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ASDOOM

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Welcome to ASDOOM, nine new levels for registered DOOM (effectively a whole new episode). The files that are in this archive are all that you need to extend your enjoyment of DOOM for many, many more hours!

To make life as easy as possible for beginners a batch file is included to run all of the levels for you. Simply make sure that all of the files from this archive are in your DOOM directory then type ASDOOM to play (but read the rest of this file first). :)

As I put together the levels in ASDOOM I was particularly keen to put the tension and fear back into playing DOOM - there are some places where even I get uneasy, and I know where everything is! If you have access to a modem let me know how you think I got on (see CONTACTING THE AUTHOR below).

The quality of the levels improves steadily as you play. The first level was literally my first effort and, although extremely playable, doesn't look so hot when you compare it to the later ones. Levels two and three become increasingly respectable and from level four onwards you'll think that you've died and gone to heaven. Persevere with levels one to three though; it's worth it just to keep the play-balance right.

Finding ASDOOM's secret level will take a bit of work, and only experienced DOOMers should take a trip there. Visiting the secret level on UV is like sipping cyanide - dangerously detrimental to your health. It is repectfully suggested that you save your game before doing anything hasty (like moving).


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Doomkid

  
These maps contain plenty of "super empty massive bland hallways" that we associat with 1994, but it also has some genuinely cool looking rooms and ideas. I can see this was actually quite good for it's time.

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Minimalistic architecture - but great playability. A good WAD to study for beginner map makers on how to avoid the pitfalls of trying to put too much in a map. Well worth downloading.

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This WAD used to be famous. Much pwad is dreadful. Easy fights, ultra-bland architecture, misaligned textures, impossible to find secrets, keys hidden behind secret doors, etc. But Andy Sheppard managed some cool rooms on Level 4 and 5, and some hot fights here and there. I give it 3 stars for some of the clever parts, a generous score given the manifest faults of this WAD, especially the use of rising floors instead of lifts, and the Phobos Anomaly that has no exit. -- Steve Duff 4/28/2011

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No reason why this still shouldn't be famous. It's a good solid wad. E1M8 does of course have an exit - you really don't think this would have been realized back then?

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Middle of the line here for me. I say neither horrible nor good for today's standards. Maybe tilted slightly below average, but not horrible. Might easily be 2 stars if it was modern but old date guarantees a 3. 3/5

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Not quite as bad as some other comments said, for an old wad anyway. Playable but easy at UV. Some poor texture alignments, nearly all brightly lit, no atmosphere. New sounds are mostly cranky but I liked the machine gun. The voice sounds the same as in "Wild West Of The North" - WEST.WAD which was by Mike Lasota and which also has cranky (but different again) sounds.          
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Boring tosh. Long narrow passages packed with hundreds of demons to grind through with a chainsaw. Might as well work in a bacon factory.  Gave up after checking the map to see if there was anything more than carving demons. There wasn't.    
    • By Gabenslair · Posted
      It has done what the creations intentions were; to create a substantially different feel and perspective on doom.   I'm not the sort of person to say "keep it up" nor "encore" but your wad does jump out from the thousands of typical hell and techbase levels. I personally like to keep my typical "masculine wads" masculine, but it does look alot different from the usual doom mods. Sort of like that "youtube-friendly" doom wad yet unironic and serious.   The content itself is very lacking as if you were supposed to enjoy the wad like it was a gulp of water. All you can do is pet the dog thing and water the plants. You could go up the steps but they just lead back down.    The style of the wad is vastly contrasted with our usual wads, resorting towards handdrawn and crayola drawings and if needed, ameteaur ms paint drawings added onto that. The author/illustrator has cleary shown that she/he/xe/they/A.H. doesn't demonstrate professional skill on the likes of eviternity, so they taken the route of making everything childlike to mask their lack of drawing to promote a child game.    I usually expect something like this from either a father making a small wad game for his little daughter or that apple advertisement wamyn that casually says "Whats a computer?".    I cant find any aspect to improve upon this due to it's jarring identity in contrast to the typical fps "masculine" wads out there. 
    • By chowbar · Posted
      Possibly my favorite Ultimate Doom megawad. Although its first half feels like DTWID, it quickly becomes a much more twisted and demented take on the familiar techbase/hell aesthetic. Expect well hidden secrets, tight corridors, and some tough encounters in large, complex levels. In keeping with Ult Doom's tone, NaturalTvventy layers the atomphere on thick to create levels that feel genuinely hostile and evil, even more so than in the original.    If you have a soft spot in your heart for the original Ultimate Doom, this megawad is a must play. NEIS makes you realize how rock solid the original Doom formula is, even without the SSG and revenants. 
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      An odd wad in which you play a Hexen class while fighting Heretic monsters in Heretic-textured levels. Surprisingly, it works pretty well, and is an interesting change of pace from either game. It retains Hexen's hub design, although it's not at all puzzley, just a "go and collect 3 items and return to the hub" quest. It's very combat-focused (there's almost 400 enemies in the final level), but unlike some Heretic maps, it doesn't end up feeling like a slog. Perhaps Hexen's weapons are just more powerful than Corvus's. The level design is very good, besides a couple of sore spots (the cramped areas of the lava level, the metal maze in the final level). The boss, D'Sparil, is much easier to kill than he was in Heretic; he probably should've been modded to have a better chance against Hexen's warriors.
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