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Sapphire - Orbital Research

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This is a medium sized map based on a space station, a research facility for engines powered by simulated black holes, maintained by the Sapphire Corps.


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Decent visuals, unimaginative and relatively boring gameplay. Worth a playthrough or two, just not a kind of map you keep on your hard-drive.

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fuck yes. - Xolzo 5/5 like jdoom in zdoom. i luv u man. this is fukin awsome.

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Pretty straightforward, but very tasteful design and texture usage. And skybox is great - yay for gzdoom 4/5 -- Brun Ohn

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Just Perfect!!! 5/5 - Logan MTM

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Very nice architecture in this WAD, but what else would you expect from Tormentor? It's a fun run n' gun slaughterfest in good-looking, if a bit repetitive, surroundings. Good work, can't wait for the continuation :)

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Whenever I think if T667, or the zdoom mapping community, I think of this horrible redundant map. Why Tormentor, why?!

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=)russia was here - 5\5

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Pretty cool map. Feels more like a modern FPS than Doom, though is still very atmospheric. Pretty straightforward gameplay, lots of places to hide/snipe/dodge make it easy. Extreme detailing, and a great showcase of what GZDoom is capable of. I don't know why people rave about skyboxes; a corner in the air for no reason looks crap. 4/5

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Gameplay is flawed like usual (ever since 2000 maybe) and there is the horrible unbalance between minibosses and regular monster fights like the twin Hectebi, twin Archies, and spider demolisher. The only thing that could fix this is to chop off some of the redundancy of having to get all six keys just to get through the short map, add space and ammo, more strategic monster placement, and add a couple more levels.

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Kind of redundant gameplay. Go through a hallway, grab key, backtrack w/ new monsters. Everything happens right in front of the player for maximum boredom. Sure, pretty looking, but repetitive and boring. 3/5

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A truly brilliant piece of work. Tormentor does it again. Much more beautiful than any of his previous releases, though admittedly not as interesting as TNT3.

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Boring. It's essentially Wolfenstein 3D with new textures.

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Epic

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Zzzzzzzzz... nice use of textures but sheesh, reflective floors? ** ~csonicgo

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Sapphire had a lot of potential. It has a *great* basic environment, especially in outdoor areas. But, unfortunately, it suffers from a lack of detail and just throws enemies at you in empty hallways and rooms. Where are the airlocks? Where are the security stations? Where are the living quarters? Where are the labs? 3/5 because it's got a great start, but has a lot of unfulfilled potential.

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It's pretty, and that's it.

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SWEET

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People only call this boring because its linear. I honestly haven't played a SP map this good in a long time. Love the weapon/monster/ammo/ health placement, its just perfect. Only thing I wondered about was the final battle with the spiderdemon thingey. I just kept hiding behind the door and shooting it and it was too easy. Anyway awesome map and looking forward to the sequel 5/5 -Julz_D

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Holy death on a stick! This map rocks. The gameplay I actually found somewhat enjoyable and acceptable, and the looks alone are stunning. I love the skybox and the music choice (UT2004). Does feel a tad linear, but its not too bad, not everybody can really make non-linear maps. Great use of GZDoom effects like reflective floors. No real complaints... 5* -- MasterOFDeath

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    • By Erick · Posted
      There's definitely some ideas put into use here, but the result is rather sloppy. You start off with three teleporters in the first room, so going in blindly, I couldn't tell if I had to take one teleporter first or if I can complete the level in any (almost) order. To sum it up, you have to go through these teleporters in a linear order to complete the level, otherwise you'll be greet you with locked doors that serve to remind you that you're going the wrong way. The level itself isn't overly confusing, but coming in the gauntlet room unprepared left a sour impression.   The majority of rooms are spacious and not very pleasing to look at. You'll see big open rooms with dirt and marble textures placed throughout, and aside of the pentagram room with Spectres and an Arch-Vile at the center, the map just boils down to big rooms and hallways you can run past through. With good use of powerups, you can get by most threats without an issue. There's some bits of carnage, but the overall gameplay feels plain.
    • By Erick · Posted
      Decent 1994 WAD with some alright use of textures and nice swarm of monsters when you hit all the switches at the center part of the level. It's pretty standard as far as gameplay goes, it has a few optional areas you can go to but otherwise, it's short and linear. Compared to many other levels around the time, this isn't too bad.
    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      There're some obnoxious counter intuitive puzzles along the way but that aside it's a fair megawad. The maps are well made and the overall difficult is in the right spot for me.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Unless the author intended made this map looks like his(?)/someone's nightmare then I think it's fine to use Nazis-themes textures and monsters but I'm not sure...firstmap? Okay...     I feel the final battle just boring because you can just using BFG9000 to clear the whole room without any problems(unless you wasted all of your cell ammo)...even the custom monster can't hold it.   Texturing just not good but I think it can be improved, I would like see more if the author still making DooM levels...2/5
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      It's not a bad map, but nothing so special, no idea should this be a ZDooM-needed map...   But whatever...it's a decent map to me, just a little hard in beginning but after that(well, at least megasphere provided, just come back later after you have more stuff to deal with those barons and knights), nobody would has problems to blast through the level. Yeah, some may found this map boring but I'm fine with that...3/5
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