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Tantrum 2

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Sweet level with bricks and corroded metal as its main texture theme. Some wood and marble too. I've pushed the engine to its very limit in just about every damn area - enormous level of detail. A LOT harder on UV than the first version, but lower skills should suit mortal players fine. The level is now highly non-linear. Woohoo.

There's no silly plot, just kill stuff.


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Memfis

  
A good looking brown level with way too high monster density, it becomes a chore after a while. Can't recommend playing, only looking at some of the architecture.

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This is from August 1998. I haven't played the first Tantrum (id=5483). There were no more. This is an entertaining level that starts out quite tough - it's a meaty level for manly men. It's a castle set in a mountainside. Not much health; the kind of level that makes you fight half a dozen barons of hell and then gives you a +10 stimpack. Gets monotonous after a while (the traps are basically all the same) but fun nonetheless.

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A Great level. Though I did find ammo to be very sparse in ULtra Violence. At one point I was taking on a bunch of Hellknights with berserker powered fists ...crazy.

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This is superb, it goes ahead of tantrum I in every singlr way. Detail, design, lighting, theme, gameplay, enjoyability, challend, atmosphere, architecture, monster placement, progression, enjoyability, and spirit all range from good to very good to superb. Excellent!!

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Fantastic level design and great looking. The one
thing that marks this wad down for me, is the
repititive use of too many enemies. Apart from
that, this is great.

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5/5 Physically exhausting in a good way. Everything in the original map has been dialed up to extremes. It's rough, with pretty tight health and ammo, but doable. Some pretty good surprises, too, like the Cacodemon room. Architecture also feels significantly improved, cutting out the cavern/bloodfall rooms in favor of more interweaving insanity. - KMX E XII

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Pffft, The very first linedef (0) is set to impassable - that's a bug Ola... fortunately GZDoom sorted that. Still, this is a very challenging wad with many surprises and tough battles -love it. Try it on UV -fast! 4/5 -jb

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As good, but not better, than the original. My only criticism is that it is too similar. It's good fun regardless. 4/5. -TRRobin.

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    • By Shreddy Krueger · Posted
      My new favourite set of 32 maps. Definitely the best MegaWAD that Skillsaw has ever made, destroying Valiant. Lots of unexpectedly cool ideas can be found within these solid maps. From the very first level with the neon "Wolf Warp" you know that you're in for a real treat. "Leave your Sol Behind" also blew me away with the whole space ship travel gimmick.   In terms of difficulty: I was playing with Project Brutality on its equivalent of Hurt Me Plenty, so that amped up the difficulty considerably. A couple areas really constrict you for ammo, and according to Skillsaw that was supposed to be a main feature of the WAD but was dropped for a majority of the maps. Occasionally you encounter some slaughter-like areas and maps but nothing that got bland or seemed like a crutch for bad level design. You will face a considerable number of Cyberdemons and Spider Masterminds, which is par-for-the-course when it comes to custom Doom maps.   In my opinon, some guest maps sucked (Nectar Flow) while others fit very well (Culture Shock, Acerols-Orion). Maybe some could say that the second episode did start to blend slightly together from level to level due to the visuals, but I would also say that the second episode had the best content for the MegaWad.   So all in all I'd definitely recommend this Wad to anyone who plays Doom and is looking for a beacon in Doom map design.
    • By amackert · Posted
      I made the mistake of putting this on UV for my first playthrough. Oops. It was insanely brutal and I didn't have a lot of fun with it. However, after checking out the readme, as suggested I went back for another run on HMP. It's impressive to see the huge difference in difficulty and I appreciate the effort in differentiating the various skill level choices. I definitely recommend new players play it on HMP or lower, that way you can really appreciate the excellent architecture and interesting color scheme, as well as that soothing DKC music that makes for a unique vibe. 4/5 for a HMP playthrough. The only thing lacking here is the amount of maps, and that's OK. I'd just love to see more in this style.   Rating when played on UV: 2/5. For extreme masochists only.
    • 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.
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