Reviews:
Nazgul9
Very disappointing. Got to about map 20 and quit... this clearly was not ready for release!x
Anonymous
Coop friendly: No. To sum up with quotes from the authors my exact thoughts (512 characters limit): "wondering where to go next, only to find out that you had to hit a switch on the opposite end of the map over and over again" "Looks terrible" "lack of detail, blocky, triangle corridors and poorly placed monsters will have you cringing and wondering why you even downloaded Hellcore in the first place." "Crappy boss level made in literaly 10 minutes" "I just want to get this damn thing off my comp" x
Anonymous
Map15 from Chris Hansen and at least one Brad Spencer map are definitely good (and not in the 2.0). Is that worth 23mb, more your decision than mine.x
Anonymous
Not a fanx
Anonymous
Abandoned on halfway stuff. Except of few "amazing" visuals nothing good here. Don't worth playing because of bugs and boring (or unbalanced) gameplay. Overrated.x
Anonymous
Kind of a messy collection, but you can't miss Chris's Map15.....x
Anonymous
yeah it is unfinished, but i had lots of fun. merges great with lots of weapon and my own wads. dont listen to the trolls. i still play it sometimes ^-^ 4/5 x
Anonymous
2 words WOW. what's up with level 32, that was creepy, i mean this wasn't ghould forest but it still scared me.5/5x
Anonymous
Make a Hellcore 3 or atleast finish Map32. Something! x
Anonymous
What Woolie said. A few clever ideas smothered in boring nonsensical 1994 rubbish. Should have been vastly trimmed down, you don't /have/ to make 32 levels for a megawad. I would have preferred quality over quantity. 2/5x
Anonymous
Some very meh maps, some good, some great, some revies in HC20. A mixed bag, but play at least 15 and 18. 5/5 for those maps and some other good ones, it clearly states it's unfinished so I can forgive as it is better than most unfinished stuff out there. But play HC20 for the maps in here that are revised there.x
Anonymous
Very impressive.x
Anonymous
OMG FINISH MAP32, It's the scariest level I've ever seen!!!x
Anonymous
cool..x
Anonymous
Wish they finished this, a bugless version.x
Anonymous
Some of the maps are truly breathtaking, some are so-so. Most of them however seem to be more about puzzles and switch hunting, than fighting, which may just not work for you. Either way, these are a must-see just for the detail of the best maps alone. 5/5x
Anonymous
Interesting to see how this thing progressed. A couple real gems in there, but you may as well download the 2.0 version instead.x
Anonymous
Well, when you swim through all the crap, you can deffinitely extract out a good deal of cool levels, I wish they finnished it as I thought HC 2 was quite dissapointing (esp. gameplay). Unfortunately, this one is a mess, you'll see every design style, from 1995 to 2004, so it pretty much looks like a time-shifting frankenstein stiched together, a shame. It also crashed on prboom, gzdoom, doomsday, legacy, I couldn't find a port which would play all the levels. 3 stars for effort.x
Anonymous
WHY? WHY NOT FINNISH THIS? It could've been a classic MW alongside requiem, eternall doom, alien vendetta and all others, if it were finnished, yes I know about HC 2.0, but that was to much of architecture, to little fun, this one however, would've been..., it could've been..., duh nevermind 3/5 so so sorry...x
Anonymous
big and disappointing. x
Anonymous
5 :_)x
Anonymous
This wad does have a lot of outdated levels, some good stuff thrown in with it though. I'm glad they made the second one to replace this, although this one's gameplay is still pretty fun, most of the time atleast. 5/5 - for legendarinessx
Anonymous
It's quite depressing how most of the authors just rant about how their maps suck. x
Anonymous
Map32 needs to be finished! 5/5x
Anonymous
This wad is E-Mazing! 5/5x
Anonymous
pretty good. but meh. you should have added the zdoom bonus level (that dark prison)in 2.0. it's a sick level. 5/5 for it's classical legend.x
Anonymous
Worth a look, if not for the few nicely detailed maps. Definitely not as good as the 2.0 version though... 5/5 for legendnessx
Anonymous
I'm sure even the old '94 maps were good for their time... But there's mainly a handful of amazing levels, all of which I see were redone and are in the 2.0 version, I'd probably just download that one instead. Still a nice job by the team though.x
Anonymous
What a shame!This could truly be one of the best megawads out there,if only someone would finish it.By that I mean fully playable on at least one source port(I got various crashes on various ports).And if someone would care to retexture a few levels,replace the unacceptable map30 and finish the map32(prettiest map,but has no monsters or exit!?!).There's so little work left,yet the errors ruin it.I know it's easy for me to say but really i have to repeat:what a shame.A 4 the effort,but it should be a 5/5.x
Anonymous
Some great maps with outstanding atmosphere and gameplay... Unfortunatly there are some much weaker maps... Another negative is visible incompletion of some maps. It beats impression from this megawad down. 4/5 will be adequate. - Damnedx
Anonymous
NINE YEARS!? So that's how this megawad won the Mordeth Award. I had been waiting for this but the crap maps that are in this wad (though I agree with the reviewers who said that this megawad has some great-ass maps in the such as my favorite: Map 29) but still, there should be a re-release without the crap maps and at least make it a ZDoom edition. A good megawad that won the Mordeth Award, it could've been better IMHO -dljosef x
Anonymous
This wad could've been a true masterpiece, but the few gems are smothered by the 1995 crap levels and unfinished maps. 3/5 --Wooliex
Anonymous
this is awsome, but not finised 5/5x
Anonymous
There are some jaw-dropping levels but, sadly, its not finished. I believe it should be finished by someone else if not the original mappers themselves. 4 stars -soft_haxorzx
Anonymous
OMFG!!! I just finished this WAD yesterday and it's fucking funny! 9 YEARS!!! I have experienced the most atmospheric, nicely shadowed and detailed WADs ever in my doom life (idclev32 is OMG, scared me more than Doom 3, esp when I was wearing the headphones, with closed lights, music stopped for a while and.. Arghh!!! Shit out of my nose and stuff!!!!!!!) among with the crappiest ever! It's really funny to enjoy the really scary and well detailed level 29 and then experience 30!!! LOL!!!!!!!x
Anonymous
Pretty cool.x
Anonymous
Hey you all buddies never reading the text files: "A lot of unfinished maps, but it should be fully playable... Ugly or not." Thousands of Thanks to this crew for such a work, done for free, just for the pleasure to share... 5 stars. -Jive (Feb. 17, 2005)x
Anonymous
There are great levels and not so great levels. If maybe the team put less focus on architecture and more on gameplay not only could they have finished it, but made a rare gem. BTW, i did map 04 on ultra-violence without dying on my first attempt. I was very proud of that ^^. I never got round to trying out every level but from impression thus far many levels had a sense of incompleteness about them. ---- 4 Stars.x
Anonymous
Some very godly maps. But the authors should fix bugs and finish many maps before releasing such megawad. If you can wait 10+ years building it you can spare 10 hours fixing it. If this wad got a final release have very nice chances of being the wad of the year. The paragraph "I just want to get this damn thing off my comp" sucks robert. Anyway 4/5x
Anonymous
:p nice maps 4/5x
Anonymous
Bleh. Some of the maps are good, the others are 1994/1995 uglies or just plain incomplete. Come back when you're finished. 3/5 --Wooliex
Anonymous
My opinion to anyone trying to make megawads....First start with 6 or 7 targeted maps and add the effort into it. Then if more ideas come to mind, make more. Otherwise things will go wrong. Like for instance, team members lose interest because the project took too long to make andor some maps get half assed. x
Anonymous
Some levels simply blew me away, others were above average especially for their time. All in all, an awesome megawad.x
Anonymous
Some seriously good stuff, it's just such a shame that after all this time it hasn't been completely polished the way it deserves. - pritchx
Anonymous
My suggestions for a re-release would be to work out the bugs first. Secondly, I't would be a shame to waste the crappy levels (ie map03). You could just add in some more detail to the not so good levels, for a re-release. Some of theese maps are pretty damn good! Just a thought, -Julz_Dx
Anonymous
@ Daniel - Im beginning to think they should just get rid of the ability to review wads on idgames period. There are just so many trolls and morons, and I swear almost all the bad votes were by people who didn't even download the wad, they just give it a bad review and throw insults because someone else didn't like it or just because they like to be an ass... :/ Anyways 5 stars on this great wad :) - MoDx
Anonymous
Good level design,but a bit buggy...x
Anonymous
Man, this is one of the best Doom mods ever! - the complexity of the levels MUST be rewarded, and the texture combination belongs to an artist! This is the WAD OF THE YEAR; some reviewers should find another job ***** - Danielx
Anonymous
pretty good. 9 years hehe, holy cow.x
Anonymous
3 stars. Too many bugs, and too many clunkers for it to get an overall rating of 4 stars. Includes some excellent maps though.x
Anonymous
I love Hellcore, but at the same time I wished it could be finished in all its glory. First the bad: some maps not up to standards. The good: many maps are jaw-droppingly excellent. The ugly: Map05 crashes. 4 stars for the unforgettable levels. -Huyx
Anonymous
Even if the WAD is remotely ridiculous, you can NEVER give it 0 stars. The author(s) have done their best! Seriously, even though some of the levels are SERIOUSLY outdated, it doesn't mean this collection wouldn't be enjoyable! Hellcore has been "in production" for about as long as I can remember and hats off for the guys who made us busy for a couple of weeks. That's right. Anyone completing this under two weeks, reply here. YOU WON'T. Great job, guys! The wait was worth it!x
Anonymous
good, but i t is a problem in map 5, you needs lines to execute this wads 4/5x
Anonymous
Uneven megawad, but there are some real gems in there. 4/5. //Erik Almx