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PHOBOS: ANOMALY REBORN

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An episode replacement for E1 of Ultimate Doom. The story is included in Story.html


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El juancho

  

 

stunning visuals but the gameplay is atrocious

 

I'm here to play doom and have fun not to see some visuals that.

 

-JuanchoES

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El juancho

  

 

stunning visuals but the gameplay is atrocious

 

I'm here to play doom and have fun not to see some visuals that.

 

-JuanchoES

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gaspe

  

Visually outstanding mapset where what really shine here are all the various Boom special effects, tricks and the faux 3D stuff. On the other hand all of these cool things were made by sacrificing the gameplay which it's really lacking most of the time. For this reason the first levels aren't very compelling but the episode gets better as you approach the final part in the subterranean hell where the atmosphere is truly captivating.

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Error2k

  
It is detailed, but too much... Seriously... It's bad for gameplay.

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Kingpin3

  
Exellent new detailed version of Episode 1

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riderr3

  
Stunning visuals, even for Boom (no overdetailing). But yeah, sometimes gameplay is kinda boring, expecially after I beaten prcp.wad. Anyway this wad is worth to play. (3/5)

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Guest

  
Incredible level design.

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Guest

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Absolute mintness

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Guest

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I like how the levels actually represent what they're supposed to be.

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Guest

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OMG, why do I start with 55 health everytime I play this wad? I need this ported to Doom 2 and that's my only problem. One of the greatest Doom maps, man I hear about this alot. I will still give it 5/5 stars though. Rating: 5.0/5.0

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The precursor to KDiZD. Except better. Not as good as the original Knee-Deep but than again what is? 4/5

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This is the real "knee-deep in zdoom" or it should rather be called knee-deep in boom or MBF. This is the real reimagining of Doom's first episode, and it is actually fun to play.

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YouAreTheDemons

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This has got to be the best episode replacement since KDiZD!

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Guest

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Really good. Doesn't play quite as well as Caverns of Darkness but looks even better, and it's still a fun game anyways.

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Guest

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this is the best levels so far nice train and i like the caves e1m5-e1m7 are da best!!! :)

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Guest

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A motherfucking masterpiece.

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yeh this map set is pretty visual i like the ideas behind some the new map textures and i would play a megawad map set including this detail 5/5! on the subject the brotherhood of ruin is also a pretty visual map set with an ancient temple theme which reminded me of hexen 2 but the ulitmate torment & torture i am told really is the eye candy many doomers have been looking i intend to play through it when i get a computer then can render gzdoom better! 5/5!

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Lutz still sets the benchmark for details and architecture. he must have devoted his life to some of these visuals... amazing structures, moving gears and bridges, etc. if you just try to play through these levels normally though you will probably never see them, as navigation is an extreme headache and it will take you two hours to find the first blue key. Also Health and Ammo seem to be lacking. Thank god for the walkthrough and IDDQD IDFA IDBEHOLDA. 5/5 for sure, even if it's not the most playable.

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absolutley the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NuMetalManiak

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whoa, this is a fine example of graphics over gameplay, so much that it is bad. the architechture is indeed wonderful, but gameplay is almost sacrificed at it's hand. so many voodoo gimmicks, sometimes monsters don't teleport in properly. worst is the number of inescapable damaging pits, even the first map has them. 2/5.

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Even though there are many linedefs many rooms still look boring, the maps are too big, and the gameplay is rather lame. three stars

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Guest

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Great job, I only had a couple of gripes: Could have had more monsters, some of the secrets were too difficult to find, maybe a bit too much detail in places. 5/5 anyway.

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Good looks and no glameplay.

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i just typed iddqd at the start and launched that in glboom.exe great! i've never seen that deep atmosphere anywhere but here, gameplay cool too. detailing is something that made my edmap crash :p 5/5 for everything, was a bit worried when didn't find other episodes here.

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The levels are great. I can remember along time ago when I first played this i was amazed at the detail, and i still am. The only reason you start at reduced health is simple, you just crashed and climbed out of a crater in the ground. 5/5

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    • By Lol 6 · Posted
      It's Sunlust
    • By omalefico32x · Posted
      i was going to beat this on uv and i almost got trough all of it but i switched source ports and lost interest after   this wad is great the enviroments look nice and combat is really good    most of it is puzzle combat and i see why some might not like sunlust because of it with good use of infighting and save scumming you can totally beat it even without being a doom god if you see the bfg as the solution for every fight then you will have a bad time playing this because you will waste cells and when you really need it you will suffer   also if you are having difficult with ammo on your first playtrough heres a tip: YOU DONT HAVE TO 100% IT you will end up with 98% on most of them anyway on your first time so why bother? if you are near the exit but the wad spawned another wave of demons to kill you just... run its not like you will be missing out on the wad or anything in fact i think a big part of doom gameplay is knowing with fights to pick and when to pick them leave 100% for subsequent playtroughs 
    • By AtticTelephone · Posted
      @Fairen's review below is probably bait, but is still utterly wrong.   Anyways, amazing wad. Great visuals that are absolute eye candy and give amazing atmosphere to the maps, challenging gameplay that is incredibly creative and very fun, and great choice in music as well.
    • By Scotty · Posted
      One of the best megawads of all time.
    • By Fairen · Posted
      Sunlust is one of those WADs that aims to be ultra-challenging and hardcore. And like most of those WADs, Sunlust relies entirely on a handful of cheap tricks and gimmicks that very quickly grow old. Many of these maps are spent simply taking out your BFG and holding down the fire button, as the maps often eschew complex encounters based around level design in favour of simply throwing massive hordes of enemies at you. (Naturally, a large number of these hordes consist entirely of revenants.) When Sunlust isn't doing this, it's fond of warping in or opening monster closets directly behind you, trapping you in cramped arenas, and placing hitscanners in cheap locations and overabundance. The problem isn't simply the cheapness of these "challenges" but also their predictability—coupled with unpredictability, ironically enough. You know when the game is going to do something stupid, but you never know exactly what, necessitating trial-and-error to find out where you should be standing at any given time/area, whether or not you need to quickly clear out an encounter or if you can take your time.   Incidentally: Though the map recommends UV only for "ubermensch doom-gods", lower difficulties change almost nothing about how the maps play. You're still having massive hordes throw themselves at you(r BFG), with the only differences being that the hordes are a bit smaller and some of them are replaced with weaker enemies. It's nothing but a difference of "I have to dodge 30 revenant rockets" vs. "I have to dodge 40 revenant rockets".   While it didn't start terribly, Sunlust quickly devolved into a joyless experience, where almost every major fight turns into the same repetitive chore and victory felt less like a result of skill and strategy than "okay, now I know what BS happens here". It's a perfect example of how trying to design a WAD around "challenge!" often overlooks making encounters and levels interesting, unique, or just plain fun.
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