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Short map for short people

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Psilli

  

Pretty good and easy to get into.

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Good-Old

  

Short map packs are not really common, so I gave this a try. 

The maps are actually not bad. They aren't joke levels but they are really short and can be completed in 2 minutes.

The monster placement of demons is good except one monster. You know which.

Cyberdemons are used in small places which make them hard to deal with and sometimes you don't have the ammo to kill them and instead you are supposed to just pass them to press the exit switch, something I don't really like. Thankfully, they can only be seen in about 3 maps but there still is a map with two cyberdemons in the end.

Overall, I will recommend it to anyone who doesn't hate short maps.

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Zalewa

  

So, as this is a speedmapping project, what was the time limit for each map?

 

Anyway, some things you can do with this WAD:

 

  1. Contemplate what kind of maps can be made during 1-week 32-map speed mapping sessions.
  2. Try to play as recklessly as possible and see how far you can get without dying.
  3. Not play it.

 

Visual quality seems to be on par on each map, but the monster placement is crammed - you will often see groups of enemies stacked in neat rows. Not bad, in overall. This can be beaten in less than 30 minutes.

 

In the end, I can't recommend it or not recommend it.

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      well, the concept is good  BUT...   WHAT THE FUCK EVEN IS THIS??
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