"Torment and Torture" is a single-player level with
a music replacement and several texture replacements, which are all very nice. It's for Zdoom and uses
several effects like swimming, earthquakes, etc. Oh yeah, it won the NewDoom
"Wad in a Week" contest!
The design of the level is above average, but not amazing. Although the architecture is very good, there
isn't much detail added to the rooms (a light here and there, some holes in the walls, but nothing more).
Do keep in mind that the level was designed in one weekend (or so the author says), which is pretty
impressive, when you see the result. All in all, "Torment and Torture" is a good looking
level, with just enough to make you relax for a while, and take a look at the
Now, let's take a look at the gameplay. This level was very fun to play (twice). On UV, it's challenging,
but still very playable. There is enough ammo to shoot every monster twice (which you will, because of the
arch-viles). That's a nice change, after all those levels full of non-berserk fist-fighting these days.
You'll find plenty of health to keep you standing, including a couple of soul spheres.
A good thing in this level is the dark atmosphere, greatly enhanced by the new music. You'll never feel
comfortable again, after being chased by an invisible arch-vile (and all the demons, which he resurrected).
And when you enter the upper libraries, you'll wish you didn't forget to bring you diapers!
"Torment and Torture" is a very fun level, with lots of health, ammo, and enemies to keep you going!
If you're looking for first-class design, you'd better go to another level. But, if you're in for a challenging
and fun experience, "Torment and Torture" is your man!