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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 VanillaExtract · Posted
      Pretty solid for a bite-sized claustrophobic level. Even on UV it doesn't get frustrating, though you will die a few times. On top of that, the level is pretty short overall, taking less than 10 minutes. The level is pretty linear in terms of unravelling, but there was at least one encounter that could have gone quite differently if I hadn't taken care of an enemy earlier, so there's a little bit of strategy. The combination of Wolf3d and Doom textures make for a colorful and macabre combination, having bright, cartoony blue walls interspersed with rooms of meat. Good stuff!
    • By Roofi · Posted
      One of the best wads of the 1990s I've ever played. The main weakness is surely its very outdated aestheticism with a very strange use of textures.   On the other hand, the wad must be retained for its ingenious traps and creative layouts. The wad is not easy. I have died several times in some levels. Rocketmen are particularly dangerous but at the same time very useful in killing their teammates.   My level is probably level 5 "The Hidden Below". I loved the height variations and the ways of climbing and descending. Moreover in each level, there are nice textures like barriers, middle-textures arches....   For me this wad is an example of true level design and inventiveness.   I rate it only 4.5/5 because of the absence of new music and the rather rudimentary aestheticism even for its time.  
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Big, fun exploration map with a really good theme... Visplanes crash on vanilla DOOM2.exe, works without any problem with doom2+
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I really liked the free alternative to TNT: Evilution.
      Icarus: Alien Vanguard is a totally different monster but somehow similar, made by the same monster team.
      This lacked a proper dehacked patch with custom text, but @NightFright made a neat fix for that, telling a compelling story that is really entertaining to play.
      The maps are amazing. The best maps here are far better than Evilution's best maps. The bad ones here, are just bad Doom 2 level maps, so there is little to be really bad all in all.
      But, Icarus had the same little ill as Evilution had, last ten maps completely drags the experience. At least, this maps are better than the ten last from Evilution.

      Team TNT has shown that not only are good mappers, they also are good storytellers and that, in a game like Doom, is something to be proud of. And they achive this even working non stop to release this before Evilution hit the streets, so, even if some maps feel a little rushed, they are great!
      The soundtrack is a key element here. Bringing an awesome personallity to this outstanding mapset full of neat ideas.

      Thanks team TNT for this amazing megawad.    
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      ETERNAL DooM is not a megawad, its an experience that had to be lived to be fully undertanded.
      This is the megawad of the 90's for me in terms of exploration and atonishing sightseeing og the marvelous structures around.
      This megawad its one of the few that awakes in me a sense of wonder like no other.
      And to make things better, i played the incredible dehacked patch that @NightFright made, that adds maps names and new text screens with a custom story. This is the ultimate way to play this outstanding work.

      Now to the flaws: the first two levels are what really define if you would play this megawad or not. The first maps is corridor after corridor, with a little puzzle for the keys to enable the exit, after that, the second map is something completely different, with a very big puzzle map that will catch everybody unprepared. If you can reach map three, your surely are at it now, and after that, is a big alley up, a pretty big mountain ahead full of wonders.

      Thanks team Eternal and TNT for this amazing work of art. This possibly is the best megawad i played soo far and the one that i most liked. It has almost everything, new textures and graphics, new way of thinking maps, extremelly clever puzzles, a lot of exploration and a full experience.

      What it lacks? Maybe a proper graphic for the end boss, a proper BOSSBACK also, and some new monsters would be cool, but for a megawad from 1997, this is almost perfect.
      And the soundtrack!
      God, thats a marvelous soundtrack!
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