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Creature of Despair

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This was originally suppose to be a slaughter map for DoomHero85's slaughter WAD project, but then I decided to release it as a standalone map since it was too different from the rest of the maps in his project.

It's still a slaughter map though.

It was inspired by the "Slough of Despair" from the original Doom.


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GuyNamedErick

  

Pretty meh and dull with not so interesting surprises and level design. For a supposed slaughtermap, it's pretty easy not because you have plenty of ammo, but because there are no encounters where the swarms of enemies do anything to stress you out. You don't feel overwhelmed since a bit of strafing (or a bit cover, yay) eliminates any challenge there is, and you won't see any enemies like Arch-Viles or Cyberdemons at all. Oh you do have one Spider Mastermind but you can kill her no problem.

 

The map looks ugly even with the "Slough of Despair" influence because even then, that map has more going for it in gameplay and atmosphere than this pile of rocks and gray. I'd rather pass on this one.

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This map is very easy considering it is a slaughter map. I beat it on my first try. Not very good design, but decent gameplay and I would recommend it if you are bored. 3/5

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I need armor...

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mon armour, mon ami... )

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It's a bit of a good slaughter map with a little E3M2 design. I liked it. 4/5 - Optimus

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Just what it says on the tin: slaughter. Not the best slaughter map, not the prettiest slaughter map, but certainly solid, although it would've been more fun with more rockets and/or a BFG. 3/5 - ZZ

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This map is the melee essence. The concept is simple, and the map design too. But the result is funny. 4/5

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I don't know what the ever slaughter map is like... but I liked this one.

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A slaughter map that falls strictly into the "average" category. The gameplay can be amusing as it's remarkably easy (considering the amount of enemies and lack of armor), but it's also extremely flat. I guess it takes that from its "Slough of Despair" influence. It's fairly ugly and bland, but I wouldn't call it downright disastrous... 2.5/5 - Snakes.

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are your savegame buffer big enough?

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I feel good in this slaughter map, but too bad it's looking not so good, just average with its good gameplay, I also missing a BFG for secret or something to prevent get boring too fast... 2.5/5 -playerlin

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    • By Doge Sword · Posted
      this is a mockery of two of the best wads of all time.  on top of that gameplay sucks.  don't get it for your sake.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Another solid mapset that captures the PSX version feel perfectly. Maps comes in all flavors, from techbases and urban areas to the menacing void and, of course, HELL and also has some unexpected secrets which you might play it to see. Of course, I absolutely love the PSX version of Doom and this one is no exception. Gameplay speaking, it's pretty balanced and thought out nicely...with ambushes, good monster placement and really nasty traps which you must avoid it at all costs. One thing that will help you a lot is the addition of a new weapon...seriously, that thing is powerful...check it out and try. Maps have a nice look that helps you to be inmersed in the atmosphere and coupled with the music, it's much better.   Great recommendation, give it a try and you'll have a fun time.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Since I tested the map, I can say that playing it again it still surprises me the amount of effort and detail of the gameplay used, like a lot of portals, clever effects like the one used before you pick up the yellow key saying nope and many nice references including a special secret. Gameplay itself for combat is pretty straightforward with some nasty stuff for you in the Nightmare difficulty. Try that out by all means. Really solid stuff which I totally recommend you folks and play it.
    • By elend · Posted
      When first reading this wad's description I thought this will be a 1994 style map, where someone just tried to recreate his office building to shoot up his colleages. Boy, was I wrong!   Going Down emerged as one of my favourite megawads so far, with its very clever use of small to medium map space and interesting gameplay mechanics in every single map. The first couple of maps start innocent enough, but soon you will find yourself navigating literal crawl spaces, thinking about use of space and / or slight puzzle mechanics just before being thrown into hell itself and fighting for your life. Going Down is designed as a literal descent into hell, which was the most beautifully realized aspect of it. How every map slightly changes into a more and more hellish theme is just great, great design work. Even though the later maps delve into slaughter territory I must admit that I still quite enjoyed it. Actually this was the first time I enjoyed being slaugthered and figuring out how to approach the map.   Going Down is simply an amazing piece of work, oozing quality from start to finish and rewarding the player with incredible elevator music inbetween. A must play.
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