Even at the height of its popularity in the 1990s, DOOM's story was always less about defying the nature of hell, what it means to be evil and whether humanity is doomed to an eternity of suffering and more as an excuse to transform its cruel hells in a fine red haze.
Now, as the latest entry into one of the most notorious gaming franchises The story is scheduled to be released in March this year. Bethesda asks players "why" these creatures deserve the right score from "Doom Slayer", the protagonist without a voice in the eye of Doom's hurricane of violence.
While Slayer takes up arms once again for another ballet to run, shoot and attack demons, the Daily Mirror was invited to preview the game before its launch in March.
Returning from Mars and the bowels of hell after the DOOM events (2016), the Earth was devastated by an apocalyptic enclave of demons.
Most of humanity has been extinct and it is up to the Doom Slayer to eradicate the threat and send the treasures back where they came from.
In DOOM Eternal, players will discover the significance of the invasion of hell, as well as Slayer's enduring mission to destroy it.
Players can expect to see more than what Bethesda has described as "push forward" gameplay – an emphasis on maintaining the moment to pick up ammo, health and other items as they advance through the ranks of the underworld.
Instead of hiding and taking instant shots at enemies, DOOM Eternal rewards its players for sweeping pickups in each area like a Roomba using steroids.
Demons come in all shapes and sizes throughout the Doom Slayer journey. Humble creatures, like zombies and the iconic Imps who serve as foot soldiers in the army of Hell, produce quick fodder, but are dwarfs compared to the game's toughest fighters.
The meetings are fast and being reflective is the key to survival. As executive producer Marty Stratton has described, DOOM Eternal is a "fantasy of power that is conquered".
As enemies reach critical health, they begin to shine, prompting the Doom Slayer to perform a "glory kill" that sets off an exaggerated execution animation.
Each creature has a unique death and, in doing so, the player is rewarded with more discarded items.
To take advantage of these countless opponents, the scope of the DOOM Eternal arsenal is quite broad.
Weapons like the faithful shotgun will be familiar to DOOM fans, young and old, and modifications will be made available through updates with greater lethality.
Like DOOM (2016), this sequence hopes to address some of the most common questions fans have had with the series, such as the nature of the creatures that attack the planet and the true identity of the Doom Slayer and, in doing so, build a largest universe in which all this happens.
Those who want to understand the world around them are free to explore each area in detail to find hidden collectibles, game history records, factions and characters and even cheat codes (stored on floppy disks, of course).
It is understandable that not all DOOM fans fumble with the meaning of the DOOM tradition and, like Doom Slayer himself, are free to roam through each area and find the next giant to take down. And that's fine too.
Eternal Destiny is released on March 20, 2020 and is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. This preview was based on the first 4 hours of play in an initial version of the PC version.