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ZPack - Random Maps for ZDoom

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A megawad of 3 themed episodes, each of them with numerous maps fully taking the advantage of ZDoom's features!


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Nems

  

I really wanted to give this four stars because the levels are beautiful and a lot of work clearly went into these, making a lot of use of ZDoom's features. However, I'm giving it three stars because the gameplay is a mixed bag. I wasn't a fan of Tormentor667's timed section (though there was plenty of time to complete it signs of where to go in that level aren't clear; I had to consult a YouTube video on where to find the red key). Some of the custom monsters felt cheap as hell to encounter. Finally, the last map can fuck right off, especially when killing the boss results in an explosion that drains your health. Considering all the other bullshit you have to go through during the boss battle, having enough health to even make it through that arena-wide explosion to get to the exit is a luck of the draw.

 

I'll likely play through this again at some point but not for a while. It's hard for me to recommend this as a full playthrough to others though. There's some standout maps in this collection that are worth playing regardless (Vader's and skillsaw's maps come to mind).

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silentzorah

  

Pretty solid ZDoom megawad.  Very few maps that I found poor in quality.  Challenge level is acceptable, secret levels are pretty fun.  Wished more ZDoom wads were like this.

 

I would have rated this five stars, but failing to credit me for the boss music in E1M9 merits four stars.

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Combinebobnt

  
Mixed bag, but as long as you avoid the bad maps that take 10 hours and play the good maps that take 10 hours, then you are alright

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Guest

  
Not bad :-P

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I would have to say that this was a pretty cool map set from the time I was playing it. The new monster designs kicked ass. It was very atmospheric and it had a nice layout on some of the maps. Over all it was tough, but good if you got nothing better to do. 4/5!-Candle M

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dahm this is awesome

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A real mishmash of quality, mostly bad, I found most of the maps to be pretty lame but its worth downloading just for Vader's four maps and Xaser's map "Sector". - MasterOFDeath

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Like the new CC4, a couple of maps are extreme standouts. In addition to Vader's Thunderpeak (even though it's been released separate) and equally awesome Blackrock, Zippy's Terror Cube, skillsaw's two maps (but mainly the latter of them), and Xaser's Sector are far too good to miss. I can only give 4 stars this time because there are a lot more maps compared to CC4 that are, tbh, pretty bland. But you need to download it for Terror Cube, Blackrock, skillsaw's E3M8, and Sector at the very least.

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This is easily my favorite megawad!:)

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As always with a community (mega)wad, you have a mixed bag. Some maps are really cool, some aren't, but this project doesn't deserve all the bashing I've seen earlier. Wrote a small article on ZPack here, for those who can read French : http://lacommunaute. forum2jeux.com/pwads -f11/zdoom-zpack-t14 68.htm 4 stars. [WH]-Wilou84

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Incredible! These maps are pretty, good and a fuckin really gameplay =) 5 stars Darkness

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At some point in episode 2, right after the first text screen, the game loaded to Map02 Underhalls for some reason. Otherwise a decent set.

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Awesome collection of maps. Also, this is only megawad I played start to finish with Brutal Doom. Surprisingly enjoyable experience since BD tends to mess up balance on most wads I tried to play with it, making them either to easy or to hard. Not here. So if you were looking for maps that are good match for BD, ZPack is probably best choice.

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Copy and paste and all the maps and all the rooms in every map look the same. And those black monsters that look like they're taking a dump and those anorectic imps suck. 0

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awesome wad. A MUST!

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You guys are really coming out as good level designers - that includes the kzidz crew :P Only an idiot wouldn't hire you guys to work for their game-making firm. Truly inspiring work. Possibly some people won't like it because of the fairly challenging difficulty, but in my opinion UV and the puzzle-solving is next to perfect. I'm yet to play a lot of the levels, but I Just couldn't wait to unload my praise for this quality megawad. Very creative design also. Mad props to all!

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Have you guys played the bonus levels yet? Freakin unbelievable. 5/5

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Like all community compilations, some are bad, some are good. The majority, though, are decent.

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A few amazing maps buried underneath a ton of awful ones.

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Nothing short of amazing for the most part, however one or two of the levels drag on, and a couple of others are below par. However, as a community chest styled project, it is a very good one. VERY recommended - 5*

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Take these maps: E1M3, E1M7, E2M3, E2M6, E2M7, E3M7, E3M8, E1M8, E1M9, and E3M10. Bundle them into the first episode - call this the "main" episode. Then make two episodes for overflow levels (all the rest). Basically the maps I mentioned are where the real quality lies; the remainder range from weak to just barely "good". But I can't assess less than 4/5, because even as is, some of these great levels are way too good to rate anything lower. Definitely worth downloading and sifting.

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Some mediocre maps, few downright awful ones, few potentially great maps that were ruined by fatal flaws (yo, Tormentor! never-ever-ever again put time limit in your map!)... but also many really awesome maps that make suffering through the rest more than worthy.

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excelent maps, but the music of spirit underworld is a fucking shit 4/5

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Perhaps the best wad in the world.

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i finished the pack and even warped to secret maps because i haven't found them. damn, i was so happy when i finished e3m0 (that was after the final battle of e3m9) when all that music made my cry, the last cutscene of funny music and the camera floating around made me happy. damn, that made my day! this pack gets 4 stars at least because of very good map design and all scripted sequences but doesn't get the fifth star because of hard difficulty and i played on HMP. i bet UV is impossible.

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Insanity, with voodoo dolls (see second screenshot).  I get the idea of a shooting gallery if that rocks your boat, but 6000 monsters behind railings- as far as the eye can see, FFS! My PC crawled when I looked towards the invuln spheres (someone said 32 k of them and you can't avoid picking up thousands at a time). In the end I cheated with god mode and no-clipping, and waded in among the chaingunners until I got bored.  
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Simple, clearly a first wad.  All on the flat with big, brightly lit, and architecturally implausible rooms. The first map has two rooms, the second map one, and the third map one plus a kind of exit lobby. You can do one of two things - just run past the monsters and finish (I did it in 35 seconds), or have a bit of fun killing the monsters first. No noticable bugs. I hope the author will go on (or went on) to greater things.
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