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Demonfear

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This WAD replaces all 32 levels of Doom2. All levels are playable solo, co-op or DM, to give you maximum playing opportunity!

Short descriptions of each level are included in DFEARLVL.TXT (included with DMONFEAR.ZIP), but the basic ethic behind the design is simple: I aimed to provide 32 short, sharp shocks for Doom 2 that were both highly playable and visually impressive. I hope I've succeeded.


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Summer Deep

  

Probably the shortest 32 level megawad in existence. Very few maps have more than 30-odd monsters and are fairly easy, even on UV, though there are some well deployed Revenants and Archviles which can cause the odd awkward moment.

 

The best way to play it these days for a challenge would probably be with pistol starts or mods like Complex Doom or Hard Doom.

 

The only way I could get map 22 to run properly was in PrBoom-Plus, using the Doom2 v1.9 compatibility setting (Complevel 2), by the way.

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Gato606

  

Not bad, but too small confined maps, not much area to explore or have bigger fights, would have been nicer if levels were a bit biger

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Gallic00

  

Small, arena-like levels.  Feels a bit like a confinement project.

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NuMetalManiak

  
the classic short but hard megawad.

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Flammable

  
Not too bad, but the maps are too short. 07.11.2015 Flammable4444

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Zahid

  
i got quite excited after finding a adam's megawad...but bit disappointed as it seems 32 speedmaps.like mini-level megawad..very short...lots of doors...but gameplay is cool here...not what i was expecting in terms of size but apart short scaling..nothing to complain about.....

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Guest

  
On the first blind run go full speed ahead. Only replay value is if you are to do pistol starts. Overall, worth a play through as a nice change, but you won't be returning to it afterwards.

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Guest

  
An excellent collection of snappy maps

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drifter20k

  
This is a really fun megawad that you can jump into and crush over one or two nights of game play. Non-stop action, fast paced maps, no complaints! Dick tested, Cock approved!

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I would have liked somewhat longer levels, but this WAD is still great. Challenging and yet lots of fun!

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Gebstadter

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Might've been great in its time but man, it has not aged well.

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Guest

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This rocks

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Probably the classic early "small but quality map" megawad; Scythe and the two 1024 megawads (and maybe even Scimitar and to an even smaller extent, Revolution!) are its successors. While it has some battleground maps that just seemed to bit useless in that you can run to the exit, and the overall visual quality is better in each of the above-mentioned later wads, there are some nice small maps in here and it's not one to miss if you enjoyed the later wads of this kind. 4/5

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It might just be the first megawad ever created considering this one is from 1995. Keeping that in mind, this wad is not that bad. I liked it, sorta. 3/5.

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Great stuff if you're after a few short bursts of energy. Nothing too difficult, just a decent runaround.

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Garbage. Scythe is much better. This is very lame and forgettable. The maps aren't very well done either. It doesn't even have an own intermission screen, and uses the same music and map titles as Doom 2. A big mess, but thankfully it's short, so I'll give it 2/5.

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Meh. Too easy, bad visuals, and I beat it in one day. 2 stars.

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"I aimed to provide 32 short, sharp shocks for Doom 2 that were both highly playable and visually impressive. I hope I've succeeded." Is what the Author said above. Well from playing this I have to say they are very short levels. Visually impressive, hell no. Could of been much better. I was disappointed after downloading this megawad.

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Soild 2, way too simple, but the levals show good building skills

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Seems like a bunch of Deathmatch levels to me

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these maps are super tiny and super under detailed and boring. it is functional and all, but its not on my top 10. 1/5

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Not the biggest of all WADS I've played but it is a fun WAD to play. Would be better if the levels were a lot bigger but at least it isn't sloppy and rushed. 4/5 - General Mike

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This becomes too short and simple for me to truly enjoy, feels more like a populated set of deathmatch levels. Some okay designs now and then, and I suppose what little there is to play through isnt disasterously bad in the gameplay departement either. It totally lacks the immersion and exploration element however. 2.9/5 stars. -Johnsen

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Certainly not as well aging as Scythe and the like, but it isn't bad for a small map megawad either. And it doesn't take very long. 3 stars.

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Too much "realistic" and cramped architecture with randomly placed monsters. I can't stand it anymore after beating level 7. But if it is really from 1995 then it is not that bad. 2/5

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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.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Despite the browns and grays that are prominent in this megaWAD, I found it to be fun. I also found it to be quite the challenge. The first map gives you a taste of what to expect in terms of enemy encounters. The author makes good use of mid-tier enemies to apply pressure on the player. Monster count for most of the maps barely breaks the 150 mark but, as said before, the use of mostly mid-tier enemies puts pressure on the player. I also like how the megaWAD handles level progression. Most of the levels you go through consist of caves, cities, islands, and tech bases in space. In fact, there's only one real Hell-like level and even it's within the confines of the moon base you fight through in maps 21 - 30.   About the only gripes I have with this megaWAD are with regards to maps 32, 29, and 30. I know the text file and map 31 give warnings about map 32 but there really should be some kind of alternate exit in map 32 instead of trapping you in place if you don't pass one of the puzzles. I wasn't a fan of how close quarters the IoS fight was in map 29, especially since it can get cramped quickly with monster spawns. Finally, the randomization of what keys spawn during your escape in map 30 isn't fun either. 10 minutes seems like plenty of time but between navigating the vent system (again) without light goggles and dealing with mid-tier enemies, that 10 minutes can get eaten up really quick.   Overall, it's still a fun megaWAD. I'd recommend at least giving it a shot.
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Played on UV, GLBoom+   This is a very decent map for its era, but is not without its flaws. Plenty of enemies and traps, but more than enough health, armour and ammo to deal with them. The trickiest bits are the section near the beginning, where a couple of the chaingunners appeared to be able to shoot through solid barriers, and an 'infinitely tall' imp can cause problems, and the encounter with a couple of archviles later on, which needs to be dealt with promptly and effectively.   The lyrically-related puzzles are an interesting element and work pretty well. The elevator device near the end is clumsy though - it takes an eternity to go up and down, and the situations it engenders are predictable and tame.   If you want to experience a more challenging and polished map by this author, try his later Hidden Mountain Factory wad.   Around 65/100 for this level though.
    • 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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