Doom 3 BFG ‘The Lost Mission’ basically reuses assets from vanilla game

Poor show id.

Posted By | On 22nd, Oct. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

The Lost Mission is sort of an expansion pack to complement the release of Doom 3 BFG edition. It adds a bunch of unique new content to the game and also features some cut content, so that increases the value of the entire thing, right?

Not really. Some gamers have compared the original game to the supposed new one and have found out that a lot of things are rehashed and contain reused assets. Quick shoddy work by id Software it seems.

 This is what the user who uploaded the video said:

This is a partial demonstration of how several of the new Lost Mission maps exclusive to the recent BFG Edition of Doom 3 are, for the most part, largely reused levels from the original Doom 3 campaign. The number of matching details indicate simple copy+paste work, right down to the exact soda can placement.

This video is not exhaustive. There are many, many more identical level pieces to be seen. By my best estimate, I would guess that nearly half of the “all-new” Lost Mission maps taking place in the UAC facility are based directly on previously existing Doom 3 levels with minimal modifications. The Hell levels, on the other hand, seem to be mostly unique.

We reported earlier that the PC version is an extremely poor port, and it looks like id has done something that doesn’t exactly put them in a proper light as a professional studio.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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  • Jorgamoundr

    I was a little dissapointed with the UAC sections as well. I was hoping for a more extensive DLC, especially as it was marketed as content cut out from the original release (as opposed to rehashed environments) but I love Doom and I thought this was well worth the money without the lost missions. Like you said, the Hell section does also seem very unique, and I still enjoyed the lost missions segment, but I was a tad dissapointed in some aspects.

  • James Gadbury

    I’ve played Doom 3 on PC and Doom 3 BF on PS3. There are some rooms re-used, but definitely not half. 10-15% maybe. It’s not THAT bad.

    • Sand Ripper

      10 – 15% sounds about right. A small part of Delta Labs and the service tunnels seem to be cut and pasted, but that’s about it.


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