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The Community is falling!! Oh No!!!

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CapnClever

  

Playability notes: Requires ZDoom-based ports. It can be finished: you may have to do some unexpected backtracking.

 

The Community is Falling is an amusing jokemap, fitting neatly into its time period from the perspective of the mapper, and manages to hold interest long enough to be entertaining. There is the occasional cinematic to wait through and the general layout is nothing special to behold, but it serves its purpose adequately. As a jokewad you may not expect particularly engaging encounters, but this one does try to at least give the player something new (if completely unexpected) as the journey continues.

 

Being a single map, there is a believable progression of difficulty over time: harder enemies, stronger weapons. What changes up in this mapset is the use of different enemies altogether, whether it be Doomguys of varying color (all of which have different weapons to worry about) or the "newbs" that are no different than Demons, albeit occasionally given a different speed. While the absolute number of fights is few and contained, rarely are the themes repeated, leaving the only tedium either in learning how to handle a fight or in the non-combat situations.

 

While there is enough variety and amusement in most of the fights, the major drawback is the final fight, consisting of what is essentially a Spider Mastermind with the hitbox of a chaingunner and around three times as much health. There is some modicum of strategy to be found here, such as manipulating their position until spamming rockets or plasma is consistent, but for the most part the enemy simply has too much health, turning this encounter into a listless endeavor.

 

I recommend a run through the map if you don't mind a few little cutscenes (won't take that long anyway) and if you're not interested in the final boss then MDK it to clean up.

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Haha! Pretty good! - Noilted

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lame 1/5

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this was amusing and i got to whoop quake 3 newb-sheep. 5/5. the only problem with jokewads, there's not enough of them..

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LMAO!!! May the communitys fall so that the Skull Tag Community live on. -Killmur-

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Whoever said this level was lame should be shot in the head. Very comical, especially early on. If you like playing these sorts of levels, you'll like this one.

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Some battle very unbalanced.I hate "play game" fucker and final battle.3/5

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Funny :), but gameplay lacks, as in majority of jokewads. 3.5/5 - Damned

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This wad is so cool.

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This WAD is neat. Really, it has fun enemies, the level is well designed and the stupidity of them newbs and trolls just amazes me. The final boss is tough, though. But this little joke WAD was cool to play through ! LEGENDARY

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intresting game i wasnt around the doom community in 2004 but this game is still funny i guess

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Somewhat amusing but the gameplay is very lacking. 2/5

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Funny! Funny! Funny! :). Anybody who rates this as a serious wad should have their balls sqeezed so hard that they burst. 5/5 as a joke WAD!!

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Haha! I love the part where the newbies run around in circles spouting dumb remarks. 4/5 for a joke wad. And not bad as a zdoom map either.

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AQ bit on the goofy side,but still pretty good.

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A very dissapointing wad for Kaiser stamdards. Definantly the weak point of the Kaiser_* series, given that the vast majority of this series is superb. Better luck next time.

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Yeah, could've been longer; pretty funny.

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A very funny joke wad! 5/5 By the way, what does it mean to "lure raw into the trap?"

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Man, this wad kept me entertained for hours, definetly one of the best I've ever played! 5/5

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It may be outdated, but still funny as hell.

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Five Stars. Hate those n00bs. Owned and scared them for life :thumb: -KeksDose

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Cool... but I think it might be longer. Nice one ;D

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Very LAME...JK JK... Very Comical. 5/5 --The First 40 Year old Basement virgin lol

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I had to cheat because it doesn't work properly with GZDoom, but god damn if i haven't laughed this hard since Mock 2! 5/5 stars

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Nice wad! Although I don't get the injokes, I do get good gameplay and this has it. It's as though John Romero and Oscar Wilde collaborated to make a Doom WAD. :o)

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    • By Rimantas · Posted
      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).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      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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