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A New Nightmare

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This wad replaces episode1 of the ultimate doom. And just for it to be clear: These are very oldscoolish wads with decent 1994 detail. They have nothing new in terms of gameplay. And The hole episode ONLY uses 4 monsters ruling out the barons in the last level. If you don't like it, whine about it.


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Fairly decent. 3 stars.

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Needs sprucing up. Texture alignment, more secrets, etc. This, indeed, reminds me of 1994. It reminds me of the CDs that were released around the time with 1000's of mediocre (or worse) levels on it, but with only a few good ones.

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OK... h_g obviously got something right when making this episode replacement. It's a bit plain and unpolished visually, but at least it's playable. I must say I didn't expect that much out of him, but perhaps I was too biased. Well, I think a 3/5 is the perfect rating, and I hope his future releases only get better. -Maes

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Texture alignment texture alignment texture alignment!

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Not bad. It has a real 1994 feel; the levels look hand-drawn. I am unconvinced that this is deliberate, but the gameplay moves quickly, the levels take very little time to finish, and it never gets boring. E1M5 is very reminiscent of original E1M5. There's no E1M9 replacement. E1M8 has a curious ending; it's either a crap final battle, or a botched "you are supposed to die" thing. Little dutch cap is a minimum effort, police man mother.

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The real strength of this episode is the Gameplay. The level design could be better and more realistic but the wad does a good job recreating 1994. 3 Stars -PC

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Simple retro-beauty. 2,5/3 with -0,5 star for missing cacodemons. *whines* -Caco

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its bad, dont give me that '1994' excuse.

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decent.

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it's worse than 1994 detail!!!0/0-mohaa55 5

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Not really, but many of the textures are unaligned. 3/5 stars for a ok wad that played well.

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i'm agrre with the second rewiever. BTW was fubnny and i do over in 1 hour our less... -3/5 Daimon

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Yes, nice oldschool fun with unpolished design. Wrong texture alignment hurts me, so fix this in your next levels as much as you can, but it was nice for a start. 3/5 - Optimus

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It does feel somewhat like something from 1994. There were some problems, though. Mainly that the fights are generally predictable and easy, and that there are texture issues, perhaps because it was not properly tested with Doom, Chocolate Doom, or Doom95. [2/5] ~Chain Mail (08/2007)

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I like it. Glad to be a contributor for E2. 4/5 -yomoneyboat

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As Optimus said, oldschool and unpolished, pretty much no thought given to texture alignment. These maps start out okay with some nice original fights. The later half of the episode however falls into the trap of using re-implementations of original mapping ideas, and it's too goddamn dark. I'd have rathered 4 good maps than forcing out an extra 4 just to make an episode. 2/5

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so crummy and random. somethin new. i feel like i'm fighting in the old basement from my previous house.

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Hey, this wasn't bad at all! It felt like a good 1994 release, and the whole thing is quick (you can make it through in like 20 minutes) and not frustrating. A touch underrated IMO. 3.5/5

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VERY 1994-ish, in a good way. nice, quick and simple gameplay. if you actually played wads in '94 then you'd know that if this were released back then it would have been considered very good despite the few classics that remain from those times...even if the effort seems to ramp down after the first few maps and there is just a bit too much similarity between it and obvious ID maps. still, ***

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Great 1994 retro feel, even if the maps are a bit short - if you were a fan back in the day you will enjoy this - if you demand 10,000 sectors in every map you won't - oh, and GZSoom seems to fix the texture alignment issues

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went by to fast for me, but lots of action ftw!. E1M4 was a treat, liked the level design a lot just wish the maps were a lot bigger :) 4/5 for the smallish levels. thx for the EP1 looking forward to your new stuff. magor

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    • By The BMFG · Posted
      ah yes floorceil. i love the exquisite and masterful show of all of this games beautiful floors and ceilings this took me multiple hours to get through due to its complexity in level design and monster placement. i love the trap near the end where right as your going for the yellow key and all the walls open up to reveal a horde of bloodthirsty imps ready to claw your very hot face off. over all 5 stars crafted by a master of doom  complex level design  challenging new enemies  and a brand new weapon so beautiful that i cannot spoil in this review you really need a high iq to understand the complex level design and master crafted puzzles  would recommend
    • By dei_eldren · Posted
      Having been recommended to me earlier, a while back i gave this WAD a serious try, whilst by now being quite sure it's not on paper something i'd be likely to enjoy.  And so it wasn't, i simply quit in E1M4, but could've just as easily done so already on M1, as my impression didn't change at all as the game went on.   For me, the layouts are far too protracted and downright boring as a result, and the detailing is heavy-handedly generous, and i would even say, not pleasing to my eye.  Long levels often are not a problem when the layout is well-designed, and when one by the end of it has gotten a good grasp of it, but here i never got that feeling, so for me the layout designs are a problem.  No doubt this is partly due to them being expansions of the original maps, but it shows their efficacy and genius - and it shows that the whole idea of expanding such maps may be ill-adviced unless one can truly match that genius, and here that has not been the case. i also did not enjoy the alteration of the original areas to 'modernized' or 'improved' versions.  One main feature of this WAD are the gameplay additions, such as mines, forcefields, radiation areas, new monsters and numerous others, and these i saw as nothing more than gimmicks that didn't add any substance, simply detracting from the elegant simplicity of the game.   As far as gameplay itself goes, on first level there was a severe shortage of health considering the amount of hitscanners, and also some worry about having enough ammo.  On further levels they weren't frivolously given either but that's to be expected (quite a bit of bullet-spongy beasts are present, so it's important to manage it all correctly).  The new monsters didn't add anything to my liking, but i do see what was attempted with them - still, for me they are just a novelty (i sort of like the black crouching figure shooting fireballs, maybe it could be used somewhere and i'd like it...)  Doom is an extremely balanced game, and it's not easy to add to its bestiary without tipping the scales, i'm aware of only a handful of times that it's been successful to my taste.   One interesting thing was the detailed intermission-stats, that even showed as graphs the player's success in past levels and collected/used ammo, health, etc.    i have in the past used the term gimmick-WAD and this is a good example of exactly what i mean with it.  So for me, this had nothing to do with Doom, but i give two stars regardless, mainly for effort and trying something different.  Even so, this is just my personal experience and preference, and i'm glad a lot of people are of a different opinion.  (Played on LZDoom, HMP and continuous.)
    • By Kuro_mahoh · Posted
      I saw a floor and a ceiling, multiple in fact. Nice that there is no false advertisement here.
    • By Plank_Guy_89 · Posted
      It took me a few hours to get through. Pretty fun and very difficult.
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