A belated welcome (my fault entirely) to your latest newstuff, which contains a few DM maps and arcade games along with a handful of decent and not so decent single player and miscellaneous offerings. As this will be the last time I post something until the new year with newstuff, I'll wish everyone a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Enjoy!
Congestion 1024 - Various
Boom compatible - Solo Play - 3671 KB -
This is a refreshing 32 map compilation, featuring levels no larger than 1024x1024, and it is a resounding success. Most maps build up around themselves, either allowing the level to go in a full circle, or allowing the player to climb higher to lengthen the level as far as possible. Naturally, the levels are short and they are certainly sweet, with a variation of themes and difficulties so that any Doom player can find something they like inside. Detail is used effectively and, obviously, a vast percentage of the gameplay takes part in close quarters, making many of the fights intense and gripping. Definitely worth playing!
Congestion: 64 - 1337 Doomer
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 13 KB
Well, I’ll give this mapset one point--it did make me learn something about myself. Namely that I’m a complete sadass as I actually played through all 32! I’d suggest sticking to 1024 for Doom--but for 2 minutes of pointlessness to pass by your time, then this is your best bet.
Br Doom - Logan MTM
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 782 KB -
Well, the first ever Brazilian map--and it’s not too bad. Some of the areas are quite nice looking. Gameplay can be a bit over the top sometimes, with rooms crammed full of mancubi and hell knights and nothing in terms of detail, and gameplay proves linear at most times. A good start, however--and certainly the best wad ever to come from Brazil! ;)
Carpodeathia - Piotr Tomaszewski
doom2.exe - Deathmatch - 32 KB -
A small single DM map that’s nothing different or out of the ordinary. Could be fun with a couple of multiplayer whizzes, but the longevity prospect of this is virtually non-existent. To make a DM map stand out and be played, it needs to be different and highly playable for a long time--this, while not a badly formed map, will most likely sink without a trace.
Divine Intervention 2 - Fiend
EDGE - n/a - 1189 KB
An improvement on the original weapon set which, for those who like that kind of thing, I’m sure will be a worthwhile download. Personally, due to my long running feud with Edge, I was unable to open this. But I’ve provided the link anyway!
The Works Of Dominion - Dominion and buddies
doom2.exe - Deathmatch - 1024 KB -
Most will have seen these levels before. They are 17 DM maps (the last two looking like levels, the rest not) which all look remarkably similar to eachother. However, while the levels are bland, and at times bad, they do capture the environment for deathmatch gameplay--except for the easiness of getting the BFG, which I despise in any DM.
Doom Arena - John D Corrado
Limit Removing - Deathmatch - 64 KB -
This DM map is exaggeratedly big. It involves a large arena surrounded by statues of Doom monsters. The level isn’t particularly pretty and is far too big to provide an enjoyable DM session.
Hell Gate - John Cartwright
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 33 KB -
Some rooms--and hordes of monsters--great!
IIWPack - Chromen
Limit Removing - n/a - 843 KB
Some replacement sounds and weapons. Fair effort.
Jalla Xmas - Ivar Remoy
Limit Removing - Solo Play - 49 KB
A nice festive game! See how long you can survive!
Jalla Xmus - Ivar Remoy
doom2.exe - n/a - 1290 KB
The music to accompany Jalla Xmas.
Pagan's Run - Andrew Apted
Limit Removing - Solo Play - 153 KB -
Another arcade style game for fun! Run through crowded passageway chased by cyb rockets, revenant bombs and viles’ flames! Never have zombiemen been so frustrating!! RUUUUUUNNN!!!!!!
Selfish X-Former - Paul Corfiatis
doom.exe - Solo Play - 74 KB -
This small but decent offering incorporates E1 and E2 style areas into a map to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the original Doom. This is achieved successfully, and the gameplay provides an adequate yet comfortable challenge.
Wow 2 - DSM
doom2.exe - Solo Play - 11 KB -
Sigh--long awaited by who exactly? Two identical levels, one with a spiderdemon and BFG and one with a cyberdemon and BFG with added extras. At least there’s no illusio-pit.
ZDaemon CTF Map Pack 3 - Various
ZDaemon - CTF - 2396 KB -
Well I must say, I’ve had a good old bash with these on the ZDaemon server, and it’s great fun! As always, the levels are superb, and the add on has formed a legendary CTF level set that will rarely become tiresome. Fabulous!