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Riverwood Village

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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....


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whirledtsar

  

Great level with a dark and gloomy atmosphere throughout. The author did a great job representing a town with the stock textures and engine limitations. The level design & gameplay are good, although there is a bit of a difficulty spike (for the fighter on berserker difficulty at least) starting at the crypt. There could've been a lot more items around, as the fighter doesn't get a ranged weapon until right before the boss fight. Speaking of which, the boss (the Heresiarch) was challenging but fun, just like the rest of the map.

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Grain of Salt

  

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

  
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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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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repetative a little, but good overall 3/5

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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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very good.

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needs more salt

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

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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 Major Arlene · Posted
      I had raised my eyebrows when I read everything in the text file, but I really enjoyed this! It's totally adorable, all the assets were obviously hand-made with love, and the puppy is wonderful :) Just wish it was longer! I hope you do some more with this, it's definitely a welcome break. Maybe add some menu assets to really sell the idea.
    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Nice details and visuals. Maybe bitt claustrophobic but that's not weakness at all and i kinda like it. Gameplay is what ruining the map. For six months of work the gameplay feel very unbalanced and bad. Lot of stronger enemies appear on a place where you can't move properly.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      The visuals of the map is rich in details, but they look somewhat erratic and do not form a solid style. Although, some of the author's decisions looks new for me. If you be careful enough, then this map may well bring positive impressions of the gameplay. Lock a player in a narrow space with strong opponents is controversial idea, but an experienced player can get good trial from fights by finding a winning strategy. In general, the map does not leave the desire to go through it again. I recommend this map for seekers of hard and challengind gameplay.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      Just a cool ZDoom map with well balanced gameplay. I was run through it with pleasure.
    • By Gaia74 · Posted
      I must say that although it is a wad of terry, I would like to find a serious one like this, new enemies very interesting and original just for their attacks, bosses that have inspired me (and you can see it in my creations) and it is really amazing like this wad despite having their terry traps is entertaining and much better than many wads of 32 levels, if you want to have something interesting to play and different as long as you ignore the story is fun filled with very good boss fights, excellent music, this is an option although if you can not stand the terry traps just do not try it   5/5 to be a joke wad   Gaia74
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