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A small megawad consists of 3 maps in Limit Removing format. The Hell invades in our reality, so, get ready your shotgun and kill them all. I have created the wad to the 5-year anniversary of my mapping, started in april, 12, 2005.


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Summer Deep

  

This is well worth an hour or two of your time. Quite a few old favourites of the Doom bestiary are absent (no Cyberdemon, SM, Arachnotrons, Mancubi, Barons, Hell Knights, Pain Elementals or even Lost Souls as far as I could make out, even on UV), but it still manages to be an interesting challenge because of its good level design and visuals.

 

Ammo is very much at a premium throughout, and it'd help enormously if you can find a way of getting the chainsaw near the start of the game (I never managed to), otherwise you'll probably need to make some use of infighting and the odd barrel or two.

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pulkmees

  

Very enjoyable 3 map wad, that manages to have a consistent theme throughout. Not too easy, not too hard. It has some good surprises. It's more detailed than an average doom map, but that adds to the atmosphere. Gameplay has some chaotic moments as the ammo is tight, but that means finding it is that much more rewarding. Low enemy count, but they are well placed as to keep you moving. The size of the maps is just right, each map has a definite idea, that doesn't get expanded too much as to get confusing. 5 stars just to get the rating up. 4/5 maybe if you start nitpicking on the chaotic nature of the fights.

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elend

  

What a surprisingly great set of small maps. It's actually a pity that the maps are small and only 3 in total, because overall the quality is high. The gameplay may be a bit slow and monster encounters are rather simple, but at least it ends with quite an enjoyable endfight. Throughout those 3 maps you can see nicely detailed and well textured mine shafts and outdoor areas that look really cool.

 

A welcome surprise.

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Endless

  

Ah this looks interesting, a map with a bit of feeling, and it shows really, the map has a fantastic design and an excellent atmosphere, quite realistic and very incredible, I loved that attractive aspect of the map, however, the gameplay it's slow and very simple, if it were the first 3 maps of a megawad it would be great, but it's only 3 maps, so I would have added more enemies giving it a bit more difficulty, even so, the maps are fanstastic, map 2 is very incredible and I had never seen a map of that style, if it had a better gameplay, this was a 5 out of 5.

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The map designs are great. But I need more ammo!! Good job anyway.

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That was a really cool mapset. I love the level design in MAP03. MAP02 was pretty cool, but a bit confusing to navigate. I wish there were more maps.

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They are so cool and little hard level. Ammo level is OK. All working so 5/5 - alien111

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A pretty good mapset. My only problem is that the author needs to learn that 3 maps does not qualify as a megawad in any way, no questions asked. Especially considering the size of these maps isn't huge to begin with. But the maps themselves are good.

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The maps design (1&2) is very good, but gameplay don't like me. Also too short and easy 3/5

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Megawads have 15 or more maps, not 3.

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Very nice but please make the other 29 now :)

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Why is this rated 3.5/5? This is 5/5 kind of stuff right here. 5/5 ~Joe Anderson

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I like these levels a lot. They aren't the hardest, but they're unique little romps with a few surprises and some great architecture/design. Fun and sweet.-GreazyShorts

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    • By elend · Posted
      Awesome small map set focusing on tiny corridors and exploring huge interconnected maps. I really, really enjoyed traversing the different maps and although they are very, very crammed and chock full of nooks and crannies, I rarely got really lost. Sure, once I got a key, I had to find that specific red / blue / yellow door again, but as with any exploration focused games, it is best to remember where important locations are in a map.   What really amazed me was the look of the maps. This is the perfect amount of vanilla detail, imho. Every room looks detailed without being too crammy or confusing. All maps have a very concise look and clear sight lines, which makes navigation really easy and overally just fun. Monster placement also makes good use of all the crammed corridors, the windows, the corners, etc. by placing monsters in a way, that they more often than not surprise you from behind a corner. It's best to slowly and methodically proceed through those bases and take your time. This is not run and gun Doom.   Absolutely gorgeous in all aspects, amazing works.
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I struggle to replay this one for a long time. I didn't remember much of this so its was like a first time. Strain is a different beast to anything from the same time. It uses dehacked to great extents adding new enemies and changing the behaviour of some of the weapons.
      Well, first episode is pretty solid, with neat maps and really awesome ideas as the authors of the wad start to unfold their dehacked trickery all around. Second episode its not that good, with some cryptic maps with not so clear progression, but well overall.
      Third episode has some maps like the second, but they are a little more fleshed out and with a lot better visuals also. The end map was somewhat anticlimatic, but anyway, a really great experience through and through.

      Now what i don't liked much is that most ports have to use the Strain Fix to properly been able to play this mapset, and the authors of that fix, don't know why, changed the sky textures of the different episodes.
      Its nothing really bad, but well, it strange that they didn't respected the authors original choice.

      Dystopya 3 maps really stands out from the mapset, or maybe i remember them more as i have fresh memories from a recent replay.   The mood of the megawad is greatly achieved through the use of neat textures and map tricks. I really miss that there are no fake 3D bridges anywhere in the megawad, and i really love them when they are given good use.   The story of is somewhat mixed bag: theres a new invasion, you are the only marine that survived to the Invasion of earth, and they government made some experiments with you. Now you are a bloodthirsty machine that only wants the destruction of the invaders.
      The text screens during game are strange, with a snarky humor and poking fun of some common tropes. Not bad, but i would prefer something more serious as the megawad has really cool details everywhere, like revisiting zones and fully developed reactor areas, etc. making the storytelling side of the maps really awesome to follow. But again, some maps has poor progression hindering the experience a little.   Anyway, this is something that needs to be played and replayed, just to see those dehacked tricks and for theose awesome good maps. I had better memories of this than what i actually play, so i was expecting something more and better, but thats my problem, the megawad is amazing as it is.
    • By vdgg · Posted
      This mapper did create good stuff, pazuzu, diabolos and odyssey. This is way, way below these WADs. I am the first reviewer to mention massive (but massive) HOMs on MAP10! 2 stars for: - awesome grey blocks area in motion in the middle of MAP08 - some occasional decent moments, I guess MAP03 is fine, MAP04 is okayish. - visually it is not bad for 1996. But come on. One motif is: "press switch A to lower a lift, press switch B that opens a door somewhere far, but press it a bit later, just to get in time to the lift, not too early as the door will shut". After that door you often have a wall of monsters, so sometimes you retreat and repeat. This motif is used over and over and over again. You also experience cramped mazy hallways quite a lot and lots of damaging floors. Some of these damaging floors are used for extra spice during combat, but most of them are there to make you think faster about the puzzle solution :) It is not easy for me to pick the worst map, MAP05, 07 and 09 set the bar quite high. And it is me who is writing this, I enjoy cleim20, odessas, some cryptic stuff, but I just can't stand >80% of this creation.
    • By chlef · Posted
      Not the prettiest maps, but very nice to play. Old school goodness.  
    • By chlef · Posted
      Yeah, this is what Doom is supposed to be. Basic and enjoyable, no gimmicks or stupid sound/graphic mods. Just pure Doom. This is a keeper.
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