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KYOPI FIRST HERETIC WAD

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This is really the first Heretic wad released on /idgames, dated 12th January 1995. As for being the first custom map on this repository, it's not bad at all. Not hard though.

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Eh... first room, you're stuck with 5 or 6 monsters in a 128*128 square place.. and it even gets worse after that : ugly and useless. Magma/07-2011 - 0/5

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"Inspiration source for jokewads" labeled level. 1/5. ~Naan

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A title like "KYOPI FIRST HERETIC WAD" doesn't really inspire confidence and it lives up (down?) to that expectation. The layout is rather cramped and the texturing is trippy, as well as having some missing/inappropriat e textures. Like a lot of these naive .wads, there are flashes of inspiration to be seen, but not enough to make it worthwhile to the average player.

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Bit odd

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    • 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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