Pizza Steve

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Fernando Sanchez M.

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32 Doom2 Levels.

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New level from scratch

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Doom builder




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NuMetalManiak

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played through all 32 levels, all I can say is it is a bad slaughter megawad, has basic texturing and the level layouts don't seem too bad, but all those damn hordes aren't well-balanced somehow. actually liked MAP18 though, felt like a good Courtyard homage.

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Memfis

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Extremely basic looking wad overstuffed with helpless hordes of enemies. First levels use default Doom Builder textures a lot, later the design improves a liiittle bit. I only played most maps for like a minute so maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but this seems extremely tedious and stupid, with random pointless cyberdemons everywhere and idiotic armies of monsters that pose little to no threat. This is the kind of stuff that gives slaughtermaps a bad reputation.

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Pizza Steve is...interesting, to say the least. It's a megaWAD full of slaughtermaps, many of which will have a monster count exceeding a thousand. The levels are huge and you're going to need all that room to run around the projectile spam. A recurring thing in many levels is meatwalls consisting of one enemy type. It's comical to splatter meatwalls consisting imps and zombies but less so when it comes to every other monster (especially Revenants and Barons). I'm at least grateful that there weren't any Arch-Vile meatwalls though you'll be facing those in greater number than any one player would like to see. Needless to say, it seems and feels like balance was an afterthought for this megaWAD.

 

As a result of this lack of balance, it's a megaWAD that feels like it's more at home in a co-op setting though you can play it solo, provided you've got mad skills or do like I did and use an OP weapon mod like Russian Overkill, Guncaster, Trailblazer, or Doom Incarnate. Every level starts off as a cathartic blastfest but as you go through each level you may have to take a break from how huge the levels are and from the batshit insane firefights. You're definitely going to want to take breaks when you play through this.

 

Would I recommend this to others? Eh, not really. I'm in the minority in that I love megaWADs like this (and I'll definitely come back to play this in the future) but even I found myself getting fatigued when playing through this and had to take breaks. If you're gonna play it, play it in either co-op or with your favorite OP weapon mod of choice (if you even use weapon mods, which if you don't, that's fine; you do you). Otherwise, you're not really missing anything by skipping this.

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    • By trrobin · Posted
      Technically speaking - this is a work of art; however the gameplay is not as good as it could have been. Still it is quite surprising and interesting particularly with the cyber confrontation, but it's over so soon! An intriguing idea that should be expanded.
    • By trrobin · Posted
      Fantastic wad with some really impressive architecture that just keeps getting better with each level. Very challenging gameplay too, even on HMP! Recommended.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Incredible! Must play! Almost every texure, sprite and flat were replaced. Maps are really nice designed and detailed (for 1995). Ambient sound, sometimes phrases from the movie (i think, I've seen Alien long ago) Few types of aliens, great atmosphere, scarce ammo muliplies sense of threat.  what else to say? But there some bugs (sadly not only facehuggers, which doesn't hug)... I don't know if bugs come out from GZDoom, or I messed up but: Aliens which throw acid still has sound of imp, some railings are messed up and fly near the ceiling. Saddly there's no exit from final level (E2M8), because author used Alien which is Mastermind replacement, not cyberdemon. Secret level is SO BAD... It is punishment for nosiness. Map is large undetailed maze with ugly texturing. Moreover this is triggerhunt, you have to find a line which opens more of maze. Better don't find this shit. Overall, except secret level this is really great adventure, but not without a flaws. 4.5/5*
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Quite a decent and apparently well regarded early Doom map. Almost 300 enemies on UV, but not too difficult by today's standards. Visually okay, though a bit spartan with plenty of plain white walls etc. There's also a Doom 2 conversion of this (Redrum2.wad) which can be found on some of those 94/95 CD compilations, but it's somewhat disappointing - no revenants, mancubuses or archviles, even on UV difficulty.
    • By lupinx-Kassman · Posted
      An old partial conversion that uses dehacked for some nifty effects. You can leave shotgunners in a sorta slumped state, watch a building get demolished, and use a mancubus's arm as a weapon among other things. Goof++; Tickles my soft spot.