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The Hazard Variation

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This is a map that was created in 2003 as "E4M1: First Gate" for the project "The Ninth Gate". However, as that project remained incomplete, this map was never released. Now that the maps from the project are being released individually, you can now play what would have opened that episode, retitled as "The Hazard Variation"!

I actually made another E4M1 back in 2001 for the project but as that was too primitive, it was discarded and replaced with this. I am eventually planning to release an updated version of that map as well.

This present map is one that I am really proud of. I think it turned out nicely in both the looks as well as gameplay department. It's quite an easy map as it was supposed to be the first level in an episode. Still, I think the pacing of the level is good and I hope you'll have fun playing it!

Interesting bit of trivia: this WAD file's size is 666 KB.


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Deeforce

  
Nice short map. Always fun to play and good use of the lights!(E4M1) 5/5

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A great episode opener. Not very hard, but then again, I don't think it's supposed to be either.

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wow that's great! 3,5 stars from daimon

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Good work, a little too short for a 5 though. 4/5

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Small and good gameplay and detail. 4/5 - Optimus

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A nice little map. It's very short but looking good and fun to play, though not too hard. 3/5 -Milian

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It could be a great first map of an episode. As a stand alone map it loses its magic. Although it is good map with wise design and enjoyable gameplay. 4/5 - Damned

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-1 for Doom1 but the map is good. 4/5 Zalewa

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Nice map. 4/5

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squarish, too easy, too short, boring and not much fun, it looks good, though... 2 stars would have been to harsh 3/5

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This is a nice-looking, fairly simple level that captures the E4 style. It's easier than the real E4M1 - the worst monster is a single baron of hell, and the design is mostly open, with escape routes - but it's pleasant fun.

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Would make a good start to an episode. 4/5

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Quality wise, this is up there. Difficulty wise, 'ultra violence' could have been passed off as 'hey not too rough'. A lackluster experience.

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If you played more of his maps you'll recognize his typical style. Once I knew the layout, I tried (numerous times) nightmare mode. There the gameplay really shines. Health and weapons are there for such a run and once you got the berserk it's done.4.5/5 coldfusio

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A good, small, and worthy map in the Episode 4 style.

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  • File Reviews

    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Absolutely ludicrous, Now I need a new keyboard. Technically as bad as a wad can be, surely deliberate. I like to check out low-rated wads, so it's a pity that some clowns gave this  (and other bad ones) 5 stars, because averaged with correct low scores they end up with a middling rating and can be missed.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Would not play with PRBoom, with errors about missing files : FluidR3_GM.sf2 and STARTAN2.  These were not provided in the zip file.    
    • By MajorRawne · Posted
      The map author left the words "how not" out of his description, I'll let you figure out where.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More tripe.  Huge badly designed and featureless rooms that give you leg ache just watching going through them. The opposition from monsters is pitiful. 
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      A busted crock of shit. The map is random scribble, it's insane.  Why do they upload this tripe?  The third screenshot above gives an idea what to expect.
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