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Intel17
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Which maps do you like most and dislike most in each Ultimate DOOM episode?

For me:

E1:
Best - E1M7
Worst - E1M8

E2:
Best - E2M4
Worst - E2M6

E3:
Best - E3M3
Worst - E3M7

E4:

Best - E4M5
Worst - E4M1

What about y'all?

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I'll refer you to this older thread.

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My opinion:

UV:
Best - E1M9
Why: The soundtrack. It's also a decent challenge.
Worst - E1M5
Why: I find it boring really. Plus it gave me nightmares in my childhood...

NM:
Best - E1M4
Why: The soundtrack along with the layout really just gets me pumped--sadly, because it's nightmare I'm usually only getting pumped with shotgun led.
Worst - E1M9
Why: I spent two hours trying to survive a run, it's just torture.

UV:
Best - E2M8
Why: Everything about the first encounter with the cyberdemon is perfect. I love this level.
Worst - E2M6
Why: I just hate this layout.

NM:
Best - E2M1
Why: The soundtrack along with the layout really gets me pumped into this episode on nightmare.
Worst - E2M6
Why: Again, I just hate it.

UV:
Best - E3M9
Why: Such an awesome surprise. I really like this map.
Worst - E3M8
Why: Disappointment.

NM:
Best - E3M1
Why: This level is crazy hard from pistol start in NM I love the challenge.
Worst - E3M5
Why: This map makes me cringe. It's neither fun for me, nor that memorable.

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E1:
Best: E1M1. I could write an entire essay on why E1M1 was the perfect start level for Doom, but I'll spare it.
Worst: E1M9

E2:
Best: E2M2
Worst: E2M9. If E2M9 wasn't so unabashedly terrible, E2M5 would have been my pick instead.

E3:
Best: E3M7
Worst: E3M2

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In my opinion:

E1:
Best - E1M3: I have no reason why I like it.
Worst - E1M6: it's kinda a good level, but I never found it very fun at all.

E2:
Best - E2M6: it's fun, and music kinda fits.
Worst - E2M2 and E2M5: I remember I used to be confused where to go every time I played them.

E3:
Best - E3M3
Worst - E3M5 and E3M7: confusing (Specially E3M7), a lot of going around in E3M7.

No opinions about E4 since I never played it as much as the other ones.

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E1:
Best: E1M5: Mainly the song and the layout
Worst: None: Personal none of the maps of ep1 are bad to me :P

E2:
Best: E2M2: Mainly the song and my love of crate textures :D
Worst: E2M9: Worst secret level for an episode

E3:
Best: E3M6: Great nonlinear map
Worst: E3M1: Worst start for an episode

E4:
Best: E4M2 & E4M6: provides the greatest challenge in Ultimate Doom when pistol starting
Worst: E4M4: Too boring and easy

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-E1
Best: hard to tell
Worst: same

-E2
Best: I love E2M2, and E2M8 are a lot of fun (I also find E2M5 pretty good too)
Worst: E2M9, pretty poor map. I also can't find why people like E2M4, I find it the second worst map in the episode.

-E3
Best: Can't decide.
Worst: E3M9, the idea is good, but.. come on! I'm sure the main reason about why they did this was to rush the release. The surprise effect was more of an excuse IMO.

-E4
Best: E4M1, E4M2, E4M6
Worst: E4M7, good design but too easy for the episode, even on pistol start (even E4M1 is harder, M7 are supposed to be hard). I find E4M4 weak too.

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Oooh let me think..

E1
Best E1M7
Worst E1M8 Probably

E2
Best E2M7
Worst E2M9

E3
Best E3M7
Worst E3M1/9

I don't know E4 too well so I can't really say yet.

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E1
Best: e1m1 - Most played level, loved the SNES music, many memories.
Worst: e1m7 - Just seems to drag on, can't get into it.

E2
Best: e2m8 - CyberDemon, 'nough said.
Worst: Dunno, they're all good.

E3
Best: e3m1 - Again, most played for me as a kid, good SNES music, childhood memories
Worst: Forget map number, but that Cathedral level with all the teleporters.

E4
Best: e4m2 - I find this pretty fun and challenging.
Worst: e4m3 - Can't get into it, dunno why.

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E1

Best: Tie between e1m6 and e1m7, Both have a lot of cool little nooks and secrets.
Worst: e1m8: Too short for a boss map

E2

Best: e2m6 : A lot of exploration and fake exit traps are boss.
Worst: e2m9: They could have tried a lot harder here based on the other secret maps.

E3

Best: e3m7: Cool teleport puzzle, lakes of blood give me a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Worst: e3m8: Disappointing final boss, not really a level.

E4

Best: e4m6: It has everything.
Worst: e4m3: Not that interesting a level.

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Picking a favorite level from episode one is nearly impossible. I absolutely love running through all of the secrets in level 2, and the soundtrack works perfectly with the pacing of the level. What seals it for me is when you first discover how to obtain the chainsaw. Definitely a "wow" moment for me.

A worst level? No thank you - not from episode one.

Episode two would have to also be level two. I love its strange texture groupings. You start out in a huge warehouse with boxes ever where, then you enter into a rather large room made all of green marble - very strange for some tech base! This level stuck out to me as very definitive of the fully registered version of Doom.

A worst level? The secret level. What a letdown after the amazing secret level of episode one! I mean it's just a couple of cave like rooms, and that's it! Hardly even worth finding.

Episode three's best level would have to be the third. I love the balance of hellish textures matched with logical architecture. And there is also the perfectly fitting Slayer rip-off/homage tune that populates the level. It's a level with nicely balanced difficulty and fun gameplay.

A worst level? Again, the secret level. It just isn't enough for me to modify E3M1 and expand on it. Again, I'm thinking of how great E1M9 was and how excited I was when I first found that level.

Episode Four is kind of icky in general. There are a few nice levels, but the lack of difficulty progression makes the episode seem random. Perhaps level two is the best one, in that it's an amazing challenge and the layout is very creative. But I don't like playing these like original three.

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E1
Best: E1M7, probably my favorite map of all time.
Worst: LOL

E2
Best: Hard to pick one, I love this episode. E2M2, M3, M4, M5 and M7 are totally awesome though.
Worst: E2M9, but it's still a decent map.

E3
Best: Again a hard pick. But I guess I'll just say E3M6 and E3M7.
Worst: E3M8, Huge disappointment.

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It's incredible how many people voted against E2M9. Didn't the sudden burst of barons and cacodemons scare you first time you entered? I know it scared me and that was the point of the map.

My favorite Episode 3 map is definitely 5, Unholy Cathedral, for its proto-Heretic-like feel.

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Best

E1: Level 2

E2: Level 8

E3: Level 1

E4: Level 1

I enjoy every single level in Ultimate DooM, so.... uhhh.... no worst for me.

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Best - E1M8. Maybe E1M3 if I wanted to go with a regular map.
Worst - E1M10. Yeah, I'm cheating.

Best - E2M1. We're not in Phobos anymore!
Worst - E2M2. urh crate maze urh

Best - E3M9. Nice twist, and the only other Cybie fight in the original game.
Worst - I can't think of one, and not for lack of trying.

Best - E4M9. Puts you right in the thick of things.
Worst - E4M4. Alternatively, E4M7.

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E1:
Best - E1M1, is burnt into my memory forever
Worst - E1M7, I still get lost in this one and it seems to take forever sometimes

E2:
Best - E2M8, showdown time
Worst - E2M6, large amounts of monsters appearing after you got the keys made me paranoid. This is where I learned why saving is good.

E3:
Best - E3M9, Is it a glitch? Am I really playing the first level again?? NOPE!
Worst - E3M7, I should probably know what teleporters go where but I just can never figure this out. Sooo much lava.

E4:
Best - not sure
Worst - E4M2, brutal from the start if you lack weapons and ammo.

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Cutman said:
Worst - E3M7, I should probably know what teleporters go where but I just can never figure this out. Sooo much lava.
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But the best part of E3M7 is the trick jumping to skip parts of the map.

I hate E3M1 and E4M2, But I love E1M7 & E1M1.

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