Reviews:
Sonikku7
Well...it is an experience to say the least. Most of the complaints that others have mentioned are very true. I really wouldn't consider this to be cacoward material, however. that doesn't mean it's a bad wad. There is some odd texture bleeding going on with this map set with GZDoom, but it doesn't distract too much. The difficulty is rather cheap in certain places, but once you figure out the right path it's nothing to worry about. Overall, an above average set of maps with really great music.x
Spectre01
Fast, fun and generally simple maps. Incredible original soundtrack for each level. The gameplay however is quite repetitive with constant and obvious traps around every corner. The difficulty is not that high, it's challenging but generally not frustrating and there's plenty of health and ammo in most levels. Not a modern classic but still enjoyable. 3/5 x
Ezepov
nice architecture and gameplayx
Getsu Fune
it gets two stars for the soundtrack and the whole first episode, but then becomes the hard ass shit that most modern wads employ: overuse of action starts, teleport traps (some of which don't even work), and semi-slaughter but unfair gameplay that requires foreknowledge. some slaughterfests are easier than this.x
Anonymous
Just... mediocre. Visuals are either unremarkable or messy, gameplay promises challenge but soon becomes repetitive and frustrating. Towards the end, it becomes just insane and grindy. I have nothing against hard wads, when they are well made and fun (see Valiant or Resurgence). I'm pretty suprised that this won cacoward same year that Hellbound was called "boring".x
Anonymous
Despite the far too high copy&paste factor: layout 3-4*, decoration 4*, ambiance 3-4*, and tech skills 3-4*. Sadly the monster placement (UV) is almost completely constructed by cheap instant monster throw-ins and an occasional closet. Which makes gameplay about totally predictable and 1-dimensional, thus interesting only for players who are addicted to doing the same thing over and over and over (and over) again, without gameplay variation. Overall: 2* for the huge effort.x
Anonymous
Really good map.x
Anonymous
how i dowload the game?x
Anonymous
I honestly don't see what the fuss is about. The fights that don't involve traps or teleporters are boring and one-dimensional. What am I missing here? This is completely uninteresting. Am I in an alternate dimension where mediocrity is praised? x
Anonymous
Kinda devolves mostly into Arena type maps by the second half. But the gameplay is still worthwhile fun, certainly provides a balanced challenge. I'd like to see Snakes do a Joshy/Resurgence, and leave his comfort zone in the future. 4/5x
Anonymous
Awesome. x
Anonymous
Excellent maps,Thanks Creates genuine feeling of hopelessness at times due to traps,Revenants and Archviles, teleporting monsters etc though great fun once the layout is learned.Frustration guaranteed though worth it... x
Anonymous
Excellent graphics/design and the music is very fitting too. Monster, ammo, and health placement all pretty balanced, but the gameplay just lacks a little. Just short of greatness. 4/5. -TRRobin.x
Anonymous
Nice level design, but cheap traps over and over...x
Anonymous
Imprescindiblex
Anonymous
awesome megawad!!x
Anonymous
Gotta agree, this is really something else when played with Brutal Doom (if you can handle the difficulty:)). Just insane.x
Anonymous
Unholy Realms + Brutal Doom SpergLord Edition = 100% PURE AWESOMENESS! 5/5x
rsl
I enjoyed myself a lot with this one. The levels are fun and gameplay-intense without becoming impossible to beat. And the design is nice enough for a DOOM hellish setting. I would personally recommend this. 5* (note: played with my own rslquest.zip :-) )x
Anonymous
Two words... kicks ass!!!x
Anonymous
Not much of a looker but gameplay is top noch! Perfect megawad to play with Brutal Doom.x
Zalewa
A tad too annoyingly difficult, with unfair traps and monsters attacking at map start, but nevertheless a great WAD. 5 stars.x
Anonymous
Completely overrated. Difficulty mostly comes from traps that surround you with enemies and often require several save-loads until you get it right, or from player being locked in limited arenas. Not fun or pleasantly challenging, just a cheap way to create artificial challenge. Not to mention some heavy hitscans abuse. Author also often commits sin of throwing enemies at player right at the beginning of map. Last third or so is pure cheapness and frustration.x
Anonymous
It was pretty fun for the most part, up until the last 'episode'. That's when it became a slaughter-fest, which tend to get annoying fast. Also, the amount of archviles put in here is ridiculous. I swear it seemed like there were 5-10 per level. Overall, it's worth a play. Fun for most of it, but irritating in the final stretch.x
Anonymous
Another wad that I'll be playing again and again. Thanks Snakes!x
DeathevokatioN
Amazing megawad, deserving it's place among the winners of the 2013 cacowards, as well as it's place among modern classical megawads likes Vanguard and Scythe!x
Anonymous
GREAT JOB MATE!!!!!!!!!!!x
Anonymous
Absolutely smashing with Brutal Doom.x
Deeforce
Perfect like Simplicity - sp_usimp.zip 5/5!x
darkreaver
Megamaximumsuperultr awtfawesomex
Anonymous
Badass, not sure how I didn't notice this before. x
Anonymous
thx sir , keep it up ;)x
Pure Hellspawn
a cacoward winner. definitely deserved this. play this now. 'nuff said.x
Anonymous
I love it!^^ Great maps!x
Anonymous
^^No, I don't agree. This is a great megawad with maps ranging from pretty good to great. It's a bit more than the sum of its parts, too. Also Snakes forgot Map35 of CC4 in the text - that sure isn't a map he should be leaving off his resume!x
Anonymous
One of the best maps made ever! This is a map that kept me running EVERYTIME to kill and to avoid being killed almost every second! This map rewards you with unexpected ambushes, battles that would keep you on your toes, overall - personally, one of the best wads i have ever played. This brings back the initial hype you get when you first played Doom 1 and turn it up to 11!! I'm just a relatively new DooMer, but god damn.. i'd be hard-pressed to see another wad as fun as this! x
Anonymous
I was disappointed with this, it tries to be kinda like Scythe 2 or Vanguard at times but somehow feels rather uninspired and banal, not exciting and charming like Erik Alm's works, for example. A few selected maps hit the spot but overall UR isn't really great. Which is understandable, seeing that the author started this over 3 years ago when he wasn't exactly a pro. Maybe now, that he matured a bit, he will provide something truly cool.x
Anonymous
I was waiting this megawad for so long! Played through the entire mapset and loved every piece of it, what a Magnum Opus you did, Snakes. Great work! I'll keep an eye for more work from you, hopefully another megawad, a sequel! No? 5/5 - Mekatorx
Anonymous
Started playing this earlier on tonight. It's fantastic. Thank you so much for all the hard work and sharing.x
cannonball
The first episode ranges from average to good, the 2nd and 3rd episodes are of a very high quality with some levels being the best I've played since Vanguard. The maps made by other authors also mix things up as well. Overall one of the best releases of 2013. 4.5 stars, so a 5 rounded up.x
Anonymous
Don't read this,just d/l and play it! 5*-d.d.koopx
Anonymous
Legendary! A must play. Enough said ;-)5/5 -unidenti7ied x