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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 DoomShark · Posted
      - Below average and boring map design! - All maps looks similar to each other, thus boring, I can't remember any distinct map. Same textures are used in all maps which resulted in a boring look after playing a couple of maps. Many maps are just empty, no monsters no anything, just head to the exit. - Designer ran out of ideas and stopped at map 25, didn't finish the rest. - Below average gameplay, Trying to create a gameplay experience the designer resorted to traps, and A LOT of them, many of them are really deadly. - Anticlimactic end, Designer will kill you and throw you into the deep ocean :(  
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Interesting little weapon wad with some pretty amazing dehacked works like the marine spawner gun or the mines (unluckily, a little broken). Overall, a pretty interesting relic from the past, download it! Also is incredible to see that is the first review for this wad, really?
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      A 1995 slice-of-city-life map, recreating the office building the author worked in and a nearby Mexican restaurant. The potential negatives aren't too hard to anticipate from that description and the era: it is ugly, the indoor parts with a lifelike floor plan don't play very well, and progression can be opaque. You might want to consult the automap regularly to spot barely marked doors in the dark or two-sided lines teasing hidden areas you need to hump your way into.    Overall though I found it entertaining. It is short enough that the negatives weren't exhausting, and I liked the Doomcute implements and all the inventive bits of functionality, some abstractly puzzly, some lifelike, some bizarre. This map is loaded with these. My favorite were easily the toilets that function as teleporters; I guess the idea is you tunnel through the piping (eww). Later on, when the streetside combat is long over and you need to worm your way through cramped office space, I felt I was playing a game the author constructed. I was understanding my tasks less in the sense of "find a switch" and more like "figure out how to deal with that disgruntled flame-coated employee barricaded in the break room." 
    • By rdwpa · Posted
      The custom textures are fantastic. If you're a mapper seeking a change of pace from the usual Scythe 2 Egypt, both ISIS.wad and Osiris.wad, which provided some resources, permit use of their assets. (Although they would need cleanup to gel with the most polished of modern styles.)   By modern standards, ISIS.wad hasn't held up, either the name or the gameplay. Outside of a few moments, it stays at a difficulty that makes the early parts of Doom 2 feel like a TimeOfDeath map. The bigger issue is that it is also huge and confusing, with progression being lightly marked at best. Near the end, I unwittingly teleported to the start, and I had to reload a save to avoid minutes of backtracking. All the monsters are stock, so if forced to replay it, I'd either use -fast or throw on a gameplay mod that buffs monsters. The saving grace is that the textures make the outdoors and caves look pretty.
      The text file suggests using Doom Legacy, but few people in 2020 know what that is. Fortunately, the wad ran perfectly for me in GZDoom. It requires jumping and swimming.   Bumped up a star for the cool assets, especially since many were crafted by the author.  
       
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      "Aah, that hurts!" It hurts indeed, annoying (movie?) sound clip used for player pain, it hurts a lot. This map is not that atrociously bad, actually. Layout is nice and pretty open, and the "throne" room (without a throne) is the best part of the level, but unluckily there's this teleport crazy thing that runs troughs the various sections of the... castle? Tomb? I see more some kind of castle theme here, but i digress, let's return on topic. Ok, there is this teleport travel stuff all around the map that join together the various sections of the map, at the first time it works fine and it's a pretty cool thing, but then things starts to going crazy after you reach the yellow key door (that is, for some reason, hidden from a computer panel and the switch to reach it is hidden too in a alcove that i had to noclip for reach it) and the teleport in the middle of the rooms that randomly spawns you in some random place, and this by touching a complete random teleport line. Wonderful, you don't have the idea. Also, after taking the red key, i've been stuck for quit a long in the already mentioned "throne room" and i had to cheat for finding my way by noclipping almost half of the map. Gameplay is not hard, but... this thing is unforgiving with you. Forget to take the computer map in the cyb's cage? Forgive even to proceed in the damn map! Miss a switch, a teleport line, anything? Game over, man. Also the thing placement looks like is all around the place sometimes, but that's a (really bad) habit of old time maps... Also, is most probably me that i missed out something, but this map have a exit? I didn't find out in any way! Ah yes, the sound effects are mental, this weird ass shit turns you crazy, if not the bad choices with teleport sections didn't it already. Top class. Also, it uses somes of the zombie voices from Eternal Doom (and before that Laura Bayer)? Ok....   In short: a pretty forgettable 1994 map expect for a pair of locations with some of the ugliest sound effects you can ever heard.    
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