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Icarus: Alien Vanguard

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Icarus is a whole new set of 32 DOOM II levels from TeamTNT. It is now available on ftp.cdrom.com and its mirrors. See below for the exact path.

Icarus has 32 levels that are excellent for single and cooperative play, but we didn't forget the Deathmatchers of the world, either!

We've taken extra steps to make sure that every level is an exceptional Deathmatch level so that after you're done playing it alone, you can go through Icarus again and waste your buddies. Some maps have special features, and others reduce the level size for Deathmatch. In all cases, though, you'll know we had Deathmatch in mind when we made Icarus. And no more days of filtering through all the junky DM levels on the 'net.


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Wow! Let me just say that Icarus: Alien Vanguard is HARD. I'm currently struggling with the first level! So... many... HITSCANNERES. And not much ammo, even on HMP either! But it's a great level. I'm not sure what Doomworld meant by saying the looks have suffered. It looks great! I also only just realised you start Map 01 inside a crate. It's great!

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Good for its time. It's just ... pleasant in general. But, even so, I found myself wanting to "get through" its maps because they were too vanilla Doom for me. 3/5 because it's ... just pleasant. (I'm sure that I would have rated it higher in the past, but times change.)

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Icarus is a good wad, though it hasn't aged as well as most other classic wads from it's time.

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Pretty average.

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Well, the theme is good and the gameplay is good pretty much throughout, but the architecture on many maps leaves something to be desired. I am right on the fence between 3 and 4 stars here, but I think that I should give it 4 as it is still fun to play and keeps well to a theme. 3.5(4)/5 -Brandon D. Lade

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