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In an attempt to destroy this world from within, Apophis has created Uraeusis to achieve that goal. Chosen by Seth, you must battle your way through the Underworld and defeat Uraeusis.

**IMPORTANT** Disable "Scale Text in High Res" if you have it enabled, as this will crash the game.


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billymaize

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Pros:

-Theme and atmosphere are top notch.

-New weapons are fun to use and very creative.

-Extremely high quality texture and sprite editing. Can't commend them enough for this. You can barely tell you're playing DOOM.

-Level design is great overall, no maze-like levels or puzzles that take eons to solve.

 

Cons (mostly trivial):

-Story is really simple, kinda dumb, and frankly unnecessary, but it doesn't get in the way too much.

-For me, very hard to read numbers on the HUD. I couldn't tell the difference between 4s and 9s, for example.

-Very scarce health pickups and too many armor pickups, I often found myself at 1 health and 200 armor.

-Second phase of the end boss fight was pretty difficult to figure out, cool idea but could've been shown to the player better.

-Hard to tell when you're actually hitting an enemy with the bow/axes. Seems like they'll only do their pain animation and lose some blood half the time, and the other half, you get the *ting* noise that normally plays on a miss, but you actually did hit them.

 

Overall, great wad that is very much worth your time. It's obvious that a lot of hard work and love went into making this.

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damned

  
I really like the concept, but the execution could be better. Still I've enjoyed it.

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Guest

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An under-appreciated endeavor that still holds up to this day. Nice work.

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Guest

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A good idea, executed poorly. Gameplay is horrible, the monsters are unbalanced, and well, ugly. So are the textures. Health and ammo status is not obvious, in fact, you have to decipher it. You don't know what the pickups do that you pick up, and so on. I give it 3 stars for the effort. It would deserve 2.

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Very creative mod, interesting designs (maps and sprites), let down a little by the short length and a very slightly garish quality to the textures and sprites. I wish there was more of it. Another superb production by LittleWhiteMouse! 4/5

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NuMetalManiak

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very awesome TC with nice weapons and other things. too bad it's too short to be lots of fun. oh, and to beat the last boss, you have to trick him somehow, but he is very uncooperative and it still took me forever.

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ditchdigger

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It's cool when you first start, but once the Egyptian theme gimmick wears off, it's just kind of, boring. Enemies take FOREVER to kill with the ax, and you're stuck with it for a while. Plus, you die way too easily. Also, the story didn't reel me in at all and didn't interest me, so it just seemed very long. It also didn't help that all the levels looked the same. I say, this should've been a cool gimmick 1 map wad.

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I am NOT a fan of this. The Doom feel is nowhere to be found. I know this would take some time and work to make but I would have to call it a waste of time. I'm sorry but it's like a video game from 1989 or something. 3/12/07

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!!WOW!! This a ?ucking excellent TC ! One of the best I have ever played. Everything is changed to an Egyptian theme, not a single doom texture is present. Excellent work, excellent gameplay and the bosses rule. A weel deserved 5/5 - PerOxyd

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First class TC. I liked almost everything: great visuals, egyptian atmosphere, very enjoyable and challenging gameplay. It's very short, but it's fun from start to finish and never once boring. 5/5

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I must admit, I'm rather impressedby some of the DeHaCked work, but the 3D characters really get on my nerves. I've seen 11 year olds do better 3D art. My only suggestion is to stop using all those 3D sprites.

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meh. had to play on super easy or the spinny things killed me too quick. got pretty far in the first level but got stuck after i used 3 keys. warped to the 2nd level and didn't see much to keep me interested. lots of effort for not much fun. 3/5 NT

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there are good things, and there are _good_ things. this is a _good_ thing. D/l it now!

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How are people having trouble with this WAD? I have to play on Hard for a decent challenge, and the gameplay is far from uninspired. Next to Bittersweet, it's probably the most fun I've had with the game, period. 5/5 ~MI

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Yay! How do I win?

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Guest

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Not bad at all!

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More please! Fantastic stuff:-) - Gman

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Guest

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I don't vomit. 5/5

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This is some of the best "over rated" work I have ever seen.

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YES!!! -Xaser

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It didn't get a Cacoward for nothing. 5/5. -TheDarkArchon

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great! this wad is an adventure of Egypt 5/5

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It's the best TC I played never. Congratulations, Mouse!

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The point is telling the bad points and how you can improve!!! This wad is like a combination of Heretic and Serious Sam. Okay, maybe not Serious Sam action that much but the architecture looks like it and the weapons are as creative as Heretic. Now here are the bad points, some levels are a bit boring. Sorry, I had to say it. What's boring about the levels you ask? The same settings over and same enemies and simple layouts in the levels that sort of ruins the gameplay, you know Egyptian?

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How the hell do you beat the final boss? Other than that I had fun playing this TC.

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