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Sharp Things

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Single map for Ultimate Doom.

Created for the first Battle of the Bits Doom compo. In this spectacular adventure, you must wage a one-man war against a thorn bush in your backyard that happens to accidentally contain a portal to spiky hell. Time to break out the metaphorical weed whacker!


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Spectre01

  

Fun map with some great atmosphere and Plasma-oriented Doom 1 gameplay. 4/5

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NuMetalManiak

  

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.

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NaturalTvventy

  

Xaser mastery of the highest order, demonstrating his command of architecture, texturing, (sharp) angles, lighting, and mood.

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Nems

  

I'm usually a fan of Xaser's stuff but this isn't one of them. Maneuverability is my biggest complaint with this map. I don't think strafe running should be mandatory to reach anything (admittedly I'm an average player; when strafe running is mandatory for anything I just cheat and jump, like I did with getting to the red skull key). Getting to the exit was also an exercise in frustration and I just jumped my way from platform to platform to get to it after several tries at strafe running.

 

For other people, this is easily a solid 4-star or even 5-star map. For me though, it's a 3-star map.

 

Xaser is still a cool dude though. <3

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Zalewa

  

I like the constant action, the rough visual design with flesh theme, the eerily atmospheric music, the independent key sections. I didn't like this trypophobia texture crap.

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    • By dylux · Posted
      What I disliked: The 64/PSX (whatever) sounds, the lack of ammo, the unrewarding secrets, the recoiling of weapons and the "new" translucent Imps. I especially disliked the atmosphere - my eyes were hurting after Map 04. Almost every button you activate will spawn monsters coming out of the woodwork.    I DID like the Mapsets, though. It's unfortunate that the atmosphere ruined them for me.   This game should've been called "Spectre" 'cause there were more of them than every other monster in the game. Again, the gloomy atmosphere made them especially annoying.   I've read the sequel to this WAD is much better...but for this one, it just wasn't fun for me.   1 1/2 Stars out of 5
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      Layout is superb, difficulty is hellish. Would be perfect final level, because as pistol start is way too hard. However i'm finishing it on UV without freelook, jumping or any other cheats.
    • By Spectre01 · Posted
      Cool circular layout and a very high level of detail. Gameplay provides a fun challenge and none of it feels like a chore. 4/5
    • By Tango · Posted
      Fun stuff. Visuals, gameplay, music selection, it's all there :D
    • By Spectre01 · Posted
      Impressive visuals and scale for its time. Epic memes are thankfully limited to secret areas. map04/final quarter stretch is extremely cheeseable compared to the rest. Plenty of time spent cleaning up turret enemies. 3/5
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