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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Nems

· Edited by Nems

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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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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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    • By Meril · Posted
      Not recommend, this map is made of 2 rectangular mazes and few bigger rooms. Mazes are confusing even with automap. Only one area is intresting, but overall meh. Progression is also confusing. I didn't make through this without help of map editor. 1.5/5*
    • By Marcaek · Posted
      Note: I had to reupload to fix a minor but immersion breaking bug in MAP25. Make sure to redownload the WAD!   Also every map in this is great, this was prob the first project I have worked on\tested where I would describe the experience as heartwarming. Some people may disagree about some of the more difficult maps I guess, but even if they are too hard for you there's something in this WAD you're bound to enjoy.   [obligatory my map sucks comment to close the review]
    • By Nems · Posted
      I personally liked this over part 1 of 10 Sectors, which I previously reviewed. There isn't the technical mishaps found in the first installment so that immediately makes me happy. There are a few levels which have wonky progression but they aren't nearly as bad as what was found in the first installment either. This one feels a lot more polished than the last entry and as such I'd recommend it over part 1.
    • By Nems · Posted
      I see the phrase "mixed bag" a lot when it comes to describing a lot of megaWADs. Hell, I've probably used the term a few times myself. However, I try to reserve it for when it truly is such.   This megaWAD is really one of those cases. For every good map in this megaWAD, there's one or two that just absolutely take the piss. If it isn't some kind of technical fuckery that can make some maps unbeatable and force you to start all over again, it's maps that well overstay their welcome with some of the most wonky and convoluted progression I've encountered. A big "fuck you" goes to map 21 for devolving into a switch hunting clusterfuck if you're trying to play the damn thing correctly. Otherwise, do like I did, say "fuck it", and jump across the gap to the exit door instead of finding all of the switches to raise the floor high enough to go across.   It's certainly possible to play through the entire thing and beat it. How much you'll want to will depend on how forgiving you are when it comes to the stuff I pointed out in my last paragraph. I guess play this to see what mappers can do with ten sectors and then decide for yourself if it's something you'll want to come back to.   I know I'll come back to this but it'll be a while, at least until the bad taste of map 21 goes away.