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The Catacombs (release 2)

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Centred around a tiny, winding, ever- changing system of tunnels. The difficulty levels are intentionally easy; in the future this WAD will form the first level of an episode replacement for Doom I. However, there are lots of puzzles to make up for it. --- Changes in release 2: Fixed ceiling height of first teleporter. Rotated step texture in exit room. Added a Supercharge, but you have to know where to look. Texture realignments and replacements. Changed light levels in dark room to be more realistic.


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In addition to post #1 (not me): nofi, but is this yet again another experimental level made in 1994 (or lookalike)? At least it shows all the bad symptoms. All. So please guys, PLEASE stop uploading all this old sh*t, it does not have any additional value now in 2014, you're waisting everyones time. 1/5 because in 1994 we didn't have decent wad editors as we have now.

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The lack of actual texture changes, and the absence of any sort of lighting on certain sectors, makes this WAD very difficult to play, especially when judging what direction you're facing, relying you to use your mini-map for most, if not all of the WAD. I can praise the small ammo pickups and lights in the ceiling towards the end, but, that's about it. 1-5 - K12

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Ironically this is one of my brother's better-implemented maps but few areas break the seemingly-endless monotony of narrow and winding brown tunnels, so there is little sense of achievement or progress because each tunnel unlocked is indistinguishable from the last. The only enemies are imps and former humans so it's a breeze even on UV skill level.

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    • By SilverMiner · Posted
      I feel the taste of 2000s
    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      Это вообще хороший мегавад. Есть некоторые мапс , которые плохи как 03, 17, 31 и 19, и другие, которые очень хороши как 10, 11, 21, 28, 29 и некоторые другие. Это стоит скачать.
    • By Asking4Id · Posted
      A joke wad... and I don't like it.
    • By Spectre01 · Posted
      Long, grindy, and generally low-threat slaughter. Combat choreography is largely absent and the majority of the map is occupied by clusters of the same monster blocking your path. Speaking of blocking, monster block lines are often employed in strange ways, allowing the player to door and hallway camp the enemy hordes. Potentially deadly traps are neutered by frequent invul spheres which enable trivial BFG facerolling. Detailing ain't too hot either, with the majority consisting of monotextured square rooms and hallways. Some cool sector work is present among the minimalism and the scale of the final area is certainly impressive (the 300+ Cacos which take years to float into firing range, less so). If you want to spend over an hour spamming BFG and rockets, I suggest you play (or replay) Cybersky instead by the same author - it looks and plays better. 2/5
    • By Juza · Posted
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