Plutonia 3 - Going to Surface

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After Gatekeeper died the marine stays at hell, trying to go to surface but changes his mind. 32 map-megawad

Credits

ID Software, Plutonia 2 Team, Oleg Puchkov (The Last Revenger), ACE Team.

Base

PLUTONIA.WAD

Build Time

3 Years

Editors Used

Slumped 3, XWE, MS PAINT, PS CS6, Minecraft World Editor, Gzdoombuilder.

Bugs

Nothing


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GuyNamedErick

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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

I am honestly baffled that I went out of my way to complete all 32 levels (with use of cheats as honestly I don't want to play legit with BFG Zombies thank you very much). Not only does having the name "Plutonia" screams clickbait on top of claiming to take place after Plutonia 2 or whatever, the whole megawad makes no sense at all. If you want to know everything wrong about this megawad, simply put: EVERYTHNG!

 

-BFG Zombies with fast speed and high health.

-Stolen Textures and Assets.

-"New" sounds that is nothing more than a jumble of garbage (Is this Russian or something?)

-Horrific "story."

-So much ammo that you are always full, so spam that BFG all you want, not like it'll be any harder anyways. Also, don't mind all the soulspheres and blue armor, you may as well turn on God mode!

-Poorly designed levels that are ugly to the nth degree.

-Inconsistent level design where all levels are big mazes that sometimes have like 10 enemies to over a hundred possessed soldiers (Yes, mostly the soldiers).

-No enemy variety at all (Where are the Revenants and Cacodemons?)

-The Mancubus now has some short range and is a non-threat essentially.

-Some levels make use of flashing lights that are an awful eyesore.

-BFG ZOMBIES!

-Pathetically easy on Ultra-Violence unless there are some cheap enemies (BFG Zombies, do I have to repeat that?)

-Sometimes I have no clue where to go because nothing is clear in some levels (Which made me use cheats as a result as honestly I don't want to spend more time in these levels).

-MAP30 is a reskinned MAP12 with a final boss slapped to it that is similar to MAP30 from Plutonia 2. The final boss is also easier than Plutonia 2, albeit you can't tell if you hit the boss correctly as he doesn't have any pain noise to tell you that you did hit him correctly.

-MAP31 is the worst map out of the bunch.

-MAP32 is easy and terrible. Also the end part of it is basically Go 4 It in Plutonia 2, except easy and just plain terrible with no challenge whatsoever.

-Too many to list!

 

Simply put, the whole megawad is horrible and is an insult to both Plutonia megawads prior to this. Play those wads and see how hard and GOOD levels are done. Both Plutonias may not be perfect, sure, but they are infinitely superior to this clickbait load of garbage. Don't play it, you'll just waste your (4 hours of) time like I did.

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Cell

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The folks before me told everything that is essential and is worthy to remark, so I'd go "no comment"...

..., well, except for one thing.
3 years of building and development?

Oh well, you poor thing, I can understand the sorrow of never ever getting all your time wasted on this - well, something - back. Perhaps that's why I'm partially excusing you for liking your own upload. Heh.

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NuMetalManiak

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things wrong with this wad:

 

-the name obviously, and the resources used. you really do not need all the sprites of Doom things all included in a wad file like this either.

-the intermission screen level names eventually stop matching up with the automap names they correspond to, and in fact repeat from the beginning.

-the level layouts overall are incredibly amateur, and the thing placement is really bad. some maps have very few enemies while having loads of other things, others have around 80 or so enemies. either way, lots of weapons and items are lying around, making most everything not a challenge. add to that a number of shootable rock walls and doors that don't look like doors and we have a very ugly mapset overall.

-most of the sound effects are from Oleg Puchkov's The Last Revenger megawad. They really don't have a whole lot of place in a megawad like this (or any for that matter).

-THE IMPS FIRE ROCKETS

-the mancubi have actually been made much weaker, their shots faze out rather quickly in front of them.

-owing back to the thing placement, that new enemy which is a BFG zombie doesn't really have a place where he is used interestingly. he's just around to be annoying more or less, rather than fun.

-MAP29's entire layout

-the vast majority of maps can actually be skipped by pressing use on the teleporter you stand on at the start. Even the first level has one like this.

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Mason.

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How on earth did this get away with being called Plutonia 3? I've seen better maps in D!Zone.

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DaIcemann76

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No.  Just... no.

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Optimus

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The design of this WAD is wtf.

 

While the levels are interesting in their obscurity (and the heavy use of bridges and transparent textures are inspiring in some places), there are so many things that makes me wtf where they thinking. Like huge piles of ammo and health everywhere, totally unbalanced, you start with the pistol and they throw archviles at you, some edited soldiers with bazookas and deadly BFG, so while you have so much ammo, you can die unexpectedly and it totally changes the balance of regular doom levels. Sometimes you run around with no enemies in huge bland areas, then an archvile and another archvile. Weird sounds, for example especially wtf, the push wall sound, a loud obnoxious toing toing toing thing. I am ok with the Russian speech, but this push wall sound whyyyy?

 

And then the name Plutonia 3, I mean anyone can just get a name and do a sequel, but I'd wish they gave it the respect it deserves.

 

I give it 2 stars instead of 1 because I still want to go through this hell and explore some of the interesting designs with transparent texture tricks (among bland corridors and colors).

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Lingyan203

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I think this wad needs more improvement. This wad has got to be a joke. I mean, not maintaining the difficulty curve of Plutonia and making a sequel to it is completely unnecessary and pointless.

 

This obviously needs more work on it. Clickbait title and such. Not even worth downloading, playing, speedrunning, or anything for that matter.

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HUNdebLeonidasX

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The whole wad looks like some forgotten sequel of a successful movie

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GarrettChan

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Well... I just can't control myself because of the title. I like how Map03 and Map10 both have the same name, how you can exit Map03 using the entrance teleporter, how the author doesn't bother naming Map20, 22, 25 and 28, how Map04 labelled as 1.

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PL@YER

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Bad level designs, found half the songs used on youtube and had a good laugh at the music choice. Why alternative rock and why did you think Zombie was a great song for the first level? The songs about the IRA and the violence in Ireland during the IRA conflicts not actual Zombies.

 

The thing wasn't even play tested and was built for jumping (even though you can't without a source port that supports jumping) yet jumping and crouching absolutely breaks some maps. One map doesn't even have proper timers for spawners forcing you to noclip to finish it. None of the levels flow and the BFG zombies are dumb. Brutal Doom dummies them out by replacing the BFG with a plasma gun. Thank god.

 

The enemy placement is terrible with it eventually turning into archvile spam and you have way too much ammo so have fun spamming the BFG the entire time.

 

You can beat the entire map set in under 40 minutes because of the lack of play testing. Breaking this wad was fun but that doesn't make it any better.

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R1ck

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Can't believe I've spent my weekend off to this thing. My nephew's Mario maker level is better than this. Terribly poor monster placement and stuff. If there's a Gordon Ramsey of doom community, he as well would shit on this. 

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Doomkid

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1*

 

What's up with this file name? Could anyone just upload "Alien Vendetta 2", "Ancient Aliens 2" or "Scythe 3" with no problems?? Clickbait bullshit titles that lie about being a sequel to something good should probably not be allowed. I know I'd be annoyed if someone made a UAC Rebellion 2 without even asking me and it was total crap.

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Memfis

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Sloppy nonsensical mapping, jarring texture combos everywhere, tons of health and ammo packs given when the enemy count is around 20, monsters swearing in Russian. Just go and do something else.

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Roofi

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Funny wad , BFG zombies are a bit overpowered xD.

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MTX1996

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0/10 doesn't include a proper Go 2 It-type map

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    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Some levels are decent, others are poor, others are too long and excessively filled innecesarily with too many loads of monster, there are a couple of "broken levels" I have to use cheats to complete, like level 25 (?) there was no blue key at all, plus you are locked with a door that doesn't let you go back to check where the hell is the blue key
    • By Angry_Cat · Posted
      The detail is amazing, and sometimes is overdone in some areas. i'm even amazed that this is compatible with the Vanilla DooM. Somewhat an underrated wad if it weren't for the weird new sounds and combat. The combat is pretty hard to play with, and i ended up dying multiple times due to the lack of ammo supplied in the maps. Aside from that, 3 stars for the detail, and 1 more star for Vanilla compatibility. This wad is recommended to anyone who is willing to punch Arachnotrons with their fists in an attempt to kill them.
    • By Scotty · Posted
      This mapset struck me as fairly innocuous at first but the gameplay is where this one really shines. Maps are compact and punchy with a lot of combat variety and entertainment to be had. There is a solid difficulty ramp and i found myself having more and more fun with each passing map. Top notch - recommended to anyone!
    • By Stige · Posted
      Amazing map! I like the design and visual.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      a great wad, modernizes the look of some of the maps from the OG, while being just as fresh all the same. maps like MAP22 and MAP25 are more unique than the rest, but overall, this was certainly an enjoyable and balanced mapset and I barely could find any flaws with it.