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House of DOOM (v 3.5)

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After the release of Boom, I decided to test out some of the new features of it. This is a remake HOD30.WAD I did before with some Boom improvements (including a pretty (lame attempt at a car :). This level is made for the doom mod, Boom by Team TNT; http://www.neosoft.com/teamtnt This just might be the first offical release of a Boom wad.


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Zahid

  
Some new bright textures and a moving car is first time watch for me...house and arena style gameplay is easy...i cheated bit as i can't find how to reach redkey..not bad

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This is a tedious "house" level, a genre that went out of fashion in 1995 but is here revived for a source port. It has Doom Bathroom Syndrome in the very first room, and there's a ridiculous gameplay tic the Doom marine has to climb on furniture in order to pick up items, as if he was a toddler. The author has tried to use a seamless teleport to give the illusion of multiple floors, but the execution is sloppy.

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Map is made of win.

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    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Pretty good. The combat was fun and design wasn't bad at all.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Despite its age, nice details and well designed. Way how blue key is hidden is really clever. But map is dark and cramped. Enemies are only imps and hitscanners.
    • By Dovahxul · Posted
      the more I play the more I get more sad that this map pack is going to end soon its really great :)
    • By Meril · Posted
      Pretty good map in E1 base style (except Doom2 monsters) Nice design but there some texture alignment issues.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Despite the browns and grays that are prominent in this megaWAD, I found it to be fun. I also found it to be quite the challenge. The first map gives you a taste of what to expect in terms of enemy encounters. The author makes good use of mid-tier enemies to apply pressure on the player. Monster count for most of the maps barely breaks the 150 mark but, as said before, the use of mostly mid-tier enemies puts pressure on the player. I also like how the megaWAD handles level progression. Most of the levels you go through consist of caves, cities, islands, and tech bases in space. In fact, there's only one real Hell-like level and even it's within the confines of the moon base you fight through in maps 21 - 30.   About the only gripes I have with this megaWAD are with regards to maps 32, 29, and 30. I know the text file and map 31 give warnings about map 32 but there really should be some kind of alternate exit in map 32 instead of trapping you in place if you don't pass one of the puzzles. I wasn't a fan of how close quarters the IoS fight was in map 29, especially since it can get cramped quickly with monster spawns. Finally, the randomization of what keys spawn during your escape in map 30 isn't fun either. 10 minutes seems like plenty of time but between navigating the vent system (again) without light goggles and dealing with mid-tier enemies, that 10 minutes can get eaten up really quick.   Overall, it's still a fun megaWAD. I'd recommend at least giving it a shot.
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