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Hell at Home

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You wake up in the morning and get out of bed (rubbing your red sleepy eyes), something's not quite right... This looks like your house, but it definitely isn't!

(There's something not quite right about that wallpaper, eh?)

You hear noises outside, they sound vaguely familar and you grab your shotgun before venturing out of you room... (huh... shotgun?) Soon you realise where you've heard those noises before, they're from that computer game DOOM(tm) that you've been playing a lot lately. THAT is what's wrong with the wallpaper! It's a wall texture from DOOM! Oh no, either DOOM has somehow become real or you're having a DOOMmare... Do you want to wake up?


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Meril

  
4 identical houses, a freaking lots of shotgunners, unintresing design. The biggest problem is exit, accesable by pressing unmarked switch lowers an unmarked teleport in the very begining of level, allowing to win in 3seconds. That means after you kill 200 monsters ending up with extreme confuse. Unless you are check map editor... 1/5.

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Four small houses centered around a fifth. Each player starts in one of the outer houses and fights their way to the central building. Looks pretty bare, but the action was fun, and nothing about this map is annoying, other, perhaps, than the fact that the exit is immediately accessible by pushing a random piece of furniture in one of the starting rooms. An exit in the central "hellish" section would've made more sense. No secrets. Not bad. --3/5

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    • By Philnemba · Posted
      A fun heavily modified tougher version of Doom 1's E1M6 dated back in April of 94(yes same month of origwad). Its starts a bit hectic but with so many shotgun guys and plenty of health throughout the map, its actually not that hard to go through. However like any 94 wad, it has typical misaligned textures, a few HOMs, and had to use noclip cheat to grab the last card key due to ceiling being too low to pass under. Despite its age and a few minor stuff, its a fun wad from 1994 and I would recommend to give it a try :)
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      Excellent wad for Hexen fans. It stays true to the style/spirit of the original game while introducing new ideas. The level / hub design is interesting, the combat is well-balanced, texturing is well-done and well-aligned, and there are plenty of interesting scripted events. The wings are used in a very smart way - you're able reach many previously unreachable items and paths. The only thing I disliked was the "boss" of the final level. I won't spoil it, but it's quite disappointing.   Unfortunately there is a bug in The Castle Of Fluft - the flame mask switch is not set to "repeatable", so if you try to use it without the prerequisite mask, you won't be able to use it again when you do. If you encounter this bug, type "puke 10" to activate the script the mask normally would.
    • By Lane Powell · Posted
      This seems like a semi-hidden gem. The author's other WAD Crimson Canyon won a Cacoward, though I prefer this one.   It certainly lives up to its namesake. The textures are all Hell's green marble and blood, supplemented with custom textures including some modified Giger designs and some creepy sprites I recognize from Monolith's Blood. The map designs are seriously contorted. It's probably a divisive aspect of the set. In some levels the angular layouts wrap around themselves in a jagged mesh, creating devilish mazes with slightly obscure progression, and where fireballs can fly at you from different parts of the map. Other parts are darker and more claustrophobic. It's all a totally hostile atmosphere.   There are some common themes gameplay-wise but you'll know them by map 2. A big one is ammo constriction, especially on UV. Certain maps seem near unbeatable without finding key secrets.   This was actually one of the first WADs I completed a few years ago, and on revisiting it it feels very fresh. Like most memorable WADs, it rides on strong concepts and some devilish gameplay while targeting a distinctive theme.
    • By RonLivingston · Posted
      It almost looks as if what pestilence from hexen 2 would look like in this mod
    • By lupinx-Kassman · Posted
      It sure is Bill. This minisode is as singleplayer as singleplayer can be, and its for doom2 despite doom1 map names being used. Guessing it was converted at some point and the textfile wasn't updated. Its still accurate about one thing though: it comes with psounds.wad. They're exquisitely obnoxious. Other than that the levels are decent. The layouts for the first three maps almost look like they were drawn without any grid. All of those vertical and horizontal lines were saved for map04, which looks to be completely made of squares and rectangles.
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