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The Classic Episode

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An episode in the classic Doom style. The goal is to recreate as accurate as possible the atmosphere of the original id levels. This is a collection of the previous classic releases (classic1 - classic7) plus two new levels. All maps support coop play and maps E2M1, E2M2, E2M6, E2M8, and E2M9 are recommended for deathmatch modes.


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Ezepov

  
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Everything you could want from a E1 episode. Fun fun and more fun. 5 stars is more than deserved. -TRRobin.

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riderr3

  
5/5 deserved! One of the best Doom1 pwads with primarily E1 atmosphere. I like the baron trap at e2m7. Difficulty and enemy placement is right!

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TheUltimateDoomer666

  
Great enjoyable maps which do a decent job of capturing the classic DOOM feel.

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This map stays VERY true to the Doom style but it drifts away from the Episode 1 theme, so I give it 4/5.

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This is truly classic stuff. I just wish it was a (full) E1 replacer instead of an E2 replacer, but then again I'm in love with E1 :)

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I love it. The classic feel and the great gameplay make this for me one of the best UDoom maps ever. 5/5 - Damned

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A good doom1 levelset. The levels truly capture the whole doom1 feel as each of the 3 famous styles from the episode have thier representatives here. I do feel that this endless "recapturing" of the old feel is a bit over the top as there are truly loads of maps and mapsets that try to do that. But, that doesn't take away from the quallity of these maps, so it's a 4 from me.

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The best UDoom maps ever. I don't understand why people whine about the lack of e1 feel. THIS IS NOT AN E1 REPLACEMENT! It's based on all 3 eps, and it succeds at recreating their feel. Just read the txt next time before you start whining. 5/5 - Belial

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Certainly one of the top three Ep.1 replacements ever, along with "Ch Retro" and "Fava Beans". Whereas "Fava Beans" had great atmosphere but barely any opposition, "Classic Episode" has great gameplay but sometimes doesn't quite manage to give you the illusion that you are actually at the same Phobos base you were in Knee-Deep. Still, with people involved with "The Darkening" behind the wheel, you can't go wrong. --5/5

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Belial is right, but I understand that some people are so spoiled, if they don´t get what was announced in the advertisement, they want their money back... 5/5

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The best doom 1 maps I've ever played. These are simply very, very enjoyable to play. The difficulty is done very nicely - it gradually gets harder as you progress. I found the secret level for the first time in my life I think, which is just wonderful. As Belial said, the whiners should read the text file and learn to appreciate different level design styles. Would you believe I only died once... and by the final enemy in the game >.< Awesome stuff! 5 stars - Starburst.

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This truly is a classic episode. A nice combination of E1 and just a little E2.

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Great one, pure oldschool 4/5

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Incredible, I had a lot of fun with it, great work!

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Classic episode I keep coming back to. One thing to point out is the creativity with the monster closet ambushes. I was constantly flinching and jumping in my seat, but even though the difficulty is high, I usually found a way through the battles without too many reloads. So this is basically Ep1-2-3 compressed into 9 levels with the challenge ramped up a bit.

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Brilliant! Just like what it says on the tin! I almost felt I was back in the early days of DOOM back in the mid 90's after finishing the shareware version and just got home after buying the full version... Don't get excited though because this IS a classic style wad so don't expect any of those 'modern port' tricks, just great game-play. I feel so nostalgic :-) Nice job Jan. 5/5 -jb

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One of the very best, ever. A superbly designed episode with great gameplay and architecture. A combination inspired by all the episodes for Doom and they all look very good. It was like I was playing Doom for the first time all over again. 5 Stars -PC

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Difficulty seems higher than Doom episodes 1-3. Probably needs more medikits (because of all the ambushes). Worth playing, even if you have to drop down a skill level or two.

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This is perhaps THE BEST true U-Doom style
episode. Go get it!!

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This is a really great (and definitely classic IMO) episode for the Ultimate Doom. At least some homage is paid to each episode; see the text file for details. The design, gameplay, and difficulty are all in line with what you'd expect from a wad of this style. You might have thought ID Software made these levels! 5/5

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A must download

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Excellent! 5/5 Too bad it didn't had full game replacement, I was expecting episode 1 and 3 as well but it doesn't matter, we have DTWID for this!

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I'd have given it 4 stars if the later levels wouldn't lack the E1-feeling.

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