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Erkattäññe: 11 maps, 2 flavors.

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The main goal was to create a vanilla classic episode themed on Doom2 techbases. I was as well influenced by d2twid and 1994-1996 maps regarding to the very raw detailing employed. The maps are small to mid in size and the average enemy count is around 100 per map. There is virtually no texture alignment except for some doors and switches, taking advantage of the sector height sometimes for that work, and I made no use of support2/3 to separate different textures, using just angles as in some iwad maps. On the other hand I wanted very consistent themes so I used just 40 different textures per map as a constraint, including those for doors and keymarks as I realised some iwad maps use very few textures too.

This Wad additionally comes with erkaknee.wad a complete conversion of the main episode to the "knee deep in the dead" theme. I used just the shareware flats and textures, just as I did with the favillesco episode 1, so no crates, compohso, gray, support3 or other textures we often see in E1 styled maps, nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to keep the vibe as close as possible to the original episode, although theese layouts weren't conceived as E1 maps. The conversion process was painfully surgical, I replaced all the flats and textures manually -not by a software 1 to 1 replace tool- because I had to rethink from scratch what E1 textures and flats would suit the preexisting rooms.


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Kingpin3

  
Really not my favorite concept but... why not for killing time.

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Spectre01

  
Looks terrible. Plays terrible. There's nothing 90's about this WAD. Huge, awkwardly shaped rooms and awful misaligned texture use is ugly and lazy, not "oldschool". Makes Sandy Petersen's maps look incredible in comparison.

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Ezepov

  
super

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Marcaek

  
I think I kind of enjoyed one map here, map08. The rest are like someone took 1995 maps and melted them in a microwave, then loaded monsters and items into a shotgun then fired blindly at random rooms. I didn't like how this looked or played. Monti has made better maps than this, hell even the stuff I hated from before was better like Reticula or Favillesco.

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Combinebobnt

  
Nice, doom the way id did as interpreted by a calculator. Why are all the maps seas of damaging slime with 500 rad suits? Why is the combat boring as all hell with a few sudden rape traps here and there? Why are all the maps startan and more ugly than the stock maps? Clearly someone needs to go back to their calculations, this wad failed every goal it had besides making something weird (in a bad way too).

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Bryan T

  
Not of fan of Monti's levels. Way too random feeling.

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Guest

  
Feels like a mid 90s wad... but in a good way. Visuals are crude and unpolished, but gameplay is more that enjoyable.

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trrobin

  
Very basic and plain design with a lot of texture misalignment, and yet I enjoyed it... Why? Probably because the design gives a strange odd vibe to the levels which is almost quirky, and then there is the silly and cheesy music on top of that. Strangely compelling, but ultimately only just above average to play. Could be considered a "guilty pleasure".

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Guest

  
Sometimes odd but definitely worth trying

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NuMetalManiak

  
another good set by monti, very old skool set that deserves a play. don't know what's up with MAP09 though.

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Guest

  
I enjoyed this, very old school!

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Deadwing

  
These were quite fun and refreshing to play. Very oldshool wad. I laughed hard for the music choices, though hahaha

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Zalewa

  
I don't get this WAD. The design is extremely abstract and chaotic. The monster setup alternates between boring fights with easily avoidable enemies and "archviles and revenants" spawning in your face. This WAD also sports the longest elevators and drops. The cause and effect of player progression is always unclear. All eleven levels are a mentally exhausting ordeal. I don't get what was the author's vision.

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Guest

  
1 star because of the music.

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Guest

  
A most excellent wad.Thanks!

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Guest

  
Another quality old-school styled set from Nicolas Monti. Crazy 90's visuals that never get boring, awesomely complicated geometry, cool cryptic secrets and satisfying combat with no "unfair" fights like these cramped baron traps in Favilesco Alpha. Very nice, as usual I wanna see the songlist! :)

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    • 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.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
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