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Primary

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Primary is a large natural-themed map based around several outdoor areas. It focuses on immersive, epic gameplay, with little puzzle solving. There are several routes to take, and challenges tend to be very rewarding.


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For those of you playing on UV, well... sorry. I'm not the greatest player in the world, so UV is most likely screwed. If it's too annoying to play on that level, then just turn it down. :) -SMG

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Pretty darn good.

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This level is terrible. It has open, underdetailed areas filled with monsters. There doesn't seem to be any consideration to their placement, they're just sprinkled around. The level isn't good-looking either, it looks like a GZDoom level made in 1994. 1 star.

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Very nice. Pretty details, but... all the parts look the same, which is kinda annoying. Still, I liked it. 4/5 -Moti

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This absolutely requires GZDoom and it has jumping. It's a kind of Far Cry Doom, although because it is running on the Doom engine it looks more like Spyro the Dragon. But I'm being mean. This is the largest level I have ever played; it's enormous, and great to just walk through and look at. But the gameplay is a chore. The combination of open spaces, plentiful hitscan monsters, and archviles makes it basically unplayable, because there's no tactical depth. But it looks fab.

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Excellent! I'm usually not too keen on these very large open maps, but this one was a treat. It's packed with some great sniping spots, as well as lots of open battles. Nice one SMG, can't wait for Secondary.wad. 5/5 -jb

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What the author doesn't realise is that this map runs perfectly on ZDoom, not just GZD. I completed it at the same difficulty you guys did. Gets a 4/5. -prdarkfox

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I like it. Very Open Large Areas. Low enemy most on annoying locations at least on skill 3. Play uv soon 4/5

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Nice. A bit repetitive though 4/5

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I really liked it! This is one of my favourite wads! Great map, awesome music! 5/5!

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Didn't like it. Random open areas with random monster placement. This map is really big, but too boring. There isn't any reason for playing it IMHO. 1.5/5 - Damned

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If you fall off the dege you die! What the hell is up with that. I was having fun up until that part. Not a bad level I guess but the rock gets old looking after a while. 8/12/07

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Actually, there's water, 3D floors, and other GZdoom only features. I did try to make it playable in Zdoom for those of you who can't run OpenGL. -SMG

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  • File Reviews

    • By DoomShark · Posted
      - Below average and boring map design! - All maps looks similar to each other, thus boring, I can't remember any distinct map. Same textures are used in all maps which resulted in a boring look after playing a couple of maps. Many maps are just empty, no monsters no anything, just head to the exit. - Designer ran out of ideas and stopped at map 25, didn't finish the rest. - Below average gameplay, Trying to create a gameplay experience the designer resorted to traps, and A LOT of them, many of them are really deadly. - Anticlimactic end, Designer will kill you and throw you into the deep ocean :(  
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Interesting little weapon wad with some pretty amazing dehacked works like the marine spawner gun or the mines (unluckily, a little broken). Overall, a pretty interesting relic from the past, download it! Also is incredible to see that is the first review for this wad, really?
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      A 1995 slice-of-city-life map, recreating the office building the author worked in and a nearby Mexican restaurant. The potential negatives aren't too hard to anticipate from that description and the era: it is ugly, the indoor parts with a lifelike floor plan don't play very well, and progression can be opaque. You might want to consult the automap regularly to spot barely marked doors in the dark or two-sided lines teasing hidden areas you need to hump your way into.    Overall though I found it entertaining. It is short enough that the negatives weren't exhausting, and I liked the Doomcute implements and all the inventive bits of functionality, some abstractly puzzly, some lifelike, some bizarre. This map is loaded with these. My favorite were easily the toilets that function as teleporters; I guess the idea is you tunnel through the piping (eww). Later on, when the streetside combat is long over and you need to worm your way through cramped office space, I felt I was playing a game the author constructed. I was understanding my tasks less in the sense of "find a switch" and more like "figure out how to deal with that disgruntled flame-coated employee barricaded in the break room." 
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      The custom textures are fantastic. If you're a mapper seeking a change of pace from the usual Scythe 2 Egypt, both ISIS.wad and Osiris.wad, which provided some resources, permit use of their assets. (Although they would need cleanup to gel with the most polished of modern styles.)   By modern standards, ISIS.wad hasn't held up, either the name or the gameplay. Outside of a few moments, it stays at a difficulty that makes the early parts of Doom 2 feel like a TimeOfDeath map. The bigger issue is that it is also huge and confusing, with progression being lightly marked at best. Near the end, I unwittingly teleported to the start, and I had to reload a save to avoid minutes of backtracking. All the monsters are stock, so if forced to replay it, I'd either use -fast or throw on a gameplay mod that buffs monsters. The saving grace is that the textures make the outdoors and caves look pretty.
      The text file suggests using Doom Legacy, but few people in 2020 know what that is. Fortunately, the wad ran perfectly for me in GZDoom. It requires jumping and swimming.   Bumped up a star for the cool assets, especially since many were crafted by the author.  
       
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      "Aah, that hurts!" It hurts indeed, annoying (movie?) sound clip used for player pain, it hurts a lot. This map is not that atrociously bad, actually. Layout is nice and pretty open, and the "throne" room (without a throne) is the best part of the level, but unluckily there's this teleport crazy thing that runs troughs the various sections of the... castle? Tomb? I see more some kind of castle theme here, but i digress, let's return on topic. Ok, there is this teleport travel stuff all around the map that join together the various sections of the map, at the first time it works fine and it's a pretty cool thing, but then things starts to going crazy after you reach the yellow key door (that is, for some reason, hidden from a computer panel and the switch to reach it is hidden too in a alcove that i had to noclip for reach it) and the teleport in the middle of the rooms that randomly spawns you in some random place, and this by touching a complete random teleport line. Wonderful, you don't have the idea. Also, after taking the red key, i've been stuck for quit a long in the already mentioned "throne room" and i had to cheat for finding my way by noclipping almost half of the map. Gameplay is not hard, but... this thing is unforgiving with you. Forget to take the computer map in the cyb's cage? Forgive even to proceed in the damn map! Miss a switch, a teleport line, anything? Game over, man. Also the thing placement looks like is all around the place sometimes, but that's a (really bad) habit of old time maps... Also, is most probably me that i missed out something, but this map have a exit? I didn't find out in any way! Ah yes, the sound effects are mental, this weird ass shit turns you crazy, if not the bad choices with teleport sections didn't it already. Top class. Also, it uses somes of the zombie voices from Eternal Doom (and before that Laura Bayer)? Ok....   In short: a pretty forgettable 1994 map expect for a pair of locations with some of the ugliest sound effects you can ever heard.    
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