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Dawn of Reality

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This wad shows real existing city (Bytom in Poland) moved to Doom universe. 99% of buildings and locations was a copy of real places. The only changes were introduced because of the engine limitations. I tried to create an exact copy of every area with his oryginal scale and geometry (as far as this is possible in Doom). I used the surveying maps and aerial photography. Many times I must walk through those regions in order to implement the necessary images. Some of this images are now in game as textures.


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YouAreTheDemons

  

Too many monsters. You step outside and immediately get fucked in the ass by hordes of shit, and they make it lag worse than the map itself. And even without them, the whole thing's one of those maze-like mindfuck maps where you have no idea where to go. I really like the atmosphere and the ideas it presents, but God damn it this thing unplayable!

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SP_FACE1

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A large city map for GZDooM that aims to transfer a real life location to DooM with an occult twist. The author has crafted a number of high resolution textures and sprites to create a credible realistic feeling. There are also many smaller details, such as everyday utensils, furniture, paintings etc. This all makes the city feel more concrete and believable. The theme is Lovecraftian horror and it's done with great taste. I especially liked the way the author used those flashback cut scenes to create the atmosphere. The background ambient/soundtrack was a crucial part of the theme too. When you enter the map the very first thing you hear is lightning piercing the sky. This perfectly instills the mood on the player right from the start.

 

Gameplay is predominantly exploratory. Sometimes perhaps a bit too much. Although the level making is very admirable I found myself a bit frustrated at times. It felt like I had to try every single doorway in every wall (multiple times) to progress. One of the most annoying sticking points was the door that opened the barriers to the grocery store. That door closed too fast and I thought the button that opened it activated something completely different. Sure, I could have probably heard that the door opened but the cacophony of the nearby Arachnotrons walking suppressed the poor door trying to make its case. Well, eventually I did get past that. And it looks like the author did put in an effort to make the map not a Hexen-esque paingrimage. For example there were Duke Nukem 3D like video monitors that showed what the most important switches did.

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Zalewa

  
This is a city map that you can figure out because the author was kind enough to provide cameras showing what gets activated when you press switches. The amount of effort that had to be put into this is unimaginable. I didn't know we had satanic cults and hidden nazi sects in Poland, though. Powinni Cię dodać do teleexpresowej listy ludzi pozytywnie zakręconych.

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azrael1982

  
It doesn't matter, if you have a great computer or not - I've just tested it with my new lenovo ideapad Y700 and it works horribly with it...

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sluggard

  
Fantastic work .

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NuMetalManiak

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what do you expect. with high-res graphics and lots of things in it, it's gonna lag. very well done city with killer gameplay. as it stands, the gameplay gets rough on the onset, loads of enemies of various kinds all on the streets of this large city. the incentive of exploration is very rife here once you manage to silence things, but it could get rather hard to find out where you need to go next. not helping are those dark areas, especially the tunnel part which was lame and difficult to see. the cutaways to jumpscare people aren't really too effective, and the overall fights you come to at the ends of the map play out pretty well. if you can get through this gargantuan level, consider yourself proud, as it's a big one.

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Guest

  
100% of Poland :3

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Guest

  
I like it a lot,great creepy atmosphere,good gameplay.

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Guest

  
About 3 years of work? This is a WONDERFUL map.I liked this VERY much!

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Acid

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Brilliant! Amazing detail and level design.

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That... Was... Awesome. Awesome graphics, awesome sounds, awesome placing of items. I hated only perfomance and when the fucking arch-vile did come to town...

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Without a doubt the most realistic looking and feeling map ever. Gameplay isn't bad either (at least to start with) but system performance hampered things.

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I give this one 10, yes, 10 stars! 5/1/11 grandmama

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Great ! 5/5

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Definitly the biggest map that i see in my doom plays (only lose by happy time circus 2)

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over-rated comments. I'm sure the graphics are superb, but when it comes down to gameplay, the wad bites it in the dustpan. ~1/5

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Loved it. 5/5

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Awesome. Couldn't run it on GZdoom though, too low performance, but it ran fine on Scythe.

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Runs fine on my computer.But then again,I have a brand new fancy-ass laptop,so there!

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Probably THE best Doom map I've ever played! I also experience the bad performance, specially in large, open areas, but I like it nonetheless! Looking forward to play a sequel! :D

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Who knew we would have something like this when the trinity college level first came out? -1 star for including those cheap beastiary monsters.

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so so so AMAZING!!

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Very good looking. Looks kinda like Max Payne 1. Horrible performance though. 4/5

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An amazing work, it's like having the hell in your neigborhood. However, you need a very faster computer. Maybe without 3d models or several smaller maps. 5/5

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  • File Reviews

    • By chlef · Posted
      No, this is not good by any stretch. First 25 levels feel like they are all the same - colorless, flat, dull and bland. Next 3 look like deathmatch arenas with a handful of monsters. Again, all pretty much the same. The last two are pitch black mazes - oh what fun. As for the secret levels - I abandoned both. Map31 is a maze alternating between pitch darkness and flashing primary colours and map 32 is simply an incomprehensible mess. Possibly acceptable if you just want to kill some time with mindless point and shoot, but not what I would call an enjoyable Doom experience. At least it avoids degenerating into slaughter.
    • By aargh · Posted
      Pros: Straightforward, lot of action, no button madness. Plays smooth. Classic Doom feeling.
      Cons: Lots of invisible lines blocking monsters. Lots of hitscanners and not enough health packs.
    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      An enjoyable set of maps of easy difficulty (MAP 07 is medium) in UV with simple design that worked well for me. Finished the whole set in 02:40 min. Certainly worth a shot!
       
    • By chlef · Posted
      I rarely quit a wad in disgust, but this one did it. It was pushing a 5 star experience, but then the slaughter stupid started ~map19 and only got worse. It's not clever, not amusing and absolutely not entertaining. It ruined an otherwise good wad and left a very sour taste. Why do mappers do this? Played on HNTR and it really was that bad.
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I have a real blast while playing this megawad. Think that Quake is not brown enough? You will get the ultimate browness here. I think that, beside the simplistic ugliness of it, it gives a good cohesive look to all the maps. And this one are really big and fun to explore. The ideas of cities, fortresses, islands, canyons and caves, and finaly tech base on moon, are really neat and some looks really good. The story of the wad is pretty good, too. I love the liberties that the author takes while doing this mapset. As i played a lot and i found this kind of ideas in a few wads along the way.
      What i didn't like it much, is that there wasn't other skies than the episode one sky from Doom 2. Again, i think it is that way for a cohesive storytelling, but anyway, it would be cool to feel the sense of time in the maps with different skies and shadows deploying in differents ways along the maps.

      This could be the Eternal Doom of doom stock textures, but the linearity of the maps, aside from the somewhat empty but interesting areas to explore, departs slighty from the formula, and there are not soo much details as one might expect from a mapset like this. Don't get fooled by that, even with the somewhat Heretic-like linearity, the maps are fun, gorgeous in its brownway and pretty challenging.
        I recommend this megawad to anyone that likes to explore and have a challenge in the vein of the best of team TNT mapsets.
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