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The Salt Mines

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Two levels intended for DeathMatch, Single or Coop. Loads of fun to play. After being dragged back to base, to be punished for insolence, you kill your guard and prepare to fight your way back to the Bitter valley to release your family from their enslavement.


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These two Hexen maps (which should be loaded together) will appeal to the game's fans. Note that if you play as the Fighter, then you'll only have melee weapons until quite some way into the game; I recommend the Mage. You have a good range of those that Hexen has to offer (including an ice area, which I found quite difficult) - I'm not sure what the logic that links it all together might be, or why it all fits with the idea of salt mines, but I suppose it's better this way than it being too monotonous.

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Good maps, most of them ended up in Skulltag later on (as in, 2004-2005 lol). A solid wad that frankly deserves more play time, even in the year 2021.
    • By roadworx · Posted
      this really deserves much more attention than it gets! it definitely has its fair share of negatives like cryptic progression, symmetry, etc, but for the time it's actually very good. the visuals are very nice with interesting architecture and good lighting, and despite not being balanced for pistol start very well the combat is great fun nonetheless.
    • By roadworx · Posted
      it's like if the casali brothers got their hands on skillsaw's kamikaze soldiers   srsly tho, for 1995 this wad is pretty vicious. the moeller brothers love to throw some real nasty shit at you on the regular, but despite that it still remains very fun (albeit somewhat frustrating at times). the levels all look decent for 1995, and the spritework for the new enemies and textures is quite good as well. aside from a few specific things (the beginning of map06 for example) there's not really any genuinely bad things about the megawad. if you're a fan of older stuff then i highly recommend this mapset - it's not as refined as later stuff the moellers worked on like memento mori, but it's still great fun.
    • By roadworx · Posted
      a very fun mapset that, unfortunately, is plagued by a few bugs. it's mostly fine if you get the fix, but if you're unaware of it then it's gonna prevent you from progressing   it's a shame, because this really is a great mapset. it starts off somewhat standard but quickly becomes quite reminiscent of av's later levels. i highly recommend it if you're into that
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