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Testride

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STORY: No story, as story and doom simply do not go well together.

DESCRIPTION SHORT: My first three and last three maps. If you dont like the music, turn it off. You know how this works ;). Maps are of moderate difficulty.

DESCRIPTION: Well... where do I start. I began mapping for DooM in 2007, after playing it for a decade. My first level (which is level 3 in this wad) ought to be sublime right away, I wanted to make a super large singleplayer map with story, new enemies, and all kind of Zdoom specials. That day the map was called infiltration (the blue keycard room was the first I ever made). Yet, after weeks of learning and horrible slow progress and not really satisfying results, I realized that it would take forever to release something good. Thats when I aborted this project and started the testride maps (level 1&2). I wanted these levels only to be concept maps with no real interest in outstanding architecture whatsoever. Idea behind map 1 is that you see your goal almost right away, but you need to go in opposite directions to retrieve the keys to open the "castle", with an alternative route back to the middle. Map 2 is supposed to be a hasty level with focus on evade incoming attacks and hitting the switches before you get overwhelmed rather than killing every monster in sight. But as I made these two levels I felt that even these two took too long, so eventually I lost interest in mapping. But every few months I discovered the wads on my hard drive and worked a bit further... aborted again... found it and worked on it again. Until 2 weeks in the past. I thought, that it would be a shame that after all these endless hours of learning and mapping, no one got to play my map. Seemed like dead and wasted hours to me. With that thought in mind I began not to enhance the levels to the quality I initially wanted, but just to make them playable. I just finished them, without adding something or put extreme effort in something new. I do not say they are extraordinary, they're decent at best. But maybe you have fun while playing them. If you read all this: Thank you for your attention! :) And btw, if you're wondering: The Miditracks are: Tool - Intolerance, Iron Maiden - Aces High and Iron Maiden - To tame a land. The Start-up is a reason3 track I made myself cause I was bored ;) Rock on! \m/


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Rather strange... the different style of the maps might not be too good, but fair enough.

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I like Map02... Map01/03 isn't bad but...whatever, they're playable but easy to get boring... for the first mapset, it's not bad... *sigh* 2.5/5 -playerlin

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Played about 5-10 minutes before I got fed up. Maybe the latter two maps are better.

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It's okay. If they are really the first maps he made, not too bad.

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What the fuck...

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meh

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    • 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)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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