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Best Map in Ultimate Doom - Poll #3: Perfect Hatred or They Will Repent?

What map is better...  

35 members have voted

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  1. 1. Romero's 6 hour speedmap, or Willits' marble journey?

    • E4M2: Perfect Hatred
      23
    • E4M5: They Will Repent
      12

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  • Poll closed on 09/17/18 at 09:00 AM

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This time, it's Romero vs Willits in E4.

 

Perfect Hatred is widely regarded as one of the best Doom maps ever, due to the sheer amount of content Romero was able to cram in it in only 6 hours. Not only that, but it's surprisingly cohesive and difficult. It's also a Romero map.

 

They Will Repent often gets overlooked because it's kinda forgettable, but it's among Willits' first efforts in Doom mapping, later becoming a staple mapper for id software. This journey through a marble-blood fortress is certainly among the more enjoyable offerings in E4 as a whole, though!

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Whoops. I've mistakenly let the poll run for only one day. Great stuff indeed! I'll look into can I fix it.

 

EDIT: Fixed.

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Honestly, there were very few quality content in any of the Doom 1/2 iwads outside of Romero's maps. They are just in a different league.

 

PH's problem is it really throw you into the battle. A few minutes setup would have helped this map a lot.

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a truly strange matchup, e4m5 is okay but it's not even remotely close to e4m2

a more logical matchup would be e4m2 vs e4m6, unless you already did that or something

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E4M2 will get the troll vote and probably take the poll because Romero. However, if you really consider it, E4M5 is a solid, if overlooked, map. It's got a dash of later-E3 while being its own thing. The original midi was good (the track for Limbo) and a good fit too. There was a lot of height and depth variation, solid layout, architecture and style overall. In terms of gameplay, there's steady pressure on the player and dynamic combat. The real dark horse of this poll and the correct choice. 

 

E4M5 gets mine. 

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I would say E4M2 is the better one but E4M5 is a great map as well no doubt. But I had more memories with E4M5 because when I first played the the map, I would always try to avoid touching the blood and the fact that we do not need a key at all to finish the entire map.

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I myself will vote for E4M5 because I don't like Perfect Hatred. I just don't. Point and laugh... but I never liked that level. The number of Barons, man!

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I hated E4M2 because of too much platforming and narrowness  so I prefer by far E4M5 even it's not my favourite level in the fourth episode.

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I don't really like either of them TBH (or any E4 level, for that matter), but if I have to choose one, I'll go with E4M5.

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Wow how did I miss the previous two polls? I love this type of polls! Now to compensate I'll cast my vote on the previous two matchups and then back on topic :P

 

#1: Spawning Vats

#2: Unruly Evil

 

Now for this one, my vote goes for Perfect Hatred. I quite like the way the player has to improvise cover, as the monsters attack you from all sides practically from the get-go, and one only gets some breathing room after making a noticeable dent on the monster count (helped by the fact that it's not particularly populated). I did find the Cyberdemon telefrag to be kinda anticlimactic, I think it'd be better placed on the normal exit room, together with the Cacodemons would make for a somewhat tense finale for IWAD standards.

 

They Will Repent is somewhat confusing, in fact it's one of the few levels in the IWADs that I need to look at the automap to know my way around it, and I feel that there aren't enough radiation shielding suits for the amount of nukage present. However, it's pretty easy, which allows for quick gameplay if one knows how to navigate through it.

 

 

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