I finally got around to downloading this after taking a lengthy hiatus from playing Doom. Being more of a watcher, I decided to watch very little of others streaming and encourage spoilers and play Abandon for myself.
I only got through the first map today and found most of the encounters fun. I enjoyed the strategic traversal around imps and the rogue Archvile in the open at the start, good source of pressure while hitting the switch, then running past the lowered wall to escape danger was a nice intense intro to what the wad has in store.
However I found the encounter after with the Pain Elementals, revanent and Chaingunners was easy to cheese, using the corner while methodically taking them out. A little disappointing how easy that trap was, but the areas that proceeded did not disappoint, I had a lot of fun mowing the revs and pinkies down in tight quarters with the rocket launcher, knowing that any bad shot would have me meet a swift death.
The room with the Mancubi and Arachnotrons was fairly comfortable once I commenced infighting. I'm eager to play more now.
Also, thanks for making this set Benjogami, appreciate your time to design + share your maps with us. 👍🏼