In 2016, Doom released to critical acclaim. Today, it is regarded as one of the best first-person shooters of the 2010’s. The game hearkens back to the early days of the genre, taking inspiration from its ancestor, Doom (1993), which has been credited as one the pioneers of the first-person shooter genre. However, when I played through Doom (2016), I couldn’t help but feel burnt out after just a few hours. I never really understood why. I’ve been thinking about this recently and went back to play it again. I thought “it must just be me, it couldn’t possibly be the game’s fault”. However, it soon became apparent that Doom wasn’t all that it was hyped up to be. My main issue with Doom (2016) was its pacing. There is seemingly no diversity in the gameplay, and it just sort of bored me.