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Hadephobia

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A PRBoom+ complevel 9 megawad resulting from the Progressive Fiction Community Project. The project's aim was to create a community project with a running story, thematic continuity and gameplay gradient. See story.txt for story info.


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elend

  

Great mapset with some very neat detailing using mostly vanilla resources. At times the maps look really gorgeous and moody. Gameplay is on the easier side, which is just perfect for me. Generally I did enjoy the "real places" the maps depict, as well as the sense of story progression you get.

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MuratMikal

  

Great megawad. Most maps are balanced in UV and very fun to MAX. Unlike it was wrote in read me the maps after 24 aren't that hard if compared with mapsets of nowadays. Anyway, the best for me are = 04, 05, 10, 31, 32, 16, 19, 24 , 29. I found only 3 bad maps out of 35 = 06, 30 and 35. Definitely recommended!

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JudgeDeadd

  

I admit I only played up to map10 or so, but I couldn't find the motivation to continue playing. The maps are OK, but they all feel quite generic and none of them was particularly memorable.

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Player Lin

  
I love story-based maps for DooM, and it sure plays well! Have so much fun on map1-15 and 31+32, but lose patient afterward and started do cheat...:p I don't care I feel annoying on some level's design/stupid battles, this should be 5/5 for sure. -playerlin

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Spectre01

  
Pretty good wad tbh. The complementing story was a nice addition, although an editing pass would've been good to correct some errors, and the continuous nature between the maps made it feel like a single cohesive experience. Detailing was generally well done, with some impressive visuals using mostly vanilla resources. The gameplay is generally good but not particularly memorable or difficult, with TWO annoying IoS speedrun maps. 3/5

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Guest

  
This is amazing, this is one of the best megawads ever made. A story-driven megawad with quality gameplay and healthy, fair challenge (for the most part). Beating this was the most genuine feeling of triumph that I have ever felt when playing Doom. You should play it, but be warned it's a hard son of a bitch on UV.

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Guest

  
Very well done,5/5

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TheUltimateDoomer666

  
Has some rather cool maps. Nice progression and story. Enjoyed it a lot.

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Guest

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Great mapset! Excellent monster to health/weapons/ammo ratio, most fights were fair to me, I only died 2 times in whole megawad (in maps 1 and 15). I had no problems with whatever traps/monsters appeared in my way with exceptions of two above. I did bonus maps 33,34 and 35 as well, though I admit I used CHANGEMAP to not lose my inventory. I used AEOD to freshen things up, hope I didn't break the balance of maps. I give this wad 5*

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It's okay, a bit mellow-dramatic w/ the story. Needs some wolfensteinss and bossbrain. Needs to be @ least funny or otherwise something to tell us to take a break. ~3/5

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kmxexii

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Not mindblowing but some nice stuff from lesser-known community authors, with some levels interminably cramped. The deadline was a boon in terms of making sure every map wasn't an overwrought Boom masterpiece. I wouldn't mind seeing a Hadephobia 2 where Doomguy rams his Ark ship into the demon armada.

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NuMetalManiak

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really cool progressive wad.

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Guest

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it's alright i guess.......

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Rambosee

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Things went pretty good overall, but I do wish I made my Map 27 better. Thanks to Purist it didn't stink a lot, but hey. First map released in here is bound to have some sort of smell. Speaking of which, you have to hand it to Purist. He was fixing stuff right and left everywhere and he made this project much better than it was. We should do a second one now that we know what we should work on.

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Most awesome megawad since a long time! I like the design and ideas of several levels. One common occurence that is bad though is several areas are too small/cramped and still tough fights inside. 4.5/5 - Optimus

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Guest

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Overall a not-extraordinary but decent megawad, worth it as a pastime. The story kind of fizzles TBH, but the continuous levels are still cool and you can fully play all of it ignoring the story if you want w/o any consequence, so I'll just ignore that aspect but continuous levels give it a bit of a boost still. My favorites are probably many of Purist's but definitely Map20 and Map29 are his two best; others would possibly be 10, 17, 18, and finally 25 for its excellent lava sequence.

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cannonball

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Very solid map set with some very memorable moments. The maps range from average to excellent. Best maps are 10,17,18,20,25 and 29. No maps annoyed me too much. The music was reasonably well done but the story section sort of was hit and miss. Anyway this is well worth a punt. 4 stars

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Guest

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It's the only community mapset with a sense of continuity, it has good maps (that aren't ridiculously oversized or complicated either), and yet you say it's just okay? If you really think that, give a reason at least - come on!

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Csonicgo

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Pretty darn good. Everything flows well, but some maps just look BAD. Then again, all community maps have to have a few stinkers now and again.

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Guest

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It's OK, but not great. I didn't care so much for the storyline (not much new there, really), and if you don't read it, the maps are actually just the same: not much new there, either. They look okay, and they play okay, but that's all. Granted, I only played to map 4 or 5, and maybe they get better - but if a WAD doesn't give me a reason to continue playing by then, I'm not inclined to spend more time on it. 3/5. - ZZ

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Avoozl

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Very enjoyable. 5/5

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Guest

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Nice looking levels and monster placement.

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Nazgul9

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Greatly exceeded expectations. While some maps have a rather crude appearance, the strength of this megawad is gameplay. This flows nicely and keeps the player busy, with some tight spots but nothing extremely hard. Recommend!

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PRIMEVAL

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Well designed maps, good continuity, interesting story. Overall, well done!

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Guest

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5/5 I love it!

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  • File Reviews

    • By DoomShark · Posted
      If you usually play at HMP difficulty then this wad isn't for you, You'll find it hard to play, If you do then you'll probably write a bad review..   I would rate this at least 4 stars if it was a complete wad, There are only 17 maps!.    
    • By printz · Posted
      This is a set of three maps by author @Memfis. They're all in Plutonia style and have new music, monsters and items. They're very hard on UV and author didn't bother with skill levels, so the only way to make it easier is ITYTD, which is still quite challenging. All the maps are wonderfully non-linear, and the way traps are set up means that you'll never go into a routine.
    • By printz · Posted
      Pretty good hell level and good flow.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Gotta take in count the effort put on doing this Just one big let down... why, why the hell Tails is an enemy?? :-(
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      At some point I thought "is this a jokewad"?  Cause you enter a map and just in front of you you have the exit button, just like that.  Some maps have some decent design, but the choice of monsters might not be the best, and nazis, why the need to put nazis on several maps? Maps with 0 monsters, 0 secrets, just a freely exposed Romero head spawning monsters, a couple of maps are just you at the beggining in front of the Romero head, other maps are like "hey grab whatever weapons and ammo you can before Romero spots you".
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