It feels felony to do that to Doom Eternal. Doom is the ur-FPS. Not the primary, by any means, however essentially the most – the first-person shooter we’ve been chasing for many years. In their very own act of heresy, although, modders have plucked the eyes from our Doom Slayer and hung them a number of toes behind his rear, turning Doom Eternal’s meaty in-your-face gorefest right into a ludicrously nippy third-person journey.
Gosh, it’s like watching somebody throw an Action Man right into a washer stuffed with meat.
Like many hacked-together third-person modes, it’s fairly rudimentary – shifting the digicam again and killing first-person viewmodels. Honestly, it jogs my memory of toggling +thirdperson in Source games like Garry’s Mod or Left 4 Dead – a neat little trick, however you wouldn’t truly play a game like this, proper?
But that’s by no means stopped the Doomguy. When you’re behind the Slayer’s eyes, he feels beefy, a brick shithouse of chaos tearing limbs from bone throughout hell and again. But from behind, he’s like a tiny little motion determine, zipping round like an armoured wasp. It’s correctly stunning simply how goddamn quick this bloke can run.
While it’s hilarious to look at this tiny soldier ripping and tearing throughout a heavy-metal toybox, it’s nonetheless remarkably well-realised. Were it not for the obstructive digicam angle, that is the way you’d anticipate a third-person Doom Slayer to maneuver. No first-person animation trickery right here, and positively a far cry from Mirror’s Edge‘s goofy-as-hell camera hacks.
Granted, that is in all probability as a result of Doom Eternal’s Demon vs Slayer Battlemode, which requires even glory kills be animated totally. The solely actual slip-ups are mantling (which appears to slide again into first-person for a tick) and sure weapon firing results nonetheless sit on the nook of the display screen.
This trick makes use of the identical cheat engine that permit gamers discover a hidden pistol via the game’s console. There you go, then – every part you must play Doom Eternal with a garbage gun and an ungainly digicam angle.