Doom 3 - BFG Edition
- I think the original Doom 3 runs on linux but the BFG remaster which I'm playing seems to be only on windows.
LAUNCHER BULLSHIT: I bought it through Steam, and it launches just fine without requiring an additional launcher or account. Apparently there is also a GOG.com release of some form or another. This probably also means it's easy to pirate, but I can't imagine they're asking more than 20 bucks for it at this point.
HIGH FRAME RATE: Yes. It plays at 120 hz just fine for me, just change some settings in the menu. No hacks or mods required. The graphics are undemanding so I get rock-solid 8.33 ms frametimes.
FIELD OF VIEW: Yes. The game provides a FOV adjustment in the menu. It tops out at 100 degrees which is slightly less than I prefer, but is still very good. I don't feel the need to try to mod it to be even higher.
XBOX CONTROLLER SUPPORT: It works fine with my Xbox 360 USB controller but I can't get it to recognize my Xbox One controller. Most other games that I play work with both. I had to bring the sensitivity way down and turn on the pleb auto-aim, but now it feels pretty good. There doesn't seem to be any aim-down-sight type functionality, which usually helps controller aim (i.e. turn fast by default but slower when aiming). I am a little slower turning around to respond to jump scarie guys behind me but other than that it feels pretty good. Switching weapons is mildly annoying since not all weapons are accessible through the d-pad quick select. LB and RB cycle through the weapons but take some valuable time in the middle of a space zombie fight.
OVERALL NOTES: Pretty fun. Apparently the BFG edition is slightly more pleb than the original version as you can now use a flashlight and a weapon at the same time, unlike the original which forced you to chose. I find the BFG edition spooky enough as is, since I'm using a controller and can't turn around so fast. It would still be nice if there was a setting or a difficulty level that allowed to restore the original behavior. I'm fairly happy with the BFG edition at the moment anyways but if you are a diehard purist you'll probably want to track down the original 2004 release.