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Stranded on Erebus

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A map set replacing all of the DOOM Episode 2 levels, with the exception of E2M2. This WAD is intended as a tribute of sort to "The Shores of Hell", so expect similar textures schemes, gameplay and level design as seen in the original Episode 2 (i.e., don't bother complainin about "1994-style level design").

While ZDOOM is required to play this file I only used a skybox and a few scripts to keep the gameplay as close to that of a vanilla-DOOM level. For any reviewing purposes I'd suggest playing E2M7 or E2M6 and skip E2M1 which is a very simple and underdetailed level. Finally, please note this will be my last contribution to the DOOM community (and I don't expect I'll be missed much...).


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Plain oldschool DooM episode, but will ZDooM style. Great for oldschool lover. Missing E2M2 just too bad. 4/5 -playerlin

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Decent mapset. I got to E2M4 until the crusher glitched and there was no escape so I just idclip'd through the rest of the maps and they are all decent. It's not the greatest mapset, but it's alright if you are bored. Every other floor is fucking toxic, though, so that's annoying. 3/5. -dbsw57

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    • By Raith138 · Posted
      Map 01: The whole map is one big fight, and I personally really liked it. I enjoyed running around the map using the artifacts littered around in order to kill the swarms of baddies. My only real complaint would be having to kill all the enemies to progress which could be pretty annoying if one of them hides in a really obscure spot.   Map 02: Pretty classic hexen map. It was good but it was the most forgettable map in the wad due to the relatively generic theme. Also the swamp key segment was probably the worst part of the wad due to the amount of stalkers and lack of health. It also fell into the trap of over using slaughtaurs which got annoying pretty fast.   Map 03: ...The idea behind this map and the atmosphere was extremely cool. I personally loved the puzzle with the 5 switches near the start and it was probably my favorite part of the wad. But... The lack of railings made falling off a very common occurrence and the layout got confusing at times. I don't know if it was intentional but in order to get to Yorik's statue I had to jump on the pillars used as decoration. The main complaint would be the over use of wendigos at the start and a pretty anti-climactic boss fight. The sublevel was really fun to explore too.   General: It seems common for hexen wads to do this but there was no 4th weapon. The 4th weapon is the funnest weapon to use and while it could break the difficulty in some sections I think it would be worth it because the majority of the time you are stuck hitting things with your second weapon which feels repetitive.   Overall: While I was pretty negative in this review I still gave it four stars for a reason and that is because this wad is a lot of fun. You could tell every room had thought put into it and the entire wad is just gorgeous. If you can look past the small problems this wad is a amazing experience with a solid story as well. Must play for any hexen fan.
    • By video_ouija · Posted
      1998. Nice Heretic map with a good flow. Resource management required. I had a lot of fun learning/playing this one.
    • By Akagi666 · Posted
      Very good. I prefer Map 23 on to the early stuff tbh. I only didn't give it 5 stars cause I think Speed of Doom takes a similar style and does it better.
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      This is the Alpha of Doom... I mean, we are not going to fool ourselves that it is not bad, it is very bad, mainly due to the lack of many things in the HUD   so honestly I didn't like it, for an Alpha it's fairly good at that time, but even so it didn't provoke anything since I wasn't there at that time at all
    • By MeriMemesX · Posted
      Rizera would have surely enjoyed this map, it's just not for me, I find it tedious, but 100% Rizera fan   (also i figure out how softlock me)
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