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DoomRL Special Levels: A Recursive Adaptation

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So there was Doom. And there were roguelikes. Then there was Doom: the Roguelike. And now, the iconic special levels unique to DoomRL have their own adaptations in ye olde Doom 2 (or Final Doom). Each map also has co-op and deathmatch starts, and deathmatch-only items. See below for a summary of each map, and what's been tweaked in the process of adapting them. If a level's gimmick has you stumped, check there.


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Zalewa

  
ASCII version had better gameplay and VISUALS.

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scifista42

  
I'm sorry, but these maps lack the slightest sign of a reasonable gameplay, progression, or balance. Everything after MAP02 is just about rushing to the exit, no need to fight at all, just press one switch nearby and you're out of there. The symmetry is also quite disgusting, by the way, even though I understand that you wanted to replicate your source closely. I cannot recommend this, not a good gameplay experience at all. 1/5

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StupidBunny

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Kind of a clever idea, but I'm not sure the idea was realized very well. Most of these are rendered pointless by the fact that you can just run to the exit switch, and with just a bit of scripting you could have emulated the DoomRL level behavior a lot better.

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My SP experience in short: lots of HOMs in map01, a zillion of texture misalignments, almost all maps can be finished while running to the exit bypassing most of the level, map09 has monsters which can be killed only with fist and chainsaw. Map layouts are simple, gameplay is very poor. Avoid if you expect some nice SP adventures; maybe some maps are suitable for DM. Overall: gave no fun playing, small 2/5 because of the amount of work.

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weird, encountered homs in zdoom but not gzdoom. otherwise okay if this is the author's first maps, but could've been done better with some acs scripting. adding the music from doomrl would've been a nice touch too.

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      I guess this was meant to be a serious wad, just using a trick to make the C-Demon hard to see. I don't think it was a deliberate troll of the style that caught on later, eg Sand Chain and the Terry wads. IMHO it nowhere near holds the record for "worst wad ever" (even if it did once) so it is now "over-rated" in that respect. There are wads where you die quicker (eg "Stupid Benchmark #1"), and wads with worse graphics( eg "Sand Chain").  TBH, after all the hype I was a bit disappointed, I was expecting worse LoL.  
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      Doomers these days have varying levels of patience. I know I have some of the worst when it comes to quickly finishing areas and moving on, which is why I prefer shorter levels most of the time. this particular map, a Maximum Doom map by the way, is one that completely tested my patience.   this is 8 levels long, from E1M1 to E1M8, and is sort of a proto-slaughtermap episode replacement. every map here has at least 200 monsters, and the layouts of each say that they are compact in size. so the action would be pretty good and fun right?   WRONG   while it's fun to kill all these enemies, this is honestly horribly balanced. on the first level, you only really get a shotgun and a chaingun, and it took me a while to get just one armor too. is that the worst part? I can actually enjoy the challenge of such a gameplay scenario so no. what's problematic about each and every level in this wad is that when you're not killing enemies, you're just sort of fucking around. in other words, you're switch hunting. but this is the worst kind due to lifts that have zero indications that they are lifts, as well as switches that have zero indication of what they did. not to mention some walls are triggers, when they really don't have any indication that they really do anything. oh yes, and mandatory secrets and backtracking. I would like the combat more if it gave more weapons too, not one plasma gun or BFG in sight, and all that backtracking just...fucking...headdesk. there's no reliable way to even speedrun this, to the point where I wonder if the author ever realized that other's would tire the fuck out over it. "these are the easy ones" this has all the hallmarks of a bad Maximum Doom map.   it's amazing how varied my Maximum Doom experience is so far. there are some really fun maps, mediocre but quick maps, and some long and nasty ones. I'm honestly trying to avoid reviewing any maps from there but i'll make an exception for this particular one since it's just unbelievably bad.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Pointless crap.  A small yard, empty except for a futuristic shotgun. No monsters and no exit. See my screenshot and you've seen it all.  
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Classic funny little skin, still used in servers to this day so I think it deserves some love.   I like that the voice clip says “WHERE ARE A MY PANTS?”
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
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