The levels in these subdirectories are all made specifically
for the game DOOM and won't run under DOOM2, Heretic, Hexen
or Strife without modifications. Some of these files also
contain new sounds and graphics, and some are in fact large
compilations that replace all the episodes of DOOM and Ultimate
They are split up into alphabetical groups. The 'deathmatch'
directory contains deathmatch-only levels and is itself split
The 'megawads' directory contains files that contain a large
scale replacement of 15 or more levels, but which don't
qualify for the themes/ directory. DM-only megawads are in
the 'deathmatch/megawads' directory.
To create your own addon levels, try the editors in the
Questions? Contact idgmaint AT gamers.org .
Not too shabby. Very intricate level with halls & rooms to explore taking up almost every square inch of the castle. You do have to look through pretty much the whole place to find the necessary keys, but you'll have fun in the process. Most of the gameplay is pretty simple run & gunning of mooks but there are a couple neat traps, like the teleporting/telefragging area and the exit. Despite the large and labyrinthine design of the level, it doesn't get boring or easy to get lost in due to the abundance of landmarks (mainly sector furniture) and high interconnectedness. Texture alignment is quite bad, but oh well. There are some replaced sounds which are a bit odd but not bad, which kind of encapsulates the whole wad.
If you want something that looks uncomplicated but fair looking, easy but not uninvolved, non-linear but small, somewhat blocky but still good architecture and very quick to beat without ever saving throughout all 9 maps then this is your WAD. I played it, I liked it. Design themes stray towards the original E4, but are not exactly the same.
*** PLUTONIA 3 - GOING TO THE SURFACE Review ***
I usually start off my reviews with "The Bad," followed by "The Good." This one is going to have "The Ugly."
- Not a thing.
- Everything. For a more detailed reason, see TurrboAnklet's and/or GuyNamedErick's review (both below). I agree with 110% of every word written in both.
- Duke Nukem music? Really?!?!?!
- BFG9000 in second level. And enough plasma cells to virtually destroy the universe including any parallel ones.
In Short: I saw the PLUTONIA name, and I got fairly excited to play it. But, that's the gimmick here, isn't it? Reel you in with the name and then you open Pandora's Box. Freeware or not.
I played a few levels from start, then I IDCLEV'ed to a couple teen-numbered levels, then to mid- to later-twenty numbered levels to see if there was hope in the future for any chance of fun. Nope. It's as much fun as eating a generic-branded box of Mac & Cheese - with the box missing the cheese.
I am required to give this WAD at least 1 star else I can't post a review. So, for that reason ONLY, this "WAD" gets a star. There is no freaking way this took 3 years to build. I would believe it more, if it were 3 minutes. This clusterf*ck not only tarnishes the great PLUTONIA name, it insults the entire DooM universe.
Soooo not recommended. 0 out 5 stars.