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Valley of Saints

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Watched by towering monuments to the greatest of D'Sparil's disciples, the Valley of Saints is full of certain death to any heretic that dare enter. Never the less, it is your quest to reach the chapel at the summit of the cliff and destroy the evil within. Following an ancient cavern passage, you ready your wand and prepare to enter the valley.

There is a firemace, and it may appear early, late, or not at all. You'll have to adjust to your fortunes accordingly. If you find yourself low on ammo, remember your wand and bombs.

This WAD is tested to be fully vanilla compatible. When designing the layout, my guiding principle was that it should be possible to go through the level with multiple variant routes. I'd be interested in any speedruns or other vanilla demos you come up with.


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NuMetalManiak

  

well done Heretic level with decent pacing overall. as usual I like it when maps aren't cryptic in progression and this has none of that. plenty of decent combat moments and the secrets are also not tough to find.

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DeathevokatioN

  
Perfect old schoolish Heretic level. It feels like an adventure with an interesting layout that makes heavy use a of height variation in order to wrap around itself, there's secrets that unlock new areas... although exploration is on the forefront, the gameplay is fun and challenging as well. Overall, if you're a fan of the original series then this map is a must play.

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Guest

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Ugh. Skip this and play Shrek SuperSlam instead.

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Zalewa

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A good map, even though I dislike Heretic very much.

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maulosiarch

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PERFECT MAP IN EVERY WAY!!!! Perfect monster placement, monster closets open up when you fall down from ledges into previously visited areas... and most importantly, on 4th difficulty - ammo is actually sparse! Usually in Heretic there is much more ammo than you actually need. I await this author's next map: what a genius!

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Guest

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Average map.

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Guest

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Played @ UV. Simple (beginners?) level with some good ideas, but average scenery & gameplay, so nothing special (and c'mon maulosiarch, 5/5 gives expectations which aren't there). 3/5. BTW Ammo @ UV is not sparse at all if one doesn't play like Rambo...

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Squadallah

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THE GAMEPLAY IS AWESOME!

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Guest

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The only good map worth playing the past few months. Keep making more. B

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    • By TheMagicMushroomMan · Posted
      5.5/10   The problem with DTWID is that the same concept has been carried out by countless WADS already - they just didn't draw any direct comparison to the original DOOM. So what you get here is a set of competent-but-generic maps that follows the same beat-to-death techbase>hell progression of DOOM. Just like 10,000 other vanilla style megaWADs. In the end, that's all this is - a WAD that attempts to mimic (not always successfully, as there are some questionable maps here and there) OG DOOM. Without the awe that comes with experiencing the original game for the first time, you're left with a bunch of generic maps. The inspiration that ended up leading to the creation of this project causes the WAD itself to feel uninspiring. It lacks memorability and soul.
    • By printz · Posted
      A pretty tough level with an unusual design. There's no exit; your goal is to defeat all monsters. Good luck.
    • By printz · Posted
      Mostly a flat maze level full of illusionary effects. It's not a very complex structure overall, but pretty challenging. The exit is randomly hidden somewhere.
    • By Lol 6 · Posted
      For a wad made in 1995 it's a pretty convincing church, I like how detailed it is, as well as the graveyard, too bad it is quite short because it's fun (Although I understand that, as a deathmatch level, making it too large can make it unfun to play). The exit gates are an awesome detail too. Definitely check it out 5/5 stars   - xX_Lol6_Xx
    • By VoanHead · Posted
      Upon the release of The Ultimate Midi Pack for Doom 1 that replaces all midi slots w/ original compositions, I thought to myself "Hell Yeah, now I have an excuse to play DTWiD!". Besides the shameless plug, I would recommend everyone to give that pack a listen and perhaps a spin w/ this wad b/c god damn does it go together like peanut butter and nutella.   Onto DTWiD: Well, the people behind this wad accomplished the goal of mimicking the style of John Romero, Sandy Petersen, and last but not least Tom Hall. Every level breathes like it was made by any of the three gentlemen, and god damn I had a blast w/ this one. While certainly not as hard as your Plutonia, Rowdy Rudy 1+2, Hell To Pay, or even Good Morning Phobos, it has its own moments where it doesn't pull its punches. However, one of my main gripes w/ this wad is that there's a lot of secrets to find if you're a completionist like I am, as some of them are a bit tricky to hunt down. The maps are way bigger than the OG John, Sandy, and Tom Hall levels, and while it's great to mesh some good fights here and there, it at times felt like a slog to go through b/c of the size of some of these maps. E1 was the weakest in terms of fights here, as expected that you won't be fighting anything tougher than hitscan, imps, and pinkies. While the design was great, I admittedly got lost a few times trying to get my bearings and know just where the hell I need to go. E2 was a bigger improvement upon E1, and had a few moments where it was spooky, like things are really beginning to hit the fan. E3 (which unironically in the OG UD was my least fav episode that I couldn't even bring myself to finish) was probably the best episode of the bunch, everything was oppressive and coming for you, luckily there was an abundance of ammo to help you out in messy situations, more traps and better set ups than what E2 had and a way better episode than E1. The secret levels of all 3 episodes are the highlight of the wad.   While I wouldn't say that this wad is a "must play" b/c over time I started to get a bit exhausted on the size of some of the levels and figuring out where I need to go, and especially since I binged E1, E2, and E3 3 days each respectively, I had my moments where I was like "Please God let this be over". Overall, I would say this is more of a wad that if you really wanna check out, go for it, or a good recommendation for people who are just beginning their journey of playing community wads and want something ez to play.
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