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NUCLEAR2.WAD

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This level has a little bit of everything to it. Wide-open cavernous areas, hidden corridors, good observation/sniper spots, numerous nooks and crannies to ambush/be ambushed in, and a river of poisoned water. The level is built around a nuclear reactor core.

During multi-player play, the exit requires co-operation between two players to end the level.

This PWAD also features a few puzzles/tricks that DO NOT need to be solved to complete the level. In fact, there are entire areas that do not need to be visited to complete the level.

DEMO1 has been replaced with a demo of this level done on Hurt Me Plenty. The demo does not reveal the location of all secrets.


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Memfis

  
Bad depressing extremely corridor-heavy level. You have better things to do, trust me.

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It's a surprisingly decent very very early level, with an archetypal nuclear reactor core. The design is clean and there is a bit of detail, although it is very empty and bland, but the textures are well-chosened and generally work. There are lots of secrets, some of which are fun to find; not much ammo. Too many long, straight corridors but it's entertaining fun and much better than other wads of the period.

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    • By StevenC21 · Posted
      Umm... this isnt Doom 64? Or even remotely related to it?   In addition, its a shitty wad. You are expected to fight 2 arch-viles with a pistol, and then a cyberdemon witha  chaingun in an enclosed space.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Should have been called "Doom 64 for Boom".   I really wanted to like this more. I mean, I do like it but I feel like the gripes I have regarding it just bring my overall rating for it down too much.   It was interesting to see how, at first, the authors recreated the Doom 64 levels in Doom 2 with just vanilla assets. You can still see some of that in the Boom levels like how revenants and arch-viles are used in place of where traps where. That was an interesting touch and I liked that.   As I got further into it though and more of the Boom tricks were used my thoughts wandered from "hey this is a nice vanilla interpretation" to "man I could be playing Doom 64 EX or Doom 64 Retribution". I really wish they would have stuck with vanilla constraints for this reinterpretation. I would have liked to see how they would have handed nightmare monster placement (would a nightmare imp be worth two imps or three, for example). I feel like using Boom and DeHacked cheapened the experience, like they were trying to replicate Doom 64 as close as possible rather than doing a vanilla Doom (2) interpretation.   Additionally, map 30 can fuck right the hell off with that puzzle bullshit.   Anyway, if you don't mind any of the complaints I made, you'll likely have fun with this. I got some fun out of this as well but to me it feels like it's trying to be exactly like Doom 64 rather than simply a vanilla Doom 2 interpretation of Doom 64. In trying to be exactly like Doom 64, it just makes me want to play that more than this.
    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Pretty good. The combat was fun and design wasn't bad at all.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Despite its age, nice details and well designed. Way how blue key is hidden is really clever. But map is dark and cramped. Enemies are only imps and hitscanners.
    • By Dovahxul · Posted
      the more I play the more I get more sad that this map pack is going to end soon its really great :)
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