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This is a pretty fun and underrated megaWAD. If I had to briefly sum it up it would be "Eternal Doom but with most of the cryptic switch hunting bullshit cut out". As you progress through it, the levels get larger and more complex. I like how you actually end up going to Hell in the middle of the megaWAD and eventually return to the corrupted city at about the last fifth of the megaWAD.

 

I did have some gripes with it though. It has a death exit (I'll never like those) and sometimes it's not 100% clear as to where you have to go. Expect to consult your automap and even blindly wallhump some to figure out where to go or to find a key. Also, I think the level Ungod may be broken as I couldn't reach the yellow key as intended. I had to straferun across the slime pit in that level in order to reach it. Mind you, I was using Boom compatibility mode with GZDoom. I didn't check to see if Boom (strict) compatibility mode made a difference. Finally, there are some graphical anomalies in the form of GL holes due to the use of faux-3D floors if you play this in OpenGL mode.

 

Despite my gripes, this is easily one of my favorite megaWADs to play through and I highly recommend it.

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Quite difficult on UV. Encourages you to tread lightly or get owned repeatedly. The layouts are well put together, albeit detail is not what this pack was going for. The levels increase in size as you progress and it will provide a significant challenge for highly skilled players. Although not my cup of tea, I enjoyed what little time I had running through this set.

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Pretty good mapset, if a bit on the plain side.

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vary fun and creative level's however it will take a prity powerfull port to run most of them 5/5 -tyrian

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this is the best, the welsh rule, *****

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Just play it.

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The nectar of addictive, optimally balanced difficulty with an outstanding eye for intelligently reusing areas, clever use of architecture, through using varying heights within the same area to extend the gameplay and exploration. Very expansive and rich environments. Gameplay style is similar to Doom II - Enemies sprinkled sparsely throughout and it's only like Eternal in length not complexity. For me this is the best megawad release since AV, rock on Gwyn! - 5/5.

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I don't know about this. These levels seem really old and kinda under detailed. It's cool that only one guy did ALL of this but it lacks something. I didn't play all the levels because it got kinda boring to me. I don't know, maybe it was the mood I was in. A person does get that nice old school Doom feel when playing this. It's like a megawad that my friend and I would of put toghter back when we were 14 or something like that. 7/30/07

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Great! Plays will, big maps, good looking, and 32 maps by one man! Only minor fault is that occasionally textures aren't aligned perfectly, but not bad teturing by any means and the rest of the looks are fine - detailed, sticks to a theme, textures finely chosen, and good looking. Unsure whether to 1/2 pt. off for the misalignments, but wouldn't take a whole point off. Since I cant't give a wad 4.5/5, and with the rest so nice - especially with this the author's 1st wad, I'll go up to 5/5. Good job!

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This is a really good piece of work and there is some excellent original music that makes me feel proud that I'm not the only person doing music, the music in this wad is really good. I'm giving it 5 Stars not because of its level design, but because of its gameplay and general layout. Its a sure challenge and is exciting to play. -PC

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Oops - the previous reviewer accidentally chose 3 stars. :( Anyway, it's a stunningly good one-man megawad. Very polished and balanced gameplay, together with good architecture.

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Crazy. Insane. Good. 5/5

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components: gameplay: 60%, music: 25%, design, 15% scores: gameplay: 1/5, music: 4/5, design: 5/5 about 2/5. i agree with the last review, overpraised

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Better than the Hell Revealed series and Kama Putra.

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too long and the map are too symetrical

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Toss up between 4 and 5 stars, somewhere like 4.5. Large and fun levels and generally looks good. Only real things that make it not a definite full 5 are a few alignment problems and a few not-so-great lookind rooms. But these are minor, as even the looks are pretty good overall (especially for the author's first wad). Giving it a 5 just so the overall rating doesn't risk decreasing to 4.0.

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Best wad of 2004.

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these maps stinks! pretty shitty level design, flooded with redundant copypaste. contrast lightning style (borrowed from Equinox) is overused. gameplay solutions are kinda lame and annoying.

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This is your first? It sure as hell doesn't look like it! Really good and "unique" detail sets this apart from many other MegaWADs. A great mission pack. 5 out of 5. -prdarkfox

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For a first map(set), this is quality work. Gwyn has skilfully woven that classic feel in to the game. Combine this with some great game-play and your in for a very enjoyable experience. Even with it's little flaws, this has to be a 4/5 -jb

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masterpiece! daimon.

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It's excellent, and if you liked the well-known megawads from the mid-90's (like Alien Vendetta and such), you'll enjoy this one, too. At least, I did.This wad hasn't innovation in mind, but solid, classical fun. 4/5

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A very nice megawad providing a challenge to most players out there. Learge levels towards the middle of the file, lots of monsters and creative environments. Also a nice collection of hard and soft firefights!!!. Get the Legacy version by Jive, it´s quite good too!. 4 stars.

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Very interesting wad and quite unique, there are some bad points, this wad is quite rough round the edges and some game play issues. But some of the levels are truly stunning (map24 and 29 stand out for that) Also there are some interesting concepts used, try map14 for starts. In the end a very good wad. 4 stars. cannonball

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An excellent megawad that kept me entertained for about a month on-and-off. The levels flow brilliantly as you make your way through this atmospheric epic adventure. There are a couple of dodgy maps, but what do you expect from a one-man-megawad? Some texture alignment issues and some baron areas, but nothing to distract you from the excellent game-play. Well worth the download. 5/5

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      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
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