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ABBEY.WAD

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The Abbey of Desecration.

For generations the very mention of the Abbey has caused those living under its shadow to make Warding signs and gesture the speaker to silence himself. Now you, as a seasoned adventurer of many campaigns, have decided to rid the land of its foul presence in return for the ever-lasting favour of those you free.

Led by guides as far up the mountain as they dare, you are left to make the final climb on your own. Finally, you come to a tunnel which you follow through to a vast volcanic crater, now filled with a huge glacier in the centre of which, impossibly, floats the Abbey itself. But you have no time to ponder the unlikelyhood of the scene, for the denizens of this place of evil have spotted you and not very happy to see you...

(End cheesy mood setting section) This is a large Hexen level, which I have made on and off over several months (the architechtural base was started in Heretic, which I converted to Hexen when I got it). It features heaps of scripts, a few polyobs and heaps of monsters. It may slow down in places (it does on my dx4-100), too many big open areas connected together. Sorry. I promise I won't do it next time. Still, try it out, let me know what you think.


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whirledtsar

  

A walled town on an icy mountain with houses, an abbey, graveyards, and a dungeon. It all looks quite good visually, and there is a strong sense of scale and height to the buildings. The progression is good, with the player being given all 4 weapons over time. The 4th weapon comes in handy as there are over 250 monsters in the relatively small level, and a few large horde fights. The way forward isn't always intuitive, but the level isn't very big so there's not too many places to look. Overall a very cool level.

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Great, although I could never figure out how to get the castle key or the axe key.

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Wolfen: 4/5

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Meh

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Very not-bad :)

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28:04 to beat, pretty nice map, quite confusing 4/5

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Not the prettiest Hexen level, but decent to play. Requires a brain to defeat, more so than brawn in general--some areas are rather puzzley and might confuse some, but nothing a Hexen master can't handle. The biggest letdown is that the ending is very abrupt--no boss, not even a special portal, just a teleport pad and you're suddenly on Seven Portals. It just screams "to be continued" but it's just the one level.

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Not a bad map, though there are quite a lot of occasions to make monsters infight. 4/5 for most of the effort - printz

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Really Dated map detail, generic\ok abbey

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  • File Reviews

    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Why the hell have I not been using this. Incredible, 5 stars.
    • By wolfmcbeard · Posted
      It was difficult for me, but I enjoyed it, a few more ammo pick ups and maybe some health too, but other than that it's a good level.
    • By wolfmcbeard · Posted
      I should've heeded the warnings from the other reviews...
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Horrible and unenjoyable, it's what I can say about this megawad.  Does it really need to be archviles and cyberdemons in every corner and tight corridors, ambushing with nowhere to go?  Yes, textures are very monotonous, and you got corridor after corridor with same floor/ceiling height.  It's extremely annoying to hunt for that switch that will let you continue, and, surprise!  They're hidden inside the walls without being secrets and no hints where to look for, even with ALLMAP cheat you get lost very easily
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Not quite as bad as some other comments said, for an old wad anyway. Playable but easy at UV. Some poor texture alignments, nearly all brightly lit, no atmosphere. New sounds are mostly cranky but I liked the machine gun. The voice sounds the same as in "Wild West Of The North" - WEST.WAD which was by Mike Lasota and which also has cranky (but different again) sounds.          
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