SLOTW – Watch as I spell your D.O.O.M.!

It’s no secret that DOOM is largely considered the godfather of the First Person Shooter genre of games.  Released in 1993 by id Software, it popularized and revolutionized this genre of gaming for generations to come.  As controversial as it was, it was also extremely popular.  But more than that, it also allowed customization in the form of custom maps, and even whole new game experiences!

On this edition of Sweet Links of the Week, we delve into one such custom mod for the Doom Engine!  Normally, I’d be writing this under Games to get addicted to, but I’ll explain later in this article.

Created by Logan MTM, Legacy of Suffering is a mod released in November 2009, and took the DOOM mod community by storm, eventually winning the Doomworld’s annual Cacoward for 2009.  The mod combines 3d modeling and textures and scenery that looks and feels borrowed from DOOM 3 (which in all retrospect, is more of a good thing) and the atmosphere is always creepy and sensual.

The sound design is per normal Doom fare, but there are a few awesome additions to make it worthy of play.  For one, it’s one to play through a dark corridor with nothing in the background.  It’s a whole new game when you’re trying to go down a dark corrodidor while you’re hearing demonic and ghostly noises that send shivers down your spine.  The weapon noises did get some changes but are more for the better.  Weapon sounds from DOOM 3 are borrowed for the Chaingun, Plasma gun, Chainsaw, and more!  I won’t spoil which weapons and what changes are in this mod exactly, but in the end, you’ll thank me for it, and you’ll enjoy it so much!

So where can you get this sweet mod?

Why download the mod from the mod team’s website from here!  But be sure to download GZDoom and SkullTag, which is required to play the game.

Happy Demon Killing!  See you next time!

Kirby

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