Doom3 a non-event

Don’t get me wrong the game is spectacular and the graphics are gorgeous. The single player mode will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for hours…days…weeks most likely. This game has been highly anticipated for the past couple of years. I pre-ordered my copy a week ago and my NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra will be here tomorrow. I am currently playing it on a tricked out, water cooled Athlon 64 3400+ system with a Radeon 9800XT. When I got my call that my copy reached the store I raced out and picked up. After installing the 3 CDs needed to play the game I was greeted with an amazing display of graphics and smooth game play. After two or three hours glued to my screen I decided to go give multiplayer mode a try. Most of everything I play is multiplayer such as CounterStrike, Halo, BF1942, BF Vietnam, Unreal 2004 to name a few. So I was really psyched to take this awesome display of graphics and game play to the next level. Well to my astonishment DOOM3 Multiplayer hmmm… how do I say this…. SUCKS!!!!! Even on low ping servers with only 4 people the lag and the jitter make it unplayable at best. If I were ID I would have added multiplayer as a patch after they worked out the problems, because problems abound to no end. This would have been the game of the year as far as I am concerned if it were not for the multiplayer issues. If Half Life 2 comes out with as good graphics and superior multiplayer mode ie.. CounterStrike2 they will best game of the year hands down. That’s just my opinion I could be wrong.

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