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A medium to large sized tech map, use opengl mode!


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This one is actually pretty good, tense action (especially done with monster combos). Fair warning of difficulty. Lighting is cool, but damn does the dull blue makes it hard to see the guys in the beginning! Call me old mother funster, lol. ~4/5

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I enjoyed it, but a bit on the easy side. overall, very good. - 4/5

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It is not a GZDoom map but still you need to use OpenGL renderer to fully appreciate the looks. This map focuses on good detail with colored lighting EVERYWHERE and it makes this map look awesome. But the gameplay is too generic and the music is replaced with unhearable and unfitting ambient noises that result in no music because the map fails at horror. 5 for looks, 3 for gameplay, 2 for presentation and music. Overall 3.49/5 (would be 4/5 if the wad was longer and 5/5 if it had cool gameplay) -Korshun

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5 Stars - Excellent level, loved the atmosphere and details! I liked too the way you used the colored lights. The design itself was really good, focusin more on linear segments, and monsters placements were well done, without inevitable fatal traps. While it was fun, the level was easy, with lot's of health, not that this a negative point however.

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This map is very well done but unfortunately it's too easy. 4/5 - Zalewa Also: SuperGod approved.

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Exellent work from a un-experienced mapper.

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Extremely well made map, especially if you enjoy atmosphere of console Dooms. Very pretty too, I am sucker for colored lightning.

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Very pretty, very atmospheric map. Bit on a easy side.

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I should have known better than to trust dw idgames comments about anything with eyecandy, but I went and downloaded this. It's an average techbase level with the usual lackluster gameplay of hitscanners, imps, demons and the odd D2 monster all thrown around in a haphazardly pattern. The architecture is fairly generic as well (in a bad way), throwing colored lightning around like it's going out of business can't change that. To be fair, it isn't actually *terrible*, unlike many similar wads. 3/5

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Whoever said the gameplay is bad is wrong, I found nothing wrong with it.

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wonderful texture ever!!!!!!

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who's the moron who said cacowad. Dipstick. Average map - 2.5/5

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Quite quite cool, with ambient music and colored lights like the PSX version. Nice map! 5/5 - Optimus

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An great level for GZDoom, not a lot of replay value in this, but the new textures, colored lighting and creepy atmosphere add a nice touch.

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Very nice map. Easy but fun! Very atmospheric. Better than those over complicated maps. Too short, but then, i didnt have much time to play!

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Good looks. Bad gameplay.

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Very nice level. The coloured lighting, reverse lifts and dithered textures add a nice touch. Shame only 1 map. Looks like the author must have offended the two reviewers above. Recommended for a couple of minutes of fun. dwrTag

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H8ters h8, this is a great WAD with good gameplay and detail that enhances the mood and adds to the play. It's nicely laid out with a Quake feel, and it keeps you on your toes throughout. Not sure about award material, but it's easily a cut above most of the new levels being uploaded.

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I'm not sure if ordered dithering is good for Doom textures, but I liked the overall quality of new content.

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Definitely nothing wrong with the gameplay.:) Great atmospheric map, with good use of Doom 64 style lightning. Shame that this author didn't made more stuff.

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An extremely good map - great atmosphere, encounter design, all of it. I like the absence of the Super Shotgun; makes the battles feel less samey. 5/5.

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I smell this wad's a nominee for the cacowards :D! - Netherstorm

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Excellent ambiance and design, average fights. Plenty of cute little homages to classic maps (especially E1M1) placed throughout. However, a couple of bugs drag it down. The first: sectors 937 and 937 are tagged as secret, but are purely decorative and unreachable. So you'll only get 4 out of 6 secrets maximum. The second: the lines leading to a teleporter toward the exit area runs a script that spawns some monsters, but they are flagged as repeatable, which is kinda dumb. Pretty darn good.

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This wad is extremely atmospheric in a nice PSX style, and it's great how the author kept it from interfering with the gameplay as well as a straightforward blastfest.

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very good, but not THAT good - 4/5

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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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