Riverwood Village

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CodenniumRed, and Ichor for custom files, script, submission and other such fixes.

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Still phased after your trek through Korax's homeworld and beyond, rebuilding Cronos has been far from a flawless experience. Much of Korax's minions still wander the world, most unfound by any tasked to slay them.

That is, until one day you get a summons to the town of Riverwood, academic stronghold where all three orders mingle under the root of nature. Korax's minions have regrouped, but under who none can assess.

You arrive at Riverwood to find the town already overrun. This mission is no longer a defense on your part... it's an assault. You swear to the gods that you WILL get to the bottom of this. Readying your strength, you walk through the town gates, which swiftly close behind you....

Credits

CodeImp for DooM Builder, ID Software for DooM!

Base

New from scratch

Build Time

100 hours over the span of a month, on and off (mostly off).

Editors Used

DooM Builder




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Grain of Salt

  • 4
  

Solid setting, atmosphere and detailing. Engaging and very well-judged gameplay. It's a shame it's only one map.

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129thVisplane

  • 4
  
Fun map. Easy at first, a little bit harder later, and with a relatively hard boss fight. Appearance-wise, looks a bit repetitive but otherwise nice; reminded me of Heretic city maps. All in all I had fun. 4/5

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  • 4
  
A good map. I wouldn't particularly say a GREAT map, but quite a good one. Looks very nice, and playing in vanilla the visual glitches are not as bad as the author makes it sound (I've seen worse in vanilla-intended maps). The final battle is not really that hard, if you know effective tactics for fighting that enemy. My biggest complaint is the number of small, fiddly rooms in the "houses" area that don't really serve a gameplay purpose but are just decoration.

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  • 3
  
repetative a little, but good overall 3/5

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  • 2
  
A map that is looking very similar throughout, making it hard to distinguish the different areas from eachother. Automap will be quite helpful. The game play is lacking, the item placement is rather bad. Starts off real easy, but suddenly you'll be facing slaughtaurs in pitch darkness, and if you've spent your quartz flasks that you pick up at the start, you are basically up shit creek for the rest of the map. 2/5 Kristus

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  • 3
  
very good.

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  • 3
  
needs more salt

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  • 5
  
Great architecture, monster placement was standard but that too works. The end was a bit too diccicult comapred to the rest of the level but it was a well set-up boss fight.

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  • 4
  
wow, nice-looking map with some good details, but needs of more. 3 stars and half Daimon

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  • 4
  
amazing. probably the best ever village/town level for hexen since the original maps (and e1m3-e1m4 from heretic). i gotta agree with another reviwer that the end fight was hard. :-( p.d

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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      yep, this is a huge-as-fuck map alright. you WILL get lost in this one, but thankfully not to the point that it becomes unplayable because thankfully, it fully is playable. it's just very cramped in a lot of spots, especially in the first few levels. what's best about this level is that it does get to be a bit more open later on. the combat isn't all that tough despite being cramped in most spots, and i managed to find all 23 secrets on my go. it was much harder to get 100% kills though, but worth it in the end. i actually think using automap markers for a map like this will help players immensely too.
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