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Grim Sense of Humor

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- MapNames and Author - M1 - WadName: 4 Estee - LegMan M2 - WadName: Star Set - Speedy M3 - WadName: Slaughter - Thrasher M4 - WadName: Won't Live - LegMan M5 - WadName: Caves - Speedy M6 - WadName: Slaughter II - Thrasher M7 - WadName: Imp City - Speedy M8 - WadName: UnderWorld - LegMan M9 - Secret - Thrasher - About GSOH - Here's a whole replace-a-sode for the entire 9-map episode number 1 (Knee Deep in the Dead) for DooM I. If you're looking to go muzzy-hunting in some different terrain, then here ya go. But it ain't gonna' be no piece of cake. You best save often, unless you happen to be one of those muffins that has to use -dqd or -kfa or whatever.


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Walter confetti

  

Jesus, this episode must be called "grim sense of boredom", because of humor i didn't find any, but i find a lot of boring! A LOT!

Well, i just find a very short moment when i was chuckling out to the situation happening in E1M8 finding myself in a spiral of long lowering floors room, but maybe i just became insane.

Over this short digression, this episode is BORING. I see that tries to be some sort of old school (is from 1994, dear anon reviewer, not 2012!) version of mock.wad or one of those parody of bad wads around the archive since doom modding scene day one. But instead of jumping the ugly garbage train that are these kinds of maps, is for the major part a pretty basic  series of large, boring, almost navigable STARTAN3 mazes with some nice ideas and few nice rooms spruced all around the episode and some really asshole ideas like 2 trap rooms in 2 different levels (E1M4 and E1M8) that are a just a little room with some type of useful stuff like health and ammo, once you enter in you are trapped from a one-way closing door without any way to escape from it expect cheating...

but over these few moments, is pretty boring stuff. I suppose to deserve a trophy just for finish this. Go play something else.

 

BEST: ....E1M6 is kinda nice

WORST: E1M8 is bullshit

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^ If someone creates shit he must be ready to be given shit... my oh, so mature friend 0/5 -Ofisil

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You should really use doombuilder 2 or something similar which would help you in your mapping. There was lots of texture placement that made absolutely no sense. So you should really work on the realism factor a bit more. Maybe play the classic doom 2 and see how id did it. Also the room shapes did not make much sense and there was generally no height variation or texture variation throughout.

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Cmon, this is 2012, not 1994. 0/5

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    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I struggle to replay this one for a long time. I didn't remember much of this so its was like a first time. Strain is a different beast to anything from the same time. It uses dehacked to great extents adding new enemies and changing the behaviour of some of the weapons.
      Well, first episode is pretty solid, with neat maps and really awesome ideas as the authors of the wad start to unfold their dehacked trickery all around. Second episode its not that good, with some cryptic maps with not so clear progression, but well overall.
      Third episode has some maps like the second, but they are a little more fleshed out and with a lot better visuals also. The end map was somewhat anticlimatic, but anyway, a really great experience through and through.

      Now what i don't liked much is that most ports have to use the Strain Fix to properly been able to play this mapset, and the authors of that fix, don't know why, changed the sky textures of the different episodes.
      Its nothing really bad, but well, it strange that they didn't respected the authors original choice.

      Dystopya 3 maps really stands out from the mapset, or maybe i remember them more as i have fresh memories from a recent replay.   The mood of the megawad is greatly achieved through the use of neat textures and map tricks. I really miss that there are no fake 3D bridges anywhere in the megawad, and i really love them when they are given good use.   The story of is somewhat mixed bag: theres a new invasion, you are the only marine that survived to the Invasion of earth, and they government made some experiments with you. Now you are a bloodthirsty machine that only wants the destruction of the invaders.
      The text screens during game are strange, with a snarky humor and poking fun of some common tropes. Not bad, but i would prefer something more serious as the megawad has really cool details everywhere, like revisiting zones and fully developed reactor areas, etc. making the storytelling side of the maps really awesome to follow. But again, some maps has poor progression hindering the experience a little.   Anyway, this is something that needs to be played and replayed, just to see those dehacked tricks and for theose awesome good maps. I had better memories of this than what i actually play, so i was expecting something more and better, but thats my problem, the megawad is amazing as it is.
    • By vdgg · Posted
      This mapper did create good stuff, pazuzu, diabolos and odyssey. This is way, way below these WADs. I am the first reviewer to mention massive (but massive) HOMs on MAP10! 2 stars for: - awesome grey blocks area in motion in the middle of MAP08 - some occasional decent moments, I guess MAP03 is fine, MAP04 is okayish. - visually it is not bad for 1996. But come on. One motif is: "press switch A to lower a lift, press switch B that opens a door somewhere far, but press it a bit later, just to get in time to the lift, not too early as the door will shut". After that door you often have a wall of monsters, so sometimes you retreat and repeat. This motif is used over and over and over again. You also experience cramped mazy hallways quite a lot and lots of damaging floors. Some of these damaging floors are used for extra spice during combat, but most of them are there to make you think faster about the puzzle solution :) It is not easy for me to pick the worst map, MAP05, 07 and 09 set the bar quite high. And it is me who is writing this, I enjoy cleim20, odessas, some cryptic stuff, but I just can't stand >80% of this creation.
    • By chlef · Posted
      Not the prettiest maps, but very nice to play. Old school goodness.  
    • By chlef · Posted
      Yeah, this is what Doom is supposed to be. Basic and enjoyable, no gimmicks or stupid sound/graphic mods. Just pure Doom. This is a keeper.
    • By Never_Again · Posted
      Another day, another stolen map.   E2M1 of IMMLEV is a ripoff of ARENA, a tutorial WAD David Bruni designed and wrote detailed tutorials for in the 3D Alchemy book. Walbert's edit of it was so incompetent that four times out of five it will crash vanilla seconds into the level with a "P_CrossSubsector" error. Crispy and prboom-plus crash every time.   Oddly enough, Choco loads the map without complaints but you get stuck early on due to the "author" apparently using a paper bag over the head as a map-editing tool.   The second map is largely a barebones crate maze. A secret door next to the first key leads to an unmarked exit that dumps you on the stock secret level. Too bad, as the third level finally shows a glimpse of promise, albeit somewhat marred by HOM and mislabeled key doors. This, too, is apt to an abrupt end with another unmarked exit switch.
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