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DARK SIDE OF PHOBOS 2.0

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The scenario takes place between E2 and E3, you recieve a garbled transmission from somewhere in space, tracing the source, the signal is being bounced off a relay sattelite, it's coming from the Dark Side of Phobos. How? You ask yourself, there's nothing on the dark side, unless...there was another experiment. You stuff with pack with shells as you review the message again. A young man's face, bruised and bleeding at the corner of his mouth whimpers at the telecom. Pleading for help, he explains that he is on a six man outpost, built on the dark side of Phobos, working on the same project (they were the backup in case the first test failed) that started this whole mess. He explains that after opening their 'tri-dimensional' gates, the things started swarming into the complex. Your heart sinks as his transmission fades to static You're determined to get over there, and hope you can bring some survivors out of this.

Side note: This level is made primarily for single, or coop play. I enjoy small, fast and furious Doom levels not large complex labyrinths with tons of monsters. compared to many wads I've played, my wad doesn't have many monsters, I prefer a more subtle, close combat, with plenty of traps sprinkled in for taste ;)

I also slightly modified the level to make it more fluid for deathmatch, which I've tested and it works great.

My favorite part of this level is the, choose a door part (you'll know it when you get there. Now I'm not saying they're easy, but they are survivable. All in all I think it's a good blend of monsters, weapons, traps and surprises. More experienced players will probably breeze through it, but I'm hoping my traps will catch em off guard. =)


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Memfis

  
A cute amateur level with some unique ideas in it like these yellow key puzzles. But I didn't notice any interesting gameplay situations really and many areas were kinda bare. I played the Doom 2 version if it matters.

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A nice, small map with simplistic design. Lots of traps, lots of monsters, lots of fun. The style varies; it's mostly a techlab with a storage room/crate maze. Behind the red key door are three challenges (crushers, baron gauntlet, lava survival). You only have to do one of them to reach the yellow key and exit. The adventurous type will do all three... Recommended. --4/5

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Best of all, the crate maze has a berzerk pack, just like E2M2. This is an entertaining old level with lots of action and very few irritating bits; I died at one point, and I'm a modern-day person in 2006. It's crude, and it's not really a classic, but it entertained me and that's what counts.

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    • By Doge Sword · Posted
      this is a mockery of two of the best wads of all time.  on top of that gameplay sucks.  don't get it for your sake.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Another solid mapset that captures the PSX version feel perfectly. Maps comes in all flavors, from techbases and urban areas to the menacing void and, of course, HELL and also has some unexpected secrets which you might play it to see. Of course, I absolutely love the PSX version of Doom and this one is no exception. Gameplay speaking, it's pretty balanced and thought out nicely...with ambushes, good monster placement and really nasty traps which you must avoid it at all costs. One thing that will help you a lot is the addition of a new weapon...seriously, that thing is powerful...check it out and try. Maps have a nice look that helps you to be inmersed in the atmosphere and coupled with the music, it's much better.   Great recommendation, give it a try and you'll have a fun time.
    • By leodoom85 · Posted
      Since I tested the map, I can say that playing it again it still surprises me the amount of effort and detail of the gameplay used, like a lot of portals, clever effects like the one used before you pick up the yellow key saying nope and many nice references including a special secret. Gameplay itself for combat is pretty straightforward with some nasty stuff for you in the Nightmare difficulty. Try that out by all means. Really solid stuff which I totally recommend you folks and play it.
    • By elend · Posted
      When first reading this wad's description I thought this will be a 1994 style map, where someone just tried to recreate his office building to shoot up his colleages. Boy, was I wrong!   Going Down emerged as one of my favourite megawads so far, with its very clever use of small to medium map space and interesting gameplay mechanics in every single map. The first couple of maps start innocent enough, but soon you will find yourself navigating literal crawl spaces, thinking about use of space and / or slight puzzle mechanics just before being thrown into hell itself and fighting for your life. Going Down is designed as a literal descent into hell, which was the most beautifully realized aspect of it. How every map slightly changes into a more and more hellish theme is just great, great design work. Even though the later maps delve into slaughter territory I must admit that I still quite enjoyed it. Actually this was the first time I enjoyed being slaugthered and figuring out how to approach the map.   Going Down is simply an amazing piece of work, oozing quality from start to finish and rewarding the player with incredible elevator music inbetween. A must play.
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