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  1. dylux

    GRAVE Megawad

    Keep at it! Looks awesome!!
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    Double Impact

    - UV Settings A good, solid WAD. This game will keep you on your toes, that's for sure! My fave Maps were M03 - it took me forever to find that Blue Key LOL!! and M07. This WAD has LOTS of secrets, most of them very clever, and most are rewarding, which I like. Lots of combat, and a fair bit of exploration, not a bad balance. The architecture throughout is nothing fancy, but not entirely bland, either. I liked the above average size of some of the levels. Ammo was a but tight in a couple of Maps, but nothing that couldn't be handled. But this WAD *is* fun! The only reason I am taking away one star is because of M08. I was hoping for a more climatic final Map after all that shootin' throughout the rest of the previous Maps. Did Double Impact deserve a Cacoward? Yes, I agree that it did, considering that it was built for Ultimate Doom, instead of its successor. Finding a great Ultimate Doom WAD is much rarer than it is finding one for Doom II. Great job! Thanks for making it! Definite replay value. 4 out of 5 stars for me.
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    GRAVE Megawad

    Looks and sounds awesome! Downloading now. It just so happens that I just finished my last WAD yesterday and I'm ready for a new one (I play only one at a time). So I will be playing this one soon as I get done work here in a few hours. I'm soooo glad you listened to your friend about releasing this. :) I shudder to think how many potentially fantastic WADs are floating out there, just sitting around dormant (for whatever reason), when us fans could be having a blast!
  4. I'm currently in the middle of Phobos. You're right: It's a lot of fun. :)
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    Played with UV Difficulty Setting The Good: - Maps come in all degree of sizes ranging from very short to extremely long. - Plenty of Health and Armor. Ammo too, for the most part. - Good difficulty curve as game progresses. - PLENTY of combat (if that's your 'thing'). - No bugs encountered. The Bad: - Most Maps are either a) Too linear AND / OR b) Arena style with somewhat "Slaughterfest" style. - Most Maps carry very little-to-no secrets - which is understandable, given the “linear” nature of this WAD. And if you CAN successfully locate the secrets, you’ll find nothing special to reward your effort. - BOTH Secret Maps (31 & 32) are absolutely horrible. One has ~20 monsters (and the music will want you to bash your skull with a hammer), while the other has ~900+. One is completely linear, while the other is the total opposite. I’ll leave it to you to find out which is which. - Nothing new for music, except for the Secret Level. (And I had no hammer.) - Nothing new in architecture. Nothing bland, yet nothing awe-inspiring. - VERY little puzzles. - Hordes of monsters lunging after you, while you stand there with no BFG and very little Ammo for your Plasma. Rockets only, or run-like-you-stole-it, folks. Should you choose the rockets, beware of the appearing-from-nowhere-and-in-your-face-immediately Specters and Lost Souls. Every Rocket Launcher's nightmare. A great example of this was MAP 20 (The Rift[?]). - Monsters appear from nowhere. A lot. And their placements are horrible. - Pretty much a Slaughterfest after Map 21. In Short: This WAD will definitely keep you on your toes. MAP 15 (The Floating Fortress) is, IMO, the best Map in the game. I spent approximately an hour on this Map looking for the secrets, etc. If ESTRANGED was made of Maps similar to this, I would have given it 5 stars - easily. If you like Slaughterfests, with minimal puzzles, then download this WAD because this WAD is for you. There is no balance of anything here. Point A to Point B. Same old, same old. I really tried to like this WAD – and I did (somewhat) up until MAP 16. After that, ESTRANGED goes completely downhill. Yes, it's true that I am not a fan of "Slaughterfest" style WADS. But I've played many of these styled WADS and enjoyed them. The fact is, there's just too many other reasons in the BAD column for my low rating for this one. 2 out of 5 Stars
  6. Thanks for that! Going to try this W2MDG (it's downloaded) as soon as I am done with QuakeSpasm that you suggested. Hahaha! Got it all set up (with soundtrack) and it works great. Now I need read the tutorial on how to run mods, etc. and I am good to go. :)))))
  7. You're so modest! I see already a few have nominated DOTB. That's how I found it. And this WAD is nothing short of outstanding. Give it time. Not every Doom fan visits Doomworld (but they should!). I found it (by sheer accident/luck) by reading some of the Nominations. Thank you for the links! I will definitely check these out. In fact, I am going to as soon as I type this sentence LOL!!
  8. I know I already nominated Dark Encounters, which can be found here. Filename : drkenctr Release date : October 31, 2017 Author : Paul Dechene But I also am nominating Dimension of the Boomed, which can be found here. Title : Dimension of the Boomed Filename : DOTB_RC2.WAD Release date : 12/6/2018 Author : Stephen Wadsworth Misc. Author Info : Urthar @ Doomworld
  9. @ Urthar: Incredibly. I've never played Quake or any of the sequels, and I'm a huge fan of NIN! WTH is wrong with me?!!? But I have Quake II here somewhere. Shoot, I'll play it just for the music! LOL!! BTW, I asked if this was the "final" release b/c I wasn't certain if Demos/Betas could be nominated for Cacowards. So I am nominating Dimension of the Boomed for a well deserved Cacoward. Talk about a shoo-in! :)
  10. Wow! I just finished playing this and it was awesome! I enjoyed every minute of it; I particularly liked MAP 03 (Gibbous Grotto) and MAP 05 (The Witch House). And the music was so eerie. I played most of it last night with all the lights off in my home for added effect LOL!! Just have one question: Is DOTB_RC2.zip the final release or is this still in Beta? This has Cacoward written all over it. I never wanted it to end! Thank you for making it! :)))
    BACK TO SATURN X E1: GET OUT OF MY STATIONS REVIEW: The Good: - Stunning visuals - Great monster placement - Lots of (clever) secrets and they are rewarding - Enough ammo to keep you going - The names of the Maps LOL! - Loads of fun - Awesome music! The Bad: - Not long enough. LOL! I loved it so much, I didn't want it to end! In Short: I've actually played this fantastic WAD at least 6 or 7 times. Why? This is my second favorite WAD of all time, only bested by its successor, BTSX Episode 2: Fountain of Sparks. I remember the very first time I played it a couple of years ago like it was yesterday. How many times can you say that (in a good way) about a game? I remember being completely blown away by the architectural designs at the time. I even remember giggling as I sunk in the ocean on the final Map, only to read something like "To Be Continued..." and thinking, "Awww....it's over." But I admit that, like everyone else, I had loads of fun with this. There is lack of a "customary" final boss (I wasn't certain if this was a "Good" or "Bad" element of the game, hence why it's in neither category above - it really will depend on the player so I kept it neutral). But don't let that deter you! The final "stage" in the last (playable) Map is as memorable as it is wicked, and it'll keep you on your toes just like any other customary boss! Play this WAD if it's the only WAD you ever play. Definite replay value. Well deserved Cacoward. Thanks, Team, for making it! 5 out of 5 stars with me. ~ dylux
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    JENESIS REVIEW: - Single Player - UV Settings - Pistol starts every Map - Third time playing in about 4-5 years span The Good: - Continuous Maps - Great architecture - Incredible Hellish themes - Excellent monster placement - Clever puzzles - Loads of secrets. Most are clever as well. - Great music - Lots of stuff to get you alive and stocked - Levels are just the right size. Not small nor are they huuuuuuge. - Not a slaughterfest, but not easy either. Difficulty is perfect for single player. The Bad: - There's no Jenesis II. In short: Sometimes, finding a new DooM WAD to play is like finding a decent horror movie to watch: You're going to go through a few crappy ones before you find one that makes it all worthwhile. Jenesis is one of those WADS to play that's worth going through some crappy ones first. If you are looking for a great balance between dog fighting and puzzle solving, then Jenesis is for you. This game was fun as hell - every level. Anyone who plays this can easily tell that MUCH work went into this fantastic game. It's WADs like this one that keep me playing. Bravo Mr. Paddock! You have huge shoes to fill, Jenesis - for my next WAD I play. One of my all time faves. Well deserved Cacoward. What a game! :) 5 out of 5 Stars.
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    Plutonia 3 - Going to Surface

    *** PLUTONIA 3 - GOING TO THE SURFACE Review *** I usually start off my reviews with "The Good" and "The Bad." This one is going to have "The Ugly." Ready? The Good: - Not a thing. The Bad: - Everything. For a more detailed reason, see TurrboAnklet's and/or GuyNamedErick's review (both below). I agree with 110% of every word written in both. The Ugly: - Duke Nukem music? Really?!?!?! - BFG9000 in second level. And enough plasma cells to virtually destroy the universe including any parallel ones. ************************************************************************** In Short: I saw the PLUTONIA name, and I got fairly excited to play it. But, that's the gimmick here, isn't it? Reel you in with the name and then you open Pandora's Box. Freeware or not. I played a few levels from start, then I IDCLEV'ed to a couple teen-numbered levels, then to mid- to later-twenty numbered levels to see if there was hope in the future for any chance of fun. Nope. It's as much fun as eating a generic-branded box of Mac & Cheese - with the box missing the cheese. I am required to give this WAD at least 1 star else I can't post a review. So, for that reason ONLY, this "WAD" gets a star. There is no freaking way this took 3 years to build. I would believe it more, if it were 3 minutes. This clusterf*ck not only tarnishes the great PLUTONIA name, it insults the entire DooM universe. Soooo not recommended. 0 out 5 stars.
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    Dark Covenant

    ** Dark Covenant Review ** - Played all 12 levels on Ultra Violence Pros: - LOADS of Ammo, Health, Armor, and everything else you need to succeed. - Great monster placement. - 90's themed and well done with that! - Smooth maps. Nothing fancy, yet nothing bland. Map rooms ran seamlessly together. I didn't encounter any bugs or HOM whatsoever. Bravo on that! Cons: - I love Metallica, but, UGHHHH!! Enough already! LOL!!! At least do the actual songs instead of the "elevator music" tracks. - This game could have used more puzzles. This made the Maps quite a bit linear. - Very few secrets. I would have liked to have seen more. The secrets didn't exactly slap you in the face, but if you pull up the Auto Map, you shouldn't have too much difficulty. - Chaingunners galore!!! - ANY final boss would have great. Just seems anti-climatic without one...or two or three... All and all, I must say Dark Covenant is not the worst game I've played nor was it the best. I admit I had a bit of fun with this. I liked Map 3 the best. I don't recall the name of it, but it takes place "Downtown." None of the rest of the maps are as good as this one. If you are looking for 90's style maps with emphasis on combat, rather than puzzle solving, then this WAD is for you. I would recommend HMP (nothing easier) or UV to appreciate the game. Definitely some nostalgia there. Thanks! Overall 3 out of 5 stars.
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    Dark Universe wad. Released.

    I know you have your hands full with Dark Universe, Payload, but have you ever given any thought to constructing a HeXen WAD? With your talent, I bet it would be beyond incredible!