Glad that you liked the map and the underwater combat! They do add a whole other dimension to fighting.
Also damn, 10-15 frames? I designed with an old PC in mind, one that has a Core 2 Duo and a GT 220, and even that got a solid 50-60 fps.
This right here says everything. What you believe should be in a doom map/how monsters should be used is completely different from what I believe. I believe that all mid/high tier enemies can easily be used to your advantage with some clever footwork. Revenants can be easily painlocked, Mancubi are perfect for causing infighting, same as Arachnotrons.
Also good catch on the Ancient Aliens throwback, because that's exactly what it is; an homage to one of the most fun wads I've ever played.
Thanks! Ambient sounds can really add to make a map more than it would be without them, and I tried to put that to test in this map. Seems like it worked!
Glad that you liked the underwater parts! TBH that was one of my concerns when making this map, since it's barely used I was affraid people would not like it.
The Hades Elemental that I used is a nerfed version of the original that is meant to be a flying baron of sorts.
I felt evil designing that trap! :D
Heh, I like finding secrets so I always end up putting too many in my maps.
I wanted to tell a short story of sorts, create some tension so that when shit went down, people knew it was coming.
Finally I got the ammo right it seems! When I released the map it had very little ammo unless you found the secrets.
Good stuff! I added them to help reduce frustration and generally help players.
The cyber will stay, that's one of the things I set in stone when I started the map all those months ago. I know some people might not like it, but overall I think it really enhances the map.
Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. I impossed a size limit on myself that was honestly kind of dumb in retrospect, but since the fights can still be done without too much trouble, I consider it a minor issue.
Glad that you liked it! I had a lot of fun designing it, and while it was supposed to be the start of an episode, I think it works just find as a standalone piece.
As for those secrets that you are missing...