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Villa de Rais

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Locals have reported that "things" have been sighted at the crumbling villa of the recently deceased Oldrey de Rais. That's why the military chose you, Corporal Flynn Taggart, USMC. Naturally, you and your war comrade Arlene Sanders were sent to investigate, but you have stumbled into something deeper than a mere ghost hunt. They've come back for revenge... and they've got a new weapon to their advantage.


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Some very average level design interspersed with some quality, if very one-dimensional, gameplay. Really could use better design, though some nice use of modern features. Switches that crush ceilings on you without escape are seriously annoying. - pritch

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Arlene Sanders = BABE

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To the reviewer above, all you have to do is stand in the acid and you wont get crushed. Anyways, 5 stars to this wad.

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This 15-map wad shows some nice ideas and effects, especially the splashing sound and sprites that appear when you're running through liquids. But overall the work is only mediocre. Most of the maps are horribly underdetailed and too easy to beat, though they become better with every map, and the last ones are quite ok. The last few maps contain many stealth monsters which was a pain. 2/5 -Milian

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Teh name rules. 3 stars.

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Had you not used the name "Coporal F**** T******", it would get a 4. Sadly using the name merits a 0.

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Reviewer above: YOU SUCK

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  • File Reviews

    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a very impressive megawad with a nice themed ancient Egypt atmosphere, with very nice choosing of textures to contribute to that theme, very nice architecture and impressive (and very risky) twist on the story going from ancient Egypt to alien spaceships, without using hi-pitched colors like in Ancient Aliens. Also, very tough megawad, if you're masochist enough, you can play it with Complex Doom and add LCA for more doses of pain.
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      It's okay. Quite easy due to the abundance of artifacts, mana, & health. The level design is fine, nothing special. The only truly bad part was the unmarked puzzle bookcases, forcing you to wallhump the entire library as a last resort. Otherwise it's pretty simple stuff, running around finding keys and smashing monsters. The texturing and lighting aren't fantastic but aren't noticeably bad either. The only glaring issue is that many windows just show a wall textured with the sky texture rather than an area with a sky ceiling. Yet there are perfectly normal outdoor areas. Perhaps the author only figured it out skies halfway through development? Anyways, this is worth your time if you want an hour or two of simple Hexen fun.
    • By yourusernamee · Posted
      loved all of it except map20. that map sucked the life out of me. really great stuff all around.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a nice wad overall, nice map design, textures and monster placement, enjoyed playing on D-Touch (GZDoom1.8) with Dude4th weapon mod.  My only complain would be the secrets, they have very few to no clues about their position.  There was a problem on E3M5 on the secrets around the squared starting room with stairs, the wall closes and let me stuck inside, had to use idclip to get out from those secret rooms.
    • By amackert · Posted
      I recently played through this continuously twice on UV. Overall I feel this is an expertly crafted WAD from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, great soundtrack, and intense gameplay. Maybe a little too intense sometimes, and with that it's probably not a WAD I'll recommend to newbies. If less experienced players absolutely have to try it, I suggest playing on the lower difficulty modes as the included readme suggests. Describing the later maps of this WAD as "brutal" on UV is an understatement to say the least.
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