A short Doom Rant

So as you might guess, I like the game series “DooM”. I have played through every installment, and done some really tough challenges and pretty much mastered the originals. And out of all of the games, the one enemy I would pick to be deleted out of the game series permanently is the face of pure pain and children’s tears, the Arch-Vile. This thing is STUPID. It can hit you with its attack from anywhere on the map, as long as it can see you. IT DEALS A WHOLE 90 DAMAGE. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH ALL YOUR HEALTH. As a bonus, you get tossed up in the air if you do somehow survive, so everything else can take a potshot. And it has a metric ton of health. Oh, and did I mention it can REVIVE DEAD ENEMIES? ANY DEAD ENEMY, EXCEPTING BOSSES? Yeah, where is the downside? I am actually reading the wiki page on it and seeing if out of my probably thousands of hours of experience I missed something about them. Also apparently they are THE fastest enemy in the game excepting a charging lost soul. Apparently they can be hurt by their own attack… that isn’t that powerful of a weakness. Enemies also apparently will never fight one even when provoked because it is hard coded for them to ignore being damaged by one? So lemme get this straight. An enemy that is fast, has a ton of health, can hit you with an extremely damaging attack, can hit you as long as he sees you, can revive fallen foes, and is IMMUNE to monster infighting, but hey, it takes damage from its own attack! Seems pretty balanced to me, said no one ever. I always HATE hearing them on maps, as I know there is a walking ammo drain right there, that can really screw me over if I let it live for more than a second. Seriously, who thought this was a legit idea that was good? It makes the game painful to play as it just undoes your work. In terms of pure power, this thing is on par with bosses, but the level designers use them in what feels like every other level. Yeah I know, its *hell* but seriously? At least their death animation is satisfying, getting to hear their death gurgles as their body collapses in on itself. Anyway, just wanted to rant a bit. See you guys next time!

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