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Vanillic Acid

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A short pure-vanilla level I did to break up work on a zDoom project. No difficulty settings. It's yet-another-base theme with focus on concrete instead of space walls. I would personally rate it medium-to-kinda hard, but that's me. It's rough using only keyboard controls, but completely possible. Par Time is only about 2:30. It is not designed with play into the next levels (Map02) in mind, and may bug out on some ports.

Wound up eating more time than I expected, and I learned (and suffered) a lot under Doom in Doom format and texture limitations. Second or third map I've ever taken semi-seriously, depending how you slice it.

Ending zone is also filled with potentially too many revenants, out of frustration from working on the project.


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zeppelin

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Looks pretty detailed for a vanilla level. The techbase part looks too much gray for me, i didn't like that part so much, it looks depressing. The red key hell warp section is kinda difficult as you need to defeat a duo composed of one Hell Knight and one Revenant in a cramped space.
I played on UV without saves using PrBoom+ source-port. While the map itself is not so difficult, you should be careful with of ammo management and the revenant trap at the end, as it as it can kill you very quickly if you didn't expect it.
Vanillic Acid isn't bad, but not amazing either.

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Lol 6

  

Neither bad nor amazing. Giving it 4 stars because I actually enjoyed it

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Denim Destroyer

  

Picture this: you are playing a community project megawad and are still within the first ten levels. Some of the levels you have already played are fun but then you arrive here. Nothing bad or good and is over before you know it. The perfect level between two good levels in a megawad.
Vanillic Acid is not part of a megawad or even a level set but exhibits all of the characteristics of a filler level. It has all the base characteristics of a Doom level and fails to do anything interesting with it. This level isn't bad but in the ocean of idgames why bother taking the time to play this one?

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Zalewa

  
A proper level that doesn't stand out in any way. It's stereoptypical in every aspect, and for players who already played many WADs this one won't have anything new to offer. This level is correct in every aspect, and just that. Difficulty is on a higher note as not many ammo & health pickups are provided.

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Memfis

  
A vanilla map with not so vanilla style micro detailing. The base looks a bit boring/\depressing with just white and black, and all action takes place in small-ish rooms with nothing really memorable happening. Way too average to be of any interest.

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trrobin

  
A nice vanilla level. Simple but effective with some pretty design in the hell warp part. Recommended for a quick blast.

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Guest

  
Small and basically simple in-house level with some nice decoration and ambiance. Gameplay @ UV is not bad but also not special, and not difficult at all. Overall this looks & feels like a too small but besides that, average coffee-break map.

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    • By Lol 6 · Posted
      For a wad made in 1995 it's a pretty convincing church, I like how detailed it is, as well as the graveyard, too bad it is quite short because it's fun (Although I understand that, as a deathmatch level, making it too large can make it unfun to play). The exit gates are an awesome detail too. Definitely check it out 5/5 stars   - xX_Lol6_Xx
    • By VoanHead · Posted
      Upon the release of The Ultimate Midi Pack for Doom 1 that replaces all midi slots w/ original compositions, I thought to myself "Hell Yeah, now I have an excuse to play DTWiD!". Besides the shameless plug, I would recommend everyone to give that pack a listen and perhaps a spin w/ this wad b/c god damn does it go together like peanut butter and nutella.   Onto DTWiD: Well, the people behind this wad accomplished the goal of mimicking the style of John Romero, Sandy Petersen, and last but not least Tom Hall. Every level breathes like it was made by any of the three gentlemen, and god damn I had a blast w/ this one. While certainly not as hard as your Plutonia, Rowdy Rudy 1+2, Hell To Pay, or even Good Morning Phobos, it has its own moments where it doesn't pull its punches. However, one of my main gripes w/ this wad is that there's a lot of secrets to find if you're a completionist like I am, as some of them are a bit tricky to hunt down. The maps are way bigger than the OG John, Sandy, and Tom Hall levels, and while it's great to mesh some good fights here and there, it at times felt like a slog to go through b/c of the size of some of these maps. E1 was the weakest in terms of fights here, as expected that you won't be fighting anything tougher than hitscan, imps, and pinkies. While the design was great, I admittedly got lost a few times trying to get my bearings and know just where the hell I need to go. E2 was a bigger improvement upon E1, and had a few moments where it was spooky, like things are really beginning to hit the fan. E3 (which unironically in the OG UD was my least fav episode that I couldn't even bring myself to finish) was probably the best episode of the bunch, everything was oppressive and coming for you, luckily there was an abundance of ammo to help you out in messy situations, more traps and better set ups than what E2 had and a way better episode than E1. The secret levels of all 3 episodes are the highlight of the wad.   While I wouldn't say that this wad is a "must play" b/c over time I started to get a bit exhausted on the size of some of the levels and figuring out where I need to go, and especially since I binged E1, E2, and E3 3 days each respectively, I had my moments where I was like "Please God let this be over". Overall, I would say this is more of a wad that if you really wanna check out, go for it, or a good recommendation for people who are just beginning their journey of playing community wads and want something ez to play.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Blue broken rooms and ugly texturing, lots of HOMs, lots of monsters and no way to resemble any house of sort. Or to tribute The big Lebowsky movie at all. A very bad old style jokewad map, unfunny at all.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
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    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A wooden and metal structure that also have some prisons, hidden locked doors as normal textures and everything here is brown, very brown. Overall a fun map with a fun gameplay and a spooky atmosphere, especially thanks to the music. Cool stuff.
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