First of all, I love that the author has put love into the map, you can tell by simply the Marine on the ground (it made me laugh)
The map is fine apart from some minor beginner errors, I would recommend making the hallways narrower, having them be so big doesn't really add anything when there is only 1 enemy or none at all.
I liked the map for its simplicity, yes, I would have wished that the rooms like the dining room, where the life potions are, had been more frequent, more than anything because of the amount of enemies and life there are.
OMG I LOVE THIS MAP
Let's start with the fact that they literally give us free rein to explore the map with our pretty shotgun and I will always appreciate those things.
I love the ending because it is very silly and requires preparation to do it.
This map is beautiful and I love it.
PD: Contamination for you
Well, for 1994 it is incredible
I love that verticality is used, I even love the level design, especially the puzzle of the doors, I love it
For the last part of the map it seemed like a medium high difficulty but when I killed everyone on the water ladder I was pleasantly impressed, I quite liked it.
I played up to The Crusher and... frankly, it soured the taste in my mouth to the point that I don't want to continue and try all of the maps.
Surprisingly hideous and wonderfully claustrophobic architecture, with monotonic texture usage and gimmicks at every turn of the map. Then of course the Arch-Vile maze because apparently it's a necessity to copy the Casalis at least once in your mapping career. The crushing ceiling was just the cherry on the top. Not a fan.
It was interesting,sometimes fun,sometimes hard,sometimes annoyingly hard but we later smile about it(Going Down feeling you know?),i loved the fact that everything feels and look different in terms of level design,sounds,texures and visuals,and the music is here to say to you "you're on a vacation/exploration trip...but not too much,it's Doom !",and technically some levels are great creations,obviously with a modified Id Tech 1,because the original one couldn't do things that some level showed i guess.
Ancient Aliens have a very good overall feeling to play,it's Doom,with a bit of Blake Stone,Star Wars,System Shock and maybe others inspirations,it's very risky to merge differerents inspirations into one big work.
DeadLostSoul,Commander Keen,EvilMarines new enemies are nice too.
My favorites Levels :
Arachnotron Arrival (Nice constant spider in the middle that keeps the pressure on you to move or hide,i liked the monster placements and traps too)
Last Refuge Of The Anasazi
Dare To Fly Where Eagles Soar
The Nectar Flow (Huge Level and fun to play)
Wormhole Junction (Damn this is a Going Down Style level !)
Leave Your Sol Behind (A three time height ramp/elevator[don't know how to call that]in Doom? Didn't know that was possible,and flying saucers travel to others worlds,seriously?,didn't expected that o_O,loved the creativity on this level)
Daylight Under A Dark Sol
Culture Shock (A level in the clouds and touching the sky,successive teleporters,a tv working,ropes to elevate yourself,real scales,we need more levels like this,It reminds me that WOW EFFECT i had with Zeal World in Chrono Trigger when i saw all that,too bad it was short,but fantastic idea)
I Skipped Illuminati Confirmed (Too many details and enemies,lags as hell can't do anything,it looked like an insane level)
I Skipped Trinary Temple (Too Much Lags)
I Skipped The Ones Behind It All (Too Much Lags)
The lasts levels lags a lot on Brutal Doom,but that's not your fault,i don't want to play Vanilla Doom,BD is way better to me haha.