Did you seriously think anyone here is unaware of how well it sold? :)
Based on your earlier post, I'd wager that there are people here, including you, who don't know much at all about DOOM. You can't seem to remember anything about it, so why should I suddenly think you're an expert on DOOM history?
The statistics ARE relevant because they highlight the fact that DOOM has merit not only as an FPS but also in the broader context of gaming in general. It amazes me that Zurovec would look at a hugely successful game and go "Well I certainly don't want to make MY game anything like DOOM, because it has "design flaws". He probably never played through the game, much like most of you people haven't(or perhaps you all suffer from selective memory), so he made himself look foolish for criticizing supposed "faults" which never existed.
I was being honest about the fact that it's been a number of years since I played the game. How does that equate to me not knowing about the phenomena that is Doom? One has nothing to do with the other. For instance, I know how well World of Warcraft has sold and a lot about what awards it has won, but I have never even played that. As for Doom, I played that a lot
back in the day. But memory isn't perfect, so I was just saying that maybe, maybe there is some great "multiple solutions"-thing that I've forgotten.
But you've stopped talking about your earlier claims about that - you're asking other people for examples of specific levels, but not giving any examples yourself. Instead you talk about units sold and awards awarded, as if there was any question about Doom's popularity.
Again - it isn't about if Doom was popular or not. It's about design choices. He even said that Doom is a great shooter - he just didn't like a particular design choice. This is a personal preference that isn't (and shouldn't) be affected by how many other people have played the game.
Doom is great at what it does, but he wanted to make a different thing. But you just go right ahead and keep reading "I hate Doom!
" and "Doom doesn't deserve recognition!
" into that. It's rather funny.
@jefequeso Aw, I'm sorry, I'll try to stop replying - but Stormwalker just amuses me so :)