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Object "34": Sonar

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This map is a last from trilogy called "Objects" (Object ''32'', Object "33"). This time, main character (marine, main hero) was sent to underwater station, where the main communication is conn.


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marco.nadal.75

  

This map will take as long to complete as an episode of original Doom.

It is VERY ornate and convoluted, and somewhat directionless.

I played with latest Guncaster (1.777) and latest stable GZDoom (4.5).

It took me nearly 2 hours.

I still don't know how to get the yellow key without jumping.

 

I recommend using a gameplay mod with double jump and mantling, like Project Brutality, or D4D or Guncaster. There are no new monsters or weapons, so you won't miss out on original content if you use a gameplay mod.


There is a cool boss battle in the end. All the areas are nicely designed and detailed, and the final area looks cool.

The exit area is central North, by the way.

Beware, there are some inescapable traps if you play with jumping, so save often.

 

 

 

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So much effort laid to waste.. I can recommend this only to switch hunters who enjoy exploration side of the game. That said, action is here, but it doesn't help much cause running in circles among the corpses searching for any clue what the hell to do next is almost inevitable.

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TimeOfDeath

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lol this map is epic

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Katamori

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Several trolls around here...this map is awesome! - Katamori

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Guest

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The reviewer mentioning "inappropriate" step texture usage is right. There are also a few bugs, an inescapable area and monsters that don't move. Nevertheless,I enjoyed playing this map tremendously and, in awe of its creativity and uniqueness (so many parts of the map are in motion!), I cannot rate it any lower than 5/5 stars. vdgg

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Guest

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This map is too big for it's own good. And the lifts are difficult to find. Not a good combination.

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Guest

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pure shit too big take me near to 3hours with save to finish it .this kind of super mega big map is most stupid mapping idea ever. avoid.

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Guest

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Needs more landmarks and logic to the overall structure to be any fun for me, as not everyone's has so good memory to remember each step done and every location he visited. Difficulty is medium and gameplay is slow-paced room cleaning with few traps thrown in (a bit similiar to Vela Pax in that regard), so the map is focused on the exploration element. Texturing is mediocore, but layouts are rather interesting. I recommend Sonar to Eternall fans, but anyone else should avoid this wad. 3/5

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This map is HUGE and I got lost numerous times and never did find the blue key. Me being crap should not detract from what is an amazing wad, be prepared to put aside an hour or three.

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Guest

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I'm using prboom+ and it seems i can't upload it. I get a subleveling or something whenever i tried loading it.

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Guest

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Damn this is one big map. It's pretty fun, but also confusing. You'll get lost, a lot.

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Some good ideas and enormous design but too big for my taste. I even had to idclip to see some areas. I like the area with up down crashers labyrinth. Though, too much use of rising platforms. 3.5/5 - Optimus

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Fantastic level, gave me about 3 hours of fun @ UV. A few minor cons: darkness & spectres is not highly original, some bugs, and it is possible to finish the map with a lot of parts unvisited. But this is minor given the gameplay. Overall: absolutely legendary, so solid 5/5

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Huge, non-linear, complicated, confusing. It looks good, but honestly, it's just no fun to play. After 45 minutes and getting about halfway through it, I quit - it's just too tedious. There's also areas where you can get trapped with no way out and no way to die, a huge no-no in my book. 2/5 - ZZ

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too huge pure bullcrap

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If not really knowing where the hell you are is your cup 'o tea play this slog. It's not terrible, just long and more tedious than action packed. I've had more fun in hedge mazes.

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Illfitting music, pitch black areas, step textures used as wall details, monotonous techbase theme, and all in the first two minutes. If this wad was intended as satire, it might have a point, but it still wouldn't be fun; and unfortunately, this looks like a serious effort rather than something made for comedy.

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<inactive>Player Lin

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It's nice map, enough details and good layout, but bad rising platforms designs and maze-like routes(even it's nonlinear and some sections can be skipped) made me feel boring...and I never think it's a 5/5 map at all... I give up after I got red keycard and try to find where the fuck I should go then failed...I totally get lost, sorry. 3.5/5

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I LOVE this map, from the beginning till the end. It started really difficult with too little ammo, but once you get into it, it's doable. It does take up a lot of your time to finish this beast and you get easily lost in this maze. All rooms and hallways are interesting with pretty nice detail. The only thing that bugged was how to open the big door close to the "underwater" part. I couldn't find the right switch, so I had to ask on the Doomworld forum. Also, half a point extra for the music, loved it.

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It's too confusing. Gameplay is good but not brillant. If you have enough patient is a funny huge map. 3.5/5

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Guest

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It's a great looking map, I'll admit that. Unfortunately, this map is really confusing and it's next to impossible to figure out where to go next.

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Antroid

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Wow look at all these noobs. This map is awesome and fun and the environment is interesting and varied. Unless you're a total idiot who can't find his way through his own house, or suffer from severe ADD, or expect CoD-style level design, play this immidiately.

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  • File Reviews

    • By E.M. · Posted
      This right here is one of the oldest joke wads ever made, and its parodies of bad map design are still relevant to this day.
    • By SilverMiner · Posted
      The soundtrack is coherent thruout the whole
    • By LateToDOOM2020 · Posted
      No idea how this works Its doom magic!
      Very cool
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      Ok not going to lie, but I thought this shitpost megawad was made last year and NOT from February of 1998 which also technically predates the original Mockery wad by a few months 👀!?
    • By Catpho · Posted
      The first truly mature map of yakfak's. The puzzly, "inner logic" map mechanisms and scavenger, dungeon rat gameplay of their previous levels Meep Keep & Hexasketch returns, but whereas those can feel clunky and barebone at points despite the strong authorial voice, here it is fully fleshed out: the setting is evocative, the construction shows the strong command of shapes that defines yakfak's later works, the item placement and layout bends and loops in complicated and surprising ways, the level's moment-to-moment gameplay is filled with a sense of discovery and wonder.   Job has a strong hook in its text file, but what players might not realize is that they must really hang on to every word in its description to even be aware of the level's main concept. In Never_Again's in-depth review for /newsuff (which I highly recommend for details or if you are feeling stuck), he mentions being locked out if you took the "easy" route out, but I feel that's incomplete, as the real reason hinges on the player being conscious of what they are doing in a representationalist sense. In other words, to be able to reach your dream, you shouldn't just interact and go everywhere at random, but try to think about what you are doing in the context of the game's world. The solution will be clear if you square it with what yakfak hints at. There are complications: the in-game hint system of crosses and arrows are counter-intuitive, and exploration will eventually lead you to the combat zone, which itself is a puzzle unravel as supplies require routing and withholding combat through treacherous enemy placement, with only a berserked fist as defense (HMP or below is strongly recommended). In my own experience, it was fun but exhausting to make it through to the AV-guarded yellow key and slowly solve the piece, but I got massively demoralized when I read Never_Again's review that I had already locked myself out of the second half of the map. It was only when I was showcasing the Doomcute in this map to someone else that the level's inner logic finally clicked, and after some experimentation, which was much smoother thanks to me already being aware of the level's layout and lingering mysteries, I managed to solve it.   The feeling of "lore" behind the level's trials and tribulations is my favorite thing about Job, and I wish it didn't take a review for me to "get it". In terms of intriguing combat, intricate moments, or imaginative layout and visuals, I think zzzv tops themself in (woefully underrated) levels like Spidersilk, Nato, and Northern Powerhouse. Nevertheless, an essential stop for yakfak fans, and a memorable journey for those who look for Doom off the beaten path.
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