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Gloomy dungeon

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Dark, dank passageways ... The best bit is the Great Hall, where an animated firefight should develop.


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Sui Generis

  
I came into this with high hopes given the below comments, but was disappointed to be greeted by a small, almost symmetrical map with a preponderance of bare, narrow corridors. The map sees you being hit early with demons when you may only have a pistol and forces you to run through slime, unless you find a secret chaingun. It sounds oppressive but once you find a weapon you're set. The red key area is completely superfluous. I think this map is well made but not nearly as special as the comments suggest

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Never_Again

  
A nearly perfect '94 WAD. A little on the short and easy side, but the execution is flawless. Even the textures are aligned, can you believe it?

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Play is okay but not great. The architecture is mostly square-ish and bland. I'm not sure why there is a bright military-looking room in the middle of a "Gloomy Dungeon" either, but the map mostly sticks to theme.

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It looks suprisingly good among piles of '94 shite. Too short, though, you can complete it very quickly after grabbing only blue key. BTW, "..animated firefight should develop"? Isn't it beautiful example of newspeak? And bug with not overly agressive demons is easy to resolve - feed them with only one mars bar per day -- Brun Ohn

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hex11

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A small, basic dungeon, not very pretty but gloomy enough. There aren't many monsters but ammo is tight early on, so conserve ammo, use infighting, and try to find that chainsaw...

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    • 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.          
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Boring tosh. Long narrow passages packed with hundreds of demons to grind through with a chainsaw. Might as well work in a bacon factory.  Gave up after checking the map to see if there was anything more than carving demons. There wasn't.    
    • By Gabenslair · Posted
      It has done what the creations intentions were; to create a substantially different feel and perspective on doom.   I'm not the sort of person to say "keep it up" nor "encore" but your wad does jump out from the thousands of typical hell and techbase levels. I personally like to keep my typical "masculine wads" masculine, but it does look alot different from the usual doom mods. Sort of like that "youtube-friendly" doom wad yet unironic and serious.   The content itself is very lacking as if you were supposed to enjoy the wad like it was a gulp of water. All you can do is pet the dog thing and water the plants. You could go up the steps but they just lead back down.    The style of the wad is vastly contrasted with our usual wads, resorting towards handdrawn and crayola drawings and if needed, ameteaur ms paint drawings added onto that. The author/illustrator has cleary shown that she/he/xe/they/A.H. doesn't demonstrate professional skill on the likes of eviternity, so they taken the route of making everything childlike to mask their lack of drawing to promote a child game.    I usually expect something like this from either a father making a small wad game for his little daughter or that apple advertisement wamyn that casually says "Whats a computer?".    I cant find any aspect to improve upon this due to it's jarring identity in contrast to the typical fps "masculine" wads out there. 
    • By chowbar · Posted
      Possibly my favorite Ultimate Doom megawad. Although its first half feels like DTWID, it quickly becomes a much more twisted and demented take on the familiar techbase/hell aesthetic. Expect well hidden secrets, tight corridors, and some tough encounters in large, complex levels. In keeping with Ult Doom's tone, NaturalTvventy layers the atomphere on thick to create levels that feel genuinely hostile and evil, even more so than in the original.    If you have a soft spot in your heart for the original Ultimate Doom, this megawad is a must play. NEIS makes you realize how rock solid the original Doom formula is, even without the SSG and revenants. 
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      An odd wad in which you play a Hexen class while fighting Heretic monsters in Heretic-textured levels. Surprisingly, it works pretty well, and is an interesting change of pace from either game. It retains Hexen's hub design, although it's not at all puzzley, just a "go and collect 3 items and return to the hub" quest. It's very combat-focused (there's almost 400 enemies in the final level), but unlike some Heretic maps, it doesn't end up feeling like a slog. Perhaps Hexen's weapons are just more powerful than Corvus's. The level design is very good, besides a couple of sore spots (the cramped areas of the lava level, the metal maze in the final level). The boss, D'Sparil, is much easier to kill than he was in Heretic; he probably should've been modded to have a better chance against Hexen's warriors.
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