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Brutalist Doom

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Brutalist Doom is a WAD that retextures Doom to a have a Brutalist architecture. From Wikipedia:

"Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descended from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. Brutalism became popular with governmental and institutional clients. Examples are typically massive in character (even when not large), fortress-like, with a predominance of exposed concrete construction."

Critics of the style have described it as "cold-hearted", "inhuman", "hideous", and "monstrous", and for projecting an atmosphere of totalitarianism and urban decay. Brutalist Doom recreates this atmosphere, primarily through the use of a replacement TEXTURE1 resource, but also with a custom dehacked patch, texture replacements and a custom palette.


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DoomKrakken

  
This mod is freakin' hilarious in that in makes Doom so bland and boring. That's how it got a Cacoward... because it was a "Mockaward". The palette itself is quite pretty... I saw someone use the palette itself from here and it looks amazing on many maps...

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XCVGVCX

  
The joke is well executed, but it's not any fun to actually play.

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Guest

  
Nice.Likes.Not lonely.Yet.

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Guest

  
I feel lonely.

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Guest

  
One could say it is easier to focus on bare geometry and architecture of the maps with this mod on since there are not so many distractions. The absence of music was also a brilliant idea. Some problems were present, such as some lifts and doors being indistinguishable from the surroundings (take a look at "The Pit" for example) and locked doors/bars (red, blue, yellow) cannot be distinguished by the hinges anymore since everything is bleak gray.

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Guest

  
Perfectly accomplishes what it sets out to do. While it's not actual Brutalist architecture, it conveys a sense of totalitarian hopelessness with the utmost tact. It's absolutely boring, repetitive, and perhaps what Hell is actually like. Also, the Icon of Sin is fucking hilarious.

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Guest

  
For all the work put in you would've been better off just making a txt and png file, the wad is a joke that lasts a few seconds and is put in the recycling bin right afterwards. You could've at least removed the bunnies from the endscreen like it says in the story.

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Aldaraia

  
Perfect as an appetizer before reading Orwell's '1984'.

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Superluigieth1

  
everything is GREY

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Guest

  
hahaha everythings grey

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Guest

  
This made maps by ruby look good. 0/5. how this got a caco, I will never understand.

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Guest

  
1 star for "haha funneh conzept". I understand this is a joke wad, but it must be noted that sandy pedersen's brown on brown on greyish-brown bland level design is already more brutalist than brutal can brut.

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Guest

  
Try Map 15 for the best experience!

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Guest

  
what the fuck is this crap

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Guest

  
MY NAME IS NOT IMPORTANT

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Guest

  
I'm giving this one a 4/5 as I have always loved Brutalist architecture. That said, it's nothing more than regular DooM with a Brutalist theme. So...don't go around expecting Deus Vult; you will be disappointed. It's just a gimmick; nothing more.

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Linguica

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I guess this is technically a jokewad, but it's the best sort of jokewad. It has something specific in mind, and it doesn't waste time getting to the payoff. It's as well-executed technically as you could hope for. The text file is also surprisingly urbane and almost makes you think that there's some deeper meaning to it. I also like to imagine that the author only made it in order to make a pun on "Brutal Doom", which makes the whole enterprise even better.

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xnv

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That's an interesting idea but sadly it does not do what it tries to do probably because there's no real "architecture" in Doom and it's not that monotonous (i.e. google "Habitat 67"). Textures themselves are questionable too. Palette is nice and very bland (exactly how it should be). Concept is strong and you can cook a nice depressing wad from it.

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Player Lin

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God idea, shitty results...perfect example about modified original levels caused bad results...try do a original level next time with such ideas... 1/5

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Guest

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5 stars because it would be awesome if people wanting to download Brutal Doom were mistakenly directed to this instead.

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Guest

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5 stars for being the only WAD in the idgames archive with a text file that uses the word "Kafkaesque". Well done.

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NoneeLlama

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I really like the idea, but maybe it could've used more kinds of (grey) textures.

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cs99cjb

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Makes everything look very boring. 2 stars for the text file.

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Doomkid

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That name is just pure gold, I gotta give it 5 for that alone.

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Eye del Cul

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Critics to the ugly and depressing brutalist architecture are always welcome :)

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    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Nice details and visuals. Maybe bitt claustrophobic but that's not weakness at all and i kinda like it. Gameplay is what ruining the map. For six months of work the gameplay feel very unbalanced and bad. Lot of stronger enemies appear on a place where you can't move properly.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      The visuals of the map is rich in details, but they look somewhat erratic and do not form a solid style. Although, some of the author's decisions looks new for me. If you be careful enough, then this map may well bring positive impressions of the gameplay. Lock a player in a narrow space with strong opponents is controversial idea, but an experienced player can get good trial from fights by finding a winning strategy. In general, the map does not leave the desire to go through it again. I recommend this map for seekers of hard and challengind gameplay.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      Just a cool ZDoom map with well balanced gameplay. I was run through it with pleasure.
    • By Gaia74 · Posted
      I must say that although it is a wad of terry, I would like to find a serious one like this, new enemies very interesting and original just for their attacks, bosses that have inspired me (and you can see it in my creations) and it is really amazing like this wad despite having their terry traps is entertaining and much better than many wads of 32 levels, if you want to have something interesting to play and different as long as you ignore the story is fun filled with very good boss fights, excellent music, this is an option although if you can not stand the terry traps just do not try it   5/5 to be a joke wad   Gaia74
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      A quarter of a million monsters in a gigantic flat square room. It is said to be for stress testing source ports (and your PC?), otherwise it's on the other side of crazy. It took my PC nearly two minutes to load the wad (I thought it had crashed) and I took less than two seconds to die. At least it ran - the author says he never even managed that.
       
      The first screenshot has a high viewpoint because an Archvile lifted me. The second shows it in the Eureka editor; seeing only about 4% of the area, and every red square is a heavyweight monster (yellow selecting a caco).  and Doomguy is in the bottom left corner. Eureka was crawling, almost unusable - how did the author even build this?    
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