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Dystopia3: Re-Birth of Anarchy

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A sequel for Dyst2.wad: 11 cool, action-full levels for single or cooparative play. See DYST3STY.TXT for Storyline.
- Detail has been applied.
- Special effect, and tricks included
- Levels are geard to ALL types of Doomers
- Well Balanced game play
- All around Excellent WAD


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Gallic00

  

Still fun after 20 years.

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NuMetalManiak

  
in this day and age you really think this isn't that good, as it's rather cramped a lot. but for its time Dystopia 3 is a kick-ass set that shows off lots of techniques. for me it's always a load of fun and MAP03 has quite a concept.

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Zahid

  
For 96's its simply Awsome!!!!Map 3 marathon FTW....

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Doomkid

  
Let's get serious for a sec here - Considering the tools they had back in 96, this is awesome. For something so old, a suprising attention to detail is shown throughout. Some of the monster encounters are dickish, and I can just tell this would be a bit painful in cooperative, but it makes for an excellent SP megawad that is worth beating once.

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Guest

  
These levels contains most irritating and wrong balanced item placement I have ever seen in "classicaly" acclaimed wads. Died zillion times trying complete this in fda-style.

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5/5

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This would be great if it actually WORKED

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Deffinitive 5 stars. Great imagination in design displayed (something that modern maps sorely lack). Maps 6 & 9 were my favorites. Map 9 has a trully "dystopian" atmosphere. The only complant was the retarded endings for maps 7 and 8 (cyberdemon abuse)...

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Awesome work for 1996; of course that is expected from two of the early kings of wad designing. Nice blue sky goes well for the awesome city levels by Iikka (his style is VERY recognizable and consistent, but I didn't find it repetitious anyway). Only complaint is that 3 maps were used or modified in Requiem or Strain.

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Way supreme to other releases from its time, this mapset features two of the best level authors who graced the game. One should take ones hat of to the various special effects we've seen included tons of times since this releas. Real creativity and a good sense of scale, detailing and texture combinations is a rare talent in the doom scene, but this puts it on display. These guys also made the best of Requiem. 4/5 stars, make it a 4.5 tho. -Johnsen

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This wad is a classic, fine example of good solid level design.

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Absolutely fucking SUBLIME. I did a double take when I noticed it was released in 1996. A true classic.

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GOOD

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5 stars, but can't play map03. i keep dying to some invisible crushing.

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This is by far one of the greatest mods EVER in the history of Doom II, for just having 11 levels, this mod kicks all ass. I first played it back in 97 and lost it ever since a HD crash wiped out my mod collection. but since having it back i can say that it still provides all the action and suspense that it did seven years ago.

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fucking vomit

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5 stars, even by 2011 standards.

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yep 5/5

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So amazing yet released in 1996 5/5

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Argent Agent

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Pretty good mapset, though a bit rough in multiplayer: 4/5.

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5 stars just for blowing up microsoft.

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Marcaek

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Pretty cool but flawed. I personally prefer the Keranen maps in this to his Requiem work but it's still fairly rough, mostly compensating for poor use of high-tier monsters with gratuitous cellpack placement. You can easily fuck up the Spider fight's line triggers in that one map with the "bio-tanks" and render that map unbeatable. Lots of STRAiN and Requeim resources to be found here.

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Cool stuff, tons of cool new textures, interesting locations (nice 3d bridges & elevators) and fast (and not-so-hard) gameplay -- Brun Ohn

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Often overlooked, this early work by Adelusion and Iikka Keränen is some of their best, and deserves praise. Those of you who liked the style of Iikka's Requiem maps will not be disappointed.. There are many similar concepts and layouts here. Although a bit rough around the edges, these maps are filled to the brim with memorable designs and fights, and deserve to be remembered and enjoyed. A classic. --5/5

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The thing I like about the sky texture it uses is when you see it reflected upon itself (when you see below it) it looks a lot like the ocean. So it kinda works for levels like MAP06. A great WAD indeed. ~vf

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      As phantoms of the astral abyss drain the cosmic life force... " - (Demoncy - Opening the Lunar Bloodgate)   Therefore, Moonblood has been finished, played through the Eternity Engine 4.00.00 Voluspa on UV difficulty. Interesting to see where the so-called overhaul of old levels led to, but we'll get to that in a moment.   So what's this about? Moonblood is a 32-level megawad consisting of gameplay focused maps with puzzles and nonlinear progression in mind, featuring new textures, music, menu background, status bar, intermission screens, and one boss enemy. It is divided in 6 episodes, and similar to Plutonia in terms of difficulty and enemy count, but much less generous with the ammunition, while being similar to the early levels of the original Scythe in terms of design and aesthetics. In fact, conservation turns out to pay off greatly in most maps, since, despite being pretty accessible, it's very easy to mismanage your resources and end up in awkward positions against few or mid-tier monsters. The enemies are generally placed in strategic positions, thus taking a moment to look around (or in the distance), or listen to the sounds in the environment can prevent some stupid deaths (or being sniped by a random hitscanner in the distance, be it through a window or out in the open). It takes place almost exclusively on techbases, with a more natural-looking or hellish map here and there.   As implied, the difficulty curve is traditional, starting easy and getting more difficult as you progress, with a (surprising) slight increase with each episode. Surprising because, on a surface level, all of them start rather easy, but don't let the guard down as there are a few surprises on the way, likely to keep the player focused and not fall into boredom. Indeed, if it looks easy, then it probably isn't, although after a while the traps do starting becoming predictable (and irritating) as the formula doesn't change. After all is said and done, the journey ends with a battle against a re-imagined Mother Demon (Doom 64), firing Mancubus and Revenant fireballs, and rockets. A fitting conclusion, but the maps don't really anticipate the end since the difficulty doesn't get any noticeable ramp up, and neither does the enemy count nor the landscape changes dramatically.   What Moonblood appears to do very well is providing a nonlinear and generally puzzley element to its maps, and neither ever becomes an issue since the levels don't involve excessive backtracking or have cryptic progression, so you don't end up running from one side of the map to the other and still not find the way, or spam Spacebar on the walls or shoot them until some random door or switch triggers somewhere, a problem other wads/maps that offer both elements easily end up becoming painfully confusing in the process, losing all the fun they could offer otherwise. They're also not dragging on or have unnecessary complexity.   Perhaps the biggest problem of Moonblood lies in its roots. According to the description, it began as an overhaul of the author's older maps, and this is especially noticeable early in the game. The earlier levels have a dated look, not too dissimilar from those found in Doom 2, and yet, less impressive than them, giving the impression of belonging somewhere in the mid '90s, but aging relatively poorly. The gameplay is thankfully engaging and fun, so this does not become a very apparent problem that ends up ruining the experience, and the more progress you make, the better the maps get. My favorite maps are those from Episode 5 and 6. In conclusion, Moonblood is a fun "little" megawad which manages to deliver a fun and interesting experience, but suffers from featuring revamped levels which don't end up standing out (or even look modern) despite the author's efforts. It could have been better if they were ditched in exchange for something entirely new. Do check out Exomoon after you're done with Moonblood as it lacks the shortcomings the original had, and brings both new and old things to the table (you'll have to discover them on your own, no spoilers).
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      Love the atmosphere in this one.  Very dark, very evil
    • By Maximum Matt · Posted
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      Way too many damn rooms. 
    • By Maximum Matt · Posted
      Beautifully crap level. 
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