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The Halls of Death

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A pretty average '95-ish WAD. Some good traps, but far too much ammo and health to be a challenge. There are some minor flaws (e.g., there are some stupid parts where it's possible to get stuck), and the progression is a little wierd, but overall this is an enjoyable experience. --3/5

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I liked it - I remember playing this a couple years ago

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This is from November 1994; it's not bad for the period, with a couple of clever technical tricks and solid but dull gameplay. The original General MIDI music is also surprisingly decent, apart from the ridiculous guitar solos. On the other hand it's just a lot of twisted mazes, all alike, and there's nothing that lifts it into greatness.

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    • By Meril · Posted
      Another abomination in doom mapping. It's crap even in crap category.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Ugly, rectangular, not enough ammo. In one word: CRAP
    • By Meril · Posted
      Sound replacement is terrible. Sounds are very annoying. Level also is ugly. Only thing I like is sprites replacement. Kicking nazi asses is same as good like demons ones ;)
    • By SeanLeal · Posted
      Dear Doomkid,

      I was involved in the design and play-test of each of these levels. Please know these were created from *scratch* and we spent our time making sure the levels were as playable as possible. We were not terribly focused on texturing, other than to give players positional awareness in different parts of each arena.

      Map 6 -- Offices of Death -- Was intentionally designed to be as accurate a representation of the office we worked in as possible. Admittedly, playability was taken as a second priority. We did manage to create working "elevators" and "stairs" to give the illusion you were going up and down floors. I was pretty happy with how we did.

      Considering it was 1996, and no way to simply "Google" different ideas. Your best bet at the time was to jump onto the Usenet and hope you could find a decent board with active members. Other than that, it was pretty much all self-taught.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the other levels. Yes, they are old-school, big arena, style. We spent a LOT of time trying to make sure they were as balanced as possible, with escape routes, and required risks for rewards.
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Excellent stuff for the mid-1990s. Lots of action, good layouts, pretty challenging on UV.    9/10
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