Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • NOTE: There is a known issue with the most recent entries having screwed-up information and links. Some databases are out of sync and we haven't been able to fix it yet.

Whitemare

   (57 reviews)
Sign in to follow this  

Guest

14 Screenshots

About This File

Megawad, based on "winter" theme from Russian Doom Community. The demons have decided to ruin the winter's fun of Christmas and New Year's celebrations to people, so your task is prove those stupid bastards wrong. The base of this megawad are 12 improved maps (map 01 - map 06, map 08-map 11, map 14, map 16) from speedmapping contests ¹5, which took place on 19.12.2010 on iddqd.ru forum. The rest levels were added some time later, some maps were seriously reworked, and others have been put in wad almost without any changes at all. Have a good game.


User Feedback

Create an account or sign in to leave a review

You need to be a member in order to leave a review

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

galileo31dos01

· Edited by galileo31dos01

  

Done with these settings:

 

- GLBoom+ 2.5.1.4. complevel 9.

- Hurt Me Plenty.

- Continuous combined with a pistol start mindset.

- Saves every 10 minutes or so.

 

Nice mixed bag over here. First of all, snowy ambient in Doom is awesome, definitely one of my favourite custom themes. Some neat use of the textures and details, also a lot of misaligned walls and a few HOMs here and there, which I didn't care so much to be honest. Maps have caves, castles, mountains, platforming and even damaging water (perhaps too cold for doomguy's feet?), and a great usage of light variations, notable in the caves, a feature that made gameplay more enjoyable. In addition, a great collection of midis, of which two tracks were, unusual for the game (maps 12, 14).

 

There are a couple of things to mention in terms of progression. On one side, most maps start similar, and excluding the bigger ones, all are pretty straightforward, so chances of getting lost are practically null. On another side, I'm not too sold on the difficulty's progression. I had way too many troubles in an early map, compared to the rest of the wad, which had it's ups and downs in monster placement. For example, in map 01 you get to kill lots of enemies in very open spaces, not hard at all but there are further maps that could have fit better in the first slot. As for map 03, this was the toughest of all for me, making the subsequent maps a cakewalk until slot 13. Between those two, there are several maps that fit their slots but also other ones, particularly 07 and 10, that lack substance and purpose, and could have perfectly been in slots 01 and 02, or expanded in some way. In regards to pros, exploration and puzzles are not only present but main factors in several maps. One of the standouts is map 12, the Boom one, obscure switch-hunt but plenty of nice tricks, like shooting ice columns to reveal enemies (one thing, at the mancubi tech room, there are two panels, to open the door hit the panel without the tiny switch, but hit the upper side, you have to either jump or use something to reach it). 

 

When I think of secrets, map 08 stands out as the secret-hunt one of the set. You need to find your weapons, otherwise you are bound to ignore every living being. There's another map where a secret is crucial to solve a puzzle for progression, you have to find a switch that enlighten the way to reach some switches, I actually liked it because it was very useful, but I get it can put off some players. Most maps don't have secrets, uh whatever.

 

My favourite maps are 08, 12, 15 and 32, this one is a bit of a joke map so don't take it seriously. The others are ok, and I didn't like maps 07, 10 (both too short) and 16, another typical IoS with timed lift, too many cube shooters, which leads to too many flying crap, and a lame start (seriously?).

 

Anyway, kind of liked it overall. The puzzle and exploratory maps worth it, I'd recommend those above the rest. And (continuous) players, use PrBoom+ complevel 9. My rate is 6/10 

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

  
How the hell do you beat map12?

Share this review


Link to review
NuMetalManiak

  
I love it. on MAP08 there's a "seasons" puzzle and it is a really good adventure map. the short maps are fun too.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

  
Now THIS was good!

Share this review


Link to review
killer2

  
Neat maps. Not as detailed as Whitemare 2 but more fun overall, and less frustrating elements. I didn't finish the last map since it was basically the same as WM2's map30's ending, and I didn't play map32 because killing a 10000 health monster without a BFG would be stupidly long and boring. Anyways, good stuff, mostly. 5/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

  
One of the best Christmas wads I ever played!!!

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
wtf?!(nazi scenes)

Share this review


Link to review
Zahid

Unknown date

  
Good work 4/5

Share this review


Link to review
dg93

Unknown date

  
Very nice megawad. I usually don't care much for single player megawads, but this one is an exception. 4/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Awesome!

Share this review


Link to review
mrthejoshmon

Unknown date

  
brilliant, nuff said

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
This isn't bad, but IMO it doesn't deserve 4 1/2 stars. Jenesis 2 and PRCP are better MW's from 2011, this is more on par with PCCP, very varied quality. Still some maps are worth it, so it's not an unworthy download entirely. 3.49/5

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Fairly original and well done maps, with some absolute classics. Interesting bg music too. Cheers.

Share this review


Link to review
Marcaek

Unknown date

  
Pretty cool (heh) set of speedmaps with a few larger non-speed maps in a kind of Winter-ruins theme. It's flawed as hell but interesting regardless(and map15 is a fucking journey)

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
not bad at all, only on lvl 7 thus far( had exploring to do) liked the customised DOOM2 header (main menu)

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Maps 11 & 15 are amazing! 01, 06, 12, 13, 14, 16, 31, 32 are good too =) as you see, most good maps are located in 2nd half of this wad. Moreover, maps have really different difficulties, but this does not matter. However, some levels are weak and have some lack. So, i give this wad 4 stars

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
при ;коl 3;ьн 86;

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
I like the winter theme, though almost 20 of them in a row might be a bit too much. Should have cut the worst ones out. Some maps were really fun while some were quite...not that good. Some fitting music, but mostly meh 3* (could easily have been 4* with a few changes)

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
I have to admit that the hectic beginning that is Map01, got me ticked off at the beginning. But in total this wad isn't bad at all. I do agree with the previous reviewers that 20 maps with the same theme in a row can get a bit too repetitive... But this was a fun ride. You should give this a try if you're bored. 3.5(4)/5 - Moti

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Nice theme, fitting music, good action. This rules already! I have to work and I can't stop!!! Maybe this is so good, maybe I have a long time since I last played Doom. 5/5 - Optimus

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Some maps look really good, some play really well - most were a bit flawed or just not too much fun though. The theme was well executed, and perhaps on a lower difficulty the less fun maps would have been better. MAP32 was brilliant, IMO. 3* -Phobus

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Pretty darn good set of Xmas/Winter themed levels, especially some of the later ones. 4/5. -TRRobin.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
Not too crazy about russian style gameplay. Seems to be purposefully awkward, severely restricting movement with chaingunners on ledges, multiple arch viles with no cover, etc. At times it looks like they want to frustrate the player. Some maps are heinous (map 12 made me idclip straight to the exit in frustration and anger... like, f**k this, i'm out of here). Some are really good though, foreshadowing the much, much nicer sequel. Play WM2 for a mo' better experience!

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
I like the winter theme and the updated sprites and textures, but the levels - the first few that I played, anyway - just weren't that good. Maybe the latter ones are better, but the first couple didn't make me want to continue. 2/5 - ZZ

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
^Keep going, the later ones are better.

Share this review


Link to review
  • File Reviews

    • By Major Arlene · Posted
      I had raised my eyebrows when I read everything in the text file, but I really enjoyed this! It's totally adorable, all the assets were obviously hand-made with love, and the puppy is wonderful :) Just wish it was longer! I hope you do some more with this, it's definitely a welcome break. Maybe add some menu assets to really sell the idea.
    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Nice details and visuals. Maybe bitt claustrophobic but that's not weakness at all and i kinda like it. Gameplay is what ruining the map. For six months of work the gameplay feel very unbalanced and bad. Lot of stronger enemies appear on a place where you can't move properly.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      The visuals of the map is rich in details, but they look somewhat erratic and do not form a solid style. Although, some of the author's decisions looks new for me. If you be careful enough, then this map may well bring positive impressions of the gameplay. Lock a player in a narrow space with strong opponents is controversial idea, but an experienced player can get good trial from fights by finding a winning strategy. In general, the map does not leave the desire to go through it again. I recommend this map for seekers of hard and challengind gameplay.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      Just a cool ZDoom map with well balanced gameplay. I was run through it with pleasure.
    • By Gaia74 · Posted
      I must say that although it is a wad of terry, I would like to find a serious one like this, new enemies very interesting and original just for their attacks, bosses that have inspired me (and you can see it in my creations) and it is really amazing like this wad despite having their terry traps is entertaining and much better than many wads of 32 levels, if you want to have something interesting to play and different as long as you ignore the story is fun filled with very good boss fights, excellent music, this is an option although if you can not stand the terry traps just do not try it   5/5 to be a joke wad   Gaia74
×