Dimensions

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5 maps designed for PrBoom+ complevel 9. Play on HNTR or HMP. I spent the vast majority of time working on HNTR and HMP for maps 01-03. UV is an extra special difficulty that most likely only I will find fun.

Maps31 and 32: These two maps are special bonus maps. Only UV is implemented for Map31. Map32 has HNTR, HMP, and UV implemented but I recommend almost everyone play HNTR on Map32.

Difficulty descriptions: HNTR: I dont really play slaughter/I rarely play slaughter

HMP: I like slaughter maps but it definitely isnt my primary focus.

UV: I love going up against overwhelming odds, fighting tens (sometimes hundreds) of cybs/viles at a time, pain elemental swarms, Reality category of speedrunning.

Due to the nature of these maps I recommend playing with infinite height off in ZDoom based ports due to the flying monster behavior mixed with high ceilings. These maps were designed for PrBoom+ cl9 which has vanilla flying monster behavior.

Because of my mapping preferences play in software mode for best visual results!

Credits

none

Base

New from scratch

Build Time

Few months on and off

Editors Used

GZDB, Slade3, Doom Writer, MS Paint

Bugs

none


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Benjogami

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Killer5 aka MrZzul has one of best understandings of difficult Doom gameplay that exists today, and Dimensions is a delicious realization of that ability. I encourage you to start on Hey Not Too Rough because it is a treat for everyone, and then when you're hungry for more, Hurt Me Plenty awaits. And then Ultra-Violence after that.

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Nine Inch Heels

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A most entertaining set of maps that should have something in the bag for everybody who wants either freewheeling slaughter or tight challenge encounters.

 

If you're well versed in "doomy things", HMP might be a good place to start, if you desire a considerable challenge without getting totally steamrolled by the opposition right away.

 

If you want something more laid back yet still entertaining, HNTR is the place to be.

 

UV is for the most strong willed doomers out there who wish to push themselves. Paradise and Purgatory await, if you live to see it.

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NuMetalManiak

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map by map reviews are fun...

 

MAP01: yes easy map, but also rather tedious to max due to the infighting that you pretty much have to rely on once the arch-viles are gone. also a BFG-only map, which despite there not being basically any other weapons you really can't kill everything with anything else.

 

MAP02: I fucking hate platforming of this kind, especially with the ceiling bits making it even more so. when the combat is there it's pretty good. the trap room was very devious and nasty too. otherwise a forboding map.

 

MAP03: no real tedium thankfully and nice Ribbiks-like setpieces. only problem is the reliance of voodoo triggers when I pretty much clear out most battles quickly. best level of the set.

 

MAP31: the revenant wall is fun.

 

MAP32: this and the previous maps were treated as bonus maps. I had to god-mode this one entirely and even then it's tedious. why didn't half of those revenants teleport #OCDtrigger

 

one of the reasons I really don't like the slaughtermaps of this kind is just since I always aim to kill everything and get everything as quickly as humanely humanely humanely possible, I'm spending minutes killing cyberdemons on the floors of the maps and it takes up way too much time. and if that isn't much of a problem, in that I can take out the setpiece quickly enough, having to wait for the lock-in to finish lowering or something like that bores me to death. again, spending minutes waiting is a problem. maybe my mindset shouldn't be to rush through everything, but I like that kind of playstyle. it's just all that waiting, man. and the potential tedium of having to face big monsters in a scenario that takes much longer than it already is. now feel free to ignore this, or me.

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bemused

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5/5. Either take a leisurely relaxing stroll through some pretty sexy looking maps on lower difficulties or get mercilessly abused by those same maps on UV. The choice is yours. Also platforming map = instant 5 stars :P

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    • By galileo31dos01 · Posted
      Done on HMP/continuous/saves.   This is a very nice megawad dating from last 90s. It consists of moderately short maps, starting with simple compact tech/rocky layouts, extending to bigger open areas, from a forest to hellish environments as far as progression goes. In combination with standard Doom aesthetics there's a set of new good-looking and odd textures, some of them stood out to me like the suffering baron of hell, grey skulls in the icy map, the rotating spawn cube, the vines in the forest map, and the sleeping babies, that one was creepy. I must add, that lava texture is gorgeous, and the way it was used not only on the floor but behind enemies in darkness, very neat imo. There are some special effects, in earlier maps you can hear former humans dying behind walls, I guess that simulates other marines dying in combat, it basically tells the story while you're playing, really cool. And, custom sounds, for your marine and monsters, the imp's new sound was obnoxious, I liked the zombies new low voices though. Honestly, visuals and also music are the standouts, not that combat is bad but that depends on your expectations if you have never heard of this wad before.   And well, this is a megawad for relaxing combat, consistent difficulty and moderate progression. I'd say it's on par with Icarus and Evilution, probably similar to other wads of the same style, in terms of monster placement. Sounds easy? Well it is, technically, maybe much easier, but it all depends on your skills. There's not a lack of challenge, but there aren't any gotcha! moments if you exclude a few surprise archviles or some sneaky shotgunners. You usually get your weapons and ammo early, health and armor supplies aplenty, it really isn't tricky to maintain yourself far from death. Plus, monster count rarely exceeds 100, with them being mostly low-tiers. Don't be surprised if you find a BFG and don't have anything worth to use it lol.    When it comes to secrets, usually they are behind walls with a different or misaligned texture. They are generally very easy to spot and the rewards can be too very high.    Not sure which are my favourite maps, but the ones from map 10 are what I liked the most. Well map 10 is a case of nice spooky atmosphere but a feel of loneliness, because it's dark and big yet almost no monsters. The IoS map, with the boss called TCHERNOBOG, was surprisingly entertaining somehow, even if it was a bit anticlimatic before I got to his heart.    So, as an easy set, I like how it played. Probably not appealing to skilled players looking for extreme carnage or multiple traps, but if you are new to Doom and/or love vanilla gameplay, this is a candidate not to ignore. For what it provides, I consider it a success, personally talking, and so my rate is 9/10.
    • By an_mutt · Posted
      For a first map this is pretty impressive. I could definitely identify the influence of No Rest for the Living, a mapset I really enjoy and would love to see more maps in the vein of. My main complaint for the map is that - until near the ending - pretty much all of the monsters are placed in front of the player and the gameplay consists of simply moving forwards and clearing out what's in front of you. The combat picks up slightly near the end, with the fight just after the blue key door (of the Hell Knight, along with a Revenant that teleports in just as you're getting started) is the highlight.   The layout is fine, with progression naturally looping from key pick-ups to their corresponding doors. The most exciting part of the progression is dropping down into a nukage pit near the end of the map to make your way to the blue key, although - and again I have to mention the limited gameplay here - it feels like the mapper doesn't take advantage of the player's vulnerable position when they're down in the nukage as there isn't enough exciting gameplay to raise the tension.   Aside from those complaints, I think it's pretty good! The map is quite well-made from a technical standpoint and I found the visuals to be decent enough. Wasn't a fan of the music though, unfortunately. I'd love to see the mapper play around with the visual style of No Rest for the Living and give us some more maps, with spicier gameplay and perhaps a little more space in which to play around in and explore - I definitely think this wad shows a lot of promise!
    • By Scotty · Posted
      Absolutely top notch. Fun to explore, great combat, and amazing to see how this incredibly intricate level unwraps itself as you progress. Vanilla compatibility just makes it even more impressive.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      we need more good Ultimate Doom wads. this was nice, plasma gun combat at first, when it opens up, it's chaotically good. the three keys weren't that hard to figure out, although the puzzle for the red key stands out the most. some nice and sharp (yes) ideas overall.
    • By NaturalTvventy · Posted
      Xaser mastery of the highest order, demonstrating his command of architecture, texturing, (sharp) angles, lighting, and mood.