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Scanning Electron Microscope

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A small and easy level for Doom2 containing a Scanning Electron Microscope and some decent fights too. The Microscope is located in a lab down in an underground bunker.


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NuMetalManiak

  
a 1-minute map. Not shabby.

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Yes, the music is the only reason to play this. - Zedek

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crap. very bad. this is horrible. short junk.

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PC sometimes produces a fairly decent wad, but this is pathetic. "Scanning Electron Microscope"? maybe to find his taste in music.

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Is that all? A bit too short for my taste. bit short on details in parts.

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A very small map indeed. I personally love the music used. This map is very short, but it has decent gameplay and architecture. 3/5 -Moti

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A super-easy super-short map with rather pithy music to boot.

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I liked what little there was. 2/5 - Siggi

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I'm not a fan. The electron microscope looks like any other bit of random Doom machinery, and the only real gameplay involves a trap with two hell knights. The rest of the level is a winding corridor followed by a cavern and then another corridor (with a long row of shotgun men, the only tricky part of the level). There's a start and a finish, but the map barely qualifies as a finished level.

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a bit to easy and short.. i didint hear eny musick at all.. 3/5

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I know the SEM a strange idea, just a short map, nothing serious. But the idea of the SEM is that it can be copied and pasted into other maps for example. I should keep my promise at more serious maps, sorry dudes for this. At least its not as bad as Into Sandy's City. The music is from E3M7 of 2002ADO, if you can remember that wad?. Moti used some of its music in The Techwars for example. -PC

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Crap.

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Paul Corfiatis is very good mapper. Author took care of every single detail in the architecture. Monster placement is perfect and the gameplay would be great but unfortunatelly the map is way too short. 4/5 - Zalewa

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Nice map! -FragMan!

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Nice map with good gameplay, architecture, detail and music. I do agree with the others that this is too short. 4/5

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I like small maps. It has a nice setting and computer microscope room and little fights. 4/5 - Optimus

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Rather disapointing because of it's length. Next time release a prefabs pack rather than a map with a structure others would use. I was expecting much more fun from this. Meh.

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