The list of things which had a big impact on me is too long to mention, but DOOM is right up there with Mad Magazine and monster movies. While I didn’t hate DOOM 3, I love that the new colors and some of the art design reflect the 90s graphics that helped make the original games a mind-melting addiction. DOOM works better as a nonstop action game with horror (and SF) elements rather than going full-blown horror. It looks like they’re hitting that mark.
For those of you who missed out on the craze, RetroAhoy has a comprehensive retrospective on why id Software’s masterpiece was so damn significant to video games and pop culture in general:
I know most of the original developers have moved on, but if it’s anything like Wolfenstein: The New Order, I probably won’t be terribly disappointed.
read the hyper-90s comic at Doomworld… it’s radical, dude