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DOOM II: Hellscape

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A re-imagining those Doom II levels that take place in Hell (21-30). As such, these maps will probably be a lot more entertaining if you have a reasonable working knowledge of the original IWAD levels...


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Dovahxul

  

the more I play the more I get more sad that this map pack is going to end soon its really great :)

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trrobin

  

Excellent re-imagining of Doom II's last episode. Some levels are noticeably close to their originals but with so much more detail and depth to them. I thought the gameplay was really good too. Amazing all around.

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Manbou

  

Definitely 5 out of 5. I am so fascinated with the wad! All maps are incredibly designed and have traces that I have seen in doom2. 

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nxGangrel

  

Fabulous design, detailing, and texture work. It may not be obvious at first glance, but essentially these are the same levels as the vanilla counter parts but only heavily updated visually, and much much larger to scale (to the point where my computer started to lag a tad bit in some locations). Great work on the architecture, tough the gameplay is nothing to write home about.

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NightFright

  

The last third of Doom II, reimagined by Lutz. And boy, what an imagination he has! Amazing architecture, brilliant lighting and shadows. Huge levels with insane amount of detail. Clever monster usage that doesn't turn into blind slaughter, but still keeps you on the edge due to strategic ammo placement. One of my personal highlights in 2017 when it comes to Doom mapping.

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Roofi

  

I just played this wad and I tend to think it's pretty average although Lutz's hell maps are really beautiful. As a matter of fact , the gameplay is the major problem according to me. I loved the architecture , everything is perfectly detailed and Doom 2's textures are really well used to make massive  and unique doom levels. But I can't figure out how it's possible to have fun in maps where ammo and health are so scarce (I honestly hated the 22th map because of too much health/ammo restriction , difficult movements...) . Also , maps are unequally difficult because traps are too ineffective in most of the maps. They are kinda basic and it's easy to avoid them when you are at ease.

 

In brief , esthetically this is a interesting revamp of the third episode of Doom 2 but I largely prefer the original maps for the gameplay.

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NuMetalManiak

  

Great revamp of E3, wonderfully crafted design while making sure the gameplay remains generally consistent. Recommended.

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Zalewa

  
Imaginative recreation of familiar environments that still build completely new levels. Each map here deserves the highest note and the WAD is very balanced in all aspects. MAP29 is unforgiving.

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lupinx-Kassman

  
Accomplishes exactly what it set out to do! Stunning revamp of the doom2's third episode using stock resources. And the core gameplay hasn't been altered. Good excuse to replay the iwad maps :)

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Insanity, with voodoo dolls (see second screenshot).  I get the idea of a shooting gallery if that rocks your boat, but 6000 monsters behind railings- as far as the eye can see, FFS! My PC crawled when I looked towards the invuln spheres (someone said 32 k of them and you can't avoid picking up thousands at a time). In the end I cheated with god mode and no-clipping, and waded in among the chaingunners until I got bored.  
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Simple, clearly a first wad.  All on the flat with big, brightly lit, and architecturally implausible rooms. The first map has two rooms, the second map one, and the third map one plus a kind of exit lobby. You can do one of two things - just run past the monsters and finish (I did it in 35 seconds), or have a bit of fun killing the monsters first. No noticable bugs. I hope the author will go on (or went on) to greater things.
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