Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • NOTE: There is a known issue with the most recent entries having screwed-up information and links. Some databases are out of sync and we haven't been able to fix it yet.

White Plume Mountain II (HWHITE2.ZIP)

   (4 reviews)
Sign in to follow this  

Guest

About This File

This is a HERETIC version of TSR's Dungeons & Dragons module: White Plume Mountain recreated by Stephen Woods. To call this a SuperDungeon is no understatement. (I've refereed the module no less than five times! It still gets requested by rpg gamers to this day and blows 'em away every time.) TSR produced about a dozen classic adventures in the late 70's and early 80's and White Plume Mountain was one of the best of the bunch. While other role playing games were striving for more and more realism (most gamers really don't like gobs and gobs of rules), TSR, the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, did just the opposite. Sticking to a simple system (with gobs and gobs of supplements) and a small group of designers/writers/artists, a style emerged that remains a standard for fantasy games, even today. (The Telengard-Wizardry Factor) They gave the adventure-hungry gamers exactly what they wanted: interactive entertainment that was CHEAP, PORTABLE and, above all, PLAYABLE.

But I digress...

White Plume Mountain was very famous for two or three of its rooms and extremely famous for three of its weapons: "Wave" was a magic trident of some reknown. "Whelm" was a great hammer of which many unbelieveable stories are told. "Blackrazor" was, perhaps, the most infamous of the three, being a great two handed sword of the damnable kind that drinks souls.

In this version there are some considerable differences from the original adventure but most of the features are included thanks to Steve's immaculate drafting skills. I merely added a few HERETIC essentials and some spooky areas for those D&D buffs to explore.


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

  
Yet another Doom map conversion, but reworked this time. The result is kinda strange but it remains playable if you find the crossbow. 2/5 minus 1 for being a conversion, 1/5. ~Naan

Share this review


Link to review
  • File Reviews

    • By galileo31dos01 · Posted
      Done with these settings:   - Crispy Doom 5.3.
      - Ultra-Violence
      - Continuous combined with pistol start mindset.
      - No saves, mostly.
      Very decent tribute to the original game. Each map is essentially a remix of the ID's levels, built around the same theme and music tracks per episode, albeit with the author's personal changes to the design. Aesthetically, the only notorious difference, and by no means less important, is the texturing he decided to use in some sections. In general the maps look extra polished, there were no signs of misaligned textures, but I wasn't that attentive to be honest. He did left the most distinctive visual features of each map untouched, for example where it's supposed to be a dark secret dungeon, it is a dark secret dungeon, just not copy-pasted.    As said before, Wonderful Doom is just a revamped Ultimate Doom. If you know the game by heart, there may be little room for surprises, so you can take it as a memory test. Of course, the author added his own touch to the gameplay. I would underline the size of the rooms in comparison to the iwad, tending to be more compact though in no way less attractive. In consequence, they lead to a bit more claustrophobic combat, specially throughout the latter episodes, sometimes you'll find yourself in a hairy situation like a slow drop in a cluster of imps and barons coming from the shadows, or starting surrounded of pinkies and barrels to detonate using your ol' peashooter. Another thing is the resource balance, sometimes giving more leeway where there wasn't originally, other times less obvious for the pistol starter. This is part of several plot twists Wraith added here and there to the main concepts to keep it somehow fresh and interesting, but I'm not going to spoil any in particular.    Secret-wise, I guess it's not needless to say almost all of them can be found normally, there is one in E2M9 that can't be triggered due to the teleport line. Otherwise, there are no broken sectors or staircases of secrets (sorry to burst your bubble ;P). There are no disliked maps, and so I'll avoid to pick favourites this time. I also didn't care if most maps were extremely similar to the iwad ones, but that could not be the case for you.   Overall, I won't lie and say this turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable. It's what I expected from an author with such love for plain vanilla Ultimate Doom. Nostalgia fans should give it a go. Well, as long as you wish to "play Original Doom one more time", otherwise if you expect a thing like "Doom the Way ID Did", it might not be wise to download this. My rate is 8/10.
    • By bemused · Posted
      This is clearly the most groundbreaking, exciting release of the decade. Forget your megawads, this is where its at. Wonderful, delightful, sublime, glorious... all words that dont even come close to expressing just how great this wad is.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Another abomination in doom mapping. It's crap even in crap category.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Ugly, rectangular, not enough ammo. In one word: CRAP
    • By Meril · Posted
      Sound replacement is terrible. Sounds are very annoying. Level also is ugly. Only thing I like is sprites replacement. Kicking nazi asses is same as good like demons ones ;)
×