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Japanese Community Project

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Japanese Community Project is a 32 level megawad made by Japanese Doomers.

Doom is a minor game in Japan, so Doom community in Japan is very small. The community having been weakening year by year, we started this project for strengthening our solidarity, improving mapping skill, and so on. We aimed a low-threshold project which anyone could participate. Some doomers were inexperience mappers or beginners, so Tatsurd-Cacocaco, a project leader, supported map's detail and port compatibility. We finally managed to complete 32 maps which are the same quality as modern maps.

Japanese status HUD is included .If you load JPCP_HUD.wad with this wad, status bar in "Katakana" and "Kanji" can be used.

We hope that you have a good time.


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Xeogred

  

A great varied megawad just like the CCP's that I've all played and enjoyed. There are a few weird gimmicky maps I didn't like but all around I was really impressed and it was cool to see some unique personality with Japanese mappers, it's definitely unique in a good way. The new music is excellent. Some of the maps seemed a bit Duke3D flavored, or maybe TNT, with areas doing a good job of depicting realistic looking environments and details, like Map32. I really enjoyed Map23: Thermal disposal place by Guna and Map31: Manufacturing Plant by Masayan, I really hope we see more maps from them. Overall the difficulty isn't too high which is fine with me nor is it very slaughter heavy. I'll admit I skipped around Map29, as others said that one wasn't too hot. But otherwise I knocked this out at around 6 hours. I played with Complex and it didn't offset the balance. I'd love to see a JCP2!

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galileo31dos01

· Edited by galileo31dos01

  

Done with these settings:

 

- Crispy Doom 4.2

- Hurt Me Plenty.

- Continuous combined with a pistol start mindset.

- Saves every 10 minutes or so. 

 

A nice mapset with a wide variety of styles. There isn't an unique theme, given that is a community project, and I liked that after all. From short to large maps, from simple to obscure progression. There are maps that have incredible architectures and multiple textures, Toooooasty's map 29 is a tutti frutti, hell-gothic-brown-vines-blue-tech-meat-etc. Each map does not follow the previous one's visual theme, but some do feel like a sequel from a previous map, like 20 from 17, and this one from 12. As a japanese mapset, I expected to see anime textures, but it's not the case, instead some rooms have shapes of fruits, ice cream, a caco, an anime character, comics. I'd say weirdness is present in the wad, which I have fun with. 

 

Features incidental combat, claustrophobia, slaughter(ish), puzzles, a lot of stuff. It isn't a hard mapset, but it has its nasty moments. Map 28 for example features a lot of instant appearances. Map 26 has an archvile in almost every section. On the other side, some maps like 05 and 31 that are full of zombiemen, fun to use the rocket launcher occasionally. Map 11 plays with voodoo doll traps and uses colours to keep progression. Map 22 has a 1 vs. 1 against a cyber, hilarious to two-shot if you don't take it seriously. And more and more, a mixed bag to sum up.

 

I like the midis and I'm pretty sure I heard a few of them before, map 28 has my favourite midi in the mapset. Also, map 22 has a remix of Death Bells, I like the original more but this one was good too. Secrets are also a mixed bag, Tooooooasty's maps feature so much detailing that it's hard to spot the secrets, and I remember a few of them being completely obscure and non-intuitive (map 29's secret blue door, how could I know?). There are also a few bugs, in map 31, the spiders are all so cramped that cannot move. In map 15, something really weird happens if you use the red key with a linedef marked as red door in the start room, basically a lot of walls lower causing HOMs and crashing the game. 

 

My favourite maps are 04, 19, 22, 25, 27 and 29. Least favourites are 13, 31, 18 and 24, they are not bad but I did not enjoy them so much, specially 18 and it's pitch darkness. Appreciated the short and easy IoS fight. Map 28 would have been in between my favourites if it wasn't for all the loud pop ups. The other maps are good too. 

 

So, play this if you like weirdness and variety. I'll give this a 7/10   

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Kalerdulius

  

Maps of interest: 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 28, 32.

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Spectre01

  
A solid community project with good looking maps that play well. I didn't enjoy the puzzle maps or whatever 29 was supposed to be but had fun otherwise.

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Katamori

  
It's amazing to see tatsurdcacocaco is not the only talented member of the Japanese "group". 5* for more stuff like this - these guys deserve more attention,

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Player701

  
Almost all the maps here are of very high quality in terms of both design and gameplay. MAP11 and MAP24 stand out - they are... weird (not bad, just different). MAP29 has an original concept behind it - I've never seen anything like that before in a WAD. However, its implementation could have been better - this map is quite difficult to navigate and you can get lost easily (same applies to MAP26). I also didn't like repetitive firefights in MAP28. Overall, I think this deserves a 4/5.

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Zalewa

  
Quality maps - most of them are very good, there are a few excellent ones and there are some average or even annoying (MAP29). In overall, the worse maps don't detriment from the whole, and since it's a megawad of mostly 4* maps in entirety it deserves 5*.

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damned

  
Fully agree with Getsu Fune. 4/5 -Damned

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trrobin

  
A thoroughly enjoyable set of maps with quality consistent throughout with only a few sub-par moments here and there that don't take away from this wad being a winner. 5 stars guys.

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NuMetalManiak

  
incredibly peculiar for a community project. it has some amazing work from authors like burabojunior and Nanda Kurashiki, and most everyone else did a good job. but some levels, specifically Toooooasty's, were confusing to play.

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Cacockcansukmycok

  
Not Gonna Lie but I've pretty much see somewads but this one is probably The best in the type of Balence anyways a nice 5.

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unidenti7ied

  
A must-have for everyone who plays DooM imo. I enjoyed this very much. Superb music, excellent gameplay and architecture. Definitely deserves a 2016-Cacoward :) ps.: as you play through this, make sure to enable automap in map 8! ;)

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Doomkid

  
Molten is spot on - a few odd design choices, but overall nice to look at and fun to play!

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molten_

  
excellent music and level design. enemy placement is questionable at times, but otherwise a solid mapset with a refreshing style. please make more!

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    • 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.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Absolutely ludicrous, Now I need a new keyboard. Technically as bad as a wad can be, surely deliberate. I like to check out low-rated wads, so it's a pity that some clowns gave this  (and other bad ones) 5 stars, because averaged with correct low scores they end up with a middling rating and can be missed.
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