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Prototype

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Episode 4 is my favorite episode of Ultimate Doom, so I decided to start making my own mapset for it. I originally planned to make all 9 maps but unfortunately work got in the way, so here we are with 4 (Technically 5) maps.


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cs99cjb

  
The first two maps are alright but a bit of a slog. The 2nd map is the weakest but it's worth persevering; this WAD hits its stride on the 3rd and 4th. Most took me about 9 minutes. It's easy to get cornered by a horde on map 3, which was the first to get my pulse racing. The next is intricate but never cryptic. Unfortunately Cacodemons and pop-up monsters are overused. Lighting and texturing quality is consistent but never spectacular. Some nice room designs but it's mostly spartan. Interesting secrets.

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ArmouredBlood

  
Some short, solid, but not spectacular maps for Ultimate Doom in the style of e4. Worth a look.

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NuMetalManiak

  
nah it's not good. very strange layouts that actually aren't too bad, it's just that overall combat is not enjoyable. E4M1 in particular you rely entirely on the chaingun which isn't that good (although there's a shotgun in a secret at the beginning).

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Salt-Man Z

  
Loved this set! E4M4 in particular is an absolute rush.

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Zalewa

  
The action is pretty tense, but the maps somehow don't feel right. They feel weird and they're cumbersome to navigate. There's some tediousness with fighting hordes with puny weapons, but it's not much and you do get plenty of rockets to deal with tougher enemies. I'd say this isn't a bad WAD, but I was more annoyed by it than enjoyed it.

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Guest

  
Mixed bag. Some of the levels are good (like E4M4) while the middle two maps in particular are not as good and seem like not as much thought went into them. An appreciated release nonetheless, there's enough here to justify putting out what was finished.

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Guest

  
Pretty darn good!

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Guest

  
Sort-of slaughter attempt. Map45 is clearly a joke. Maps 41-44 are built on crampedness, darkness and/or fog. Having said that, 41 & 42 basically don't look that bad, but the others are simply not good. Fights @ UV are generally based on FH & imp snipers, and popups of a lót of cacos. A few barons add to this. Overall terms like predictability, variationness and boredom describe the action which was supposed to be called gameplay. 1* + some extra for the effort makes a very small 2*.

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geo

  
This is a pack of 4 levels with some sort of special 5th that I assume you're supposed to die. What makes it rare is the vertical of a lot of it. Lots of mountain walls, arena pits, falling into caverns sort of thing. Overall the levels feel creative for one reason or another. Caverns look good and detailed.

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Guest

  
Awful action all around, shotgunning hordes of cacos and barons with just your shotgun and chaingun is no challange, just tideous action, the only good map is E4M4 and it's the last one.

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Glaice

  
These have a good E4 feeling with the mix of rock, GSTONE and WOOD textures, not to mention the difficulty is near or on par with id's episode.

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    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Insanity, with voodoo dolls (see second screenshot).  I get the idea of a shooting gallery if that rocks your boat, but 6000 monsters behind railings- as far as the eye can see, FFS! My PC crawled when I looked towards the invuln spheres (someone said 32 k of them and you can't avoid picking up thousands at a time). In the end I cheated with god mode and no-clipping, and waded in among the chaingunners until I got bored.  
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Simple, clearly a first wad.  All on the flat with big, brightly lit, and architecturally implausible rooms. The first map has two rooms, the second map one, and the third map one plus a kind of exit lobby. You can do one of two things - just run past the monsters and finish (I did it in 35 seconds), or have a bit of fun killing the monsters first. No noticable bugs. I hope the author will go on (or went on) to greater things.
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