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GROVE- THE STORY CONTINUES (...from where?)- In your garden, you can sometimes see an angry looking fat dude steal your mushrooms. He's Smugla. Whenever he takes them, he leaps into a deep hole in the floor like a rabbit. You've never catched him. One day you think "Gee- I wonder why he lives in the ground?" So one day, taking your pistol to blow that mushroom stealer to bits, you jump down the hole. "Lets see how he enjoys my mushrooms now!"... Whatever that means. You hit the bottom of the hole, and you see the hole continue horizontally down. So you go down it, and hit a dead end. But then, you look up, and see another hole out "ha HA!" you retort. You climb out the hole, and look around- "Umm... where the hell am I?" You say, as you see the red skied, gold stared, tree covered, 7 frame per second frame rate world of Grove. You get out of the hole, and see Smugla's house infront of you, with HIS mushroom garden, which are really your mushrooms that he stole. You might as well take them. They are yours- even if it would anger him. Where is he anyway?

There is a map in his house, showing his X on it. Hmm. I wonder why he wants to go there? Well, he IS a trans-galactical mushroom stealer - maybe its a huge mushroom grove? or maybe an opportunity to get other mushrooms from other dimensions? Who knows. Do you? You do don't you- don't lie. Tell me- TELL ME!!

END OF STUPID STORY

P.S- Sorry about all those trees. Its a relatively small level anyway. You just have to be observant at times and a good shooter. The ammo can be pretty tight at times I guess. You'd probably just IDDQD, IDKFA it to the end won't you. Tsk tsk.


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NuMetalManiak

  
crazy map, glad he gave a unique spin on the computer map. took me awhile to find the SSG and to get around. not much in the way of combat, I hated the surprise archie and baron. also at one point I had to traverse trees which was fucking awful. the control tower and the key pedestals were interesting.

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I personally didn't enjoy playing it. The music also really bummed me out for some reason.

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It's very ambiant... very original, artistic at the limit. I like creative maps. However, he oversized number of tree break considerably the gameplay... Some well placed transparent texture should have done the same effect and would increased the framerate. Good Job anyway. 4/5 -- GodCells

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Neat map, and plays quite well on a limit removing port on my end. Only thing is, as someone said before, is make the switches more obvious. I honestly wouldn't have found out about the first switch unless someone put it in the comments. --Kagemaru

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Greatest wad of all time. -Epyo

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Brilliant . - Chips O'Tool

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I played this with IDKFA and ran out of ammo. It´s unplayable even with IDDQD because you will definitely get stuck. IDCLIP should do the trick, I didn´t tried yet. Still has best ambience and originality ever.

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Dark, beautifull sky, nice ideas but kinda slow. Didn't manage to play it till the end with that speed..

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This map has a great look and atmosphere going for it, but not much gameplay IMO, to be honest. Still 3 stars required for the good aspects though.

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Kind of a repeat of what's been said before. Absolutely stunning atmosphere and a great automap, with some really unique, bizarre scenery. Unfortunately, the map suffers badly in the gaemplay department. B.P.R.D was always one of the most imaginative editors in Doom's history, and this is a testament to that. 3.5/5 for being memorable. -Snakes

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This is clearly the worst detailed level ever created for Doom. This is another example of author's selfishness where he puts more work into the detail, yet the gameplay is pretty much zero. Map is also laggy as hell, there are many trees which makes wandering around confusing and is very easy to get lost. Use IDDQD and IDBEHOLDL and stare at details for few minutes, then delete wad. I give this 1/5 only because the music and details were good but the gameplay is ass.

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This is one of the most disappointing maps out of there. Simply because it is very dark AND laggy! Did I mention there are a lot of trees which makes the navigating near impossible? Nevertheless, this is the least of the problems, the gameplay is so fucking unbalanced that you are going to fight monsters with just your pistol. The only solution is cheating for weapons. I'm sorry sincerely, but this map sucks dick. 1/5 for effort though. -Doomer95

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Basically very simple map. Dark. First switch is hidden too well, after 6 minutes searching I lost patience and used an editor to find it. It got ZDoom on my i7-2600K on its knees, due to 4599 placed things (mostly used for decoration only) in an almost open area... Imho the intention of this map is not a creative DooM level, but some sort of jokewad. Without serious gameplay: 1/5 for the efford only, but I cannot take this serious. Not at all. In other words: WOT. Sorry if you don't like my opinion.

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beautiful, great, stunning, atmospheric, cute, a must see, a fairy tale... but unplayable

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Spectacular, BPRD does it again!

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Not too bad, very psychedelic. And to the above asshole reviewer, i mean yeah the nuts series was pretty horrible (not concept wise, but lag wise it was). At least this map is playable (laggy, but playable). Not only that it's a new, innovative idea.

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For everyone whos had problems with Column Errors or low frame rates with this wad- Search under 'Grove' at the top, and go get Grove-Alternate which is a fixed up version of it. B.P.R.D

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To the above two persons :try GroveAlternate . To B.P.R.D.: Please , come back .

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Won a caco-award.

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fp! crazy map nuts3.wad with an ocean of decorations instead of the huge ocean of monsters

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Looks great, plays like ass flavored ass.

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FUCK THAT!!! Equinox is fuckin better than this shit and that's definetely playable. With nice settings and I liked all the monsters. Really brought the feeling of Doom action again, I mean come on 500 to 600 monsters per level but the one thing that's a pain the ass is the FREAKIN measly amount of ammo. You expect me to get the enemies in the cross-fire a thousand times?!! 4/5 to be fair.

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A heap of shit. Sure it's quite atmospheric, but thats only due to the music, darkness and number of trees. But all this is, is a ridiculous switch-quest in pitch black conditions. And the switches are hidden completeley. The first is a book in a bookcase for fucks sake. If you are going to do things like that you have to make it a little more obvious to the player. Most people will harp on about the slow framerate, but this wad has far worse problems than that. 1/5

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Weird and wonderful - the automap was especially cute. However, I'd have to go with the crowd that say the map plays badly. 3* -Phobus

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Neat idea but lags like hell on a 2000+. And thats for an engine thats over 10 years old ;) (4/5)

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