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Anvil 2 - Mobile Nukage Research Lab

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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COMPLETION OF ANVIL1 DESIGNATED RONDEZVOUS ZONE BY THE C.I.R.O. TEAM , YOU ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE SECOND SECTOR OF THE ALIEN COMPLEX ON DIEMOS. C.I.R.O. SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED LARGE AREAS OF NUKAGE AND DECIDED TO SET UP A MOBILE LAB TO CARRY OUT ANLYSIS..................


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Walter confetti

  

A very neat 1996 map that i kinda remember to have played already long ago, or at least something with a similar start, a really good interconnected layout (even if i was roaming around asking where to go, especially after taking the blue key and trying to leave the caves section), good texturing, hard monster placement (the easiest monsters are the shotgunners), really generous with health placement and some strategic megaspheres here and there, too bad it is too stingy with ammo, leaving me battling chaingunners with only a chainsaw sometimes... but overall, very good!

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Memfis

  
A long, inventive and highly engaging level from the best period of Doom mapping. For modern skill a bit too many powerups. Also some puzzles might require wallhumping and there is a death trap just before the exit switch.

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This is from late 1995. It dates from a time when people were prepared to put their full home address in Doom textfiles, what could go wrong? This is actually a decent level for the period, with a relatively high monster count (250+). It's large too, but very fiddly and cramped to get around, with lots of switch hunting. It gets more and more monotonous as it goes along, without much spark of life. Probably would have wowed them back in '95 though.

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The second reviewer is a retard. Anyway... This is a pretty good wad from the mid nineties. My only gripe is the fact that the author did not make any of the secrets, or for that matter some of the switches and doors, a bit more obvious - you spend a lot of time pressing walls. Lots of backtracking, lots of action. It is possible to become stuck so save often. 4/5

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And ammo??

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Great research work by super_shotgun here. Anvil1 was awesome.

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The Anvil series was awesome, even if a little short.

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Above-average retro-look&feel level with some nice surprises. Tough but not too difficult on UV. Worth a try. 4/5

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Shite.

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The anvil wads are cool

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Help, I'm stuck!I found blue door, but I have no key, I cant come back to start, what to do? Anyway this part of map what I've seen was nice.Its hard and has perfect oldschool feeling.4/5

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Don't listen to the above guy. This plays and looks like dog shit!

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Not bad. If there's anything to criticize of this level, it's a bit too much linearity in some places (which reduces the difficulty because of monster placement), but that also makes it easier to navigate for such a large map, and the overall extent surprised me. All those turns make it feel pretty massive. Worth a play-through, at least. Thanks to RL for the upload! [3/5] ~Chain Mail (03/2008)

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    • By Asking4Id · Posted
      Has some things going for it, clearly a step above wads that are unplayable. However, the author forced mouselook off (a decision I disagree with) so I didn't have as much fun as I might have.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A really interesting level, pretty intricate and with a strong exploration key on the gameplay. Also really good theme and design of the map, really enjoyed the sector arches and detail touches in the map... I really enjoyed it!
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      A reader skimming the Doomworld Files listing might be taken for a ride. March 8, 2013. WadEd??!! AOL???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Rest assured, reader, you're not in an alternate universe; this wad is squarely of '90s vintage (1997 if we trust the timestamp), with its submission to the archvies delayed for an epoch, as often happens.   It is one of those wads that replaces some of the sounds simply because that was a cool thing to do. Pinkies chomp at you like they have robot teeth. Weapons have a Star Wars "retro future" feel to them. Lost souls squeal like demented young girls.     The map is a tangle of hallways and paths that crisscross, dressed in austere visuals. Progression doesn't grant a wealth of options, but it feels intricate nonetheless because of the map's consistent unfolding and unraveling. 
      What quickly stands out about the combat is how relentlessly trappy it plays out. Not in the newschool sense of "staged key fights" but of unexpected closets opening up to more closets, of lifts suddenly plunging you into hostile fire, of quick doors that blaze open and expose caged archviles.   Patrick Smith is out for blood.
    • By riderr3 · Posted
      Good visuals to stare at, but in many maps there was some imbalance in difficulty, busting with hitscanners, as well as narrow passages-bottlenecks with elevators that can block player. In addition, I never found a chainsaw for the entire episode. As well there are scarcity of the secret places.

      I'd also like to see the incarnation of MAP20: Gotcha in a similar style. Nevertheless, this map is more suitable for the third episode and is essentially considered a transitional one.
    • By Misty · Posted
      It's not really that great as people are trying to be make. If we strip down all those models and other effects, we will find that map set is actually looking like any other early-mid 00's set + all those misalignments with questionable incidental combat... I guess, for quick fun it's viable.

      3/5 stars, because it seems it's one of those rare jdoom/doomsday wads, but you can freely run on gzdoom or any other port which supports jdoom/doomsday things. 
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