one often wonders about early Cacoward winners and how obscure they can be when you look at them today. The Outer Darkness is one of those, and is an E4M1 replacement that honestly doesn't ring any bells. on the surface, it's all there is, an E4M1 replacement with decent gameplay and an okay challenge. it's designed well enough and plays pretty well. there is a bit of a linearity problem, but smart players will know what to get before pushing through things. this is just a nice level and that's all there is to it.
A very hyped up megawad that I've seen some praise like its the messiah of all mapsets. Despite the hype, it does not by any means live up to the praise. When it's good, it's good. When it's bad, it's a chore to get through. When it's ugly, it's downright hideous, with Map07 being one of the ugliest maps I've seen, not to mention the weakest Dead Simple clone I've had to play. Honestly only about 5 maps out of the 32 are good.