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ASDOOM][: The Final Countdown

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The best unmodified DOOM][ PWAD ever (play it before you flame me).


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Summer Deep

  

This is okay for a 1995 Doom 2 mapset. The action and the environments vary between humdrum and pretty engaging. It's not particularly difficult, even on UV, if played in continuous (weapon carryover) format, as it was apparently designed to be.

 

Nonetheless it could have been a tougher challenge but for an over-provision of health and armour at certain points (a recurring element in wads of this era), and also some bizarre game mechanics - for instance a Spider Mastermind decided to walk under a crushing ceiling in level 3, just when it had me in a bit of trouble. Then a Cyberdemon, which was occupying a threatening position at the beginning of level 5, suddenly disappeared and its remains later turned up in another part of the map: I can only assume it was telefragged or something.

 

Still, this is a great improvement on this author's earlier ASDOOM.WAD for Doom 1, that's for sure.

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NuMetalManiak

  
is MAP05 even possible to pistol-start? mediocre but fun except for MAP05

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joe-ilya

  
Meh, really boring with lots of hallways filled with nothing but a few enemies, bare texturing. I RQ on MAP04 because that lift is awfully designed, MAP05 is a showstopper for me.

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This one really rocks. Despite its age it's fun, not unfair, and a really cool classic doom wad. A hidden gem. - Zedek

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has nostalgic value to some old time doomers, but compared to modern standards its a little tedious, their are some challenging fights, and its not all bad, but things like the ol switch hunt and super slow elevators slow the game play down to much 3/5 ROBO-KY

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Oh damn, yeah doomgate was my first internet doom discovery and asd2 was also my first ever doom addon experience! -Brad Spencer

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strongly hate this - then and now. it's ugly!

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Classic! Best doom-megawad for early '90. 4, 5 stars

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Absolutely classic .wad, one of my early favourites.

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For one of the earliest Doom II episodes, it's okay. It's mostly ugly except for MAP07, and the gameplay gets boring. I guess the main reason this gets praise is because of nostalgia, but by '95 the community started making more than just 256X256 rooms. 3/5

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This was my first ever downloaded WAD from doomgate.org when I was new to add-ons. So that is an auto 5 Sir.

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    • By Meril · Posted
      Old map from 95. Not really intresting design, but I didn't find any wrong alignments homs or whatever. Monster placment is ok. Except one room cramped with trees and mass of hitscanners without any cover. Progression is very confusing, you may find some unintended shortcuts which confuses even more. 
    • By GuyNamedErick · Posted
      Akimbo weapons are nothing new but it is nice to see the Doom weapon line-up to be duel-wielded. Maps that are tight on ammo can be a problem and the secondary fire modes are rather underwhelming, with some being straight-up worse than if you shoot normally. Otherwise, it's a fun mod.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Classic style, plays so id feel, good and bad designs too, since it was designed for the DTWID project and then rejected. Impossible to get 100% kills because a monster cannot get teleport out with 1-time only teleport line...   If you like the old-school id style, this one is for you, if you're not, well, maybe give it a try if you don't really hate id levels.
    • By LouigiVerona · Posted
      The maze part is killing me. With Doom's 3D capabilities building a maze is something one might try to show to friends or try out for oneself, but not release as a map for the public!   Because the maze does not work. And it is not AS difficult, just very tedious.   And it is a pity, because there are several very cool areas in the map. The area with white platforms is very nice, although it definitely needs more lighting. Everything is way too dark.   Anyway, a very uneven map, with a lot of corridors and several cool rooms. All in all, a fail as a map, a worthy specimen to look at for some design inspiration.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      It's very challenge, health supply is low, if you're not found any of secrets, and it'll make you suffer, a lot. Old school style but since supply is low and you needed considering about the ammo usage so it's not easy, but I guess it's fine for most of DooMers.   Sector #324 erroneously set as Secret and it's not reachable(it's the upper side of the switch to active the secret elevator, you cannot go to there normally) so player will end up 2/3 of secrets.
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