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LOSTTOMB (The Discovery) v. 1.2

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"Aah, that hurts!" It hurts indeed, annoying (movie?) sound clip used for player pain, it hurts a lot.

This map is not that atrociously bad, actually. Layout is nice and pretty open, and the "throne" room (without a throne) is the best part of the level, but unluckily there's this teleport crazy thing that runs troughs the various sections of the... castle? Tomb? I see more some kind of castle theme here, but i digress, let's return on topic.

Ok, there is this teleport travel stuff all around the map that join together the various sections of the map, at the first time it works fine and it's a pretty cool thing, but then things starts to going crazy after you reach the yellow key door (that is, for some reason, hidden from a computer panel and the switch to reach it is hidden too in a alcove that i had to noclip for reach it) and the teleport in the middle of the rooms that randomly spawns you in some random place, and this by touching a complete random teleport line. Wonderful, you don't have the idea. Also, after taking the red key, i've been stuck for quit a long in the already mentioned "throne room" and i had to cheat for finding my way by noclipping almost half of the map. Gameplay is not hard, but... this thing is unforgiving with you. Forget to take the computer map in the cyb's cage? Forgive even to proceed in the damn map! Miss a switch, a teleport line, anything? Game over, man. Also the thing placement looks like is all around the place sometimes, but that's a (really bad) habit of old time maps...

Also, is most probably me that i missed out something, but this map have a exit? I didn't find out in any way!

Ah yes, the sound effects are mental, this weird ass shit turns you crazy, if not the bad choices with teleport sections didn't it already. Top class. Also, it uses somes of the zombie voices from Eternal Doom (and before that Laura Bayer)? Ok....

 

In short: a pretty forgettable 1994 map expect for a pair of locations with some of the ugliest sound effects you can ever heard.

 

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Why for these 2 stars reviews i write down the "War and Peace" of doom level reviews?

 

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The only notable things about this highly linear map of unknown size are the TERRIBLE sound effects and The Terminator music. Almost unplayable but I persevered until I rage-quit during some kind of jumping puzzle that involved repeatedly falling into nukeage from a rising platform. There are only so many times I can bear to hear "Aah that hurts".

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This map is dated 3/28/96. It consists of square/rectangular rooms with varying themes and amounts of detail. It has annoying sound effects; if you kill a Baron of Hell, he sings. Not worth playing, especially today.

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Bad design, bad sound effects. Looks imho more like an experiment than a serious level. 1/5 - R1D

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The mapping is a 1995 style. Boxy rooms with adequate detail. There are no bugs that I saw. The sounds were not needed as they are way too annoying. Overall, this wad looks like it was made in the 95' area. 3/5.

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Every bit as bad as 1994/95 WADs are often said to be. What the hell were people thinking? Unless you enjoy crappy wads, 1/5 for the effort. - ZZ

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    • By RetMenTos · Posted
      It was fun (technically speaking). I was on the train and I had nothing to do. So I fired up this wad and chugged through a couple of these levels. Special thanks to my good friends iddqd and idkfa, they made this experience bearably amusing.
    • By Never_Again · Posted
      Three levels in three separate WADs (EHD11, EHD12 and EHD14) dated March 31 1994 - 26 years and a day ago. The author, Ed Jankovsky - a student at Northern Arizona University, announced them on the same day in newsgroup alt.games.doom in a thread titled "Try These New Levels!!!"   https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.games.doom/VUFq8jK-RxM/discussion   The number of the exclamation marks in the subject reflected the author's excitement rather than the quality of the levels. Even by the standards of the day they were rather poor - Michael Kelsey's STONES had been out for several days already.   The only noteworthy level in this pack is EHD14. It's a 5x5 grid of empty 256x256 rooms, each with a teleporter in the center. No monsters or exit, this was probably meant to be a DM-only board. All weapons except the shotgun are present, as well as some ammo. There are a couple more rooms extending north from the north-easternmost grid cell, but to proceed you need to raise the bridge across the nukage first. The switch is in the center of the grid. Once you get to the northernmost room the things finally start getting interesting.   You can walk out of the map into the void through the north-eastern corner of that room. Then you can go west and circle the map to your heart's content, provided you keep far enough away from the two nukage sectors. You can even travel in the void between the individual grid cells and examine their contents from outside. Once you drop into the nukage sectors extending out into the void the journey is over, however. The nukage won't harm you and you can get back into the map but you cannot get onto the walkway or back into the void.
    • By DoomShark · Posted
      Good wad, Although its an old wad but I really enjoyed playing it.
    • By Denim Destroyer · Posted
      Going Down is hard for me to review because of how unique it is despite being just another Boom compatible megawad. Plenty of megawads exist that have unique themes and brutal open ended levels but Going Down sets itself apart through intelligent use of Boom actions. No two maps feel exactly the same because under the hood they always have something different going on. Walls falling to reveal a new hellish underside, a dark mirrored version of our world, rooms that transform faster than you can blink an eye, and a literal descent into the mouths of hell are just a few of the things Going Down does to stay fresh. Go play it and you will not regret it. 
    • By Senor500 · Posted
      Took me a whole 40 minutes to finish, perhaps I'm just slow, but this map in UV is pretty tough, complete with Doomkid's charm and his custom monsters, definitely does what it sets out to do pretty well. I couldn't find the ssg and indeed it makes the thing quite hard, wasn't a fan of the final fight either, but overall, very fun to go through.
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