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Sand Chain

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A small map for Doom II, but loaded with quality!


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Erick

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There honestly isn't much to talk about this WAD, it is pretty much a WAD of abysmal quality and has many errors that makes up the entire level. It's just a single "hallway" with missing textures everywhere after the level start, you can pretty much go outside the map, and there just isn't much to it. No point in touching this nor talking about it, a lot has already been said about it and exaggerating about isn't helpful either.

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geo

  

Believe the hype, Sand Chain is indeed a terrible map. Not terrible like oh this must be someone's first map or designed by a team of kinder gardeners and their friend in second grade who can use DoomBuilder, I'm talking hall of mirror walls, coupled with the fact you can go through the game's exit switches. The map is short and sweet, which only adds to how terrible it is. The level is a single hallway with... get this... a bend! Oh stay with me here... and then after that bend, there is a bank of switches! Yeah, that's it. The level isn't meant for Nightmare, but it should become everyone's first accomplishment of, "I can beat this level on nightmare."

I suppose in an artistic way, the hall of mirror affect on all walls is to disorient the player, so they miss the big twist at the end. Thus costing speed runners valuable seconds on their first play through. The big twist being the bend. Other than that, there are plenty of shotgun shells, shotgun troopers and health to ensure you make it to the end of this brutal and rigorous test of endurance over the course of 5 - 30 seconds.

This is the level that has become famous, because everyone needs to play it themselves to add their two cents of "it's crap" to the pile of reviews that will no doubt entice more people to play this game. It's a gorgeous display of everything wrong without the annoyance of having to play it for longer than a full minute. Complete with someone from an aol email to spice up it's true 1995 feel... despite being made in 2009.

 

* slow clap * You've done it. You've found a new twist on terrible.

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CountArchvile

  

Terrence For fucks sake...

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Doomkid

  

Pure waste.

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Chipchase

  

Absolutely ludicrous, Now I need a new keyboard. Technically as bad as a wad can be, surely deliberate. I like to check out low-rated wads, so it's a pity that some clowns gave this  (and other bad ones) 5 stars, because averaged with correct low scores they end up with a middling rating and can be missed.

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Guest

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Whoa.... my eyes, this has to be the singlemost WORST map for doom ever conceived. A tunnel of HOM that is all you get here, and a noclip wall problem that lets you run into infinity. At the end of the tunnel occupied by shotgunners you get to a wall with 3 switches, Ta-Da! End of map. This is pure garbage of the worst kind avoid this one like the plague! 0/5

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I think this was on purpose.

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Guest

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Terrible. 0/5

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Guest

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Garbage. 0 stars

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Guest

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Um... how this did get past? This is worse than wow.wad! You don't even know how to create a map! You didn't even playtest it obliviously! This is a piece of garbage. -1/1000

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pure crap and even worse! The good side is that there is no time to crate rating. How did doom builder let you make this? Even a retard can make good maps with doom builder! Which goes to show how much you suck at making maps even if you did use doom builder. 1994 is here again :( 0/5 stars -z34chris

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I thought it was funny

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You mis-spelt your name buddy - it should be TRASHMAN......

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CACOWARD MATERIAL!!! From the gripping, emotional storyline, to the badass graphics and difficult bosses, this WAD is a jewel among modern creations. 5/5

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Guest

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Either he's really bad or just a newbie mapper. But since this is his only published wad I have to guess he's a amatuer. My advice is to play more maps to get ideas and read the doom builder manual and learn how to use doom builder to it's full potential.

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WHERE THE HELL IS THE LOADED WITH QUALITY THAT I EXPECTED WHEN DOWNLOADING THIS.... you have dissapointed me Ashman please take your map back and put it in the TRASHMAN, I mean trash can. 0/5

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Worst map ever. Is this even a map?

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Guest

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I'm rating this minus one million stars! Might be better to review id=15857 instead.

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The exit was pretty creative

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This is awesome, please make more.

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Guest

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Interesting visual effect, otherwise garbage. I've played worse wads, at least this one is short. 2 stars.

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worst wad ever. it allows you to run in any direction for ever. but at least it doesn't flash and/or make annoying sounds

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If the purpose of this is to demonstrate some quirks of the Doom engine, then fair enough, though it's nothing original. If it is an attempt to create a decent map, then it is awful. If it is a "joke", then it is pathetic.

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As said above, the exit was creative. I actually had to think there for a second.

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    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Normally, I don't like DooM (1 or UD) WADs because I tired shooting baddies with shotgun as most of them tend put a lot of shotgun guys/ammo and I have shot those full of shotty shit...well, this one can't escaped from that but I found author's tricky as I didn't found many of them(or they placed when I needed to use shotty), also the monster placements(with middle-tier ones) in this megawad helped too, even E1 doesn't suffers low-tier ammo-droping-fest unlike IWAD and most PWADs.   Level layouts and theme are interesting, some E3 levels just a little mazed but I feel okay, never get lost...many levels I feel plays like IWAD but better and larger, you'll found middle-tier monsters in E1 levels and it helps the gameplay, unlike the IWAD you'll have too much ammo in every level even pistol start, if you wasted too much and will out of ammo for sure(at least in UV).   All I can say about this megawad is...fun,  vanilla fun. Except E3M8, the yellow key area with platforming when all enemies + 4 cyberdemons are try to kill me and battles-of-deal-with-4-cyberdemons-or/and-other-powerful-monsters are nasty to me, on top of them, the final "BOSS"...I feel trolled...really? IoS-style?? IT'S ****ING DOOM, NOT DOOM 2 WHY USE IOS-STYLE AS FINAL BOSS?!  :P (At least there is no respawning monster cubes just annoying cyberdemons and barons...but they're still give me a lot of headaches as the battle area isn't very huge and a little cramped I think...)   But at least IDMUS11 helps me dealt with those problems all, for some reasons I feel the main theme of Power Ranger does fit DooM...don't know why but I keep switch to the theme with IDMUS11 cheat if I don't like the level's music, helps me blast through this megawad and the nasty E3M8. :P
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
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