Grim Ripper

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Jaromir Bergmann

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A set of 15 maps designed to be played as an episode (i.e. not a pistol start for each). The author suggests skipping the first three levels and considers 06-15 to be his best work. See the original text-file (included here as !grimripper_eng.TXT) for more information.

Note that the batch files referred to in the original text-file are not included here, as their purpose was to load 15 separate wads simultaneously. For the user's convenience, I have combined these 15 maps and 1 demo (all unaltered) into a single wad using Wintex.

Base

New levels from scratch.

Build Time

about 20 h and more of my life/ 1 levl i guess :(

Editors Used

DEU 2

Bugs

small HOMs (halls of mirrors) map 08 at the end map 13 at the beginnig low memory -> i was not able to fix these




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  • 4
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member
its not thaat ugly, infact its prity fun, 4/5

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  • 4
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member
If not for first few levels, it plays great. Some later maps look fine. Download recommended. JB PS: thanx to Graham for uploading!

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  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member
15 mostly very good maps.

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NuMetalManiak

  • 3
  

there is nothing awe-inspiring about this megawad. there is also nothing in this megawad that will really make you hate it either. just...an average megawad. given that it was done in an old editor (DEU2), treat it as such.

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Gato606

  • 4
  

Nice megawad, nice maps, overall it was nice to play it

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  • 3
  
Looks quite ugly, but it has some nice moments. Gameplay is more or less okay. Overall it isnt anything special. 3/5 - Damned

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  • 2
  
It has its good points, but parts of it just don't work so well as they should. Its not the greatest that's for sure. On the first level when you pick up the armor, the lift falls and you're stuck in that area-that was an unfair design cue.

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    • By galileo31dos01 · Posted
      Done on HMP/continuous/saves.   Top quality megawad here. Lots of incredible visuals and details, each episode has a different theme, designed with really nice custom textures. You get mountain bases, dark castles, hellish environments, huge underground caves, lunar bases, and a few secret surprises. And there's a fun adventure factor in every episode, the author not only put work into fast-paced gameplay but also exploratory settings. For example, almost all of the maps in further episodes are open spaces with platforming and walkways descending into damaging liquids, and lots of optional caves to find goodies. In addition, tight scenarios are dark and spooky, creating a real sense of suspense on what's coming. Music is really good, some of the tracks are also in Ancient Aliens. Favourite tracks are 06, 11, 22 and 27
      So, like I said before, the maps are all fast-paced. Right from the beginning, you are demanded to move and find appropriate tools to get started. Nothing is overwhelming, but the usage of monsters is really well thought. Skillsaw seems to have a fetish for snipers in the form of "dead simple" enemies, because they are mostly used to harass you from different distances if you're not fast. Apart from that, he mixed incidental combat with multiple traps. From a viles+crushers maze, to a mancubus you have to guard, to a ghost town (yes, stealth monsters), or even a secret full filled with explosive zombies you'll probably panic and laugh out loud like I did.    The new monsters have their ups and downs. From the get-go, imps and demons suffered a few transformations. Upgrade pinkies are fine, creepy, bite quicker. You don't want to use the chainsaw against them, which is my only dislike because I'm fond of that weapon. On the other side, the new imps are annoying... nothing else to say. Lost souls look cool. Then, spiders have red eyes, and the smaller ones can spawn arachnorbs (mostly a cinematic effect, only problematic when telefragging the spiders), which are my favourite enemies of the set, nasty but fragile, and funny. Kamikaze troopers are like explosive balloons of meat, hilarious enemies, I simply could not get mad at them for killing me. Pyro Knights are my third favourite, I recall one instance where a cyberdemon hit a pack and they scratched him to death in a matter of seconds. Super Mancubi don't add something special, they look cool though. Cybruisers are a fair replacement for the cyber/baron in the way they were used, and also look good, but just that, and poor SMMs were deprived of their boss privileges (immunity to splash damage and loud sounds). Diabolist is a great boss, although I feel like there should have been a texture showing the monster, like in Doom there's an IoS texture.    As for weapons, well the pistol may shoot faster but it still aims like crap at any range. I did used it a lot more than the regular pistol. The minigun is awesome, and the idea that chaingunners don't drop them is good, makes it a higher valuable weapon.    Secret wise, there is a wide variety. Hidden switches, a passage behind a waterfall, a teleport on liquid floors, those are the most common. I like that some of them provide an intense fight before you get your gifts. There's a secret easter egg I found via IDDT (of course, behind a generic wall), it has a really cool effect with the music and if you have played other Skillsaw's mapsets, you'll recognize it.    Favourite maps: 06, 07, 10, 18, 22, 24, 27, 29. The rest are nice too.   Overall, yeah it's obvious that this mapset has a high value for speedrunning, but if you're a slow motion player like me, you'll still love this, just don't forget to always charge your minigun first! My rate is 9/10.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      certainly a unique map from the one touted "Midtex Wizard", enough to drop a framerate considerably. still playable, and with a low monster count, it's a bit skeptical in a number of ways. it's actually a short map, but hard anyways, with scenarios to screw newbies over. the cyberdemon fight is the real standout, being sure to utilize circlestrafing to its maximum while avoiding the nukage and the rockets. it really should be longer though. as artistic as it is i expected more out of the gameplay.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      for speedmaps, they do a pretty decent job and keep my eyes peeled. some actually interesting maps were made here and many were enjoyable. recommend.
    • By Doomless Dare · Posted
      It was good enough although its been cancelled
    • By EmotionalFelineinaMadstate · Posted
      When a Doom mod causes controversy, mixed feelings, and making a dev of a certain port angry, you'll bet i'll give it a good score.   Not saying because it caused controversy, it has a good score. It was a weird trip to go through, and is a really neat idea, but of course, a star had to be removed, due to my headaches and immeasurable pain this thing gave me.   Love and hate you, anotak.