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DIABOLOS.WAD

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DIABOLOS = Greek word for the devil. This level will test your awareness and of course, pit you to survive in many different and confusing 3 Dimensional environments. As you explore the complex of chambers and sewers, you'll find that areas are organized in an intelligent composition. when you see a bloodfall, you can track it to its source. Areas provide visual clues as to what's ahead and what's living there (eg)

DIABOLOS is intended to be very difficult and extremely challenging for even the finest of movers. Ammunition and health are sparring so make every dodge and weave count as if it were your last.


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NuMetalManiak

  

not bad, somewhat difficult sometimes due to teleporting monsters but good reflexes prove that this is a fun, decent map.

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Ajora

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Wasn't impressed by this map. I know it touts itself as being extremely difficult, but I didn't find it too hard on Ultra Violence. The map's difficulty stems from constantly putting you in very cramped locations, and often teleporting monsters right behind you. This is just annoying more than anything. Ammo is stricter than it should be, but if you make an effort to use your fists on most of the Pinky demons, then you should be okay. 

 

The replacement sound effects are all highly irritating and often make no sense. Why do the Chaingunners sound like they're firing shotguns at me? Why does my pistol sound like it's farting? Why aren't some of the locked doors properly labelled?

 

Not recommended. 

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doomedwarrior1981

  
tbe txt file says it's very difficult it isn't kidding very brutal I'm not a Doom veteran so I wasn't able to finish it without cheating great architecture and music

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Fun level from '96. The architecture has a nice natural feeling to it unlike other wads from the time. Make sure you save ammo in the beginning by causing infighting, because those Pain Elementals forced me to restart. 4.5/5

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good but i wish tere was a way youcould put diablo himself in

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Try this map out; its design is original carefully done, and it plays well.

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This is from April 1996. It's a small, intricate level with a lot of close-in fighting. It's well designed and fun to play, although it's a shame there wasn't more ammo; the toughest baddies are pain elementals, not because they're killers, but because the lost souls eat up your ammo. There's a good hard bit with the red key, but again the lack of ammo is extremely frustrating. Just as you're getting into the groove, you have to run back and scrabble for shells.

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(http://liandri.beyo ndunreal.com/Myscha_ the_Sled_Dog, he made Bluff eversmoking, the temple/water levels). The author didn't use the lightweight concrete or superstone hence the supporting arches and walls. The scale (and material use) is realistic. Being cramped and health/ ammo being tight makes this very hard to finish in a first run and hard overall. This (+ the other one) level is designed from 3D which sets it apart from almost all others. But doom isn't 3D, 5/5 because the author is, coldfusio.

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Good map. BTW, the author later worked for Epic in Unreal.

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    • 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 :)
    • By Meril · Posted
      Pretty good map in E1 base style (except Doom2 monsters) Nice design but there some texture alignment issues.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Despite the browns and grays that are prominent in this megaWAD, I found it to be fun. I also found it to be quite the challenge. The first map gives you a taste of what to expect in terms of enemy encounters. The author makes good use of mid-tier enemies to apply pressure on the player. Monster count for most of the maps barely breaks the 150 mark but, as said before, the use of mostly mid-tier enemies puts pressure on the player. I also like how the megaWAD handles level progression. Most of the levels you go through consist of caves, cities, islands, and tech bases in space. In fact, there's only one real Hell-like level and even it's within the confines of the moon base you fight through in maps 21 - 30.   About the only gripes I have with this megaWAD are with regards to maps 32, 29, and 30. I know the text file and map 31 give warnings about map 32 but there really should be some kind of alternate exit in map 32 instead of trapping you in place if you don't pass one of the puzzles. I wasn't a fan of how close quarters the IoS fight was in map 29, especially since it can get cramped quickly with monster spawns. Finally, the randomization of what keys spawn during your escape in map 30 isn't fun either. 10 minutes seems like plenty of time but between navigating the vent system (again) without light goggles and dealing with mid-tier enemies, that 10 minutes can get eaten up really quick.   Overall, it's still a fun megaWAD. I'd recommend at least giving it a shot.
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