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Noirlab

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A small map created using only textures from Noir texture pack. It's quite dark, scary and pretty difficult. It was sort of inspired by Lab X-18 from Stalker and has quite a few design aspects borrowed from it.

Don't forget, you need Noir pack to play it. You can download it from R667: http://realm667.com/index.php/en/component/docman/?task=doc_download&gid=951&Itemid=


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Li'l devil

  

The only map I've ever released on idgames myself (back when I was "ChekaAgent"), out of 6 I ever finished, and unfortunately, probably the weakest one.

It's garbage. Not 1994 tier, but not much better. The idea was good on paper... well, not maybe good, but sorta cool: remake Lab X-18 level from STALKER, BUT using only textures from NOIRPACK. Well, the idea... didn't work out well. It could've been done well by someone who has Torm-level detailing skills, but not by me. The map ended up being a set of bland featureless literally all-grey corridors.

If you want to see a poor attempt at remaking a level from a modern in game in Doom, or a level made in entirely out of Noirpack textures, this is it.

The music is bad as well. I mean, it fits, and is meant to be creepy, but it's also bad, repetitive and boring.

I'm writing this review just because I want to shit on something, and the best place to start is your own work! Still, I'm giving this map 2 stars instead of 1 because I put some effort into it and back then I actually finished and released maps, unlike NOW. -_-

PS: I made a stupid typo in the text file when I submitted this wad, "sacry" instead of "scary". I still remember it after almost 5 years...

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Zalewa

  
A weak map - flat surfaces coupled with strangely steep staircases. Rectangular room design with paper-thin walls. Shooting is mostly straight-forward and difficulty is low. Monochrome colors and really shitty music choice. At least the layout is more or less non-confusing.

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Eye del Cul

  
Maybe it would have been better as a shorter map, because the dark gray textures and monotonous music/noises turn dull after a while. But it's a good map, I liked it. Why the HOM at the end?

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Cacockcansukmycok

  
really niggah? what's in the hell was this?

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    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A overall pretty good first effort map with some small cool details, new textures, a pretty good theme and room construction, as well for clever secrets and layout design. Pretty cool stuff.
    • By ImproversGaming · Posted
      Oh wow, I really loved this! I appreciated every map and it has been a step up from Fava Beans, my last WAD. I am a largely unskilled and inexperienced doomer so this may have aided my enjoyment. I loved the episode structure: first maps were warm-up through to big maps with larger enemy counts, through to maps with interesting mechanics but low enemy counts. Just had a ball with this. Tough in places but not unreasonable.   Highlights for me were (if I have to limit to two maps per episode): E1M5 - Long level with a cyberdemon in the nukage at the end  E1M6 - Circle straffing a cyberdemon on a stairs E2M3 - Loved the fast tempo of the map E2M4 - Tyson Imp punch level, wow I had to skill up E3M2 - Tough but fun with lots of routing to consider E3M5 - Loved the map but particularly the cyberdemon arena at the end   Sorry, but I also loved the gimmick maps (E1M8, E2M8 and E3M8) - you have to try these - short and really interesting. Also enjoyed the secret maps (E1M9, E2M9 and E3M9), short, punchy and fun!   Basically, loved the mapset and the variation across all of the maps, really fun. If it is useful I have uploaded my playthrough to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSh0vj-6E2chQqx744Ajl2w
    • By ImproversGaming · Posted
      Really enjoyed this WAD. Simple and straight forward with small maps and low enemy counts, but a great place to start for a new doomer. I had so much fun playing and particularly enjoyed E1M5, E1M6 and E1M7, these were really fun, nice tempo and I continue dropping back to play these again and again. It was really enjoyable to push the pace on these and see how fast I could finish.   Basically, enjoyed the calm encounters and nice simple aesthetics. If it is useful I have uploaded my playthrough to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSh0vj-6E2chQqx744Ajl2w
    • By NomTheBot · Posted
      Three minutes into the map I already like it. The starting room looks nice and the room after that can be difficult if you do not navigate it well enough. I do not understand why you would give a rocket launcher when the room in front of you which is filled with lost souls who will attack when you press the trigger. I do like how you give the chaingun and plasma gun before the big room with Barons and cacodemons. However, the room does have some strange textures for the cacodemons' pockets. I do like how one of the pockets is a lift to a switch that is required to press to make progression. I do like the room with the resources needed for the last fight but I do think the room was a bit too tiny and the fight would have been harder if you did not place the BFG in the open. 7/10
    • By NomTheBot · Posted
      This wad uses some nice texture usage and enemy choice and placement. Some of the traps can be evil when unexpected. You have only used stock DOOM II textures but still made some nice-looking rooms. You only made three levels in this wad but still managed to make fun and nice-looking wads. Good Job, 5/5.
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