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Reticula: Episode 1

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First episode with 10 levels for Doom2, my goal was to make some maps with varied themes and full of tricks and ambushes, minimalistic detail as usual in my maps trying to emulate the classic feel, but trying to offer more action than in my previous releases, several alphadoom textures were employed and a very few extra, as those from map06 and the sky. regardless using Doom2 stuff like items and monsters I think you'll find the maps more Doom1 resembling, except for map05 and map06 which use plenty of doom2 textures. This mapet also contains 10 new midis.


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Nice maps, Feels like doom1 but with some challenging gameplay.

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bardcat

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really fun, atmospheric maps. some worthy of 4 stars, others not so much. creative and unusual use of some of the stock textures. neat!

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Guest

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Every time I see a stock Doom (or Doom 2) texture I want to vomit.

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Memfis

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Brutal maps that aren't shy to repeatedly stab the player with evil traps. For that they are very well balanced (perfectly playable without saves). Some interesting and nicely done themes, such as a map made almost entirely out of DOORTRAK textures, ruins of Etruscan civilisation or a level where all floors are damaging. Lovely, at times very disco-ish music gives the whole thing a pleasant 90s feel. Fascinating, definitely not your average mapset.

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^Hey, first reviewer, you are SICK! You need to be hospitalized. Are you human? You must be a monster to say what you're saying. How dare you spell The Holy Good Name of God in a phrase full of evil wishes. Stop bothering /idgames database with your worthless hatred, shame on you!

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Niche-wad. Played @ UV. Architecture: overall not bad, but nothing special, sometimes beh (doortrak level), textures often very 1994-style. Gameplay: massive, extremely predictable monster pop-ups, usually one-of-a-kind, so very fantasy-less. If you're Rambo, then you might like it (4/5). But if you like original or tactical gameplay, architectures, adventures, skip it (2/5). So avg: 3/5. BTW numerous texture misalignments, some missed textures, a slime trail.

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    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Doesn't like the layout and monster replacements, I didn't found RL until got the yellow key and found a lot of rockets, the location where RL is confusing me, and it also not fun when you get kicked down from the cliffs by Revenants, Mancubus and Archviles after the way to Blue key door, the way to the teleporter just far enough to kill you if not killed by monsters which kicked you down. Final timed puzzle room just nasty as the cyberdemon and archvile fights in the same place, not sure why make the level so big but can't make the fights with them also on bigger place too?   It's not bad level but I'm sure the frustration level is sky high, and not sure the slopes from ZDooM do anything good to this level too.
    • By Player Lin · Posted
      Normally, I don't like DooM (1 or UD) WADs because I tired shooting baddies with shotgun as most of them tend put a lot of shotgun guys/ammo and I have shot those full of shotty shit...well, this one can't escaped from that but I found author's tricky as I didn't found many of them(or they placed when I needed to use shotty), also the monster placements(with middle-tier ones) in this megawad helped too, even E1 doesn't suffers low-tier ammo-droping-fest unlike IWAD and most PWADs.   Level layouts and theme are interesting, some E3 levels just a little mazed but I feel okay, never get lost...many levels I feel plays like IWAD but better and larger, you'll found middle-tier monsters in E1 levels and it helps the gameplay, unlike the IWAD you'll have too much ammo in every level even pistol start, if you wasted too much and will out of ammo for sure(at least in UV).   All I can say about this megawad is...fun,  vanilla fun. Except E3M8, the yellow key area with platforming when all enemies + 4 cyberdemons are try to kill me and battles-of-deal-with-4-cyberdemons-or/and-other-powerful-monsters are nasty to me, on top of them, the final "BOSS"...I feel trolled...really? IoS-style?? IT'S ****ING DOOM, NOT DOOM 2 WHY USE IOS-STYLE AS FINAL BOSS?!  :P (At least there is no respawning monster cubes just annoying cyberdemons and barons...but they're still give me a lot of headaches as the battle area isn't very huge and a little cramped I think...)   But at least IDMUS11 helps me dealt with those problems all, for some reasons I feel the main theme of Power Ranger does fit DooM...don't know why but I keep switch to the theme with IDMUS11 cheat if I don't like the level's music, helps me blast through this megawad and the nasty E3M8. :P
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Download the REAL file here (rd1.zip is NOT correct) https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/megawads/d64d2   Shocked to see so many negative reviews. I had an absolute blast with this one, and I'm not sure what Nems was talking about with the Boom stuff as this runs in Doom2.exe with no trouble. In fact, there is a TON of impressive vanilla stuff going on here. I guess it was so well done that it tricked him.   This deserves a high score. It's a lot of fun.
    • By Rimantas · Posted
      It definitely makes Doom look darker, but also slightly changes colors (it reminds me PSX Doom). I prefer original Doom colors and miss how it looked on CRT (almost same colors as with modern monitors, but less brightness and maybe more contrast).
    • By Hypпotiк · Posted
      Great spirit/item placements, and also nice trap placements. Textures are georgeous and scream "1980's sci-fi action movie".
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