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The Image of Evil

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This was to be the final showdown in Cabal. Wanted to see how far I could take the design of the map view with it. Cowards go IDBEHOLDA as soon as they enter. Good players will see it evolve.

"The Image of Evil is a humongous temple created to the honour of the first Demon to slay an angel; Lithlaar. In it you will find the Cybo that now is known as the lord of Hell and his two Soulguards."


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Argenteo

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As you unveil the "Image" fight through the face and brain of the lord of hell. Impressive.

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wub it

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Map layout is really impressive! It looks like highly-detailed daemon face. Because of that, there's a lot of sharp needle-arc-shaped corners — so some rooms look really weird, but map`s specifics are smartly used in the gameplay.

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This is the last part of the Cabal series and it makes a good finish. The map is quite hard, in one situation even unfair, where I had to give me a radiation suit. It's from 1995 and quite oldschoolish but very well done. It's looking good and has some nice tricks and traps and an intense, challenging gameplay with a high monster count. Maybe, this is the best of all 7 maps, which all together are more than you would expect from such an old project. 4/5 -Milian

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The author also made 4 master doom levels and 3 levels of eternal doom(4,5,12). In looks this levels doesn't reach the height of the eternal ones, but it compensate this with more challenging gameplay. Don't consider this the best of the cabal series, but that's my taste. 5/5 coldfusio

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I liked it - COOL - look at the automap - the author mentions a wad he made of his university campus that he handed in for a project. It would be cool to see that.

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    • By printz · Posted
      Yet another newbie stuff from Jeremy Wagner. This is however superior to its predecessor, but still not great. We now know that the getting-stuck situations are deliberate. Here's a hint: whenever you see a room with two switches, save. One of them is bad and will shut your progress.   I must commend the author for adding HHE and custom sprites though. The HHE is interesting because it replaces the Ethereal Crossbow with an Ice Crossbow, which in good Raven tradition fires fragmentation shard projectiles (the ones fired by the Iron Lich), and they work perfectly with the player. It also makes the Crossbow really powerful on its own. The only port I know which can load HHE is Chocolate-Heretic. Use  -file incubus.wad -merge sprites.wad -deh hack.hhe -hhever 1.2 to run it.   Unfortunately the mod is really not stable and is prone to crashing Chocolate-Heretic, so it only gets 1 star. Sorry. Without the crashes it would have got 2 stars for the modding effort, because the level design is still bad.
    • By printz · Posted
      This is an amazing level, ignore the naysayers. It's better than its predecessor in time, SUBRIVER. It's also one of the few which use switches like in the IWAD.
    • By printz · Posted
      Yay, the first Keith Phipps wad. This is a high quality level, though not hard enough to get 5 points.
    • By printz · Posted
      A fairly solid level, with some odd design decisions. It seems to be the first wad with a sizeable slaughter scene. It's also the first wad which uses the E2M6 music. One warning though. After the blue key, there's a deadly crushing floor. Either save before it or make sure to run fast. The level also seems to have a quick exit, though it's not obvious.
    • By printz · Posted
      A couple of highly different maps.   First map is pretty trash. It tries to challenge you but is full of bugs and accidental dead ends, so you need to save at key moments.   Second map is better, though less structured, but good enough to redeem from the ugliness of the first map.
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