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Total Control

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An large tech style base with an high ammount of detail, it uses several Zdoom features. Overall an pretty good looking map, much time went into detailing all the areas. First serious attempt in making an non-linear map, im pretty pleased with the results I got. The map has skill levels so it should be playable for all types of skilled players. NOT designed for jumping sorry, you can grab the BFG9000 by jumping for instance. There are probably more things that will screw up gameplay if you jump, thats all and have fun.


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Ofisil

  

A fantastic, single-level wad. Levels that last quite long, or have more than 200 enemies are usually a no-no for me, but Total Control manages to remain interesting throughout, keeping u on your toes with limited ammo (initially) and even less health items, in a map that's full of hitscanners, and plenty of darkness. The atmosphere is top notch and goes hand to hand with the D64 SFX. The detailing is fantastic (tekbase lovers will love what's in store), but isn't the focus. The gameplay is, which is basically some great, survival-style Doom fun.

 

Plus, great use of limited spaces, that rarely feel unfair, and very good use of enemies that are usually handled in a very bad way (Revs, and Chainguys). Minus one star for the simple reason that it kind of overstays its welcome, and sort of becomes predictable after exploring more than - the quite large - 50% of the map.

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Cacodemon9000

  

Cool visuals and nice atmosphere. There is a lot of room to explore and map itself is quite nonlinear, but without too much switch hunt. Start may be a bit tough, but overall difficulty is relatively easy, not many traps and all of them are predictable. Good work.

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NuMetalManiak

  
really good map

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Guest

  
This is the bread and butter right here. The atmosphere is ace, the gameplay is brilliant, and the architecture is very good! The level of minute details is just insane that sometimes you can get trapped or caught so be careful! Either way this is just very playable, very pretty DOOM. 5 stars again to the Dutch Devil. -TRRobin.

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Here we have an atmospheric high-tech ZDoom ambience again. The map is very detailed with some really nice editing ideas, which are put in the limelight by a lot of coloured lighting mainly. Gameplay, however, is a bit too easy. Most ennemies are former humans, so you're provided with tons of ammo, and health is opulent, too. The fact that I got a BFG and Plasma Gun which I never needed, demands a sequel map with harder villains. 4/5 -Milian

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to the reviewers who say it's too hard: ever heard of difficulty settngs? I really liked this. 5/5

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love non-linear maps. :D Detail is really nice too, I liked the defense doors you had throughout the level. I wish I could have been able to use them for defense though, as is, most are just window dressing. I also wish there would have been a place where the BFG could have been put to good use; as is, unless you want 100% of everything, there's no need to bother with it at all. Otherwise great level; your best one yet. Keep up the great work Dutch. - Nuxius

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A very nice map, though due to non-linear design you need good map knowledge to play it effectively, esp. at the start of the map. Low health and hitscan enemies are the reason. The BFG can be use in a variety of ways, most often for solving fights faster but I agree that it isn't a crucial item. I liked the previous maps more, but this is still a solid 4/5 - Belial

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Great looking map but with too many monsters and too predictable battles to make much sense... It hasn´t a bad gameplay when you get to know the layout but it´s far too long to encourage players to go on without saving and some battles are just mindless... Still, you will enjoy it if you like to hold your "fire" key :). 3 stars.

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Didn't bother to play it SP, but in coop it was a bag of fun. Good work. 4 stars.

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Masterpiece - Vote: 9!

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A very very good map. Non-linear, so you have to find you way around, but puts you into challenging battles and also has some clever secrets. I actually didn't use the BFG once, so I can't say you need it for this map. Detail is superb 4.5/5

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Just finished on UV first attempt. When I got to the exit I thought it was a bit weird there was about 100 monsters left so had to go back and find them. Got all but one secret and one monster (the one at the exit). Excellent job. 5 from me.

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Fun wad. Lots of nicely different sound effects and challenging battles and weird lighting effects and things that go BOOM!

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Deserves a 5, but not a fan of the "where do I go? Hey look a chaingunner, damn there goes my health. Now where do I go again?" style. -epyolol

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Pretty nice looking map, but very boring to play. The fights were nothing special at any point and the keys were used in a pretty unoriginal way too. They didn't open new parts of the map. They opened closets at the corners of the map with new keys. 3 stars. The architecture and detailing saved a little.

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I loved the detail and lighting but didnt care for the layout. I prefer more linear layouts. 4/5 -Superdavey

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A lot of effort was put into this map, but what a waste. It's full of boring and useless detailing, it's too dark (and the colored lighting made my eyes bleed), and the enemies are placed all over the level in a boring and uniform manner. I couldn't make myself finish this map even with cheats on. There simply wasn't anything interesting here. I'm tempted to give it 1 star to balance all the positive reviews, but I think it deserves two.

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ECELLENT architecture, fun gameplay. Definantly worth cheching out, one of the best single maps of 2005 IMO.

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Excellent

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"...but I think it deserves two." Wow that's nice of you! Awesome map, I absoultely loved it. I really didn't find the fights boring as some others did, and the detail was awesome. I still play it every once and a while and hope to get some good inspiration from it. -Tango

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must have wad!! epic hard gameplay, great map, nice monster replace survival! wish there would be a mega wad :(

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Very difficult at first, but gets easier as you collect more firepower. Insane detail. Don't forget to save, cause it's gigantic. Definately worth playing. Better than Devil's other maps that used custom monsters and were just way too hard.

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Well done, great effort! 5 stars! -Tormentor667

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  • File Reviews

    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      First of all, I love that the author has put love into the map, you can tell by simply the Marine on the ground (it made me laugh)   The map is fine apart from some minor beginner errors, I would recommend making the hallways narrower, having them be so big doesn't really add anything when there is only 1 enemy or none at all.   I liked the map for its simplicity, yes, I would have wished that the rooms like the dining room, where the life potions are, had been more frequent, more than anything because of the amount of enemies and life there are.
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      OMG I LOVE THIS MAP   Let's start with the fact that they literally give us free rein to explore the map with our pretty shotgun and I will always appreciate those things.   I love the ending because it is very silly and requires preparation to do it.   This map is beautiful and I love it.   PD: Contamination for you 
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      Well, for 1994 it is incredible   I love that verticality is used, I even love the level design, especially the puzzle of the doors, I love it   For the last part of the map it seemed like a medium high difficulty but when I killed everyone on the water ladder I was pleasantly impressed, I quite liked it.
    • By Amaruψ · Posted
      I played up to The Crusher and... frankly, it soured the taste in my mouth to the point that I don't want to continue and try all of the maps.    Surprisingly hideous and wonderfully claustrophobic architecture, with monotonic texture usage and gimmicks at every turn of the map. Then of course the Arch-Vile maze because apparently it's a necessity to copy the Casalis at least once in your mapping career. The crushing ceiling was just the cherry on the top. Not a fan.
    • By Xouman · Posted
      It was interesting,sometimes fun,sometimes hard,sometimes annoyingly hard but we later smile about it(Going Down feeling you know?),i loved the fact that everything feels and look different in terms of level design,sounds,texures and visuals,and the music is here to say to you "you're on a vacation/exploration trip...but not too much,it's Doom !",and technically some levels are great creations,obviously with a modified Id Tech 1,because the original one couldn't do things that some level showed i guess.   Ancient Aliens have a very good overall feeling to play,it's Doom,with a bit of Blake Stone,Star Wars,System Shock and maybe others inspirations,it's very risky to merge differerents inspirations into one big work.   DeadLostSoul,Commander Keen,EvilMarines new enemies are nice too.   My favorites Levels :   Arachnotron Arrival (Nice constant spider in the middle that keeps the pressure on you to move or hide,i liked the monster placements and traps too)   Last Refuge Of The Anasazi   Sinkhole Showdown   Dare To Fly Where Eagles Soar   Ancient Aliens   The Nectar Flow (Huge Level and fun to play)   Polychromatic Terrace   Blazing Boulevard   Wormhole Junction (Damn this is a Going Down Style level !)   Leave Your Sol Behind (A three time height ramp/elevator[don't know how to call that]in Doom? Didn't know that was possible,and flying saucers travel to others worlds,seriously?,didn't expected that o_O,loved the creativity on this level)   Daylight Under A Dark Sol   Culture Shock (A level in the clouds and touching the sky,successive teleporters,a tv working,ropes to elevate yourself,real scales,we need more levels like this,It reminds me that WOW EFFECT i had with Zeal World in Chrono Trigger when i saw all that,too bad it was short,but fantastic idea)   I Skipped Illuminati Confirmed (Too many details and enemies,lags as hell can't do anything,it looked like an insane level)   I Skipped Trinary Temple (Too Much Lags)   I Skipped The Ones Behind It All (Too Much Lags)   The lasts levels lags a lot on Brutal Doom,but that's not your fault,i don't want to play Vanilla Doom,BD is way better to me haha.
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