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Room 101 (101.WAD)

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Large 1994 level. Layout is quite rectangular, but works well. Texture variation and decoration is about what you can expect. Gameplay has for that time a lot of challenging but fair scenes, and although UV is now being considered as too easy, it's still fun to play. Rated as an early 1994 level: clearly above average.

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Haha! I've been looking for this wad for a while. I played it once a long time ago and it influenced a lot of my level designs. I'm more critical of some of the texture choices, now, but it's still an interesting level.

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This is an entertaining (very) old level from July 1994. It's a large-scale techbase, with an effective "maxi E1" design - it looks a bit crude today - plus a good, solid monster count, and tonnes of action. The baddies swarm you all at once and there are frequent traps. In fact it's still surprisingly hard, even all these years later, and I enjoyed it immensely. Instantly goes near the top of my small pile of "genuinely good 1994 levels".

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Sure the architecture is poor but because this level has non-stop action from start to finish you really don't have time to admire the (lack of) visuals. A fun blast-fest that should take around 20 minutes to complete.

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When I saw the opening area of this map, I thought I was in for a level ahead of its time. When I realized 95% of the level was boring square hallways, however, I was disappointed. If it weren't for the challenging battles, this would just be another mediocre 1994 map. 3.5/5

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As with all doom levels, there is no story just violence and death !!! But for all you sad people (like me) this is the story .... H.Q have discovered that the aliens have started to set up bases upon planet Earth. Far up in the mountains the crea- tures of Hell have setup a heavy attack force of their best fighters. The only way into this base is by parachute as the only opening is defended by high stone walls. Once landed you must seek out all forms of life and destroy them without mercy

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    • By dylux · Posted
      JENESIS REVIEW:   - Single Player - UV Settings - Pistol starts every Map - Third time playing in about 4-5 years span   The Good:    - Continuous Maps    - Great architecture    - Incredible Hellish themes    - Excellent monster placement    - Clever puzzles    - Loads of secrets. Most are clever as well.    - Great music    - Lots of stuff to get you alive and stocked    - Levels are just the right size. Not small nor are they huuuuuuge.    - Not a slaughterfest, but not easy either. Difficulty is perfect for single player.   The Bad:     - There's no Jenesis II.    In short:   Sometimes, finding a new DooM WAD to play is like finding a decent horror movie to watch: You're going to go through a few crappy ones before you find one that makes it all worthwhile. Jenesis is one of those WADS to play that's worth going through some crappy ones first.   If you are looking for a great balance between dog fighting and puzzle solving, then Jenesis is for you. This game was fun as hell - every level.    Anyone who plays this can easily tell that MUCH work went into this fantastic game. It's WADs like this one that keep me playing. Bravo Mr. Paddock!   You have huge shoes to fill, Jenesis - for my next WAD I play. One of my all time faves. Well deserved Cacoward. What a game! :)   5 out of 5 Stars.
    • By Budoka · Posted
      The best thing to come out of 90s mapping by a long shot, in fact Memento Mori II is probably among the top 10 megawads ever even now, and certainly the only release from the pre-Alien Vendetta era about which I would dare to make such a claim.   The level design here is far tighter and far more professional than that of the first Memento Mori, the only potential exception to this rule being the somewhat strange "Base Exposure". You can trust that there are no baffling offerings in the vein of "Kinetics" or "Cesspool" to be found here. Superior level design aside, visual and thematic progression throughout the Megawad is also far better organized.   As a matter of fact, aside from the comparatively lower difficulty and pervasive presence of puzzle-like level progression, Memento Mori II often feels just as well-conceived and dynamic as a modern PWAD would, making it far, far ahead of its time is that sense.   It is quite unfortunate then, that among the three Megawads released by the Memento Mori crew, those being Memento Mori, Memento Mori II and Requiem, this second installment is by far the least frequently praised and certainly the least frequently played. As it turns out, it is by far the most challenging, but also, more importantly, the most consistently GOOD of the three.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      wow this was...mostly annoying, utilizing such tropes such as low ammo, lots of running around just trying to find the best weapon to choose, and mancubus snipers. I felt trolled. at least Jimmy is a good mapper though. MAP30 was the best map overall.
    • By Budoka · Posted
      IMPORTANT: DO NOT launch the file "AVMOVFIX.WAD" when playing Alien Vendetta. All it does is remove one of best portions of MAP20. That file was conceived as a fix for demo recording back in a day when processors where much less powerful, and despite being included in the download serves no purpose whatsoever in this day and age.   -----------------------------------   An epic experience in the most genuine sense of the word, Alien Vendetta's long-standing reputation as the most legendary Megawad of all is entirely deserved, although it isn't quite my number one choice. Variety, quality, creativity and spectacle abound in just about every moment of this very lengthy, challenging adventure.   Indeed, it should be clear that even now, in 2018 as of me writing this review, Alien Vendetta still belongs to the realm of the fairly difficult by today's overall PWAD standards. However, this absolutely shouldn't stop any curious players from trying it out, because the content offered is absolutely, positively worth it. In fact, although Alien Vendetta as aged a little, it holds up much better than most of its contemporaries and many of the old classics so lauded by the community.   As a negative, I will say that I don't think I approve of that final boss map, which calls upon skills that are never necessary in the rest of the Megawad and generally not a priority of classic Doom gameplay, all the while demanding a very exacting display of said skills from the player. Also, if I really have to nitpick, then I will concede that a couple maps contain very clumsy moments ("Nukefall"...).   I will give away no more and let the rare few Doom 2 players who have not yet experienced this masterpiece discover it for themselves. Highly recommended.
    • By Budoka · Posted
      Well-crafted atmospheric levels, as is par for the course for Eternal's better releases. Unfortunately, MAP02 suffers from the same main issue as MAP02 of Epic, which is to say an overabundance of empty space which the player has to constantly backtrack through while figuring out the map.   The map design here is not on par with Eternal's highest quality releases such as Frozen Time or Hell Ground, be it in terms of visual spectacle or player progression. Neither is the challenge, by which I mean that this is a fair bit easier than the two WADs mentioned above.   Still, although these two maps are definitely no Award-level material, they are satisfying overall and worth playing through at least once.
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