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The House of Pain II

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Welcome to this new release of "House Of Pain 2". I have converted all the original maps to the Hexen format supported by ZDoom and added some "special effects" too. In some maps the design is still mostly that of the first release, so don't be surprised if some spots may look a bit dumb or too easy or even evidence of scarce editing ability... :) Other maps (e.g. MAP09) have undergone a better and wider process of enhacement. The maps i think were better "enhanced" are Map03 Map05 and Map09. Take a look at the README file to get more detiled info and to read the 'Mission Briefings' for each map.

Other info: single player levels. The setting can vary from hi-tech bases to hellish locations. Many open areas present. Each map can be completed independently from the others, but I'd reccomend the play them in the order.


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There are ten levels. I played the first; I played half of the first. It's a 1994/95-era map jazzed up with some ZDoom features - security cameras, underwater bits, ambient sounds etc. Nonetheless the layout and gameplay are pure 1994, tedious and square and undetailed. If only the author had spent more time learning how to make good-looking, entertaining levels, rather than learning about Zdoom.

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    • By Doge Sword · Posted
      this is a mockery of two of the best wads of all time.  on top of that gameplay sucks.  don't get it for your sake.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Another solid mapset that captures the PSX version feel perfectly. Maps comes in all flavors, from techbases and urban areas to the menacing void and, of course, HELL and also has some unexpected secrets which you might play it to see. Of course, I absolutely love the PSX version of Doom and this one is no exception. Gameplay speaking, it's pretty balanced and thought out nicely...with ambushes, good monster placement and really nasty traps which you must avoid it at all costs. One thing that will help you a lot is the addition of a new weapon...seriously, that thing is powerful...check it out and try. Maps have a nice look that helps you to be inmersed in the atmosphere and coupled with the music, it's much better.   Great recommendation, give it a try and you'll have a fun time.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Since I tested the map, I can say that playing it again it still surprises me the amount of effort and detail of the gameplay used, like a lot of portals, clever effects like the one used before you pick up the yellow key saying nope and many nice references including a special secret. Gameplay itself for combat is pretty straightforward with some nasty stuff for you in the Nightmare difficulty. Try that out by all means. Really solid stuff which I totally recommend you folks and play it.
    • By elend · Posted
      When first reading this wad's description I thought this will be a 1994 style map, where someone just tried to recreate his office building to shoot up his colleages. Boy, was I wrong!   Going Down emerged as one of my favourite megawads so far, with its very clever use of small to medium map space and interesting gameplay mechanics in every single map. The first couple of maps start innocent enough, but soon you will find yourself navigating literal crawl spaces, thinking about use of space and / or slight puzzle mechanics just before being thrown into hell itself and fighting for your life. Going Down is designed as a literal descent into hell, which was the most beautifully realized aspect of it. How every map slightly changes into a more and more hellish theme is just great, great design work. Even though the later maps delve into slaughter territory I must admit that I still quite enjoyed it. Actually this was the first time I enjoyed being slaugthered and figuring out how to approach the map.   Going Down is simply an amazing piece of work, oozing quality from start to finish and rewarding the player with incredible elevator music inbetween. A must play.
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