Monday, August 1, 2011

Player Reviews

While there's been no official review of Herculine's Doom Upgrade in DoomWorld's NewStuff Chronicles, here's what's being said by players who have (supposedly) actually downloaded and played the mod:

"A great addition to the game that adds tons of new challenging monsters while keeping with the original feel of the game (i.e. no wizards from Hexen or Heretic and no characters from Redneck Rampage, The Simpsons or South Park). I highly recommend this one!"

"Just another realm667 collection that can be done yourself in 5 minutes with no effort at all. This required no effort at all. I don't give out stars for effort, but I will take them away if there is none to be found. You don't need to play this and nobody will hold it against you if you avoid it."

"Want to make every map an unplayable mess of random custom monsters? This is the mod for you!"

"A well-balanced collection of custom creatures and items that adds freshness and unpredictability to any map. I recommend it at least be given a try."

"Monsters are from the realm667 bestiary which half have been created there since a few years ago, and half have first appeared in the monster resource wad (id=12748) which has been around for at least 6 years, all of which have been relentlessly and spammed in nearly every unbalanced zdoom project since. You can play nearly anything else and see these monsters in them. We've all seen these monsters and crap before in other wads just like this one (id=15770 and AEoD). Fresh my ass."

So there you have it, folks! Don't waste your time with it cuz it's crap. For that matter, why are you still reading this crap?


  1. Well, I happen to be reading this crap because it is a subject that interests me more now since I found this blog that it did a year ago.

    I fully expected to see more negative comments posted than positive ones. I am rather sure that the negative ones were posted by people that couldn't actually be bothered to install it and give it a try before leaving comments.

    This sort of mod "can be done yourself in 5 minutes with no effort at all"? Bullshit! I bet that person doesn't even now how to mod Doom!

    It produces an "unplayable mess of random custom monsters?" Really? I actually finished Doom 2, TNT and Plutonia running this mod. It was bloody brutal, yes, but not unplayable! One can always reset the spawns an a level as long as you saved before jumping through the portals.

    I used to enjoy firing up Doom just for sheer mindless violence. I basically knew what I would run into and where. It was a fun way to kill some time. Now with your randomizer installed Herculine, all I know for sure is that I have no clue what I'm going to run into, or even what weapons or power ups I will find. You have made my Doom game exciting to play again!

    I appreciate the time and effort you put into this. I know for a fact it wasn't just thrown together. You needed to take the time to find what did and didn't work properly. I can only imagine the amount of time you actually spent trying to de-bug it. I don't personally like everything you included in the mod, but I sure as hell won't play Doom without it!

    This won't make up for all the flack you've taken over this, but thank you for making and releasing your randomizer Herculine! I love it!

  2. Thanks, Druuler. It's good to know that for at least one person the mod has done exactly what it was intended to do. I mean it.

    (Now, posting some of that over at the Archives wouldn't hurt, either. XD )

  3. That thought had crossed my mind...

  4. I'm not sure why you keep complaining you have no /newstuff chronicles review. /newstuff is reviewed first in, first out. The newest claimable file as of today was uploaded Jun 23 and claimed for review today. Your file was claimed Jul 20, which is about right for other files uploaded in May. The status is "Approved for publishing", which means you should expect it to appear soon. It looks like it'll appear in the very next /newstuff chronicles, as the newest file in the last one was uploaded May 15.

    Especially note the 5 files older than yours with no review, one of them from February!

  5. @epg:

    Thank you for that information and insight into the workings of DoomWorld.