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"Doom Raider: Crypt of the Vile (lite version)"


Russell Pearson
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This wad is hard and very innovative.
It's an egyptian or south-american temple with many narrow dark ways and some enormous halls. Gameplay is tricky, not only because of some tight battles but it's also enriched by fiddle puzzles.
It has a great atmosphere with its good music (taken from aotw.wad) and sounds.
What makes this wad outstanding is the abundance of new ideas in monsters and things. There's a big boulder rolling behind you and killing you if you aren't fast enough. There are hidden mechanisms, that will kill you if you aren't on your guard. There's poison diffusing in some areas. So sweet!
The monsters are rather easy, except for the pain elementals, which I didn't like in this map, but which came in masses, and a new Super-Archvile.

If you're looking for a good challenge in an atmospheric ambience or if you want to see, what is possible with ZDoom, you should definitely play this.

Doom Raider: Crypt of the Vile


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