I'm sure you're wondering why you were in stasis, what happened to the Marathon and Tau Ceti, and most of all where your rocket launcher and fusion gun are. There'll be plenty of time for explanations later."
— Durandal, Marathon 2
"You're playing the game because playing it is fun; playing the game entails shooting monsters; shooting monsters is fun; you're playing the game because shooting monsters is fun. You love shooting them, and they love being shot."
— Tim Rogers, The Best Games Of, Sort Of, The Decade
The hero is a hand holding a gun.
— A 1994 review of Doom