A review by usfsigepjoe
Doom Guy: Life in First Person by John Romero


As a kid who grew up playing Castle Wolfenstein on the C64 and then was exposed to Wolfenstein 3D and Doom at the end of high school, this book was right in my wheelhouse.

John's recollection of history is something to be admired, as is his honesty in the part he played during the id breakup and the Ion Storm issues. The Daikatana ad was one of the worst marketing ideas since New Coke, but in the age of remakes I would love to see if current tech could better represent his original vision.

This book is a shot of video game nostalgia, and I would especially recommend it to anyone interested in game development.