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Castle Doom

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Single-player megawad that pits the player against the forces of Castle Doom. I tried to keep it generic so that the various advanced ports can all run it the same way.


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NuMetalManiak

  

well, you got me on the premise, but this is simply not a good wad. if you want to know just how much of a not good wad this is, well just take a look at what we got. the high-res TITLEPIC is very cool, as are many of the hi-res textures being put on display in many of the maps. thing is, these textures are huge, and so are the maps themselves. loads of open spaces to deal with, and despite being called Castle Doom a lot of the maps are indoors, or there's even some outdoor levels that don't resemble castles at all. heck, one was a techbase even. just look at the first map, a very slow-paced beginning rife with zombiemen in many places imaginable, ground-level, ramparts, just about everywhere, but no chaingun to speak of. the second level has these cross textures as "switches" which are easy to miss. it's easy to get stuck on some levels, like MAP06 if you neglect the yellow key (also there's like two imps that are impossible to even hit) also I got stuck in MAP11 when the key platform with the crusher raised up.

 

you wish many of the levels would get better, but in fact they only get worse. there's not much in the way of originality in design, just slapping on some pretty large textures here and there while unfortunately not doing as good a job with the other textures, and also some HOMs can be sighted. the arena maps are among the worst too, uninspiring, easy to dodge projectiles, other maps like MAP27 flood you with hitscanners everywhere. seems this was made quickly, and can actually be fully playable in short time, but wow this just isn't good to play or look at.

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MuratMikal

  

Unlike many people that reviewed this megawad, I've like it. The levels are well made and not confusing, the battles are fine and there're enough ammo. If I could made one complaint would be that some maps need more monsters, but overall it's a fine megawad.

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Player Lin

  
Not fun when playing later levels(after map16), boring...maybe just tried or something... 2/5 -playerlin

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Guest

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32 maps ranges from pathetic to awful

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maggotjoe

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This wad was fun, i liked it provided intertainment. the maps at first were kind of bland but it wasnt that bad i dont think this wad deserves a 2/5

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Katamori

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Not good. Sorry. - Katamori

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Guest

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this is actually a decent wad 3/5 stars

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Guest

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This megawad was boring. The levels were ginormous for its own good. Amateurish at best for the level design. 1/5

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Cell

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Not the best, but at least playable. 3/5 - Cell

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Widow

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I thought it was fairly decent and fun.

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BaronOfStuff

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No amount of hi-res texturing can save this. The levels are simply too big and bland for the most part, and I mean 'big' as in 'oversized sectors'. It's not entirely awful to play, but the sense of scale is just so completely cocked-up that it results in way too much running across vast empty areas. The levels make you feel like a midget, and that's really not a good thing here. The cheap and constant hassle from faraway Hitscanners just becomes mind-numbingly tedious too. 2/5

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Issac 1857

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This put me to sleep.... zzz

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Zalewa

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It starts out bad, then it picks up, and then it drops into the gutter, dragging you down. Also, what's with the painted porno in one of the maps? 1/5 - Zalewa

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Guest

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Ugly and amateurish. 1 star.

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cannonball

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4 Months to make a 32 map megawad tells it all really. I would advice the author spends a bit more time polishing the maps up and fixing some of the errors including homs from missing textures. Not to say there isn't anything good in here, it just looks rushed and unfinished. 2 stars

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Guest

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it sucks and some fag bitched about it on doomworld so fuckthis wad.

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Guest

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nice idea

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Guest

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Many good looking maps but it could be much harder. Now maps were almost empty. Too much ammo and health.

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    • By Argenteo · Posted
      The last chapter was the one I had less memories, perhaps because it's tough. A good time playing.
      Beat it. Everybody frag now. Vangelis. Cool midis.
    • By Argenteo · Posted
      A lot better sights and tougher than S1, with another pack of cute midis. 
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      Pretty entertaining and challenging mapset. The maps start in a somewhat heretic or cave theme at first, and with a really abstract style with just tiny little realistic details. It use TNT as iwad and there are just a few maps with name patches. The rest and the text screens are the ones from TNT. The story is interesting: Serena, B.J. Blazkowicz's wife, worried that, after the incident on 20 Days In Hell (but it could be also after Doom 2 final map), he hasn't returned home yet. So she decide to go search for him. In the proces she found that every map we play is an hour of torture for her husband, and thats from where the title 32 Hours of Pain come. Thematically, the maps use the TNT skies to tell the story, starting with Serena on earth, vayaging throught space on map12 to map20, and reaching hell where her husband is being tortured on map21 to map30   Maps have a good gameplay, and the little and few details really stand out from the abstract design, like in map11 the ship sailing out to space. The design varies from really large and big open areas to really cramped and difficult to traverse tunnels and areas. Thus, it somehow really grasp the TNT feel and style. This also implies, sometimes, obscure progression and switch hunting. The texturing is varied, from monotexturing to using different themes like starbase and marble on the same map, especially on those where the hellish influece is seen as bigger.   I really enjoyed it! Its not a masterpiece, but it certaily has a charm and offers a good challenge. Kristian Aro's story, maybe i'm wrong with this, was use as a base for 2002: A Doom Odyssey later as its pretty similar. This mapset is kinda analogue to Paul Corfiatis The Twilight Zone. Both follow a free thematic texturing from map to map, both have a story mostly told throught little details (TTZ has a proper mapinfo on it, though) and both shows the first mapping efforts of their respective authors and how the ideas here lead to their later awesome mapsets.   I recommend it to anyone who is seeking abstract design and challenge.
    • By Meddy · Posted
      Short, but pretty well done. The best custom Hexen levels I played so far.
    • By Roofi · Posted
      Very decent map from 1995. As previous comments said, it looks like a workplace with two floors tons of openable doors.   The gameplay is very classic but very enjoyable. The progression may be quite confusing, especially about finding the yellow key which was hidden in a little compartment as if it was a secret. However , discovering each room was a pretty exciting experience.    Also this level has a cool sense of place. I really like the idea of creating "elevators" by using teleporters as well as the partially demolished 2nd floor.    Despite being an easy level, some traps may kill you like the surprise monster closet with barons near the author's signature located at the beginning.   Aesthetics are ok but I really enjoyed the use of light gradiants in some corridors , they make the stock textures look a lot better !
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