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Scythe X. Episodes 1-2

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The third installment of the Scythe series. This will be released on an episode basis.


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Great mapset. I have no idea why, but I think it lacks the x-factor of the other two Scythes. "Technically" there's nothing wrong with it though, and I can't think of any kind of rational reason why I think it isn't as good as the other two. =p 4/5

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Well, as always with this, i am going to love it and try it. 5/5 for win!

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Doomkid

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What a treat, I never knew there was another Scythe!

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Small and focused maps. Could easily have worked as a 'mission pack' to the original Scythe, arguably most of it would fit right in, as a matter of fact. I like the name 'Scythe X' rather than 'Scythe 3' since Scythe 2, while an excellent wad, changed up the style some. So this is more of a true sequel to the original, and I like the idea of considering Scythe 2 independently. Now only if the author would show up again and work release some more episodes...!

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Well, the gameplay is fantastic, I was just gonna test it for atmosphere (idclev) and I ended up zipping through the first 5 levels without saving. I like the shorter maps, as well as, the shorter mapsets. That having been said, the theme and atmosphere (probably my personal most precious factor in a levelset) was unchanging and redundant, and that really hurts your score. Since everything else was really well done... 4/5

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When is the next episode being released or a director's cut version of the whole thing?

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Loved it. Looking forward to the next installment. -sargebaldy (1-9-10)

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Scythe = Small levels with perfect monster and pickup placements for the ultimate thrill and nice architecture, cant wait for the whole thing, and i hope Erik will bring some Sympony x back in this masterpiece :P 5/5 -Archy-

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WOW........if this project gets finished, it might get a caco. brilliant work. 50000/5 -JOKER

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More great maps from Erik. I particularly like the thematic change at the end of the last map. Looking forward to Episode 3 5/5 FP

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invictius

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My car broke down and I played this while waiting for the tow truck. The time flew by and it was a more challenging and enjoyable wad than 99% of the stuff I've played before.

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Good fun action and very well detailed. 5/5 -MaxSpeeD

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This almost seems like a sort of cross between Scythe 1 and 2. It has some slightly bigger levels than Scythe 1 but overall they're smaller than Scythe 2. And the 5-map episode structure reminds of Scythe 2. This is easily, easily another awesome wad from Eric worth all 5 stars. I almost feel robbed it may never be finished.

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Absolutely stunning, can't wait to play more levels of Scythe X!

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5/5 Looking forward to the rest of the series. esch

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Awesome levels, great gameplay and very good music too. Recommended!

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The levels were great. Lightning was really dark in some places and music wasn't so nice (being original doesn't automatically make it good). Still, gameplay is fun and well balanced, this is worth 5/5 easily.

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Lovely stuff. I hope there'll be an update soon! ;)

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When it comes to one-man megawads, Erik Alm is king. This, the first two Scythes, and the two levels he contributed to Plutonia 2, they're his best accomplishments so far. Design and gameplay is top notch. Can't wait until it's released as a full 32-level megawad, but I bet it's gonna have levels with AV/HR slaughter, hopefully not as brutal as Scythe 2. Scythe X truly deserves a Cacoward. (5/5) T-Rex

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Absolutley awesome!The level design is so good,and theres even a couple more monsters to fight!Bring on more episodes!

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A great atmospheric map set. I get the impression that this scythe will be the most creepy of the lot, but I hope not to see hell again in episode 3 (hell has already received favoritism, jeez). I wasn't too crazy about maps 5, 7, and 8, and the final arena in map 10 perhaps should have had a place or pillars to use for cover. I really liked the other maps. I hope to be put out of my comfort zone more often in the slimy, harsh landscape of episode 2 :))). Thanks yet again, Erik!

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WOW best Sythe PERIOD

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Erik Alm combines great visuals with smoothly flowing gameplay, but I couldn't help thinking that some of the early maps have gone to waste because they're over so quickly, and they're also very easy. The only remotely challenging maps are 8 and 9. I would like to see what the author can do with those custom monsters that appeared at the end of map 10, they are...interesting. 4/5

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I dont know. As I really enjoyed Scythe 1 and most of Scythe 2, these episodes didnt do it for me. Good gameplay yes, but the levels looks amazingly bland coming from Erik, and there is something I cannot put my finger on. Overall; good, but nothing more, unfortunately. 3*

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Erik you are a sexy beast. 5s all around! -Mek

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    • By roadworx · Posted
      this is a big ol' exploration map heavily inspired by e2m2, the doom 1 map of the same name. this map takes the concept of the crate maze and not only runs with it but improves heavily upon its inspiration; this map is bigger, harder, and more fun than the original in just about every way. it doesn't use doom 2's bestiary to its full potential - the arachnotron and pain elemental are nowhere to be found - but what it does use it uses well (though i do feel like the mancubus is a bit over represented in this). despite that, it's still fairly easy, with the hardest bit likely being the very start of the map when you have nothing but a shotgun and have to deal with dozens upon dozens of hellspawn, as well as the various encounters with the cyberdemon.   while it is large and it is comprised primarily of crate mazes, it's actually pretty easy to navigate your way around the map. it's divided into several distinct areas, all of which have landmarks to help the player know where exactly they are. i will say, however, that having almost nothing but crates does make the map feel a bit samey after a while, which for a map of this size isn't ideal.   overall, if you're big into exploration and aren't super concerned about not being challenged to an extreme degree, then there's no reason not to check this out. it's fun, rewarding, and while the looks can be a bit monotonous the gameplay is varied enough to keep things interesting.
    • By UAC guy · Posted
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    • By PC2mill · Posted
      I've just finished playing all the maps, and seeing this TNT maps remade is a great feeling. Generally they are all a step above their original counter part, but also having played TNT Revilution I can't help but compare then, and putting the maps that pull the same inspiration side by side there is no contest, Renascence is left way behind, not to say there are bad, but Transduction and Fortress of Bullets are just in another League.
      Now, Taking advantage that I'm talking about Revilution it's map 18 (Hell's Signs) was made by Eternal and probrably is a little glimpse of what episode 2 of Renascence could've been. Finally, I find it very tragic that this isn't getting a sequel, but since Eternal still an active mapper so the hope isn't complete lost.
    • By VanaheimRanger · Posted
      Are we moving on from the NUTS meme reviews and making serious Ancient Aliens reviews now?   Okay, here's mine:   I have played this, and I plan to play it again...
    • By URROVA · Posted
      i loved this wad! the theme is pretty good, and the music is nice! the thing i disliked about it its basically the thing you grab a key and automatically... archvile. Besides that i really loved this wad :))
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