Hey kids! Everyone's favourite British guy that most people actually haven't heard of is doing this weeks newstuff! Tom Deee! Featuring a selection of... things, and Tom himself going MAD because of crappy 1994 wads! Fun fun! You can expect these to be the crappiest reviews.. uh.. since ever.
Fear - Patrick "Patrix" Hipps
doom.exe - Solo Play - 55kb -
Gotta say, for 1994 standards or whatever this ain't bad. I mean, come on, there's actual LIGHTING and stuff. Wow, that's.. probably like, a new thing for 1994 wads. I suppose when this came out in 1994, everyone was like, "wow, lighting" and came ejaculatory fluid in their pants. Basically, quite good 1994-style with some nifty gameplay and is quite "mazey.", or something. Not bad.
Hellrais.wad - Unknown! (the pussy lawl)
doom.exe - Solo Play - 16kb -
Pile of shit. HAY GUYS ILL PUT A CYBER DEMON AT THE START OF THE MAP AND YOU ONLY HAVE A PISTOL. OH AND YOU CAN'T GET PAST IT.
I mdk'd it and it's a pile of wank. Teleporters, practically no gameplay, ooh, did I mention that there's more or less no detail? Bog standard 1994 that was probably hailed a masterpiece back then.
(By the way, the textfile says to "survive!". I don't think anyone can survive this bullshit of a wad.)
Horror.wad - Patrix
doom.exe - Solo Play - 20kb -
"Kill and enjoy!" Meh. 1994-Average map. Fair attempts at detail and gameplay such. Not much to be said, really. Just an average map. Also of note is the final battle at the end, with monsters thrown at you from everywhere, practically. Interesting.
MUDWADS Yeah, thats rite. MUD WAD'S (ugh what kind of a title is that) - Dave Swift
doom.exe - Solo Play - 113kb -
No thanks. Four 1994 wads where detail and gameplay are practically nonexistent. All levels are like labyrinths. Labyrinths that are so goddamn confusing and not fun at all it makes me want to cry.
DMTEXAS1.wad - David Bruni
doom.exe - Solo Play - 58kb -
Hey! It's big! Big and totally confusing and has no flow! Hooray! Ugh, give me a map that's short-medium, linear and not SO FUCKING CONFUSING WHERE I HAVE TO WALK EVERYWHERE FOR A KEY OR SWITCH OR AGHHHHHHH
was everyone in 1994 taking LSD or something?
The Texas Tornado Deathmatch Wad (even though it's for single player and it's too damn large for multiplayer) - David & Kathy Bruni
doom.exe - Solo Play - 55kb -
THANKS GOD I LIKE IT WHEN YOU HAVE TO THROW ME THESE A"MAZE"ING MAPS WITH NO GAMEPLAY QUALITIES EVER.
DMZOO.wad - David Bruni
doom.exe - Solo Play - 45kb -
Hey, there's some actual flow in this ONCE AGAIN 1994 map! And it's not a huge slab of rooms connected together making one huge maze!
Sadly the gameplay is still a pile of shite.
I hate you so much, David Bruni. :(
Face Your Fears - Cutmanmike
ZDoom - Solo Play - 180kb -
Aah, a non-1994 wad. Thank god. Except this is just some gimmick map. It's dark and spooky, nice detail, great atmosphere. Oh hold on, where the hell do I go? Where's the damn exit? I can't find it anywhere! OH NO SCREAMING FACE FLASHES APPEARS SCREAMS DISSAPEARS. Cool. okay deleted.
Thunder.wad - Patrick Woods
doom.exe - Solo Play - 1 -
I suppose this is sort of good for 1994. Except I've had enough of playing all these 1994 wads. Besides, after idclipping through it all, it doesn't really look fun.
I tried it for a few minutes.
Ressurection Of Chaos - Udderdude (and numerous other authors he edited maps from.)
ZDoom - Solo Play - 3671 KB -
THANK YOU UDDERDUDE. I don't care if Udderdude didn't make any of the maps in this wad, because it's extremely fun. Besides, he's altered the maps completely: Textures, monster placement, special stuff.. happening. I tells ya, this is one fun wad. Not only that, but no goddamn puzzles from Hexen! Just action! And, at the end of every level are some enjoyable bosses which make the wad ever-so-more enthralling to play. However, the levels do seem a bit uneven when all mixed together, seeing as though they were all really made by different authors. Either way, entertaining wad, and I wait for another wad by him (which hint hint should be for hint hint Strife.. hint hint.)
A day of revenge against Seg Violation a.k.a. "Seggie" - Cecelia
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 70kb -
The author hates the segment violation in Legacy that happens all the time to him. So he makes a wad where he replaces the chaingun guy with a poorly ripped segment violation error message. Gives a slight smile to your lips, but the smile is hardly seeable by others. Is overall pointless.
Total Darkness 2 - Evilhomerdoomer
Skulltag - Solo Play - 623kb -
Great wad here! And it's quite linear, just the way I like it. Starts quite easy at first, until it throws numerous battles with the medium-larger monsters, and then progressing onto tougher ones. Some very nice detail as well, sort of reminding me of Mephisto's mapping, except with less copy and paste. Only one flaw is it's quite cramped-ish, but that's about it really. I like it!
Nice shotgun sound replacement too, I guess. And it's got that music that everyone should know but I forgot the name since I'm stupid.
(No screenshots because Skulltag is a faggot and won't take the screenies. ;_;)
Fragman - Robert T. Marentette (Admiral R.O.B.)
doom.exe - SP/DM - 29kb -
I cannot be arsed with another 1994 wad with yet no detail, horrible gameplay and bad item placement. OH AND IT HAS BARRELS YAY BARRELS ARE GOOD
Reminds me of Langor's Ringmaster map for Skulltag.
WHICH WAS ALSO TERRIBLE
The Pit Of Doom - THE BIG GUY!!!11exclamation mark
doom.exe - Solo Play - 42kb -
I don't want to live anymore. Another shitty 1994 map! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH FUNDUKE THANKS FOR UPLOADING YET ANOTHER MASTERPIECE THAT WILL BE PLAYED BY EVERYONE ALL THE GODDAMN TIME FOR SURE
Reversi - Udderdude
ZDoom - Solo Play - 122kb -
The author says this is inspired by Tricks and Traps, but it reminds me of Dead Simple, because it's a linear map with a lot of forced battles. That's where the criticism ends, because this map is a fun romp! I really enjoyed playing through it, and, well, there's not much else to say. Fun gameplay, good detail/texturing - what else can I say? Well, there's a fun (word of the day!) arch-vile battle with numerous pillars lowering and raising. It's fun! Get it! FUN FUN FUN!
Strife Weapons! - Doom A Holic
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 118kb -
Most weapons replaced with Strife graphics. Fun, if you sort of like that kind of stuff. But the SSG reload graphic replacement? BEST EVER!
EVERY OTHER 1994 WAD - SOME GUYS (but uploaded by funduke I HATE YOU)
doom.exe - n/a - stopuploadingkb -
I refuse to play any more 1994 wads now, they hurt too much. So, there's only one way to review them in a quick, easy but informative way
EVERY 1994 WAD IS SHIT
The Infected Tower - Daniel Moody (TheBattleOx)
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 137kb -
General first map by this author guy. Limited texturing and boring gameplay and no height changes. Nothing special, eh. Should've been kept on the authors hard drive, though it is better than 95% of 1994 wads.
Epic Battles Demo - Your Name Is
ZDoom - Solo Play - 121kb -
Uh, okay. So we've got a bunch of monsters and helper marines just dumped here in a map which is just a bunch of automatically generating goddamn slopes or whatever. GEE THAT'S FANTASTIC!