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An Obambirthday - Platinum Deluxe Director's Cut DX Battle Edition

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I originally created this as a birthday gift for some DoomWorld user... forgot who it was, sorry. There was a thread in the Wads&Mods section and the title said "happy birthday, Mr. President", so I assumed it was a mod featuring Obama. It wasn't, but the guy wanted mods for his birthday, and I was inspired. This version is a bit different from the one uploaded to DoomWorld; its got a slightly better first level. Now behold the beautiful plot or whatever:

"A tragic tale of a man who lost nothing, and gained nothing: You are Barack Obama, sumthing-sumthingth president of the United States. It is your birthday and you receive a very odd gift; a gift that will lead to your undoing, when it brings hellish horrors into this world. As they make your house weird and break furniture and people in half, the American public wonders who can stop these demons.

Fight Obama! Fight for everlasting peace!"


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Zalewa

  
I found this a bit funny, actually. What a twist at the end, too!

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Guest

  
Author shows some technical skills, but clearly does not understand anything about the concept of gameplay. This is too bad even for a jokewad. BTW It would very surprise me if this is not a poopyshooty wad, because it shows the almost unique fingerprints of that author. Not only in the wad itself, but also in the 2nd (5*) rating.

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I think I found an error while trying to finish the map01. Can't finish it. Funny theme of Murica. Folks @ D.W.? Wtf is that? ~1/5 for the funny vandalism jokes.

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Guest

  
5'd for the name alone, WTF is an obamabirthday!

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xnv

  
damn... Very compelling story with brilliant writing. Ending will have you shocked. It's a twist M. Night Shya-- Alfred Hitchcock would die for. Highly recommended if you don't mind that Obama has white hands for no reason.

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  • File Reviews

    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      An odd wad in which you play a Hexen class while fighting Heretic monsters in Heretic-textured levels. Surprisingly, it works pretty well, and is an interesting change of pace from either game. It retains Hexen's hub design, although it's not at all puzzley, just a "go and collect 3 items and return to the hub" quest. It's very combat-focused (there's almost 400 enemies in the final level), but unlike some Heretic maps, it doesn't end up feeling like a slog. Perhaps Hexen's weapons are just more powerful than Corvus's. The level design is very good, besides a couple of sore spots (the cramped areas of the lava level, the metal maze in the final level). The boss, D'Sparil, is much easier to kill than he was in Heretic; he probably should've been modded to have a better chance against Hexen's warriors.
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      A fun heavily modified tougher version of Doom 1's E1M6 dated back in April of 94(yes same month of origwad). Its starts a bit hectic but with so many shotgun guys and plenty of health throughout the map, its actually not that hard to go through. However like any 94 wad, it has typical misaligned textures, a few HOMs, and had to use noclip cheat to grab the last card key due to ceiling being too low to pass under. Despite its age and a few minor stuff, its a fun wad from 1994 and I would recommend to give it a try :)
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      Excellent wad for Hexen fans. It stays true to the style/spirit of the original game while introducing new ideas. The level / hub design is interesting, the combat is well-balanced, texturing is well-done and well-aligned, and there are plenty of interesting scripted events. The wings are used in a very smart way - you're able reach many previously unreachable items and paths. The only thing I disliked was the "boss" of the final level. I won't spoil it, but it's quite disappointing.   Unfortunately there is a bug in The Castle Of Fluft - the flame mask switch is not set to "repeatable", so if you try to use it without the prerequisite mask, you won't be able to use it again when you do. If you encounter this bug, type "puke 10" to activate the script the mask normally would.
    • By Lane Powell · Posted
      This seems like a semi-hidden gem. The author's other WAD Crimson Canyon won a Cacoward, though I prefer this one.   It certainly lives up to its namesake. The textures are all Hell's green marble and blood, supplemented with custom textures including some modified Giger designs and some creepy sprites I recognize from Monolith's Blood. The map designs are seriously contorted. It's probably a divisive aspect of the set. In some levels the angular layouts wrap around themselves in a jagged mesh, creating devilish mazes with slightly obscure progression, and where fireballs can fly at you from different parts of the map. Other parts are darker and more claustrophobic. It's all a totally hostile atmosphere.   There are some common themes gameplay-wise but you'll know them by map 2. A big one is ammo constriction, especially on UV. Certain maps seem near unbeatable without finding key secrets.   This was actually one of the first WADs I completed a few years ago, and on revisiting it it feels very fresh. Like most memorable WADs, it rides on strong concepts and some devilish gameplay while targeting a distinctive theme.
    • By RonLivingston · Posted
      It almost looks as if what pestilence from hexen 2 would look like in this mod
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