In case you've been living in a cave and thus haven't read any reviews, Doom 3 is a dark game. Very dark. Shadows everywhere. Some areas are pitch fucking black. You have a flashlight, but it's considered a weapon, so you can't have a gun out at the same time--not even your pistol. While this is wonderfully atmospheric and very scary, it's also rather annoying; after the rand(1_000) * 1_000th time I wasted shotgun shells by shooting at nothing, I decided enough was enough. The Duct Tape mod projects a narrower beam than the flashlight, so the flashlight still has plenty of utility; it's just that I no longer have to stumble blindly through the game, hoping I don't bump in to anything undead, possessing pointy claws, or able to throw fireballs at me.
Oh, my haul for the last two nights:
- The Thinkgeek "Killer Coding Ninja Monkeys" shirt, from my sister.
- The Thinkgeek π shirt (where the symbol for pi is formed out of its first few thousand digits).
- Tonight: America The Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (from the Daily Show people).
- Two more shirts: the Thinkgeek "hacker." shirt and the "SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0" shirt. ("0 rows returned.")
Oh, and I had my toe sliced up by a doctor again today. Whee.