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The Prometheus Experiment

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4 new levels (+ preludium, interludium and postludium) for the last ZDooM version new textures, new music and a new boss: The ArchHeinous (created by Solarsnowfall).


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A short set of maps by the author of the excellent Alkylation. These are not quite as ambitious, but still imaginative and with plenty of quality action. Be prepared in particular for some close-quarters encounters with Revenants, Mancubuses and Barons in tight corridors or confined spaces. There's also a custom designed boss at the end which takes a bit of seeing off....

 

A slight oddity of this wad is the inclusion of mini-levels with just a handful of monsters. The last of these, the 'Postludium', takes place after the boss encounters, and requires you to defeat a Cyberdemon in order to get back to your spaceship. There don't appear to be any ammo or weapons around, so pistol starts are out of the question and you'll be dependent on carryovers from the previous level - make sure to have a good scavenge around before leaving it.

 

Played on UV, continuous, GZDoom.

 

 

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Over ammoed, but really fun. I liked it. 4/5 -Moti

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Very fun! 4/5 - Pyro

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Looks good, real good, but the gameplay isn't very exciting. Some of the ammo placement (particularly cells before plasma gun) is just plain wrong. I'd like to give this a higher score, but I can't. 3/5

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I like it. There were some cramped rooms and some moster placement was little bit annoying, but I liked the desing, cutscenes and many other stuff. Especially lot of nice ideas in The Flesh Factory made it unforgottable for me. 4,5/5 Damned

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This is a nice mapset. The levels are generally well designed, though there are a few places where they seem a bit more cramped than need be. Monster/item placement is okay, though some items are in slightly annoying places, placed too tightly up against walls and corners. Nice use of unobtrusive and brief scripted cutscenes. 4/5 FP

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Cool!

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Very nice. 4/5. But how the hell do I get passed the first level; I can't get passed the BFG trap. x.x

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Some nice clean cut wads that are pretty fun. Good detail making it fun to look around. Lots of ammo I think but better than not enough. I think this should of got map of the month but who cares. 5/15/07

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Pretty impressive, I liked it quite a lot. There were some small flaws, but they were forgivable, it's pretty much what everyone else has said at this point. - Ultimate

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Great. I specially love the flesh factory

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I liked this mapset. Excellent level design but the monster placement was kind of annoying. There seems to be an excessive amount of archviles, but maybe thats just me.

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Very nice, though sometimes the gameplay got old. Good movies and boss battles.

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there are a few flaws, but all in all it is a very good mapset, nice starting movie 4/5

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Nice, but i agree whit first rewiever - 3/5 Daimon

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OMG! Unskippable cutscan0rz!!!111one Seriously: 5/5 and no further commentary is necessary. - Zalewa

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@Daimon "whit" ---> "with". Great maps. Excellent detail but average gameplay. Comunque ti dò 5 stelle. Bravo, continua così. 5/5 -Glassyman

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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      cannonball is yet another mapper who will probably take some getting used to when it comes to his maps. I remember hating on Return to Hadron when I first played it, but after subsequent plays it got easier. the same can be said for a lot of his other wads.   while this is my first time playing through Sparta 2, I easily got into cannonball's playstyle. his architecture style is always the same, as are his usage of monsters, basically you'll be running around often in the heat of monsters; the space is wide enough to accomodate this kind of playstyle and you just gotta be quite wary of where projectiles are flying. even if the monster count is low the layouts make things rough. but overall, what I like most about cannonball's maps is how well they can be run through. sure, you're gonna be dealing with a fuckload of carnage in these maps, but they all are very speedrun-friendly which is a plus. notable maps include:   MAP08, which is probably the roughest start in the wad MAP12, which has a false sense of security with its monster count. the two slaughter finales which are both well done.
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      I don't pretend to understand any of the promotional material accompanying this map, relating to wizards and the like, and it just seems like a typically unsubtle early offering, albeit on a grand scale. One of the reviews says you can't get out of the Cyberdemon arena once you've teleported into it near the start, but the bad news is that you can. The final room with the Spider Mastermind is quite lively and entertaining, if you persevere that far.   The version of this I played was a Doom 2 conversion, which ran in the MAP10 slot, with some Revenants, chaingunners and Pain Elementals, but if you download the one on this page you'll probably get the original wad.  
    • By elend · Posted
      I really like this palette edit. I am not sure about the "better visibility on CRT screens" part, since I find it a bit dark at times, but I do love the toned down colors. I don't play everything with this palette, but I noticed that some WADs definitely benefit from it.   Regarding the people who don't like it; Well, just check out the screenshots. If this looks cool to you, use it when you play Doom. If it looks crap to you, don't download this.
    • By Sasha · Posted
      Hard maps with good architecture. I enjoy this wad
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It just mess up all colors very bad and makes Doom look terrible! If i want Doom look more like on CRT, i reduce brightness in video card settings. 0/5
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