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BUTCHER.WAD

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My latest single player level. based around wooden/stoney textures.


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A.H. Sankhatayan

  

This is just an early version of Plutonia Map09.

There aren't many noticeable differences up until the final area which is just a simple room with an exit you can walk into right away.

 

The Plutonia map, Abattoire, isn't among its strongest maps, but the final room is one of the most memorable fights in the set. This version doesn't have it, so it lacks the best part of the final version. 

 

Not really worth playing if you've already played Plutonia. Something something historic value... 

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Spie812

· Edited by Spie812

  

Haha this looks familiar! Apparently Plutonia Map09 was also available as a standalone release from Milo. There are some differences between the version included in Plutonia; the most visible difference from the beginning is that there is quite a bit more ammo, making the level somewhat easier. All of the textures are also default Doom 2 textures, which makes sense. The exit room is different from the Plutonia version of the level as well.

 

Overall, there isn't really much point in playing this. You can just play the Plutonia version. However, it is certainly a curiosity and is a fine 1995 map on it's own. 5/5 (what else?)

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riderr3

  
Looks like a "demo" of Plutonia.

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Very cool (if slightly linear) level, that's fantastic for it's time. Quite a challenge, with some nice architexture (again, especially considering it was done in 95). What else would you expect from a Casali :P

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This is an entertaining level, especially given its age. The big problem is that it's too easy - you have a huge amount of rockets and plasma ammo. The Plutonia version wasn't very hard either, but you had an incentive to save your ammo. It's odd that you get the blue armour right at the end of the level (in fact you have to carefully walk around the exit pit to get it). The Plutonia version fixes this by turning the exit catwalk around, and making the room meatier.

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This map can also be found in Plutonia, as map 9 (abattoire), with a slightly reworked (harder) exit room. It's not bad, but ultimately it's nothing special, either. Texturing is very repetitive, and the map is quite bare. Gameplay's okay, I guess. By the way, I find Milo's "more than a year and a half" remark kind of funny, considering the timestamp of the WAD (March 2nd 1995) :-P --3/5

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Good maps, most of them ended up in Skulltag later on (as in, 2004-2005 lol). A solid wad that frankly deserves more play time, even in the year 2021.
    • By Lol 6 · Posted
      Sounds a lot better
    • By roadworx · Posted
      this really deserves much more attention than it gets! it definitely has its fair share of negatives like cryptic progression, symmetry, etc, but for the time it's actually very good. the visuals are very nice with interesting architecture and good lighting, and despite not being balanced for pistol start very well the combat is great fun nonetheless.
    • By roadworx · Posted
      it's like if the casali brothers got their hands on skillsaw's kamikaze soldiers   srsly tho, for 1995 this wad is pretty vicious. the moeller brothers love to throw some real nasty shit at you on the regular, but despite that it still remains very fun (albeit somewhat frustrating at times). the levels all look decent for 1995, and the spritework for the new enemies and textures is quite good as well. aside from a few specific things (the beginning of map06 for example) there's not really any genuinely bad things about the megawad. if you're a fan of older stuff then i highly recommend this mapset - it's not as refined as later stuff the moellers worked on like memento mori, but it's still great fun.
    • By roadworx · Posted
      a very fun mapset that, unfortunately, is plagued by a few bugs. it's mostly fine if you get the fix, but if you're unaware of it then it's gonna prevent you from progressing   it's a shame, because this really is a great mapset. it starts off somewhat standard but quickly becomes quite reminiscent of av's later levels. i highly recommend it if you're into that
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