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Community Chest 2

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Following the success of the original Community Chest, Community Chest 2 is a 32 map megawad including levels made by 26 different authors from the Doom Community. Originally announced almost one year ago in December 2003, it is now complete and ready for your enjoyment.


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It's a shame map24 and map32 don't work in Boom.

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just. sucked. bad. AVOID!!

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An excellent collection of levels. Like any community project, there are a few duds in here (mainly Gene Bird's levels, which need a LOT more work on architecture), but besides these, almost every other level is excellent. There are some innovative maps as well. Difinitely a must-play.

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There seems to be a bug in the second map (coolant platform). There pops up a switch but nothing happens, and there's no way to open ANY of the doors on both sides... Running in Zdaemon...

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This was much better than the first CC, but still, there were no truly great levels and too many previously released and/or crappy maps. The best ones are maps 27 and 24.

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4/5

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The Gene Bird maps were added at the end when people dropped out to fill empty slots.

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Mixed bag. Most levels are challenging and enjoyable. Some are stupidly hard and beyond frustrating. Level 15 was very glitchy. Enemies were teleporting around randomly. I also had some weird health glitch where if I dropped below 100 health I would die. I had to IDDQD to get out of it. Overall it is worth playing through. The few bad levels don't drag it down too much. I doubt I will play through it again though. 4/5

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Whoever did map24 should be prized as an insane genius! Map 23 was interesting and unique! Map 20 was good. The rest? Unlike the dissapointing and largely uninteresting cc1, this one has some stuff that make it worth a play, unfortunately the quality rampages from bad to good in and out with crazy speed, and like all joint projects where too many people are involved it ends up feeling like an incoherent mass of maps thrown together randomly without a consistent theme. Overrated... a 3!

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pretty darn good

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Good megawad. Loses 1 mark for having a big mix of good and bad levels, instead of having mainly good levels. Loses another half a mark for being a plain community pack rather than a story/theme based megawad. True rating 3.5/5

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    • By dei_eldren · Posted
      Having been recommended to me earlier, a while back i gave this WAD a serious try, whilst by now being quite sure it's not on paper something i'd be likely to enjoy.  And so it wasn't, i simply quit in E1M4, but could've just as easily done so already on M1, as my impression didn't change at all as the game went on.   For me, the layouts are far too protracted and downright boring as a result, and the detailing is heavy-handedly generous, and i would even say, not pleasing to my eye.  Long levels often are not a problem when the layout is well-designed, and when one by the end of it has gotten a good grasp of it, but here i never got that feeling, so for me the layout designs are a problem.  No doubt this is partly due to them being expansions of the original maps, but it shows their efficacy and genius - and it shows that the whole idea of expanding such maps may be ill-adviced unless one can truly match that genius, and here that has not been the case. i also did not enjoy the alteration of the original areas to 'modernized' or 'improved' versions.  One main feature of this WAD are the gameplay additions, such as mines, forcefields, radiation areas, new monsters and numerous others, and these i saw as nothing more than gimmicks that didn't add any substance, simply detracting from the elegant simplicity of the game.   As far as gameplay itself goes, on first level there was a severe shortage of health considering the amount of hitscanners, and also some worry about having enough ammo.  On further levels they weren't frivolously given either but that's to be expected (quite a bit of bullet-spongy beasts are present, so it's important to manage it all correctly).  The new monsters didn't add anything to my liking, but i do see what was attempted with them - still, for me they are just a novelty (i sort of like the black crouching figure shooting fireballs, maybe it could be used somewhere and i'd like it...)  Doom is an extremely balanced game, and it's not easy to add to its bestiary without tipping the scales, i'm aware of only a handful of times that it's been successful to my taste.   One interesting thing was the detailed intermission-stats, that even showed as graphs the player's success in past levels and collected/used ammo, health, etc.    i have in the past used the term gimmick-WAD and this is a good example of exactly what i mean with it.  So for me, this had nothing to do with Doom, but i give two stars regardless, mainly for effort and trying something different.  Even so, this is just my personal experience and preference, and i'm glad a lot of people are of a different opinion.  (Played on LZDoom, HMP and continuous.)
    • By Kuro_mahoh · Posted
      I saw a floor and a ceiling, multiple in fact. Nice that there is no false advertisement here.
    • By Plank_Guy_89 · Posted
      It took me a few hours to get through. Pretty fun and very difficult.
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