Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Satan's Workshop v1.3f

   (5 reviews)
Sign in to follow this  

Guest

About This File

(See below)


User Feedback

Create an account or sign in to leave a review

You need to be a member in order to leave a review

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Guest

Unknown date

  
In this version, I'd set the offset on that panel switch to try to make it stand out more. I agree the yellow key strategy was a bit convoluted. I was aiming for more challenge than just a pile of monsters. I did warn people in the spoilers about the yellow key. I was hoping that people would notice that one of the computer alcoves in that lab was empty and used the same floor texture as the space behind the yellow key. :) Brian English, 2/7/08

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
This is a solid map, although it feels older than 1997. In fact it feels like a good Doom 1 map from 1995. It has a dark crate maze, lots of Doom 1 textures, and the gameplay is mellow. You will not run out of health or ammo. Apart from the dark crate maze (albeit that there's a hidden light switch) the level is very likeable in and old-fashioned way. If it was released tomorrow as a retro level it would attract good reviews. There's a bug that can trap you in the exit room, though.

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
In fact there isn't a bug that can trap you in the exit room. And it's not the exit room. The procedure for getting the yellow key is the level's biggest failing; you have to flick an unmarked and unexceptional computer panel, and then turn around to see a silent door. And once you grab the yellow key, if you step forward slightly you are transported to inescapable death. The whole rigmarole lets the level down, and I dock a point because of it.

Share this review


Link to review
TimeOfDeath

Unknown date

  
fun '97 map, don't miss the light switch in the dark room

Share this review


Link to review
Guest

Unknown date

  
good level not to bat monster placemint but a little to dark it was good for its time 4/5

Share this review


Link to review
  • File Reviews

    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a very impressive megawad with a nice themed ancient Egypt atmosphere, with very nice choosing of textures to contribute to that theme, very nice architecture and impressive (and very risky) twist on the story going from ancient Egypt to alien spaceships, without using hi-pitched colors like in Ancient Aliens. Also, very tough megawad, if you're masochist enough, you can play it with Complex Doom and add LCA for more doses of pain.
    • By whirledtsar · Posted
      It's okay. Quite easy due to the abundance of artifacts, mana, & health. The level design is fine, nothing special. The only truly bad part was the unmarked puzzle bookcases, forcing you to wallhump the entire library as a last resort. Otherwise it's pretty simple stuff, running around finding keys and smashing monsters. The texturing and lighting aren't fantastic but aren't noticeably bad either. The only glaring issue is that many windows just show a wall textured with the sky texture rather than an area with a sky ceiling. Yet there are perfectly normal outdoor areas. Perhaps the author only figured it out skies halfway through development? Anyways, this is worth your time if you want an hour or two of simple Hexen fun.
    • By yourusernamee · Posted
      loved all of it except map20. that map sucked the life out of me. really great stuff all around.
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      It's a nice wad overall, nice map design, textures and monster placement, enjoyed playing on D-Touch (GZDoom1.8) with Dude4th weapon mod.  My only complain would be the secrets, they have very few to no clues about their position.  There was a problem on E3M5 on the secrets around the squared starting room with stairs, the wall closes and let me stuck inside, had to use idclip to get out from those secret rooms.
    • By amackert · Posted
      I recently played through this continuously twice on UV. Overall I feel this is an expertly crafted WAD from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, great soundtrack, and intense gameplay. Maybe a little too intense sometimes, and with that it's probably not a WAD I'll recommend to newbies. If less experienced players absolutely have to try it, I suggest playing on the lower difficulty modes as the included readme suggests. Describing the later maps of this WAD as "brutal" on UV is an understatement to say the least.
×