How dare they lay eyes upon my Doom Maps! ~ Just kidding. 😛
I didn’t notice until now that a couple of weeks ago Mega5 has made it’s way over to The /newstuff Chronicles at Doomworld. #386 to be exact. =)
I’ll go ahead and post it up here so you wont have to dig it up:
Mega5 Deathmatch series! – Various
Limit Removing – Deathmatch – 7213283 bytes – (img) (img) (img) (img) (img)
Reviewed by: AveryMaurice
There’s quite a bit to say about this WAD. Mega5 is a deathmatch WAD made in cooperation by a bunch of mappers; each map is very detailed and very appealing to the eye. Besides a few alignment issues, the maps are seamless and look great. The goal of this project, from my understanding, was to make a set of old school style maps dedicated to deathmatch. This does not mean the WAD is vanilla-compatible, so be warned.
The gameplay on these maps is mostly smooth, but a few maps (such as the motherboard map in particular) are too wide open, which seems to be more for appearance rather than gameplay. Unfortunately, this renders some of the maps not so fun to play, and sometimes makes you resort to firing blindly in hopes of getting a kill.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a ton of gems in this WAD as well, each with its own unique play style and strategies. You quickly learn each map you’re playing on no matter the size, mostly due to the flow most of these maps have. This leads to quick, strategic deathmatches.
Something that I enjoyed as well was the hub (MAP00) level, in which players would make a dash for the level they would want to play and, whoever reaches their desired level first would get to deathmatch on that map.
So overall, this is a nice collection of deathmatch WADs and is great for replay value. I congratulate the mappers on making such detailed and enjoyable maps, and I highly recommend this be added to everyone’s collection.
Not to mention they gave it a pretty good review.. ok so I did mention it cough.
I will indeed mention a big thanks! for the review though guys. THANKS 😉
I’m sure all the contributors feel the same way I do about the review as well.
It’s up for grabs at Doomworld’s /idgames archive and awaiting your gameplay input.
So do what they say and add it to your DM collection, it’s been well worth the wait.