getting back into playing Doom, I'm realizing quick that I find Doom to be pretty much perfect mechanically for its time. About the only thing I would like to see in an alternate reality version of doom would be some bugfixes (shooting through monsters, etc)
Played through this Quake map today after it was mentioned somewhere else here on Doomworld, and holy crap was it well-made. I especially loved the atmosphere, and hunt for the runes since the different areas actually felt different and were easy to differentiate. Plus the ramp up in difficulty was spot-on. Not quite my favorite (that still goes to mappi2), but it's easily my second favorite.
god i feel really stupid and embarrassed i tried to buy a game for someone and it declined my debit card i thought i had money in my account to buy them the game but i guess not? maybe? idek why it was declined but i feel so awful not being able to buy them the game after i said i would
Today the level feels pretty tacky, with tons of ZDoom effects thrown in willy-nilly. However the gameplay holds up even today, although the Arch-Vile at the end is pointless. Worth checking out for early ZDoom history.
With a great music track, excellent visuals and varied gameplay, Helpyourselfish is a must to check out. You might get a bit lost once or twice (hint: look for newly opened paths) but the overall progression is clear and the map flow is great. None of the fights feel unfair, on HMP the action feels rather tense at times but there's just enough health around to keep you going. My only gripe are the places where you can fall into lava and die without possibility of escape.
I had a dream once, true story, where I was playing DOOM and everything was kinda familiar but kinda not. Such is dream logic. Keys were the wrong colour, layouts were reversed or had new sections. And yet it still looked precisely like DOOM, the one I've come to know and love.
This is a set of maps that does the same thing; even some questionable choices like the damaging start sector of E1M5 add to the 'dream logic'; everything's familiar and yet, it's somehow wrong.
Definitely worth a curious look even if all you're going to do is get drunk and/or stoned and give it a shot to freak yourself out or something.