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SymOcean

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Aquatic adventures with lots of islands / boats etc.! This is the first in the SYMO series, set in a nice seascape setting. Nice until Hell stepped in that is. You'd better do something about it then.


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Memfis

  

Interesting mysterious level where confusing progression only adds to the charm. Like most wads uploaded by Grazza, it shows a unique artistic vision and doesn't remind you of anything else. The map begins with a puzzle that I can't call fair or logical, but what follows is much better. Don't expect any exciting combat here, play it for the adventure aspect only.

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Quite amateurish level with too many technical problems, alomst zero ambiance, and remarkably poor gameplay. Has a few potentially nice details, but they haven't been worked-out properly. Overall: 1* for the effort. BTW @ 3 above: giving this map 5* legendary can indeed be described with the word bizar.

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I didn't finish this map because I was expecting an outdoor tropical island area with lots of water (maybe even some swimming)... instead all I got were a few dead trees, what could generously be called a creek and an otherwise mostly indoor level. This has nothing to do with the ocean. Gameplay's not bad, but nothing to write home about either.

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Appears as if the map maker was trying to plot a murder massacre with just a pistol on some oceanfront beach somewhere, because there are no other weapons in this map whatsoever, & such could be the only explanation for making such a pretty map so senseless.

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Some bizarre comments here. You quickly get a shotgun and a chaingun from the enemies, and that is plenty. It's a very creative map with some nice touches (e.g. "submerge" and "down periscope"). Tip: if you want to get the red key quickly, you can grab it (and escape) with an easy strafe jump.

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large, ugly map. it was an interesting concept but poorly executed. this was not fun to play. 1/5

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I ran out of ammo long before it got interesting.

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    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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