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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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SilverMiner

  

Cool and interesting wad, I've never gotten stuck

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JudgeDeadd

  

A pretty fun mapset, worth seeing for the imaginative visual design and layout alone, as well as the tough, challenging fights. Only gripe is that Iikka's maps tend to be very cramped and have uninspiring enemy placement, but they aren't terrible by any means.

 

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Gallic00

  

Still fun after 20 years.

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NuMetalManiak

· Edited by 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. the ideas that Keranen and Czerwonka have are quite wonky and directly contrast each other very often. look at Keranen's style, you'll be seeing vanilla Doom tricks that were awe-inspiring at the time, particularly the bridges as well as the mineshaft, reminiscent of similar levels in Requiem MAP08 and MAP13. but his gameplay ideals involve mostly linear progression and usage of high-tier monsters in claustrophobic spaces. meanwhile, Czerwonka does provide well-designed levels with new textures and such, not so snazzy progression however is a hallmark against his design though. there's quite a bit of backtracking, although since his levels are usually small in size it's a bit better off. MAP04 and MAP10 in particular standout because these same levels were in STRAIN as MAP09 and MAP23 respectively, with a few changes to both. then you have the race level MAP03 which can throw newer players for a loop.

 

Dystopia 3 really stands out as a historic testament to vanilla design and it shows easily here. if you're a gameplay kind of person this may not actually be for you though due to how thing placement and such is designed. it doesn't mean this is unplayable though. it's worth at least one whirl

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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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Guest

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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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Guest

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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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  • File Reviews

    • By valkiriforce · Posted
      This had lots of fun exploratory elements and fancy visuals, but I wasn't so keen on the abundance of dark caves crammed with the larger Doom 2 beastiary. At first it started to feel like a commitment playing this wad with the first few maps leaving much to be desired, but I started having more fun when I reached maps that had more breathing room for running and gunning. The lesser maps really feel like they were early efforts, with some consisting almost entirely of cave crawls - made worse by the fact that many of them have hidden lines on the automap. Another thing to note: Ritenour seems to like putting things very close to the edge like a key or a switch, so make sure you check every corner carefully, as some solutions were very close to a cliff edge. Falling off could spell your Doom, as often the lower cliff ledges damage the player with no escape. There were also very thin ledges which could be climbed, so that was another easy to miss solution. Despite the low points dragging the experience a bit I greatly enjoyed the visual work of crashing waves, a clever skybox and nice island locales with mountainous structures and buildings. It was worth a visit in Doom's earthen vanilla equivalent - and it's quite the achievement for something this old, I just wish I could see where I was going in those darn caves...
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      here for the seventeenth installment of dwspd, the theme is to build a canyon. like the previous installment, this is a relatively common theme for mapping, therefore the maps are expected to be pretty decent, and well they mostly deliver. once again Fredrik's map is the first one, and it blows everything else out of the water. kind of a bad thing to make it the first map to be honest though, because it could make some players believe that the other maps after it would be just as good, but that won't be the case when you play the rest, as they don't really have as much bite as that one does. to further exemplify that, once again the MAP02 slot is disappointing in comparison, while MAP06 and MAP07 are both unfinished (nothing but layout in MAP06, while it's pretty much impossible to get the red key in MAP07. not the worst to offer, and Fredrik's map serves as an insane opening challenge.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      dwspd's sweet sixteenth installment focuses on the theme of abandoned mines. now that's a good map to make a theme on, MAP26 is a personal favorite of mine for Doom 2, and these maps as a whole do pretty well to capture that theme. of course there's a few weak ones like MAP02, but at least they adhere to the theme. many of the maps have low monster counts and low challenge overall. the exception is naturally Fredrik's map, one of his most unforgiving. pretty ballsy to actually make that the first map to play here (you don't need the blue key by the way). not much else to say overall, other than thematically speaking this did pretty great.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      here we have the fifteenth iteration of dwspd, which also invokes a specific set of rules known as WYSIWYG or "what you see is what you get". relatively speaking, no doors. which seems like it could be easy, a simple outdoor or cave-like map that completely lacks any doors works well enough. the first map is an example of what I'm talking about. ugly as fuck all with no detailing, but it does what it needs to do. the next two maps sadly actually have doors, which sort of ruins the theme. MAP03 is worse than MAP02 (MAP02 has a problem with the beginning as well as the key door not being marked), while MAP03 you can go through a certain fence. and yeah, there's only three maps, but not one of them is really good. MAP02 comes closest, and just because it has doors, it at least has windows so you can see what's behind. but this is easily a weak dwspd compilation that isn't worth checking out.
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