General Rainbow Bacon said:
Here's a map I made for this. Runs on map 07. UV only so far.
Well, after Inkie's easy map, here comes our good buddy General Rainbow "Slaughterfest" Bacon to kick our teeth in. ;D I impressed myself by actually beating this map on UV, because I'm smart enough to evaluate my lack of skill and conclude that I should only play GRB maps on HNTR. That option was not available this time, however, and I achieved an epic death count in this meat-grinding murder-box of his. I didn't record my death count, but I'm guessing it was north of 25.
My main objection to the map is a lack of armor, which means that if you take any damage in the early going, one Revvie rocket takes you out, and one Archie ranged attack fades you even if you haven't taken a hit. But there are plenty of hitscanners around to make certain you take damage and get set-up for oblivion.
The most epic part of the map for me came when I had to fight 12 teleporting Revvies when I was at 4% health, and with a rocket launcher in a room full of columns . . . and no more health. Oh my, the "Good at Doom!" suicides kept piling up until I fought my way through with the SSG and a fuck-ton of dodging. Not to mention save-spamming. ;D
There's also an issue with the slow damn teleporters that cause more enemies to trickle in after you think you've cleared an area, only to walk away and have a Chaingunner waste your ass from behind. This particular area is one you're encouraged to door-camp twice, once against Chaingunners and next against Cacos, and that's sloggy. Then there's another slow teleporter after you get the Megasphere that delivers Hell Knights like they're popping off an assembly line, and in this area you also get a Cyberdemon rising from a solid floor! Methinks this is a flogging offense. Not the Cyb, but having it, or any monster, rise through a solid floor instead of a liquid sector. I've been guilty, too, but I'm removing all instances of this from my unreleased maps.
This is definitely a map for players of higher skill than me. It's very, very tough, as we expect from GRB, our friendly neighborhood axe-murderer. The lack of armor does make it feel a bit unfair until you finally get a Megasphere. You also need to use strategy, something I'm not accustomed to, so I have to die a few times before I realize there even is a strategy. ;D You will certainly spend little time thinking about how this is a 2048x2048 map, because it seems expansive even though the combat areas are quite cramped, if that makes any sense. Anyway, this was nasty enough to make me cry like a little girl who just got bitch-slapped by the school bully, and because I found ways to run screaming from powerful enemies, I made it through with only 68% kills. Thanks for the bloodshed, GRB, now please, please put the skill settings in! :D