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Doomworld Speedmapping Compilation #15

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This is a compilation of the WADs entered in Doomworld's fiftheenth speedmapping exercise. Participants were given 100 minutes to create a Doom 2 level on a certain theme. This week's theme is described in rules15.txt. : This wad was compiled by Tobester (Tobester666@yahoo.com)


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NuMetalManiak

  

here we have the fifteenth iteration of dwspd, which also invokes a specific set of rules known as WYSIWYG or "what you see is what you get". relatively speaking, no doors. which seems like it could be easy, a simple outdoor or cave-like map that completely lacks any doors works well enough. the first map is an example of what I'm talking about. ugly as fuck all with no detailing, but it does what it needs to do. the next two maps sadly actually have doors, which sort of ruins the theme. MAP03 is worse than MAP02 (MAP02 has a problem with the beginning as well as the key door not being marked), while MAP03 you can go through a certain fence. and yeah, there's only three maps, but not one of them is really good. MAP02 comes closest, and just because it has doors, it at least has windows so you can see what's behind. but this is easily a weak dwspd compilation that isn't worth checking out.

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Memfis

  
Three 100-minute maps on the WYSIWYG theme, which rougly means that there are no doors and the player can always see what's next. Map01 has a very trashy speedmap feel with ugly rooms and stupid monster hordes. Map02 is a cool challenge level with some legitimately good visuals, it is worth playing. Map03 isn't horrible but doesn't provide much entertainment and kind of requires mouselook at the start.

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The first map is harder in HMP than in ultraviolence; it reeks of misplaced effort that the author had time to implement difficulty levels, but not a good map. It reeks of 1994. Map two is infinitely better, but has a frustrating start whereby you cannot help but pick up several weapons in a cramped, monster-infested area (thus leaving you defenceless as you pick up the weapon). Map three is pure 1995.

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    • By [Vitz!] · Posted
      One of the best wads I've ever played, has a great and memorable soundtrack while also having a nice and difficult (but satisfying) level design. To me a nice step up from the original and a way more balanced map pack overall.

      Highly recommended to people who want a nice and difficult wad to play.
    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      I generally like city maps on DOOM but this set of maps are one of worst I've ever played. Extremely confusing maps, obtuse progression and on top of that there's no enough ammo on UV to kill the monsters. Gave up on MAP 06. It's utter garbage really, you should avoid it.
    • By Loud Silence · Posted
      Creative, fun, entertaining and challenging levels, very cleverly hidden secrets, some butt-kicking ambushes and traps. Ammo balance is pretty tight in some maps with pistol start, but everything is possible. A must-play WAD.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A very neat 1996 map that i kinda remember to have played already long ago, or at least something with a similar start, a really good interconnected layout (even if i was roaming around asking where to go, especially after taking the blue key and trying to leave the caves section), good texturing, hard monster placement (the easiest monsters are the shotgunners), really generous with health placement and some strategic megaspheres here and there, too bad it is too stingy with ammo, leaving me battling chaingunners with only a chainsaw sometimes... but overall, very good!
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      IT JUST WORKS! Ok, with that stupid jojoke out of the way, we can start talking about this map:   It's a nice map from 1995 with some interesting room shapes (especially the one beyond the blue skull key door), the difficult and map flow is pretty easy and straightforward to navigate, don't fell discouraged by the large amount of enemies (it contains 120 monsters in total)! They're just cannon fodder for the majority of the map, expect for the final part with a arch-vile / cyberdemon combo near the exit, overall it could be easily beaten in 10 minutes or even less if you are a talented player... Enjoyable.
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