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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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Summer Deep

  

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 Ajora · Posted
      Even for Terrywad standards, this is pretty terrible. Not worth playing at all. 
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Pretty enjoyable map, it feels more modern than it's official release. maybe too square-ish in layout terms, but overall is a cool and fun map!
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      First series of the "k_" wads, is a cool and open arena with some texture taken from Quake, is a fun map.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Basic and really short map, kinda ok but way too short and ends too soon, without any sign of exit signs. Also is the final room some sort of hellish uterus and you die in... lava vagina?
    • By warman2012 · Posted
      I'd give this mapset a friggin 0 if I could. This mapset is terrible to its very core. It pulls all sorts of asinine moves to make sure you die at least 3 to 4 times in a level, on HMP at least. I wouldn't dream of playing UV for this mapset, not that there is much of any difference when mapping philosophy is "aggravation central". Lets list out all the things wrong with this mapset: 1. Ammo and Health starvation. 2. Claustrophobic ambushes stuffed with so many enemies you can barely move around in. 3. Cheap tricks such as a teleporting cyberdemons that teleport every 3 seconds across 3 elevated levels. 4. Archvile abuse. 5. Slaughtermap-esque encounters.   What were these people going for when they made this? Sure, it has colorful Mario graphics and short length. That essentially ends it here. These ppl had to go out of their way to handcraft each way they could send you back to the loading screen. No difficulty or "skill" could possibly fix the deranged minds of these sadists. Map 18 for one, has at the end, a cyberdemon to kill you as you go towards the exit of the level with no way to get out of the cyberdemon's way because its a narrow passage. Map 15 Ziegenhous, I am going to single out as the worst offender. 16 archviles, 55 revenants make up 90% or so of this ridiculous map. This map also has the teleporting cyberdemons I mentioned earlier. Had to MDK these guys as it was too ridiculous to try and kill them conventionally. Map 21 Rainbow Road is another stain with it shoving you into cramped slaughter arena fights; one of these fights has an archvile duo with another monster for cover and poles that can barely block line of sight, not that it matters as the arena is too small to move in and is open to fire from two cyberdemons that dominate the map and can snipe you from long range.   One of the worst mapsets I've played. If savecumming, headache-inducing aggravation in colorful, cheerful environments with fun music is your thing, then check this out. Otherwise, for the normal folks, stay far away from this mapset.  
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