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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 MuratMikal · Posted
      The only thing good about this set of maps are the encounters which are balanced. All the rest are horrible, noob designing with invisible pillars in all the maps, unavoidable damage without radsuits, keys required to progress in secret places, hidden teleport required to progress, everything bad in designing you can find in those maps. Be sure to avoid this, certainly one of worst set of maps I've ever played.
       
    • By Zolgia108 · Posted
      How could i miss this gem for all this time... This is going to inspire me so much, level design is fantastic, top level creativity and a nice challenge. Texture usage is perfect and new sprites and monsters fit in perfectly.   1000/5, easily one of the best megawads ever made! Thank you Skillsaw!!
    • By Hellektronic · Posted
      I'd have to say this is a pretty creative one for Doom 2, its hard with lots of enemies, kind of plays like a direct sequel to Doom 2 in a lot of ways. One thing I will say is that the puzzles are hard to figure out, and might take you awhile to solve (use your map). The music is fantastic though, you don't really miss the classic music, and it's engaging to gameplay.   I will say though, like Doom 2 or Plutonia, ultraviolence is pretty brutal and isn't for everyone. You will get swarmed by absurd amounts of monsters at times, and they'll give you a beating, but it's doable. I'd say the puzzles will snag you more than the monsters, level 2 is a real humdinger, lol.   But, it's a big improvement over wads like Perdition's Gate, the mapping style is pretty creative. I give it 5/5, just so people will try it out.
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I really loved this mapset. There are just smooth details, just little neat hints about what is going on. And the music really take things up to eleven.   The maps are not really complex, but they quitly fulfill the role for what they were designed. And it would be really cool if this was a full mapset. Maybe not, but two more maps to use the message screen after map20 would round up the experience quite a lot. The maps range from totally atmospheric maps, to sprawling with challenging but moderated encounters. Some are challenging, some are not soo much, but all in all, its a great mapset with awesome music and being a good farewell song to the mapping scene by this authors.   Thanks Black Star Coven, you really know how to set the mood and to create a really claustrophobic and mysterious atmosphere.
    • By UnknDoomer · Posted
      Options and things:   * GZDoom. * Have played with "Complex Doom" modification. * Difficult - "Ultra-Violence". * 100% secrets and enemies (if not count #33). Finished 32 levels, didn't get into #33. I guess to get there you need to choose right teleport (?) on secret map #32. But I don't know for sure. * A lot of cyberdemons and skeletons. Really a lot. * Enough number of save/load required with such options. * A lot of hard maps. Especially secret onces #31, 32. As for regular - 21,22,30.   Pros:   1. + Starting maps is fine. Small, well constructed, not much enemies (less then 150). 2. + MAP 29 (Ticket to Eternity). Nice design. 3. + Challenging. 4. + Combines fine with "Complex Doom" modification. 5. + Good sequel to "Plutonia Experiment". But someone probably will not like local huge maps. 6. + Ammo balance. Especially in case of using Complex Doom.   Contras:   1. - Annoying door switches on some maps. 2. - MAP31 has 2 bugs.   * Area with the credits and items isn't accessable. Seems to switch not working. * 524/534 enemies. Some probably didn't teleport... or something else. Can't get 100% here.
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