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monlth05.wad.

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MONOLITH: A series of maps with no particular theme....well, maybe one. A single player map for Doom2 - fifth in the series.


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Map layout: varies between 2-3.5*. Decoration & ambiance: 3.5*. Gameplay starts not not good with the cacos and the bunch of lost souls (2*), but the ridiculous AV flood leads to a full point subtraction because continuously having to run through teleports is not funny anymore after 5 minutes, so 1* awful. Seriously, this horrible monster placement ruins a potential 4* map. As gameplay is imho the most important aspect of a map: overall 2*. It's a pity...

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NuMetalManiak

  
very strange map. don't like the arch-reveal but the others were cool. kinda lost.

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Memfis

  
If you're confused by the start, you need to press one of the switches on the pillar that has blue\/red/\yellow switches and also a normal one. Anyway, what a unique level! It's sort of like Skulltag's Invasion mode but in limit removing format. For the arch-viles my strategy was to keep teleporting all the time (like after every 2-3 shots) and it worked fairly well. The rest was definitely a lot more relaxing but still kept me on my toes. A very cool experiment in gameplay.

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Zahid

  
is it even possible to beat without cheat?....not for me i guess....layout is nice though

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Nothing too special, gameplay as usual, architecture is very good and reminds me of Thy Flesh Consumed. Give it a go. 4/5 ~havok2000

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not one of the best of this series... Aniway, 3 stars from me. Daimon

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This map is great fun if you can stand the archvile heat! :)

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Turns out I can vote again after all. Personally, I enjoyed playing this well-thought-out and creative map. Some monster fights 'slow' the action, but there's a reason behind this. Play it to find out what it is :)

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A good looking level with good, fast paced gameplay. The most realisitic of the Monolith wads, with some excellent architecture. The Exit room still sucked. 4 Stars -PC

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The archvile part was pretty hard but a fun level. This level is worth downloading now. 4/6/07

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i thought it was worth it.

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This is such a well produced map. You remain one of my favourite mappers of all time, Richard. While I might have wanted a stronger and more coehrent theme texture-wise, this is an amazing effort in terms of making a small, relatively simple map provide great non-linear gameplay (well, somewhat) and it looks like it would kick ass in deathmatch too. Very impressive. The somewhat schizo texturing and anticlimactic ending nudges it down to 4 stars. /Ola Björling

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HOLY FUCK this is a good map. 5/5

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This is a meaty, manly level. If it was a woman it would be Fatima Whitbread. The map has lots of fighting and some simple-but-good design, with nice light sourcing in places. It's almost a kind of slaughter level, pitting you against waves of baddies in a large complex. I would ditch or tone down the archvile fight near the start - although you can skip it by hiding behind the pillars. One texture misalignment, at a lava pit in the NE.

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C'mon. Where's the fun in havin 15 archviles teleporting-in the level? This means either complete failure or standing behind the bars and using hit und RUN 200 times plus save/load and so wasting too much time of my life. Too many hard monsters (at least on UV) otherwise okay.

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Creative design, but the gameplay is worse. I was quite confused at the beginning, but then I understand the system. The number of Archvilles was quite unfair. 3/5 - Damned

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Suddenly the series gains suction momentum, spawning 10 archviles on my sorry butt I didn't find that funny :| Meh.

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    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      Surprisingly, a good megawad!   I didn't care much for maps 1, 2, 3, 25 and 30 because those need jump for progression. All the other maps are nicely crafted and balanced, being difficult on UV but always fair.    
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Old school classic of mine, i remember playing this map back in the days where the only to play doom maps are buying (or having them as a gift) shovelware CDs or have some luck to find some PC magazines that sells CDs with some Doom maps included, in this case PC Gamer or The Games Machine (an italian videogame magazine) and this in the age of Duke Nukem 3D / Quake era, a pretty hard task as you probably imagine! After this little premise, this map is... pretty cool as i remembered it. Maybe too easier now than the old days, it is also one of the few map that use a darker variant of WFALLx texture, a thing that in that times was really, really unique. It reminds of a easy map from TNT. The mine tunnels are actually way too squarish and the monsters aren't that hard. But layout is pretty fluid and map is pretty fun to play...
    • By Musk · Posted
      Love the unique twist of taking on visuals straight out of a comic, it's a breath of fresh air to blast demons in a purgatory like esque, instead of hell for the dozen time.  
    • By Juza · Posted
      One of my favorite megawads. Unique, humorous, memorably, and featuring lots cutesy sector work, such as toilets, helicopters, chairs, and the such, all of which are entertaining to see. Oh, and let's not forget it also has the best IoS fight ever (props to Gusta's girlfriend for serving as reference).   The early levels (from 1 to 7, with the exclusion of the 5th), compared to the rest of the megawad, are very low quality. Not to say they're bad, but they're not levels I'd like to replay when I think of what else KSutra has to offer, or what initially comes to mind when I think of this wad.   Gusta and Method were the level makers of this wad, Adolf "Gusta" Vojta making most levels for the wad (23 levels), and three levels in collaboration with Jakub "Method man" Razák, who alone made merely 6 levels.    Method's levels are easily the lesser the megawad has to offer, being the most lacking in overall quality, and with gameplay and progression ranging from dull to irritating, and are solely the reason this isn't a 5/5, but a 4/5 for me. As for Gusta's levels, I found his progression with level design was visible, with almost every next level outdoing the previous. They're the most unique, fun, and slaughterful.   Gusta and Method boy didn't aim for "pretty visuals, pretty enemy placements, pretty mindblowing mechanics, etc.", they simply aimed for making the levels fun, regardless of what sacrifices. Though they're easier than the usual late-AV or HR level, they're still challenging, and if you're an avid classic lover like me, you'll easily spot the specific inspirations taken from the classic megawads the authors claim to be fans of. And Duke Nukem 3D. What was taken from that is most visible.   4/5, give it a go, but don't be put off by the early, or Method's levels. This is an essential experience to every player who's taken interest in classic Doom community works.    
    • By Asking4Id · Posted
      Visually this wad is very ugly because it uses monochrome. I don't understand this design choice. Absolutely a turn off. 
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