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Reverie

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A brand new, 32-level megawad for Vanilla Doom 2.exe. Inspired from and made in the style of 90's megawads.


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Gato606

  

Interesting and enjoyable megawad, nice story with custom screen scrollers too

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Hellser

  

The mapset is a load of fun, save for Map31. It took a friend of I three hours to complete the level together - and that was consulting Doom Builder. Outside of Map31, the rest of the maps were a load of fun and would encourage others to play it.

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Gallic00

  

Fun and relaxing.  I liked how longer, adventure levels were seperated by shorter ones.  It was refreshing.

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galileo31dos01

· Edited by galileo31dos01

  

Done with these settings:

 

- Crispy Doom 3.5

- Hurt Me Plenty, Ultra-Violence.

- Continuous for myself, and pistol starts for the DW Megawad Club.

- Saves every 10 minutes or so. 

 

This is a good old school-ish megawad with plenty of fun scenarios. Very Memento Mori-ish as well as keeping it original. It's also notable one inspiration was TNT, as some levels are structured resembling the most memorable maps of the iwad. A lot of well developed switch-hunting and puzzles, I never felt lost to be honest. About visuals, they are ok, some neat rooms like in map 18, some arrows to mark where to go (which I find acceptable), very neat trick with doors at the end of map 17, I liked how map 30 was a mixture of Caribbean-Last Call-Viper style, map 22 has some nice Pharaoh textures well used. In general, visuals are not outstanding, but that's fine, although in terms of secrets, visuals practically don't help, it was really hard to spot a misaligned wall or a simple different detailed portion of a pillar, stuff like that. Map 31 comes to my mind, the way to get the keys felt obscure, not uninteresting but I had to resort to a video to look for the blue key... On the other side, cool midis!

 

Combat is ok, there are great encounters and easy ones. One of the most common things to see is gunners in straightforward corridors, something that became very predictable throughout the wad. Many cybers and queen spiders used really good. Not a fan of those ride a lift/take this teleport - two/three revenants right in your face, but these were uncommon.

 

My favourite maps so far are 01, 08, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28 and 29. The others are good too, specially map 30 in which I really appreciate the IoS fight not being stressful.

 

So yeah, recommendable wad for people seeking non-modern stuff. I'll give this 7.5/10

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Aquanet

  
More successful at being memento mori than memento mori.

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NuMetalManiak

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Reverie is a wad that, even though I go back to it a lot, I can't bring myself to like it as much as others. it's a wad that draws a boatload of inspiration from many other classic wads, exemplifying the styles of classic authors well, and you can see what styles the author goes for in each map. not to forget the continuity nods each level exit has to the next, which is always a plus. gameplay can be all over the place depending on the map, the secrets can be quite nasty, but the whole thing feels awfully disjointed at times, like big and small map dynamics work in weird ways especially around the middle of the set. key hunting and switch hunting in the big maps is quite the time killer too. it's certainly not bad bad but it's still not something I enjoy all that much.

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Guest

  
Pretty good.

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Luv it!

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Guest

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5/5

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It's all worth the effort, as the music.

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This is a good wad, but we've seen far batter lately in terms of megawads (jenesis, prcp etc).

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Sorry, but there's no way you can make a good megawad in just 3 hours. It takes me more then 3 hours to make a SINGLE map. Anyway I guess the author was just screwing around, but still... 4/5

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Sweet jesus this is just awesome. :) -The_Afrit

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This is at least a solid 4/5, although I have the feeling that Interception is going to out-compete it for "truly" seeming like another mid-late 90s megawad. Still, that's by multiple authors and this (mapwise) only by one, so good work.

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Great stuff !! - Chips O'Tool

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This is a superb megawad and I totally agree with all the "one of the best megawads ever" comments. The fact that it was done by just one man is amazing. Rock solid 5/5 but deserves more.

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one of my favourite megawads. nothing too flashy, but it really gets to the essence of what makes doom great. it's really artfully made and excellently arranged and paced. fantastic gameplay and level design. The first half of the wad has some puzzles that can be kind of obtuse, but they're not really bad, just more complex than what i would expect from a doom level.

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Marcaek

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Pretty cool stuff, although the keyhunt in map10 can be infuriating if you aren't a patient person, and Map31 is something of an acquired taste(although very cool architecturally). I thought Doom core had a few better "concept levels" in it however.

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Play it now! 5/5

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Really fantastic work!

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Along with the Memento Mori series, best oldstyle megawad. I'm impressed. Good job Krizik. 5/5

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I've just played through this again and I'd forgotten just how damned good it is.

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drifter20k

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Dick tested, Cock approved!!!

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wonderful!! 5/5

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    • By elend · Posted
      What a set of maps. At first I only expected random maps that use use Mario textures, but this is so much more. From the cutesy bullet puffs of the weapons, to the plasmagun sprites, there have been more changes than "just" textures. All together they form a very, very coherent picture which makes you almost disappointed, that there are no Mario enemies in the game.   Even then, the actual quality of the maps surprised me quite a bit as well. Very, very fun to play from the beginning to the end, with admittedly frustrating parts (the map featuring only Archies and Revenants or the map featuring ice and wind. Oh god, the ice...). These are not just simple techbases given a Mario texture paint, these maps are well thought out and tailored to the textures, ranging from grass lands, over desert to impressive castle scapes and even an air ship. I played on TYTD not only because I am a wimp, but also because those maps are really, really hard and have some frustrating moments. It speaks for this mapset's quality, though, that you can live with those moments and still enjoy the maps.   Try it out at least.
    • By P41R47 · Posted
      I really dig it! Its feel like a Ultimate Doom take of TNT, but its not at that level either.
      Its a great adventure mapset, leaning more to the  atmospheric and realistic architecture.
      First and second episodes are amazing. Introducing the new enemies as the maps unfold. But midway around episode three it start to lose steam, with a serie of really short maps and then maps really similar to the originals, this is not bad at all, just feels a little uninspireds. Fourth episode on the other hand, feels extremely rushed, with a lot of monotexturing and undetailed areas. Its not bad, but coming as the ending episode it could be much better, specially with the degree of detailing the author showed on the precious episodes.

      All the episodes offers a good challenge, even on Hurt Me Plenty, but don't expect anything near the difficulty of NEIS.   All in all, being one of the few complete Ultimate Doom megawads, its pretty good and i liked the new enemies sprites and the music used, almost all the time.
    • By chlef · Posted
      No, this is not good by any stretch. First 25 levels feel like they are all the same - colorless, flat, dull and bland. Next 3 look like deathmatch arenas with a handful of monsters. Again, all pretty much the same. The last two are pitch black mazes - oh what fun. As for the secret levels - I abandoned both. Map31 is a maze alternating between pitch darkness and flashing primary colours and map 32 is simply an incomprehensible mess. Possibly acceptable if you just want to kill some time with mindless point and shoot, but not what I would call an enjoyable Doom experience. At least it avoids degenerating into slaughter.
    • By aargh · Posted
      Pros: Straightforward, lot of action, no button madness. Plays smooth. Classic Doom feeling.
      Cons: Lots of invisible lines blocking monsters. Lots of hitscanners and not enough health packs.
    • By MuratMikal · Posted
      An enjoyable set of maps of easy difficulty (MAP 07 is medium) in UV with simple design that worked well for me. Finished the whole set in 02:40 min. Certainly worth a shot!
       
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