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Containment Area v1.1

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Consider this a tribute to the original Doom's E2M2. I always liked that level for some unexplainable reason, and thus felt it neccessary to emulate the style in this map. Even if you disliked that map I trust you'll have different feelings about this one!

All six keys are present in this map, so remember that red card and red skull AREN'T the same. :)

Resources from the Doom betas, Doom64 and Quake2 have been used in this map, as well as some original sounds/graphics by me.


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trrobin

  
What an absolute classic. There are so many crates and quite repetitive design and yet, it isn't in the least bit boring. Thanks to finely crafted gameplay, monsters, ammo, and secrets placement. Why did I wait this long before playing this? 5 stars.

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NuMetalManiak

  
666 monsters lol. probably the best tribute wad out there and it's got crates. tons of them.

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Large mostly single-themed level. Good map layout, good ambiance, and solid but not to difficult fights. Maybe a bit too long, and imo the cybies @ UV absolutely do not fit, but E2M2 fans presumably will love this one. Overall: solid 4*. BTW @ ^: Flying monster and a Vulcan Cannon??? Have you reviewed a different level?

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Kiss-ass stuff indeed!

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lol, kiss-ass stuff...5 stars.

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This is one of my all-time favorite levels! I love the original E2M2, and parts of this map are real bliss! The detail and lighting are excellent, and the music fits the level perfectly. It's a little too big and non-linear, but overall a must download. 5 stars.

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Epic map. Over 500 monsters and very intense fights. I liked it. Especially the flying weird-ass monster at end that dropped a cool weapon called "Vulcan Cannon" when I killed him. I played with AEOD 5.29.1. I will give 5/5. -Doomer95

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This is dated February 2000. Since playing and reviewing it for the first time I have plowed through Hell Revealed and Alien Vendetta, so the difficulty level now seems very mild. It's essentially several crate mazes with extra bits. The design is on the cusp of the modern era, with a couple of nice touches, but feels very dated. Gets an extra star for having 666 monsters, minus a star for not quite having enough gameplay to justify them all.

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I'm sorry but I lost intrest after killing about 450 monsters. I had fun getting that far though. 3/14/07

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This one kicks some serious butt. A must play!

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I couldnt work out how to get past the cyberdemon :S

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This is an awesome level. Tough, nicely designed,
has an athmosphere that will keep you on the edge
all the time.

/ Grul

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A seriously kick-ass level. Too bad GZDoom didn't exist when this was made, or the crates would have been even better. Nice detail, and some awesome battles. Five out of five screaming martians for you. --Illogically.Inclin ed

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT OH MY GOD THIS MAP IS AMAZING MAKE MORE PLZ I WANT MOAAAAAAAAR! OMGZ

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Very nice map

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OH MY GOD!! THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LEVELS!!
GET IT NOW, IT'S MORE THAN 1 BILLION TIMES AS
GOOD AS EVEN THE BEST ID MAP. PERHAPS IN THE TOP
5 MAPS OF ALL TIME!!

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Four. Extremely, irritatingly hard; it's the kind of level where you pick up a key and BAM, a hundred monsters come out of a nearby wall plus a cyberdemon. Very little ammo and health... but ultimately I played it through to the end just because of the enormous challenge of the thing. Clever use of motifs from the original level.

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Great level, very good E2 style, except even more atmospheric than the original. My only complaint is that it's for Doom II. ***** -sargebaldy

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People seem to love the cratewars. I do, too. As usual, the start is a little shaky, but once you get a foothold, everything gets better. Mayhem and chaos alone (but it was well detailed, too) earn it 5 out of 5. --prdarkfox

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THE BEST.

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Definitely one of my all-time favourite titles. A lot of effort was undoubtedly put into this.

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I wish the author had done remakes for other Ultimate Doom maps. This level is classic.

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Dude, that level was almost too hard. I just get a shotgun, fight a few imps. then i say, "this should be a cakewalk!". Then all of the sudden i walk over to this crate, and then like 20 monsters, a baron, and like, all kinds of demons and renevats start teleporting in! They say that you need all six keys but i only needed the yellow card, and the blue card and skull. Maybe i might have jumped or something... 5 out of 5 though. -Kingcacodemon

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It is an awesome map and a great tribut to the Doom I level. Too bad the author didn't do a remake of all the Doom maps and then make a megawad out of it, because if he did, the result would probably be just about the best Doom I remake out there!

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The dumbass who typed in ALL CAPS should have his balls kicked up into his throat, kthx. That said, this is indeed a spectacular level and...I just love it. It's very well designed, there's an excellent atmosphere throughout the map and the fact that it has all six keys (!) present means you won't blow through this in just five minutes, either. I recommend this map without reservation to any serious Doomer, and most certainly to anyone who thoroughly enjoyed the original E2M2, like me. -DooMBoy

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    • By Dovahxul · Posted
      the more I play the more I get more sad that this map pack is going to end soon its really great :)
    • By Meril · Posted
      Pretty good map in E1 base style (except Doom2 monsters) Nice design but there some texture alignment issues.
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    • By Summer Deep · Posted
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    • By pritch · Posted
      I can't in all conscience not give Sunlust 5 stars.   This was my first run through, I'm late to the party but don't have as much time for Doom nowadays. But if something like this were released every week, I'd probably never play any other game again.   I've gotten so used to playing such great maps and megawads created by this community that I can honestly say commercial games routinely feel lacklustre in comparison. And these are free - the best things in life truly are.   Sunlust isn't perfect. I dislike the glut of killed-to-end maps in the late teens and twenties - I think once an episode is enough to rebuild from a pistol start, especially when most of the weapons are given to you anew quite quickly due to the difficulty. I do get it though - the mappers want that BFG back at times, to force you to do it the hard way. I personally don't like too many maps that prevent you backtracking for health or armor that you save for later. Some of the later maps are, in my opinion, a bit too hard, and a bit too hit-switch-for-slaughter, too soon. Some of them are only average for design and visual appeal and I dropped below 60fps in places with a relatively fast CPU.   These, though, are minor niggles in context. This is a great mapset, and in particular one of, if not the best map 30s I've ever played. Map 30s are usually so constrained by the need to have a demon spitter - it's just not a very good final boss and we've seen every variation on a demon spitter map under the sun now. Far better to do a grand set piece finale with a four figure monster count - and that's what we get here. The final arena when the lost souls spawn above the main battle is visually one of the most impressive experiences I can remember in years of playing thousands of wads. It's not just the final arena - the entire map has a deeply impressive and imposing ambience and deceptively simple yet awesome architecture. It was a fitting end to a great set.   Too many good maps to state them all. I guess a special mention to map 13 - I love the flow and feel of this one, and it has a banging track. The music is very good throughout, and feels tailored to a lot of the maps. They modified one of the PSX Doom tracks for map30 and it is just perfect.   4.9/5 then - I wish they'd do it all over again...
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