As explained by him in the first episode of this series, the original Doom is one of Markiplier’s first and favorite video games of all time. It’s no surprise, then, that he is so excited to play through the 2016 reboot by the same name.
Mark starts off the playthrough so giddy with excitement and nostalgia that even seeing the Id Software (developers of the game) logo show up after the tutorial got his fists pumping. He chooses to play on the hardest difficulty available to players who have not yet completed the game, aptly named “Hurt Me Plenty”. The first few episodes of the series are fun because you get to see a true fan of the series sink his teeth in to the new, improved, and authentic Doom gameplay for the first time. You also get Mark’s commentary on the history of the series, the similarities and differences between this and the original, as well as his reactions to all the throwbacks and new additions to the series. Not to mention you get to see him decapitating and blowing up hell demons with experienced efficiency.
Luckily for the viewers, Mark steps up his game after the first episode. He reviews his gameplay of the first episode and realized he needs to focus more on exploring to find secret areas for more backstory and upgrades. Markiplier understands that Doom games increase in difficulty as they progress so he will have to be fairly upgraded to finish off the game considering the difficulty he is playing on. Another bonus for the viewers after the first episode is that Mark increased the each episodes length to about an hour.
All-in-all this is a great game played by a true and enthused fan. Mark truly enjoys the game he’s playing which makes for a very entertaining watch. He plans to finish the game, so stay tuned for the complete playthrough.