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Doom 2 the Way id Did

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Doom II The Way id Did is the long awaited sequel to 2011's Doom The Way id Did. It comprises 32 levels that endeavour to both look and play as though they've come from Dallas, 1994, from the very toiling hands of Sandy, John and American.

The idea was originally kicked about by Jason Root aka Hellbent, whose passion for the game and knack for growing enthusiasm resulted in one of the most successful community collaborations in Doomworld history – not to mention an impressive collection of more than 100 total submissions. While not quite as successful as the first project in this regard, painstaking lengths have been made by those involved to ensure that D2TWiD is as true a doppelganger of id's Doom 2 as it could ever be. And we hope that you agree! Enjoy!


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seed

  

A faithful replica of the original Doom II, but I did not enjoy it as much as I did the first. On top of that I have no favorite levels either this time around, or, well, apart from MAP31 which is something else entirely from actual Doom, but brilliant nonetheless, as if I played some NES game in first person, with great music, enemies and textures. What I did not like at all is that there aren't too many resources in the last couple of maps. I ran out of ammo very often on MAP27, 28, and 29. As for maps I hated, that's going to be MAP19, no particular reason but I could not enjoy this one, as for another one, which is MAP28, it confused with its yellow key and platforming in some areas, if there is a gameplay style that I don't enjoy much, it's something close to what's presented in this map. 

 

MAP30 was a very interesting idea for an Icon of Sin level, possibly the map I liked the most from the entire PWAD, firing rockets and then outrunning then to raise a platform that blocks their way, but for this reason it's very tricky, I think I died like 10 times until I figured out what needed to be done, and a couple more afterwards. I didn't seem to be able to get more than one rocket reach the brain of the Icon so it did take some time and it got a bit tedious, but for a wad which aims to be faithful to the original, well, it's still vastly superior to whatever happened with MAP30 in Doom II from my POV.

 

It's a good wad that's well worth one's time, but not on par with the original and not as enjoyable. This is the sole reason it's getting only 3 stars, not because it's only "decent" or "average" .

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QQXgamer

  

Most of the maps are better than the original Doom 2. The gameplay and level design are really similar (success!), wad is smoothly changing theme from tech to hell, cool puzzles and tricks here and there. Some of the maps can be called rip-offs of some of the original Doom 2 maps for their obvious similarity, for example Map07 (Dead Simple) - a small fortress filled with mancubi and arachnotrons (another one would be Map29, also there is one that really resembles Gotcha!). But that could be expected of this wad.
The secret levels are very well done. The boss fight in Map32 is excellent and unique in Doom.

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Anidrex_1009

  

An incredible classic, fun in every way with a simple idea that manages to complete successfully and exciting, truly, I feel that ID did it.

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Gato606

  

Decent WAD, enjoyable, had a nice time playing it

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DoomKnight1984

  

Not as good as the original but at least some effort was made for the levels.

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Spectre01

  
Really good re-imagining of Doom 2 with a lot of clever puzzles and cool city levels. Can't say I was big on the secret maps, but that's no biggie. All around solid vanilla wad for those who enjoyed Doom 2.

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Kingpin3

  
Really good but not 5 stars...

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dg93

  
Excellent!

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Guest

  
Some excellent, clean maps in there, interspersed with a few annoying, too non-linear, meandering ones

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joe-ilya

  
Good as DOOM 2 itself, both aren't perfect, both have some lame levels in them but they still maintain entertainment.

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Pinchy

  
';,,; / ';,,;' - ';,,;'

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Guest

  
Play this with Brutal Doom. Holy shit. Five stars.

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AD_79

  
good shit

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nxGangrel

  
While I didn't see that much of a resemblance of the style of the original levels, I did enjoy playing through the wad. The design was neat and the gameplay was fun.

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Doomkid

  
It's right up my alley - Vanilla compat, use of stock textures, clever layouts. I like it. I think the only question I have afterwards is, why are other similar vanilla megawads not just as popular? Oh well, the world is a crazy place, I love good vanilla stuff, so good job!

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cs99cjb

  
Seems to be one of those games where you look at things and push a button to make them fall over. It can get dull after a while, but as an example of the genre this is pretty good.

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Guest

  
First 25 levels are amazing. Not so last 5. And the secret level was amusing for about 30 seconds. That's how long it took for novelty to wear off. Still, worth 5 stars for the parts that were good.

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purist

  
Does a better job of mimicry than the original DTWID and despite this is does not feel old hat. It seems D2 style maps are rarer than you might think and this megawad might convince you that modern mapping sensibilities might have left something special behind as design has evolved.

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Guest

  
Very enjoyable and well done!

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Guest

  
You can clearly see how the original mappers' styles are imitated, but this isn't a nostalgic rehash. Rather, these maps reminded me of what I like about Doom. It's great to play a wad in a cleaner, simpler style that doesn't rely on setpieces and highly choreographed battles, instead giving you room to breathe and often letting monsters wander, with the architecture and enemy placement still providing challenge. D2TWID is a strong reminder that the #1 ingredient in making an interesting map is layout.

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I'm just not buying into the mass appeal that it seems to generate. I think it kind of pales in comparison to the original, not that it was meant to surpass that. So in all, it's okay.

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Totally succeeds in fun gameplay and the feel of a sequel to Doom. 5

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Awesome! I recommend all of you to play this in CHOCOLATE DOOM to enjoy this wad to its fullest. -Doomer95

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wow a doom 2 one!

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pcorf

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Probably the best release for 2013. Nothing beats a purely classic megawad. This is really what Doom is all about, getting keys, killing monsters, finding secrets and solving puzzles, no new music or GFX in the main maps. So much thought has been put into this. D2twid does what its intended to do and that intention is to recreate Doom 2 all over again in the style of Romero, Petersen and McGee.

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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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