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7 challenging DOOM 2 levels


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NuMetalManiak

  

decent '95 set with no major setbacks. look out for the teleport traps though, there are a lot of unfair ones.

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Summer Deep

  

Played on UV, ZDoom.

 

A pretty decent 7 level early Doom 2 wad. Not spectacular, but well put together and quite tough in places. I only came across two green armours in the first four levels, and ammo could get tight as well - I found myself having to use the chainsaw a fair bit, including on Cacodemons and Pain Elementals at times. I did accumulate 500 plasma cells before finding anything to fire them with though, this being the BFG near the end of level 5 (maybe missed finding the regular plasma rifle earlier on). The wad's creator also opted to end with an Icon Of Sin, which is often a dubious choice, but is well done here, with a simple but clever and  effective take on the concept.

 

Three stars is maybe a bit harsh, 3.5+ probably nearer the mark.

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Doomkid

  
I think they're darn fun.

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A nice mishmash of doom-esque levels. Some are like E1 & E2 or E3 and some like E4. All in all nothing spectacular but nothing wrong either. 3/5 for its time 2/5 for 2012 -Ofisil

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A great episode by 1995 standards. The maps aren't pretty, but they're loaded with challenging battles and interesting traps. The only flaw is that the first two maps are boring. 4/5

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A levelset from 1995, coincidentally the same year as Van Halen's "Balance". This set of levels is really good. It gets off to a dull start - Map01 is a bit E3-esque, Map02 has a pleasing E2 style, but they aren't anything special. It picks up greatly with Map03, which is excellent, a tough E4-style map. Map04 is pretty good as well. Map05 is a bit ropey (a techbase) but Map06 and 07 are solid although they don't hit me. Worth it for Map03 alone.

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prity good stuff give it a play 4/5

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    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      A 1994 map with some of the limitations you might expect, but overall this is well thought out and executed. It's also a very good challenge, certainly on the UV setting. It's actually for E1M1, as another review points out.   There's a Doom 2 conversion of this on the Demon Gate CD compilation, and maybe others.   A bit better than the bare 4 stars. Around 8.5+ out of 10.
    • By GuyNamedErick · Posted
      I was surprised to see that this was a WAD made in 1994, it doesn't have many of the mistakes you would find in other WADs, it's fairly nonlinear but never to the point of being a bad maze, and it's a fun short map all around. While there might be a bit more ammo than you'll really need, the WAD is solid for 1994 and might even be fun for deathmatch, maybe. Overall, a 1994 WAD worth playing!
    • By TheV1perK1ller · Posted
      I had a lot of fun with this. I absolutely love the Doom 3 textures being put to use, too. Excellent atmosphere, and probably one of the more 'fitting' uses of RSKY1 I've seen in quite some time. This level strongly encourages the player to thoroughly explore for secrets, otherwise your ammo count would always end up getting tight.   I would have given this 5 stars, had it not been for two things:   1) As mentioned before, ammo was particularly short towards the beginning. When I first played this I struggled with trying to conserve my Shotgun shells - having a Chaingun instead of having to resort to the Pistol might've been an improvement, although this didn't really bother me too much in all honesty.   2) Towards the end, I had an issue where picking up the yellow keycard made three nearby Imps atop of the cliff-faces unkillable. Not exactly sure what happened here, just make sure to kill them before collecting the key if you wish for a 100% kill rate.   Other than that, this was excellently done. Good job, Romulus!  :D    
    • By kfpopeye · Posted
      Felt so much like the original Wolfenstein and Spear of Destiny. Used just the right balance of new Gzdoom features and old style Wolfenstein play! Excellent.
    • By YouAreTheDemons · Posted
      Barely playable. You're given bare armaments, and have to contend with using a shotgun against Hellknights and Revenants until you drop down a hole, get stuck in a maze of tunnels filled with enemies, and then find yourself in an outdoor area, still unarmed, but surrounded by enemies. Honestly, I think Sisyphus has it easier.
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