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The Barracks

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You relax in the rec room with some of your fellow Marines, while enjoying a Dr. Pepper and a game of pool. After your horrifying encounter on Phobos, Deimos, Hell, and Earth, pretty much everything has been going right. You've returned to your post in the middle of nowhere, content with the silence and peace of your area. Suddenly, you hear a strange noise coming from outside. You walk over to a nearby window and look up into the black, dreary night to find an endless amount of void, dark space. Turning back, you hear the same noise again...it sounds like a low rumbling...something you'd hear during a rockslide or avalanche miles away. You don't suspect much until a large ammunition shell crashes through the wall of your outpost. You speed across the hall, followed by gunshots and screams. You quickly speed toward the armory and grab an 12-Gauge shotgun, a .45 pistol and a box of shells. You quickly attempt to load the bullets nervously, but an enormous hole forges its way through the thin lining of the armory's walls. You immediatly flee down the hall, toward the exit. You reach the door, and find your once peaceful friend pale and bruised. He weakly lifts a .22 rifle and aims toward you. You react instantly with two .45 shots straight to the head, killing someone you'd known for years in a single, horrific second of blood and agony. You stare at the limp, pale body in awe of how destructive these evil beings are. Filled with a rage you had banished to the darkest reaches of your soul explodes from you as an Imp emerges from the darkness. He reaches to swipe you dead, but you meet his fist with a well-placed shotgun round to the chest. His red eyes fill with blood, and he collapses toward the floor. You can't help but spit on the mangled corpse that lays upon the floor. Behind you, loud crashing noises and glass breaking hits your ears. You quickly spin 180 degrees to find a horde of demons devouring everything in their path, with no mercy at all. Instead of fighting your way out of this, you use your head and leap out the door. The Demon's ship has appeared, its size larger than any ship you've ever encountered. You wish you could just kill everything and everyone on that ship on one deadly blast. But you know you can't do that. As you stare into the evil visage of the ship, you can't help but notice there are no windows. You now realize that "Plan A" isn't going to work. On to plan B. As an Imp bursts through the door of the massive ship, you pump a few shells into the back of his skull. Before the door closes, you dive into the ship and kill a few more aliens. Another Imp bounds out of the lightlessness as you aim your shotgun and fire, hoping to hear the flesh-tearing ammunition fly from the barrel. Instead, you are greeted by an ominous "click". Again, you try to fire the gun, but with no luck. The Imp grins at you with a smile that explodes with hatred. He winds back to spurt a fireball as you use the shotgun as a club to smash his ribs into a fine white powder. As he cradles his injury, you use the time to pound his skull in with .45 bullets. You search through the ship, until you come to an area called "The Barracks". You open the door, and walk in. A quick, loud smashing sound bursts from behind you. The door is shut. This isn't good...you know this place. It looks exactly like the first area on Phobos... You notice English writing and the same bunks you used to sleep in. You walk back for a while, until you're met by the cold, steel door that entraps you. Where did they get these strange Barracks from? Is there a way out?


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Awesome. Simply Awesome

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Yep, gameplay is a bit hard and annoying and the places are cramped. Yet, since I love such rare vanilla tricks, I'd still give it a 5/5 - Optimus

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Well designed, interesting gameplay, though apparently not that well tested. There are a few sites were you can get trapped. Also, in contrary to the text file, it needs Boom compatibility to work, especially the floor movement behavior should NOT be set to vanilla compatibility.

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Very impressive indeed in some respects, but not all that much fun to play.

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This is rather gimmicky, with neat tricks but a hacky appearance, cramped environment, and too many bathrooms and other silly sorts of pseudo realism. It made me feel the "expert" made the level to show editing tricks. By the comment two posts above I'm guessing I can't get the red key because it's broken in Doom2, and not because I missed a switch. More testing was needed. [1/5] ~Chain Mail (11/2007)

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TimeOfDeath

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lol neat except the few bugs, use -complevel 9, don't think I've seen the "vanilla crouching" idea before

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Stellar. This wad has many ingenious mapping tricks in it.

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Redundant room-by-room gameplay. Cramped movement. Forced Tyson-play. Gameplay died on me pretty fast and the texturing in some places is a crime. 3/5 - Belial

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Good, but not great. It's technically detailed and I liked the clever way you can "crawl" through passageways. In fact it's a Doom mapper's map, because it's not much fun to play. But as a kind of flashy guitar solo it's very good.

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Nice tricks, where's the gameplay? 2/5

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This is dated May 1998. I wasn't overly enamoured of it. There are a few clever design tricks for 1998 (judging by the reviews it is a very early source port level), but overall it's just a lot of small square rooms that you explore one at a time, as if you were playing a hotel or castle-style level. There's a lot of detail but the aesthetics are horrible; it looks older than it is.

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Insanity, with voodoo dolls (see second screenshot).  I get the idea of a shooting gallery if that rocks your boat, but 6000 monsters behind railings- as far as the eye can see, FFS! My PC crawled when I looked towards the invuln spheres (someone said 32 k of them and you can't avoid picking up thousands at a time). In the end I cheated with god mode and no-clipping, and waded in among the chaingunners until I got bored.  
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Simple, clearly a first wad.  All on the flat with big, brightly lit, and architecturally implausible rooms. The first map has two rooms, the second map one, and the third map one plus a kind of exit lobby. You can do one of two things - just run past the monsters and finish (I did it in 35 seconds), or have a bit of fun killing the monsters first. No noticable bugs. I hope the author will go on (or went on) to greater things.
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