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Doom the Way id Did

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"At some point in time I got the idea that it would be really fun if John Romero dusted off the ol' doom editor and made another map for Doom episode 1 for old time's sake. He once replied to an email saying 'maybe I will!' but never did get around to it as far as I know.

This project asks the contributors to carefully study the original maps and try to make them as John Romero and Sandy Petersen did.

The guiding principle in the project is to pretend that id Software initially intended to release Doom as a three episode, 30 level game, but somehow lost three levels; one from each episode.

The mappers for the project are trying to create those lost tenth levels, except we are extending this concept to be a full 3 episode replacement.

Our goal is to make the 'lost' maps as authentically as possible to be convincingly mistaken for original levels from the game, to recreate Doom the Way id Did."

-Hellbent


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5 stars, I think this pretty well succeeded IF you play it without a modern style source port. Even if you don't, or fail to get that ID feeling, I think it's fairly undeniable that there are 27 excellent maps! This, 2002ADO, and NMD would now be the best three Doom I megawads, IMO by far.

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perfect. mood , quality of ideas . like the original Doom unknown paths of play.

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the best classic megawad ever

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Such a good set of maps. Almost makes me double back on Doom's original levels and think they're not as good as I thought they were compared to these lovely maps.

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I enjoyed playing through this megawad and I get the right nostalgic feeling. The interpics were also great and in the classic style of Doom 1. However I expected something memorable. In whole mapset, I haven't found any map, that gave me a WOW and it can become repetitive after some time. I know, it is great piece of work, but maybe I am not the right audience for this. 4/5 - Damned

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Truly carries the spirit of Doom on. A must have. 5/5

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It was like I was playing doom!

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This Map is Amazing, very good, it feels like the original doom levels!

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For those who can't get enough of classic pwads imitating the style of the original episodes, this is definitely what you will need to download. It's well done, it's fun, and id would probably also want you to play it. 5/5 - NightFright

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Will never be as good as the real thing or spark the same memories but if you still enjoy Doom I it's a 99% chance you'll enjoy this. It's pretty much as much of a success as it could be, as I simply don't think it's possible to truly match up to the memories of the original. I think part of why the original has so many memorable levels is simply the fact that it WAS the original, and that's a trait no wad can ever replicate, not to mention it takes lots more to truly make a memorable level now vs then. 5/5

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I played Doom since the early 2000s, and this definitely gave me a feeling of utter nostalgia. The things that I particularly liked was that it didn't try too hard very often of going overboard with key/switchhunts and the boss battles were a lot more like actual boss battles augmented with imposing level design for their areas. Only problem was no E4.

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Yeah it's... not very good. I liked the idea but the level design simply isn't memorable or particularly fun. In fact, I think the games were even more maze-like than the originals. Sorry guys. 2/5

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5-star quality wad, without question. This should wash out the aftertaste of all the shitty wads we've endured in the past year. 5/5

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Pretty good megawad. Almost feels like I'm in the 90's again. can't wait for d2twid

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A reinvention of a new and modern classic, if that makes any sense. Brought me back to way back when when I used ctrl and space. 5/5 -Acid

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I understand why people are referring to DTWID as "mazey". The levels are generally way too sprawling, with a distinct lack of visual landmarks. This results in getting lost a lot. Difficulty is low as well, with more emphasis on stylish crap like constantly killing enemies with barrels than on any sort of real challenge. I never once had to use the rocket launcher in E1 and honestly forgot I had it. However, some of the traps and gameplay were pretty creative. 3.5/5.

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    • By Lol 6 · Posted
      Neither bad nor amazing. Giving it 4 stars because I actually enjoyed it
    • By Endless · Posted
      Cute, awesome and quite solid! Little map with a lot to pack. Would love to see a megawad or episode mapset in this style
    • By Denim Destroyer · Posted
      Picture this: you are playing a community project megawad and are still within the first ten levels. Some of the levels you have already played are fun but then you arrive here. Nothing bad or good and is over before you know it. The perfect level between two good levels in a megawad.
      Vanillic Acid is not part of a megawad or even a level set but exhibits all of the characteristics of a filler level. It has all the base characteristics of a Doom level and fails to do anything interesting with it. This level isn't bad but in the ocean of idgames why bother taking the time to play this one?
    • By Argenteo · Posted
      Awesome midis. Some maps appear to be filler? I don't dislike them. I like to take breaths. My absolute favorite is Procustes Chambers (24). Replayed and re-enjoyed again. Great music!
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Very worthwhile map, starts out pretty tough, then becomes more manageable, but always challenging enough. Plenty of chaingunners, Barons, Revenants etc, but the big two are absent. All it really needs is a bit more of a 'big bang' ending.
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