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Exquisite Corpse

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The phrase "exquisite corpse" originates from a surrealist game in which sentences were created by a group of people, each person not knowing what the previous words were.

In this WAD, each of the 12 authors was given a block of space 1024x1024 units big and asked to create a part of a larger level. However, all they were given to guide them were small slivers of the previously created pieces adjacent to theirs.

The Exquisite Corpse WAD was conceived by Linguica and created by members of the Doomworld forums in early September 2004.


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TimeOfDeath

  
liked except for the fatal zdoomism with sector 650

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NuMetalManiak

  
an interesting concept and it made for a pretty cool map.

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Lightning Hunter

  
Connectivity is better than expected with this map, despite all the different sections combined in one. The visuals are great, minus a few dull sections (mostly 4 and 8), as well as unaligned textures in sections 10 & 11 (seriously, who blows texture alignment with such a small section assigned?). Game play is a good challenge. The switch hunting at the end is annoying when you have already explored the whole map.

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@ ^: you're unfair, that cybie can be killed easily without using weaponry. Having said that: interesting concept of type 1 + 1 = 3. Despite the crampiness, most of the submaps work well, and the combination makes a nice adventure. Sadly it looks like some of the authors try to outperform the others in terms of monster placement (mostly barons & AVs), and of course there is the unevitable 2nd cybie. Sigh... Overall: obviously not legendary at all, but well done.

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Guest

  
first minute cyber demon? ok. 0/5

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Whoa! Just checked this beast out and is it insane or what! 12 guys and one map. Amazing. Damn archviles! Muahaha! I'll be playing this again.

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that was pretty interesting.

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funny level

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A fun concept. The resulting map is a bit of a mitchmatch of different styles, not surprisingly, but in this case it could be well considered a strenght as well. 4/5

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Lots of fun. Yay for concept! -- Brun Ohn

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very pretty wad, lots of fun

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I hope everyone likes it, I really liked how it turned out and I assume the other authors think the same way too :) - Scrum

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you forgot to tag one of the doors and you can't grab the plasma rifle in most ports. either actually test maps with something other than zdoom or just say they're for zdoom and save people some time and effort. from what i saw it's pretty nice, though the extreme inconsistency hurts it somewhat. *** -sargebaldy

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Great idea and great map! 5/5

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great gameplay, seamless transition and and great map overall, especially for the concept of such a project

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Great stuff. To guy w/ HD crash : There's no way in hell it was the WAD's fault. Jeez .. :P

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an amazing work of art. as a huge fan of surrealism i really love this WAD.

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Sometimes you "feel" the passage from one part to another, but overall it's a surprisingly coherent map. The good amount of details and editing ideas is constant in all parts of the map. It's not one of the easiest maps, and you better choose the right way at the beginning, or else you'll end shred by some Hellknights. But in the end, the map is hard but very fair. 4/5 -Milian

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Excellent map. Also likely a classic for being the "founder" of the 1024 concept, IMO one of the greatest types of Doom mapping concepts in existence (the bottom line: longer NOT= better)!

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Nice, I give it 4 stars because of the extra novelty value. I'd like to see this concept revisited sometime for sure. //Erik Alm

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Plays pretty good.

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  • File Reviews

    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
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