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Blind Alley 8., "Retribution"

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A decent, challenging map.


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This is dated October 2003. For once the readme is generally right; this is a decent, challenging map that pits you against 135 monsters in a compact castle. It puts you right in the thick of it, but unfortunately it mellows out - you have more space to run in circles, the second area's "cyberdemon fight" is very limp, and you get tonnes of health. On UV -fast it's much better, but then again so is everything (even e.g. Casablanca, or bubble wrap).

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There's too much health and ammo for the fights, and the areas are large enough to where you can always find cover and string the enemies along into mini-fights. It's 5 minutes of fun, but nothing spectacular.

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      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
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      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
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