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UnAligned: 21 Days, 27 Maps, Zero Texture Alignment

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Three episodes of classic, vanilla Doom created in exactly 21 days, that attempt to capture some of the essence of 1990s mapping. Bite-sized, unconventional, and intentionally under-detailed.


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Jayextee

  

A good DOOM mod should be challenging, right? How about challenging what is expected from the maps themselves? This is exactly what UnAligned does. In spades. Gimmicks and puzzles abound; especially E3M1, oh wow -- when I found out that the teleporters were basically math instead of "do them in this order", it became a great thing indeed, and this is saying nothing of the voodoo doll puzzle, or... you get the impression.

 

If you want good solid combat, look elsewhere (or IDCLEV to E3M6 and play DOOM Tower Defence). But the fact is the DOOM engine offers more potential than just various configurations of shooting, and UnAligned is a good place to look for that kind of thing. By its very nature, the entire thing is hit and miss (each and every criticism of E1M8, for example? Completely justified -- a nice idea made totally frustrating in its extremity, and something already done better by MAP07 of Valiant for example) but there's likely something here to surprise anybody. I give it five stars for its creativity; not the overall quality, which is as sporadic as the themes of gameplay. It's not for everybody; in fact it's not for many people at all; but dash it all, if it ain't unique as hell. Even if, as the name would imply, it's not the prettiest smartass around.

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Zalewa

  

As for a megawad that was made in fewer days than it has levels - this is quite good. As for a megawad in general - well, that's a different story. It's very apparent that the maps precisely follow the author's visions and this leaves nothing to complain about. The problem is the one that affects many other Doom 1 WADs: the tedium. E3 is the best at avoiding it here and therefore the best in overall, but E1 and E2 leave you pumping monsters with puny weapons. You will get a rocket launcher and a plasma rifle, but there's very little ammo. Thus, the enjoyment is mixed and the overall score is average.

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bzzrak

  
Not the best megaWAD out there, but it has a soul. Ain't that just wonderful? (minus 1 star for E1M8, that was horrible.)

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Nems

  
The gimmicks really killed my enjoyment of this WAD.

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Zapzop

  
It's quite hard on UV, and many of the maps rely on gimmicks.

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NuMetalManiak

  
as a whole this ain't even close to fun.

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Katamori

  
Through all my way of checking the maps, I was like "oh, nice ideas, oversimplified maps - 4, maybe 3 stars". But then, I reached the secret surprise of Episode 3. That by alone deserved a 5*, so that's what you get now.

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
    • By mArt1And00m3r11339 · Posted
      If it were renamed "Garbage Dump," I would have given it a better rating.
    • By StormCatcher.77 · Posted
      A large, but not very prolong map, which is interesting to explore. I liked the author's strategy to place strong weapons in well-protected places. To get them the player need to pass a kind of test. The difficulty depends on the player's luck. It is important not to miss the shotgun at the very beginning, otherwise entangled corridors can lead the player to a situation in which he will be easy prey, left without ammo. Visually, the map looks neat, another good example of using standard textures.
    • By Combinebobnt · Posted
      zombieman killing simulator. Was actually better than I expected though
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