Thursday, May 26, 2016

Doom Is, In Fact, 3D

So, with the release of the new Doom game, there's been some hubbub of people looking back on the old games.  One thing that caught my attention, was that there are people talking about the technical aspects of how Doom and Wolfenstein 3D makes them not 3D games.  Not really, anyway.

The comments section of the video kind of exploded with people arguing that there's little distinction given for why Doom isn't 3D and that the definition for what actually makes a game 3D isn't really given in a clear way.  Some people have attempted to defend the claims, but, in the end it just doesn't hold up.

Doom is a 3D game, and I can't believe I have to explain why.