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Countdown to Extinction

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32 maps for vanilla Doom, each one made in one hour over a period of 3 weeks. Bear in mind that all of these maps were designed for pistol start, so be prepared for a rough ride on continuous play.


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DoomShark

  

Aside from being a hard wad this wad is frustrating to play because the author is forcing a certain play style

on you, very limited choice of weapons, for example you don't get the super shotgun until map 14!!. Ammo is

rare especially machine gun ammo, with weak weapons fighting strong monsters in congested narrow areas

I quickly got frustrated. The author will kill you several times after a few maps, again putting you in fight with

hard monsters with a pistol and ammo shortage.


 

 

 

 

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Gato606

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Too small maps are not my thing, things got pretty in congestion in so small rooms, and fun ends too soon.  Got stuck on maps 18 and 19 had to cheat to move on.  After depleting your cells killing the cyberdemon on map 22, you got another cyberdemon on map 23 and a spider mastermind on 25, maps don't look balanced in terms of monsters, ammo and weapon power.

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Guest

  
too hard. I got bored . 0/5

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Guest

  
I felt that the levels were very fun but over a bit too soon. So its gonna have to be only three stars.

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Guest

  
OK, it took about 30 hours to make this. Being more interested in gameplay than in build time, I carefully would like to suggest you next time spend 30 hours to one single decent map instead of 30 times 1 hour per map. Because, imho, one map with good gameplay is much more worth than 30 very short one-time-play maps with at best boring gameplay. I really tried, but I didn't make it to the end because the gameplay was too yawning. BTW Poor popups are arguably not the right way for making maps more difficult.

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Guest

  
Asqueroso, imposible de jugar con una simple pistola, sabe lo que son las armas?????

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Zalewa

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Annoying combat with high-HP monsters up until MAP14 where you finally get an adequate weapon, after which I lost my will to play this and ALT+F4'ed after MAP18 and secrets.

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Guest

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Tiny and sometimes really hard maps. Overall pretty enjoyable megawad, play it if you want some nice challenge.

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Guest

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I got bored after 5 levels and couldn't be arsed to play any more to see if they got better. 2 stars.

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Guest

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I like this very much :) 5/5

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Doomkid

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The maps run perfectly under DOS. Up to map05 now and really enjoying it, small levels keep the feeling of progression really nice, much like scyhte.wad. The detail is great for vanilla limits, as well. 5*

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Guest

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This is not a Terrywad at all, but just 32 nicely made maps. 5/5

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Guest

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OK-ish bunch of vanilla maps. For what i played sa far maps are all short and highly challenging, definitely similar to Scyhte 1.

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Guest

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This feels like bunch of maps made for Congestion whatever. It's pretty boring and looks too basic and we know that author can make cool vanilla wads so basically there's no excuse. Then there are maps with supposedly "cool" ideas like "Run like hell" (28 or 29). No, just no.

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Guest

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I Like it

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pcorf

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32 very small maps. All maps are very small, and fun. My favorite map in here was MAP31. Even the no difficulty settings, LITEBLU4 on blue key doors in some of the early maps, and MAP21 bug will not change my rating. Just save often. I will give it a 3.5 out of 5.

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plums

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Should be no inescapable pits on 17, did you try pressing use everywhere? Great set of bite-sized maps. I'm happy to have helped with this.

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Guest

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not bad at all. keep it up

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BaronOfStuff

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Short but sweet mapset in a similar vein to Demonfear or Scythe, and certainly worth a look if you've got an hour or so to burn. MAP18 however is a festering heap of poorly-planned dogshit, and we all know why.

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NuMetalManiak

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played this in DWMC. Obsidian loves two things: archviles and gameplay gimmicks, and they're both here. very tiny one hour maps that just do tricks but MAP18 is definitely dogshit. nice Megadeth, Fear Factory, and RATM references too.

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Guest

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32 short, intense, very clever done and good looking maps. [Mappers can learn from this one]. But it is way too hard for a softie player like me (no difficulty setting) - it's a pity.

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Guest

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Rather listen to the much better album.

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Guest

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Fun size candy bars of DooM goodness!4/5-d.d.koo p

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Guest

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This was just ok

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Guest

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Just done first playthrough : 66mins of fun. As it is already said, it is something like "Scythe 1: Second season." Contains minor HOM(MAP32) and inescapable pit(MAP17), but it's tolerable IMO. Should be an ideal wad for scoredoom or speedrunning. Looking forward to see his "long-term" maps...

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  • File Reviews

    • By erkyp3rky · Posted
      while it does a good job replicating episode 1 aesthetically, the levels are riddled with questionable design choices. doors that dont need to be there, a million secrets often crammed onto the back end of a level resulting in useless items unless youre not pistol starting, and just a bit too easy. for an author who claims his work is top notch and the best of the best, you shot your arrow pretty far from the bullseye my friend.
    • By Somniac · Posted
      Another one I haven't played for years and years and just revisited: Fava Beans is a solid E1 replacement and a good one if you want a chilled out, mostly really easy WAD. The level design is a cut above considering the historical context of this set, and it nails the E1 feel. Heavier monsters are introduced much earlier, but the difficulty rarely gets above casual.   E1M8 is anticlimactic and feels like a letdown after the consistency of the preceding maps, but aside from that I recommend it for an easygoing old school Doom fix. That said, it could have been harder in places. There have been better E1 replacements since, but Fava Beans is still worth a look.   Best: E1M4, E1M5, E1M7
    • By stevenaaus · Posted
      Awesome megawad. Great gameplay and visuals. New monsters... super coherent. Cheers :)
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Not that crazy as you can think from the title, it's a interesting map with some cool design choices and some nice small puzzles as well. Fun to play and run swell.
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