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DANTE'S GATE 2.5

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DANTE'S GATE is the first level in my INFERNO series. The level has an entirely different look and feel. For the most part, the only "theme" I had in mind was to make the level as aesthetically pleasing and consistent as possible. But there is a storyline:

After all this wackiness at the UAC base, you have lost track of your lady-friend, BEATRICE. How the two of you ever got separated is no great mystery, what with all these demons and devils running about, but you're damned if you're going to go through Hell for nothing. The only other survivor besides yourself and Beatrice is VIRGIL, the beatnik space poet. He last saw Beatrice by one of the warp- gates. Chances are she made it through -- but what's on the other side?

Only one way to find out. You'll have to go through DANTE'S GATE.


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Competently made, easier to navigate than the sequel, Crossing Acheron, but the combat here actually seemed more difficult, with some of the chaingunner usage potentially causing a lot of damage. Pretty moody with the dark lighting though the atmosphere doesn't seem as strong as in the sequel.. Overall I preferred Crossing Acheron.

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WTF was the author thinking? This map could be the first third of the first map of a megawad and did not deserve to be released as standalone! The author MUST try harder, much harder. 1/5 for encouraging him.

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Fack, I got run over by the chaos.

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V2.5 is so much different to the original. Its completley re-textured to re-evulate the feel of the Master Levels. Very good stuff -pc.

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Awesomeness, John Anderson knows how to make levels. ~vf

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I remember playing this in the 90s, still a great map 4.5*

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This is another revision of Anderson's first map. This time, it runs in Doom II and the map has been updated to include Doom II's new monsters and weapon. The texturing and lighting has also been improved, and the map looks a lot nicer, despite looking pretty good in the earlier versions. This is a fun map to play, and there are quite a few secret areas as well as some surprises. Worth the download. 4/5 -Reckoner

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Mniam Mniam ;) 4/5 - alien111

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    • By Philnemba · Posted
      A fun heavily modified tougher version of Doom 1's E1M6 dated back in April of 94(yes same month of origwad). Its starts a bit hectic but with so many shotgun guys and plenty of health throughout the map, its actually not that hard to go through. However like any 94 wad, it has typical misaligned textures, a few HOMs, and had to use noclip cheat to grab the last card key due to ceiling being too low to pass under. Despite its age and a few minor stuff, its a fun wad from 1994 and I would recommend to give it a try :)
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      This seems like a semi-hidden gem. The author's other WAD Crimson Canyon won a Cacoward, though I prefer this one.   It certainly lives up to its namesake. The textures are all Hell's green marble and blood, supplemented with custom textures including some modified Giger designs and some creepy sprites I recognize from Monolith's Blood. The map designs are seriously contorted. It's probably a divisive aspect of the set. In some levels the angular layouts wrap around themselves in a jagged mesh, creating devilish mazes with slightly obscure progression, and where fireballs can fly at you from different parts of the map. Other parts are darker and more claustrophobic. It's all a totally hostile atmosphere.   There are some common themes gameplay-wise but you'll know them by map 2. A big one is ammo constriction, especially on UV. Certain maps seem near unbeatable without finding key secrets.   This was actually one of the first WADs I completed a few years ago, and on revisiting it it feels very fresh. Like most memorable WADs, it rides on strong concepts and some devilish gameplay while targeting a distinctive theme.
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      It sure is Bill. This minisode is as singleplayer as singleplayer can be, and its for doom2 despite doom1 map names being used. Guessing it was converted at some point and the textfile wasn't updated. Its still accurate about one thing though: it comes with psounds.wad. They're exquisitely obnoxious. Other than that the levels are decent. The layouts for the first three maps almost look like they were drawn without any grid. All of those vertical and horizontal lines were saved for map04, which looks to be completely made of squares and rectangles.
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