Opinion Your 1993 GOTY (DOOM, SimCity 2000, Day of the Tentacle)

Game of the Year 1993?

  • DOOM

    Votes: 23 34.8%
  • SimCity 2000

    Votes: 9 13.6%
  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Day of the Tentacle

    Votes: 4 6.1%
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

    Votes: 7 10.6%
  • Syndicate

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Myst

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Mortal Kombat II

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Super Mario All-Stars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Secret of Mana

    Votes: 6 9.1%
  • Master of Orion

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shadowrun

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • The Settlers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NHL ‘94

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Star Wars: X-Wing

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Frontier: Elite II

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wing Commander: Privateer

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    66

ISee

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Bonfires Down Would maybe an open google document work?

Example (fully editable, so maybe watch out with formulas. I mean they are easily rewritten and not comlicated, but...)

Just a quick prototype!! Made by me, so it's bad to begin with.

-It should add points
-It should auto look for the best three games
-It has problems when 2+ games have the exact same score, but this should not really be a problem if everybody votes for 5 games.
-I've no idea how google handles multiple, simultaneous entries (people voting at the same time)
 

Oldschool PC

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In Doom 2 enemy placement is the level design.
Doom 2 encounter design is just as gimmicky as the level design (they're intertwined).

The problem with gimmicks in older games is that they have been copied hundreds of times by newer games. Actual good encounter and level design like in Ultimate Doom are much harder to replicate. They require a designer with natural finesse and talent. Somebody like John Romero.

No, in Doom 2 Double barrel shotgun is the level design. (aka the fun)
Incidentally this is another reason why many veterans prefer Ultimate Doom. The Super Shotgun is OP and requires more spongy enemies to compensate.
 
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Futaleufu

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Mar 14, 2019
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Ultimate Doom is too easy, even on Ultra Violence Doomguy is too fast and the weapons are too powerful. They did what they had to do with Doom 2, the enemies and positioning are a real threat to your character.

"Many veterans prefer U Doom" Every youtuber I watch plays mods based on Doom 2.
 

Oldschool PC

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Doom 2 is harder for all the wrong reasons. Bullet sponge, hitscan enemies, maze-like levels, ridiculous mob sizes, ect.

The majority of WADs being for Doom 2 doesn't mean anything. If you look at places like the Doom subreddit, it's obvious which game is more popular.