It is so well designed. The levels are a marvel to behold and considering it was on an N64 cart, it's amazing what they squeezed out of those things!Just played it over christmas. The version that came with Doom Eternal.
For such an old game i had alot of fun with it.
I remember seeing an island off in the distance on the Dam in Goldeneye 64 and tried like crazy to figure out how to get there. Apparently, it’s content was cut and they left the island there. Now you can go there, but only if you cheat.Probably nostalgia but I loved this level, simple but memorable.
A man of my own heart. I grew up in that house! Visit it multiple times a year.
And this is a close second.
De_dust2I'm playing through the original DOOM (again) and it reminded me, how well designed some of the maps are.
The second map (e1m2 - Nuclear Plant) and third (e1m3 - Toxic Refinery) are so good, i never get tired going through them. Even though i enjoy e1m3 a bit more because of the music, i'm going to give it to e1m2 because of the big yard and the optional labyrinthine area inside the plant. I remember back in the day looking through the windows and wondering if i can ever get to explore outside. When i finally did it it was an amazing feeling, i felt like i broke the code or something. Though Toxic Refinery also has a secret exit. Man, it's hard to pick.
Such good level design... Many games like this had great designs that were a joy to explore and solve. Duke Nukem 3D and Quake 1 also had many great levels.
I miss this kind of gameplay/design. DOOM 2016 and Eternal tried a bit to emulate this but i don't think they come close.
School 2 in THPS2 comes to mind.
I remember freeskating that level for hours in middle school with the realism cheat turned on. Back then it was the equivalent of playing Skate.
Can the Spencer Mansion of the original RE be considered a level? I frigging love the layout of that game. Same with the police station in RE2. Peak game design as far as I'm concerned.
Some of the dungeons in Skyward Sword are magnificent. The Lanayru Mine dungeon is so insanely good.
Nah. Later on there's swimming, trampoline use, and the area looping if you take a wrong path in a castle level. Running is optional to do in 1-1 that will be important to do later. Then there are surprises not found in 1-1 like a beanstalk taking you to a coin heaven or warp zone.SMB 1-1. It teaches you everything about the game in a few short screens.
latria ?! REALLY ?!Tower of Latria
Dead Space's ship