hit a roadblock, swallow that pride and get rid of heavy gear. It's better to enjoy learning new martial arts than climbing into frustration at another re-evaluation.
3. Demons pinatas
What was true in 2016 remains true for the next four years: low-level demons roaming the battlefields are actually constantly evolving, temporarily returning you to your wishes.
In Eternity ,, the drop item now comes in three types, depending on your chosen mode of execution. Use Glory Kills for Health, Chainsaw kills ammo and (previously unlocked) Flame Belch for weapons.
Ultimately, killing an existing enemy will unleash some weapons. And the bigger the demon, the greater the drop (although the Hard and Super Heavy fiends will soon extinguish the flames, the unlockable Sentinel perk can keep the & # 39; E cooking for a long time).
Big drops are also possible with the killing of chains, but you will desperately need gasoline to chew on the larger demonic corpses. As usual, your fuel gauge will only add one to three possible bar. Fuel cans spread across social media will help you max out and allow you to win more competition.
4. Importance of confidentiality (and how to make it easy)
Let's talk about other than fighting for a while. Permanent levels are great, but they are far from a secret. They are all available in hard-to-reach places: a partial puzzle, a sectional challenge. While some collect nicely, others help you to find important improvements. Time to fire up your Auto map.
Initially this current 3D level schematic does not display private areas, Be sure to open your Item Finder for early development, which it will do. If you are still frustrated with how you got to something, don't worry; once you get closer to the level, you'll be able to unlock faster moves. Reach this with your Auto Map to quickly backtrack and skip the last few items.
5. Run to keep you alive
Eternal have more versatile trees, simplify the iron mode, weapon upgrades and basic food skill These last are shown as Runes, with nine of them to unlock, though you can have three active at a time. They all grow back over time or regenerate to death.
Are you special? I would recommend three right away. Saving Throw reduce the time to your death, giving you a few seconds to grab the Health pack and continue killing. Seek and Destroy increases the distance you can make Glory Kill from. Due to the increased strength of the martial arts, Chrono Strike must, slow down during mid-air.
6. Maintenance of the final weapon
All weapons have two modes, which were previously unlocked with the Up tap on the D-Pad. (The other thing that doesn't open up for short cuts is your Hot Swapper, which speeds up that switch).
Each model has other enhancements, and each weapon has a final upgrade of & # 39; Mastery & # 39; s when all previous mods are unlocked. Obviously, the latter can only be achieved with gameplay challenges. Once you've got the Super Shotgun, focus on unlocking it in its final upgrade. Not only is it incredibly easy to lead (kill 50 demons while using Meat Hook to deal with them). But it is a war life, setting up anything that faces fire, means that you will throw yourself into a sort of weapon.
Note: it kills even in the Doom of Doom training room that is numbered for the 50's.
7. Workout in Fortress of Doom
Buried at the bottom of your room, brought in by the game early, is a demonic prison that doubles as your training room. It's easy to forget in your campaign to move to the next level of the campaign. But whenever you unlock a new weapon or return to a game after a long break, it's worth a visit to check out your new toys or get your head back in the game before heading out. Mankind needs your good Slayer skills, so fire the cobwebs privately.