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Ice-T explains the main thing he hates about DOOM Eternal

by Brad Norton

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Tracy  Lauren ‘Ice-T’ Marrow is a voracious gamer who never shies away from sharing his opinion. Tackling the follow up to 2016’s reboot of DOOM, the popular rapper addressed one key aspect of DOOM Eternal he just can’t stand.

Always sharing his gameplay experiences through social media, Ice-T has become a popular figure for some of the hottest gaming takes on the internet. While he’s been involved in a number of passion projects in the industry, even voicing Balex in Borderlands 3, he’s never afraid to criticize a game.

Jumping into DOOM Eternal just days after its March 19 release date, the rapper seemed mostly satisfied. There was one element of the vintage FPS franchise in particular, however, that the rapper said he absolutely "hates."

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Refining the fundamentals of their 2016 reboot, the developers at id Software seemingly knocked it out of the park once again as Eternal launched to much fanfare and critical acclaim. Fans of the series especially have loved it so far.

While the gameplay pays homage to the 1993 classic, harkening back to raw FPS mechanics and movement, not everyone is on board with the old school feel. In particular, Ice-T pinpointed “jumping” in DOOM Eternal as his least favorite feature.

“DOOM Eternal, I’m enjoying the game...BUT! I HATE all the f**king jumping,” he explained in a March 21 tweet. “I had that get that out.”

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The fast-paced action and relentless enemies ensure that players are always on the move in DOOM Eternal. Pushing through hordes of demons is intertwined with segments of gameplay focused entirely on traversal and exploration. 

As Ice-T explained before jumping into his second sit down with the game, players just “can’t stand still. It’s virtual cardio.”

Although the rapper might be somewhat miffed about the jumping mechanics in DOOM Eternal, that appears to be his only major gripe for the time being. In fact, he’s already jumped back into the title to see things through to the end.

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For fans of the rapper hoping they might be able to tune into Ice-T’s gameplay sessions in the near future, however, things might not pan out that way. He recently outlined how he uses gaming as an escape.

“I kinda play games to be alone. Streaming is kinda the opposite of that,” he said, damning any hopes of a Twitch stream. While livestreams might not be an option, fans can still keep up with his thoughts through his spicy hot takes on Twitter.