1. April 2005 @ 09:39 Doom 3 is a classic 1st person shooter. One word summery: “ INTENSE”. The controls are simple, The monsters (Creatures created when an experiment on mars goes bad) are UGLY, the game play is addicting, and the graphics and sound effects are right up there with the best of them. This game is a little gory but not as bad as Blood Rayne and there is an “artistic” aspect of the gore. I like the way the quick save works. An easy “back button” press and accept with “A” and in about 3 seconds your back in the action. Use this to your advantage and use it frequently. Just don’t forget you have a “real” game save under the “start button” options that you can use (just in case you mess up and do a quick save instead of a load game like I did). There are no map or direction indicators to guide you but they do a pretty good job with the use of locked doors (indicated with a red light) and unlocked doors (green). You also have to get data from PDA’s to gain access at certain times, but they are easy to find. You do have to keep track of where you have been, because you can get turned around. Stereo and surround sound effects are good. If you have a good sound setup, you can hear sounds behind you or to the right and left as you turn away. It’s really cool when someone is talking to you. Very realistic. The other realistic effect is the flashlight. It comes in real handy to look in dark corners (and there are a lot of them) and it’s easy to access. The circle pattern, the circular rings and the small darker area in the center you see when you use a real flashlight are all there. After about 5 hrs of game play, I feel like I am just getting started and I’m HOOKED. Yea, a 3rd person view might be cool, but that is not what this game is about. Like I said before, DOOM3 is a classic 1st person shooter. RUBUZZED?