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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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    • By Stupac · Posted
      Try this if you really care about seeing some history of early Doom user created levels. But, be aware that we are spoiled with good Doom content, from Id's classic levels to tons of incredible user content. It is hard to be critical though, considering that I have never created a Doom level, and these guys back in '94 managed to create this episode. All I can say about Serenity is that playing it in 2019 after playing all of Id's classic levels and fresh off Eviternity and Alien Vendetta that I was bored to tears by level 4 and had to stop. I'll give Eternity and Infinity a try though.   If you decide you want to give it a go for the history, expect misaligned and inconsistent texture use. Expect uninspired architecture and layouts. Expect confusing layouts with obvious secrets but concealed paths forward. Expect boring fights. While the wad does try some new things, they failed to appeal to me at least.   To sum up, this review would have been a higher rating, but since we are spoiled with Doom content, I really don't think this wad is worth your time unless you really care about history. I was unable to find anything in this wad that was inspiring or fun apart from the fact that this wad was created by pioneers who we owe a debt of gratitude to because they are part of a long tradition of Doom level creation that goes on today and continues to provide me enjoyment and inspiration. So, despite my scathing review, thank you Bjorn Hermans and Holger Nathrath for making this.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      picture this, you've played Eternal Doom multiple times, went through all sorts of nice-looking medieval landscapes, and got rather used to the styles used in the Return resource pack. you feel a feeling that you want to play more in terms of Eternal Doom style levels, well, gaspe has you covered with Legacy of Heroes. it's first few levels aren't too long, for granted, but once you hit MAP05, that's when you know. combat is consistent and workable, as is progression at least until you get past MAP05. you'd especially be hard-pressed for several secrets, specifically the BFG ones in MAP08 (the longest one), and MAP09 (one that is easy to get lost in). heck, MAP07 is also easy to get lost in, hence the title. the dual boss at the end may actually be somewhat disappointing, plus there's some parts of progression which may cause an eyeroll, but for the most part legher.wad does provide a decent experience.
    • By dylux · Posted
      Hellbound Review   - My second time playing this with a year in between. - UV Difficulty   The Good: -  Has puzzles, which I love! -  Progressive Maps, as in the next one continues from the previous and the Maps are not linear. -  Excellent progressive degree of difficulty. -  Not a slaughterfest, but not easy either. -  Plenty of everything to keep you alert, yet alive. -  Loads of secrets – most are clever and rewarding. -  Awesome Hellish themes in some of the later Maps. -  Later Maps are huuuuuuge; Map 29 (Ascension) must have taken a helluva long time to create, just as the Author states in the description of it. Use your Rocket Launcher and/or BFG when you get to it. The rest of your weapons are obsolete at this point.   The Bad: -  Absolutely disliked Map 30. A whole lot of running around in the “poison lava” pit.   In Short: All and all, Hellbound was a blast. You’re going to work for the keys from Map 21 and onward because they aren’t just lying around.   Map 17 (Starport) and Map 26 (Forbidden Archives) were my faves. I remember reading "Doomworld’s Top 100 Memorable Doom Maps" that Starport was ranked #80. So there ya go!   Despite disliking Map 30, I’m still giving this WAD 5 out of 5 Stars. One Map is hardly enough to deduct from the other 31 awesome Maps. Definite replay value. Bravo! Thanks for making it!
    • By mistersector · Posted
      An excellent E4 replacement. Good use of traps. Window and ledge fighting is common, but complacency invites a hellstorm of imp fireballs from afar. The custom textures fit the eerie aesthetics, although the design is somewhat generic and some maps snag the player along jutted wall lips. Disappointing new sounds as there were no weapons changes, yet are horribly distorted, abrupt, and tonally blase. Nothing a mod can't overcome. Ammo and medkit shortage encourages safe gameplay.
    • By mistersector · Posted
      A mix of good and bad maps. Worth playing for the good. In particular, Map07 by Fatal is a long, but satisfying adventure with sparse doors, U-loops and window overlooks galore, excellent use of button and line trips, and balanced ammo and medkits. Map12 by Epsi would be absolutely superb with more texture variety and a few more interconnecting loops, but still quite enjoyable. Map19 by DaniMetal is tight and overuses sidewalk sector details, but otherwise fantastic level design. 
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