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Immortal

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The design of these wads spans three or four time periods thus the name Immortal. It also reflects the game itself. Many changes have occured and we have Quake, Boom, Xdoom and Zdoom to name a few. Some of them include nice enhancements but for me nothing matches the feel and play of the original game.

These levels are designed for all skill levels but they are not easy. UV is better left to the advanced players. All three skill levels present a good challenge and all are fun to play.

I recorded each level in UV as part of playtesting. It would be great to see them all recorded as fast as possible. If done I'm sure John Blackburn would post them on his Home Page. Or perhaps the fastest recording of each level by different people! PLease record, we'll post the fastest UV lmps.

The textures are beautiful and reflect what had to be a great amount of work on the part of the Gothic Crew. One of the wads is a showcase for all of the stained glass and was built especially for my wife, as was Camelot.


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Good graphics, but that is about everything that's good w/ this 10-lvl wad.

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Lovely gameplay, intense and rather hard. Good graphics, quite original.

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Kinda boring architecture. It's like running through a bunch of shoe boxes.

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Its great for fun play. Thnx!

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These are 10 medium to large sized maps, not mindblowing in their appearance, but with some nice battles. Gameplay follows a pattern, however, which you get used to after a while: while you're walking through the large rooms and ambiences, doors are opening somewhere near you and crowds of monsters are released. You're given plenty of ammo and enough health to manage these problems. Overall, the wad isn't too special, but it was quite fun to play. 3.5/5 -Milian

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danmckrunkin

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This is a lot better than any of these reviews seem to imply! Each level completely stands out from the others, with interesting themes, which is nice, although it's true there's a lot of skinny corridors with many enemies, that's about the only thing I can fault in this WAD. 5/5. (and the gun noises are nice too!)

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I disagree. From the start there are huge problems. You have lots of enemies and no ammo, just a berserk pack, which you must fight lots of imps and hell knights. Possible without *fast but who plays without *fast?

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    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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