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Simplistic Evil

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schwerpunk

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While it's frustrating at times, running around trying to figure out what the latest mystery switch (and there are a lot of them) did, the levels are small enough that you won't be running around for too long. Also good, restrained use of Archies and 667 monsters (as LordK already pointed out). Also nice how the WAD ends on the Doom 2 ending screen, rather than dumping you onto MAP06 after you're done - gives a sense of accomplishment.

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Guest

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Definitely a keeper. A bit cramped, but v. challenging and excellent use of Doom's own tropes and setting.

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Guest

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new monster, wonderful map design!!

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Guest

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I can't pinpoint what exactly it is about this mapset, but it keeps you on your toes with a great combination of the old and the new in a rather interesting way

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Guest

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Architecture: varies a lot but often a bit cramped while manouvring, and some open areas are imo a bit too large - 3.5/5. Athmosphere/suspense : 4/5. Playability @ UV: 3.5/5, could be harder. Addition of new, good playable monsters: always +1. Overall: 4/5, surely worth a play.

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Guest

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Refreshing and unique. 4 stars.

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LordK

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Surprisingly good stuff. It's a modern take on classic Dooming, but the ZDoomisms and Realm 667 monsters are used with more restraint and taste than in e.g. KDiZD. 4/5

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Guest

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very good

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Lombardi

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Very good and fun, 4 stars!

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Guest

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Very nice and stays close to DOOM!

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killer2

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A pretty decent WAD. Gameplay is pretty fun and challenging. The new monsters are good for a bit of variety but not necessarely used very well. You can break map04 and map05 by walking across ledges to barred pathways. Pretty short. It's pretty average, not very good nor very bad.

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    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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