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Scythe X. Episodes 1-2

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The third installment of the Scythe series. This will be released on an episode basis.


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There's a lot mappers can learn from Erik's maps. Everything revolves around gameplay. The levels have a fantastic flow, battles are very challenging but winnable. The theme consistency, attention to detail, superb texturing and architecture are just breathtaking. The levels are short but action packed - just the way I like them, for there are few things that I hate more than long boring maps full of backtracking. That's why I love the Scythe series. Thank you Erik. 5/5

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Excellent ... now will the level names end up in the deh file when this is complete ?

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Great mapset. Erik delivers quality once again.

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Awesome! I found the new monsters a little stupid though... still 5/5

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Good quality maps, but most of the music was pretty bad IMO, and the grey tech panel theme of the first two levels looked a little ugly, otherwise, excellent stuff as always

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The texturing SUCKS. Erik Alm, what did you smoke when you textured this? Big disappointment after Scythe2. 2/5

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Very good looking and cool new monsters 5/5

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The new enemies are interesting, and I like what Erik's doing with the glowy green and dark metal color scheme of the levels.

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Most wads on Doomworld are 'play and throw away' or worse, this however is one that will go into my collection. I cannot wait for the rest of the set. 10/5

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Superb gameplay, i really like it! Thanks for all the hard work. 5/5

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This is one of those wads which I will keep on my Computer 5/5

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wonderful~ fun!!

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So good I played it thrice. 5/5 -Huy Pham

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Episodic content, for all its upsides, doesn't address the massive blue balls one gets once they're done and are stuck waiting for the rest. Then you replay Scythe 2. Erik Alm may well be a magnificent bastard and advertising genius. 5/5

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Awesome!! Fucking awesome!!! But I hate those new monsters last section on map10...they're kick my ass... :( 4.5/5 for that defect. But it still 5/5 for Doomworld rating system, isn't it? :p -playerlin

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Decent quality overall, have yet to notice a stand-out flaw in design. 4 out of 5, for now: hopes to see more in Episode 3 (including those new monsters I saw at the end of Episode 2).

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Phenomenal maps, hopefully they get finished ;)

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Amazing 10 map but amazing!

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Erik Alm is GOD. This is the only conclusion you can come to after seeing the levels. Only a GOD can create something this perfect... even Jesus is jealous.

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So far it looks to be the worst Scythe for me. The levels aren't aesthetically pleasing, and the gameplay is uninspired. And the music is shit. 2/5

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^ Dang, I disagree. This is the best "Scythe" for me, by far. Excellent graphics, awesome music, great game play, and tons of originality. It's highly entertaining and loads of fun, all the while making you bust your butt to survive the maps. Personally, I'd rather see more "Scythe" WADs like this one. My only complaint is that it feels unfinished. I hope episode 3 comes out soon. 4.5/5

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Short to medium-sized mapset. Layout is overall good, but misses a wow-factor. Texture use is ok but varies too little, it gets monotonous after some maps. Same counts for decoration. Gameplay @ UV starts good, but gets after a while dominated by very predictable monster popups. At the end the levels look, besides the layout differences, quite identical, which makes the set imho too large. Overall: 4/5, but not interesting enough for a replay.

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Not as superb as the first two installments. However, the author manages yet again to create super-detailed maps with great lay-out and an atmosphere that I don't experience a lot when playing WADs. I'm hoping for the last 20 maps to be released, but I highly doubt it.

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Wow, Scythe, Scythe 2 and now this one?! Very good wads Erik Alm!!! The ultimate! 10/5 (Okay, fine, 5/5) Killer11223346

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Great atmosphere, good design, awesome gameplay, short levels, the kind of doom multiWADs I enjoy playing! 5/5 - Optimus

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