When I think "DOOM" I think of... hip-hop?
DOOM Eternal

Bethesda released a new video today for DOOM Eternal. When you think of DOOM, you probably think about the action, the environments, the demons, and the music. Oh, that wonderful music that was created by Mick Gordon. Even if you aren't traditionally a fan of metal, you probably couldn't help but get pumped up when something like BFG Division really kicked in.

The soundtrack to DOOM is pretty iconic. It elevated that game from great to amazing. It fit the tone and the pace of DOOM perfectly.

So why, Bethesda, did you choose to use some generic sounding hip-hop-ish track for the newly released TV spot for DOOM Eternal? The only reason I can see behind it is that Bethesda already knows they have sales locked in for fans of the previous game and they need to try to appeal to a broader audience. So they make a TV spot that includes next to no actual gameplay paired with a musical track that feels dreadfully out of place for the series.

The not showing violence thing? At least that I understand. Not showing violence is actually pretty standard stuff for games like DOOM. Other games just disguise it better with cuts that better fit the idea of implied violence. Even with this basic understanding in mind, this DOOM Eternal TV spot sucks.

Yuck. If you can ignore this TV spot and are already sold on the new game, as most people probably are, then you won't have long to wait. DOOM Eternal will be out on March 20, 2020 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at a later date. Doom 64 is included as a pre-order bonus with DOOM Eternal.