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If you want to play this wad with doom2-plus, then you should append sprites & flats of Doom2 to the pwad: deutex.exe -append ENDPOINT.wad


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Spectre01

  

Nice and short classic-style wad. However, as a huge fan of Eternal's other wads, I was not particularly impressed. End Point contains solid map design but lacks the artistic ambition and memorability of the author's previous output. Feels like Epic 2's earlier maps but with more vanilla-style texturing and heavier reliance on ambushing monsters around corners. Still worth playing for pretty much anyone. 3/5

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Killer5

  
Sick wad.

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Zalewa

  
I'm having trouble deciding if this deserves 5* or mere 4*, but I'm gonna go for the more favorable option, even though there are some shortcomings. The events fall into some repetiteveness and traps become predictable - there's monster around every corner, and there's a corner everywhere. Each map has its own theme which is good. The boss fight devolves into circle-strafing. Apart from this, it's a fairly standard but very well made PWAD. Difficulty - moderate.

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NuMetalManiak

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if there's one thing I know about Eternal, it's immaculate monster placement. doesn't matter what wad it is, but this is a mapper who will put monsters in corners you won't expect, even after several replays. for this wad, End Point, there's not much to go around to be honest, there's no immersive theme, just seven levels that take place on Earth pretty much. for that, it's certainly not on par with the greats that Eternal has ever made, but it doesn't mean that the wad itself sucks, as none of Eternal's maps ever reach that point. End Point is just nice, no real theme, no real nonsense, just seven decently made levels and that's that. his usage of secrets will be rough, and the railings particularly on MAP05 may be a bit problematic for rocket users, but it's still a worthwhile little adventure wad of sorts.

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kuchitsu

  
Very stylish texturing and color schemes. While playing this wad you might feel like you're becoming a well optimized machine, sneakily killing monsters hiding behind corners, looking for familiar traits of secret areas, hugging helpless PEs. Kind of an interesting feeling but also a sign that common tropes dominate over imagination in these maps. Map05 was my favorite (be careful with these railings though or you might accidentally kill yourself). Many nostalgic midis are used.

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    • By warman2012 · Posted
      I'd give this mapset a friggin 0 if I could. This mapset is terrible to its very core. It pulls all sorts of asinine moves to make sure you die at least 3 to 4 times in a level, on HMP at least. I wouldn't dream of playing UV for this mapset, not that there is much of any difference when mapping philosophy is "aggravation central". Lets list out all the things wrong with this mapset: 1. Ammo and Health starvation. 2. Claustrophobic ambushes stuffed with so many enemies you can barely move around in. 3. Cheap tricks such as a teleporting cyberdemons that teleport every 3 seconds across 3 elevated levels. 4. Archvile abuse. 5. Slaughtermap-esque encounters.   What were these people going for when they made this? Sure, it has colorful Mario graphics and short length. That essentially ends it here. These ppl had to go out of their way to handcraft each way they could send you back to the loading screen. No difficulty or "skill" could possibly fix the deranged minds of these sadists. Map 18 for one, has at the end, a cyberdemon to kill you as you go towards the exit of the level with no way to get out of the cyberdemon's way because its a narrow passage. Map 15 Ziegenhous, I am going to single out as the worst offender. 16 archviles, 55 revenants make up 90% or so of this ridiculous map. This map also has the teleporting cyberdemons I mentioned earlier. Had to MDK these guys as it was too ridiculous to try and kill them conventionally. Map 21 Rainbow Road is another stain with it shoving you into cramped slaughter arena fights; one of these fights has an archvile duo with another monster for cover and poles that can barely block line of sight, not that it matters as the arena is too small to move in and is open to fire from two cyberdemons that dominate the map and can snipe you from long range.   One of the worst mapsets I've played. If savecumming, headache-inducing aggravation in colorful, cheerful environments with fun music is your thing, then check this out. Otherwise, for the normal folks, stay far away from this mapset.  
    • By VanillaExtract · Posted
      Pretty solid for a bite-sized claustrophobic level. Even on UV it doesn't get frustrating, though you will die a few times. On top of that, the level is pretty short overall, taking less than 10 minutes. The level is pretty linear in terms of unravelling, but there was at least one encounter that could have gone quite differently if I hadn't taken care of an enemy earlier, so there's a little bit of strategy. The combination of Wolf3d and Doom textures make for a colorful and macabre combination, having bright, cartoony blue walls interspersed with rooms of meat. Good stuff!
    • By Roofi · Posted
      One of the best wads of the 1990s I've ever played. The main weakness is surely its very outdated aestheticism with a very strange use of textures.   On the other hand, the wad must be retained for its ingenious traps and creative layouts. The wad is not easy. I have died several times in some levels. Rocketmen are particularly dangerous but at the same time very useful in killing their teammates.   My level is probably level 5 "The Hidden Below". I loved the height variations and the ways of climbing and descending. Moreover in each level, there are nice textures like barriers, middle-textures arches....   For me this wad is an example of true level design and inventiveness.   I rate it only 4.5/5 because of the absence of new music and the rather rudimentary aestheticism even for its time.  
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Big, fun exploration map with a really good theme... Visplanes crash on vanilla DOOM2.exe, works without any problem with doom2+
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I really liked the free alternative to TNT: Evilution.
      Icarus: Alien Vanguard is a totally different monster but somehow similar, made by the same monster team.
      This lacked a proper dehacked patch with custom text, but @NightFright made a neat fix for that, telling a compelling story that is really entertaining to play.
      The maps are amazing. The best maps here are far better than Evilution's best maps. The bad ones here, are just bad Doom 2 level maps, so there is little to be really bad all in all.
      But, Icarus had the same little ill as Evilution had, last ten maps completely drags the experience. At least, this maps are better than the ten last from Evilution.

      Team TNT has shown that not only are good mappers, they also are good storytellers and that, in a game like Doom, is something to be proud of. And they achive this even working non stop to release this before Evilution hit the streets, so, even if some maps feel a little rushed, they are great!
      The soundtrack is a key element here. Bringing an awesome personallity to this outstanding mapset full of neat ideas.

      Thanks team TNT for this amazing megawad.    
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