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Shock 'Em Down

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A Doom level. Bloody well looks like it too.


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Walter confetti

  

REally good and well interconnected map in the style of E1 with some hints of E2 and Doom 2 E1, some cool new textures and even some boom effects like a colored deep water pool, highly recommended to give it a play! Is a fun map!

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This is awesome. Go get it!

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A nice big classic-feeling techbase, with some very modern detailing. Lots of health and ammo around so you're never really in too much danger, though it's balanced so you have to switch weapons occasionally. Big level which has good landmarks so you can make your way around easily, though you have to backtrack a fair bit, especially for some of the optional parts like the plasma gun. Overall a good honest map with no nasty tricks, very enjoyable. 4/5

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This is teh pwn. 5/5 -ymb

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Guest

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design is average, sometimes very good architecture, flow is very good and gameplay is good, all in all really worth a go, 4/5

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Great fun, and very old-school. It has an E1 theme, with a simple clean design. It's fairly big but not to navigate around. In fact it's not hard period, I never really felt that my life was in danger, but that's okay; the real world has enough stress without Doom adding more. I play Doom to relax. My only complains are that it goes on too long, and the last section involves a lot of wandering back and forth.

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Yep, it's a good one.

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Memfis

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A huge Doom 1 base, quite sparsely populated and with a lot of health\ammo provided, so an experienced player will beat it easily. I, however, still really enjoyed it because the exploration aspect I thought was very good and I liked how much space I was given. Play if you feel like spending 20 minutes in a large techbase and you're mentally ready to sg\cg some barons and groups of cacodemons.

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subject_119

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Niiice, the secrets aren't too hard to find, the fights are not very hard but still not too easy, ammunition and life are well balanced, and waht I liked the most is the way the map manages to keep you aware of what you're opening so you don't get lost!

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Well-implemented level in mostly E1 style. Good layout, architecture, texture use and decoration. Gameplay @ UV varies quite well within the limited set of DooM1 monsters, but is easy - at least when the chainsaw or berserk is found. Good use of secrets. Sadly the last third of the level is dominated by a switch hunt. Overall: small 4/5, so absolutely worth a play for E1 addicts.

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Average. 3/5.

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This is a quite large and complex map in common UAC-base style. I had to concentrate a bit in order to not loose orientation and to not miss some areas. The fights are ok, though not overly hard. You're provided with enough ammo to give every monster a special greeting. Some nice secrets made this map a nice trip, though with regard to gameplay and appearance, it's nothing overly special or new. 3/5 -Milian

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Lightning Hunter

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A well designed map with some great ideas. The layout was very interesting. It is organized enough to prevent getting lost too frequently. There is one part of the map that requires a "secret" to be found in order to leave a room - something I felt was a bad idea on the mappers behalf. There was also far too much ammo and not enough challenging fights. Skilled Doomers might enjoy the exploration, but find the game play boring. Still, everyone should find enjoyable aspects of this map.

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    • By rdwpa · Posted
      Plut is a Russian speedrunner who has released a handful of maps, mostly small ones like these. In Marbland, one learns that basically every room is bugged with some sort of point-blank trap, most containing just a few monsters. Both maps are relentless with these traps, far past skillsaw or the Casalis or whoever you consider trappy, to the point that I even started laughing. If you are focused on survival, the meta shifts towards preemptively deciding where to run upon hearing the fizzle of a teleport flash or the clunk of a lowering floor, rather than engaging the encounters on their own terms.     But despite the crude staging, I thought the encounters themselves were consistently enjoyable and well made, like Crumpets stripped down, or cramped takes on Skepland skirmishes. (Now the name makes another layer of sense.) If you blur together the fights into an average pictorial representation -- like those "face of the average human" composites -- you'd probably get a 4.5-monster encounter with an imp and a hitscanner and a revvie and a hell knight, the latter with a suspiciously pink torso. Oh, that still leaves the 0.5 to account for, so toss in maybe half an archvile (the lower half of course) or caco horns mixed with pain elemental arms. Mancubi and arachnotrons are conspicuously absent, being too thicc to navigate these claustrophobic rooms.    The aesthetics aren't bad. As the stamp-sized versions of the screenshots might hint, the attractive texture choices and pleasant combinations of natural colors go a long way. The looks don't hold up quite as well to closer inspection, though. Although there are nice-looking areas, the mix of assets in a scene can be sloppy, and distinct textures and flats aren't always separated in tidy ways.
    • By Juza · Posted
      Very comfy and well-executed factory. Truly feels like a polished 90s level, and while I believe it's certainly better than a handful of the original official Doom levels, it features a few of the original levels' boring aspects of their gameplay repetition, such as often having to shotgun harmless moving walls of meat, aka Pinkies, in many of the rooms.   Visually it's pleasing and well-done for a good part, though, having played this on Chocolate Doom, there were many obvious tutti-frutti effects that were distracting and immersion-breaking.   At one point there was a mean trap that played on the player's knowledge of Doom, putting a switch texture guarded by a fast crusher, however, by the time you've realized the wall isn't actually a switch, you've already been crushed. That's more confusing when right after this door is opened somewhere else, another wall with the same texture is shown, however that one is indeed a switch. I didn't find this inconsistency a good idea.   I don't find the map has much replay value, being that all encounters except the final section seem to have a perfectly built formula for how the combat should take place, which is difficult to change due to the somewhat clausthrophobic design of a handful of its large-count monster-filled areas.   The final combat section was very fun.   It's good fun for a good part of it, recommended if you're a fan of 90s wads.
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      I didn't read the other reviews beforehand, but Zalewa is spot-on (words I couldn't imagine saying back in 2016). So much about this feels quaint in a way that ordinarily, these days, spells failure. Half the combat involves shotgunning hallway pinkies or fare not too far removed from that. Corridors, boxy rooms, corridors. Stretches unfold as a litany of Beginner Mapping Guideline don'ts.    Yet despite all that, I really enjoyed it.    The pacing and immersion was pretty damn good. Every area has some creative touches gracing it, whether it's design-concept showpieces like flesh crushers, or easy progression puzzles. Combat is indeed consistently low-key, but just when complacency sets in, a tighter trap might spring to jolt you alert. But more than all that, it felt like the mapper just "gets it," has a strong feel for that inexpressible task of wiring together an experience.     N.B. if you self-identify as a Revenant Hater, this is a must play. 
       
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Played randomly from my huge collection of wads and... Sure the genocide it was real over here, not only for the high amount of dead people from the very start, it even kills reality itself with some rooms that are been butchered and rendered them a terrible spectacle (look at tech base section with the blue key, just look at it!)... demons in this level are so sadistic and cruel that in their genocidal activity they even destroyed their own army leaving only 40 survivors to the slaughter, with you they just called the cleaner for finishing their misery, a pretty easy task since the remaining part of the enemies are just easy / medium monsters with a pair of chaingunners here and there and a pair of cacos at the end... expected something juicy like a cyberdemon or a mancubus or whatever else, but their not survived to the staged genocide hatched by Shannon here as it looks. Boy, what a review. Level itself is not that great actually, but what a review make me wrote!
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Not a complete map disaster, getting hooked from the title and the hilarious weird ass description for the said map. Level is pretty short and blocky and gameplay is pretty easy, but overall it was a fun 5 minutes at playing it. It's a semi decent map. I don't know why I didn't find out half of the enemies in the map.
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