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The Rebirth

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galileo31dos01

  

Done with these settings:

 

- Crispy Doom 4.2

- Ultra-Violence.

- Continuous combined with a pistol start mindset, and some actual pistol starts.

- Saves every 10 minutes or so.

 

A generally solid old-school style mapset. One that brought me those days where I got back to the game years ago and not so long ago too. The set is like your typical Doom II maps replacement, with a theme progression almost exactly like in the iwad. Includes many new textures to add something extra to the experience, a bit similar to the gothic/ancient theme part of Requiem, which was one of the earliest megawads I've played. In that regards, I enjoyed the aesthetics, more specifically from the later maps where it became notorious the author improved a lot on this side. I'd also noticed a decent usage of light variation as part of detailing, I always welcome darkness as a feature of the gameplay, and it never became unfair from my experience. Originally it comes with a few new tracks by the same author, so I strongly recommend to load this midi pack, it contains not only a great number of very cool midis but also the automap names. It isn't complete, reason why I added random tracks from other wads for myself, so that's also a recommendation (or else, PM me if you want the list). 

 

It's kinda old-school in what it provides, but at the same time is very consistent. Nothing about abrupt changes in the monster count or general progression, if anything, it only gets better from a layout design view. And this having short-medium sized maps with simple progression should accommodate to any speedrunner, who specifically develop d2all runs. Its offerings are more well-suited to continuous players, because the thing placement can be, at times, baffling, or not very well balanced for casual blind pistol starts. I can tell since I tested a few maps with short ammunition available, without secrets the monsters became more bullet-spongy than usual, or I had to rely on the initial state of the fist against packs of pinkies/spectres, which didn't look fun at all. Therefore, if the player insists in playing each map separately, I'd suggest to look for secrets, at least to achieve kills in the least time possible... Returning to the combat topic, it's similar to the style of the iwad (Doom II), which means that you don't have to overthink what to do since monsters appear generally in front of the player in varied proportions. A few traps here and there, in relatively tight rooms, that can surprise the player from the back if they don't act quickly. I'd say the start is usually the most decisive part, where you need to decide what to kill and what should be left for later. If only this restriction was accompanied with a better distribution of weapons (e.g. not giving the plasma rifle when there's only one monster left), but that's my perception, of course this won't be a matter for players that opt to play with more leeway. However, even in several cases the monsters were begging to be ignored, such as barons in cages or spectres in pits you never need to explore. Talking about barons of hell, they have wings here, as a mere cosmetic change, I liked that more than their usage. Troopers are headless, but don't be fooled by the sound of their guns, they're still the same ol' silly guys. There's a also custom sprite replacement for the nazi, pretty funny to gib, honestly. 

 

Secret-wise, while not mandatory, they are crucial to get 100% kills, as said above, or else to tank damage from hitscan attrition and tight encounters, because armor sometimes only exists in secrets. A few require wall-hump, which doesn't help. They all provide a decent amount of necessities though, if you happen to find them... Favourite maps, perhaps 20 and 27, stuff from the last episode, I can't really pick many maps that stood out for me in every single way, unfortunately, either good-looking or interesting gameplay, but rarely both in the same map. For example, the super secret map has an interesting concept not seen very often, but the layout design was dull to my eyes. I'll add that in map 29 it's possible to get stuck in the room with four doors, one of them refused to open from one side, no idea why. 

 

Overall, while not a hidden gem, it's another option to consider if you are a fan of "classic" combat style and design. Just don't pick pistol starts on UV if you're not good at secret hunts. My rate is 6,5/10. 

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very nice job :)

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An incredible one-man megawad. I especially liked some of the enemy replacements.

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Incredible quality for a one man megawad!!! Great architecture, great gameplay, a lot of fun... What else?... Oh yes: a must!!! ;-) - Jive

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decent classic

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Decent megawad, but nothing special. 3/5

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Great wad! Nice title screen and headless human sprites. 4/5!

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Guest

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Good,solid megawad.Worth the d/l and playthru.

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mrthejoshmon

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this is good, real good!

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Guest

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Excellent! Map31 pwns

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^^^^ I've played most of the violent, manliest games in the universe, used phrases like "prepare your colon, Imma fucking stomp it" casually at church, and still live a happy life. Jelly? BTW, 4/5 for the wad, map06 is a huge letdown - I mean, what the fuck was that all about?

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Incredible. - BBG

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Great job, I've always loved this wad, excellent gameplay and sweet maps, also, I love ya man because you let us use the resources! :D anyways, great wad, 5/5 -deathknight

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Aldaraia

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Real solid megawad that promises an arcade-like experience. Levels don't drag on like in some megawads, thoughtful level design and great gameplay. 5/5

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Good level set. Its design and texturing theme is reminiscent of DOOM II but with its own "ancient" theme. The difficulty is medium but gets tougher at some points (Map09, the 2nd half of the 3rd episode). You can get stuck in Map29, and Map30 is broken in Doom2. Map28 has a superb layout and game play. Oddities: the Baron has wings but won't fly, and the rifle zombie is headless but screams! [3/5] ~Chain Mail

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This is awesome. Attractive location, great variation in design, tricky traps and consistently tough gameplay without being stupidly difficult like so many others. Almost no annoying crap like chaingunner spam or Revenant snipers. Some of the best outdoor areas I've ever played, way better than Doom 2's efforts. Most definitely my favorite megawad of all time. 5/5

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just great... a classic

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5 stars, especiallt for the author's 1st wad. One of the great megawads of 2003, the others are Scythe 1, Daudelus (TC/Megawad), Com. Chest 1, and HR2 (almost an 04 wad), but the great megawads from 04 still include Vile Flesh, Com. Chest 2, and Super Sonic Doom (TC/Megawad). From 05 (so far through 6/19) we have already seen two great ones, Kame Sutra and Scythe 2 (real shame Scythe 2 was released at only 29 levels, but it's fantastic anyway). Enjoy!

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This an awesome one-man megawad, definitely among the better in that category, so 5/5 is a given. Ironically, however, these maps pale in comparison to his ZPack/standalone maps, Thunderpeak and Blackrock (and his other map, Castle Nevermore, is every bit as good as the best Rebirth maps). Still, I always judge wads separately, and as such, this megawad is awesome. Mostly nice to look at, and the gameplay is hard to fault. A must download, provided you aren't spoiled by his later maps.

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Fun fights that scale up as you go. Lots of ambushes. Levels that are interesting and aren't too complicated. It's a perfect wad and the best I've played so far.

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Perfect in CoOp mode, best for 2-3 players - Ramirez

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Your level design wasn't the best but it was fun to play. Kill all the Mancubus in a room and then put an Arch Vile in between me and their corpses? Intentional or not, your enemy and barrel placement was incredibly mean to me (that is not negative to your score, however :D)

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Great stuff!!! One of the best wads I've ever played! 666/5 ~ DeathevokatioN

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I still love this so much. Best megawad evar. 5/5

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Great wad. And a great classic -Dron

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    • By tempdecal.wad · Posted
      It's bad because it's hard.
    • By StevenC21 · Posted
      Umm... this isnt Doom 64? Or even remotely related to it?   In addition, its a shitty wad. You are expected to fight 2 arch-viles with a pistol, and then a cyberdemon witha  chaingun in an enclosed space.
    • By Nems · Posted
      Should have been called "Doom 64 for Boom".   I really wanted to like this more. I mean, I do like it but I feel like the gripes I have regarding it just bring my overall rating for it down too much.   It was interesting to see how, at first, the authors recreated the Doom 64 levels in Doom 2 with just vanilla assets. You can still see some of that in the Boom levels like how revenants and arch-viles are used in place of where traps where. That was an interesting touch and I liked that.   As I got further into it though and more of the Boom tricks were used my thoughts wandered from "hey this is a nice vanilla interpretation" to "man I could be playing Doom 64 EX or Doom 64 Retribution". I really wish they would have stuck with vanilla constraints for this reinterpretation. I would have liked to see how they would have handed nightmare monster placement (would a nightmare imp be worth two imps or three, for example). I feel like using Boom and DeHacked cheapened the experience, like they were trying to replicate Doom 64 as close as possible rather than doing a vanilla Doom (2) interpretation.   Additionally, map 30 can fuck right the hell off with that puzzle bullshit.   Anyway, if you don't mind any of the complaints I made, you'll likely have fun with this. I got some fun out of this as well but to me it feels like it's trying to be exactly like Doom 64 rather than simply a vanilla Doom 2 interpretation of Doom 64. In trying to be exactly like Doom 64, it just makes me want to play that more than this.
    • By Marlamir · Posted
      Pretty good. The combat was fun and design wasn't bad at all.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Despite its age, nice details and well designed. Way how blue key is hidden is really clever. But map is dark and cramped. Enemies are only imps and hitscanners.
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