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Restoring Deimos

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A 32-map single player/cooperative wad. Contains basic support for deathmatch, as well as difficulty levels. It entails two episodes, with episode 1 being map 1-15, and episode 2 being map16-30. There is a secret level on map 15 as well as a credits map after map 30.


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Guest

  
This wad is pretty lame for something made in 4 years, a lot more revisions and ideas could be made in here.

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Doomkid

  
This deserves between 3 and 4 stars. The detailing is a bit sprase, but the gameplay is honest a lot of fun. Not too hard, not too east, fun "blast through" maps, right up my alley. This would be a 5 if all the maps looks as good as the later ones (Map20 is quite nice, for example). Good work!

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Guest

  
I liked this right from the beginning,no question about it.4/5 Thanks!

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Zalewa

  
People are unjustly judging this WAD by the initial maps. It pick ups after a while. Maps get better design and better gameplay. Considering this, it's still a mix of strange gimmicks, mediocre maps and few good maps. Most of the music tracks, while reminding of Amiga tunes, are too scratchy and annoying. There are some pearls in this WAD, so it's definitely playable and beatable if you're ready to either skip or suffer through the fishnet of weirdness.

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Guest

  
Slightly above typical Joe Ilya release quality-wise. 1995-grade aesthetics, 1995-grade playability, some shoehorned Zdoomisms that sadly improve neither.

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DeathMetalAccountant

  
There are far worse .wads than this one. That doesn't make this one suck any less.

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Guest

  
I can respect the effort, and I respect the fact that author understands doom builder at a technical level. Also, this isn't another one of those troll/joke wads, which I guess is a plus considering how much of them we get nowadays. Other that that, I dont have much good to say about what few maps I have played. Design/visuals are borderline ugly, with no sense for aesthetics and visual polish, and maps play as if author just slapped some monsters on them without much thought.

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Guest

  
Excellent example demonstrating that understanding how DB2 works, and using it for creating nice levels with decent gameplay, are two totally different skills. Author understands the techniques DB2 offers, but most of the levels have just poor layout, poor ambiance, and at best awful gameplay. As DooM is first and for all about gameplay: small 2* for the huge effort, but it was horrible to play it out for giving a correct review. BTW a lot of these levels have been uploaded earlier.

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Guest

  
My desire to keep playing Doom is what needs restoring after playing ten maps of this crap.

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NuMetalManiak

  
design is very 90s, and gameplay is pretty wonky. I really don't like it that much sry.

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Guest

  
Most maps feel highly amateurish, in both visuals and gameplay. Quality improves as you go on, and it is clear that author was slowly starting to master doom builder and improve his skills as a mapper. Still, even the later maps don't reach a must play level and they are not worthy of suffering through author's truly abysmal early works. I suffered through this, you don't have to.

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Guest

  
Demands Zdoom...

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Guest

  
This megawad is vomit and very poor.

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taufan99

  
One of the best megawads I've ever played. The earlier levels where a little bit too underwhelming even in UV, though. So, 4/5.

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Guest

  
5 stars because it's pretty decent overall and made game play mods incompatible.

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Whymes5

  
The readme mentions being released on 6/17/2012, but the wad was actually finished on 6/17/2015. It was started in 2012, and the year was never updated. Just in case anyone was wondering.

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    • 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".
    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
    • By Erick · Posted
      A pretty straightforward map to run through, packing in tons of enemies in rooms both big and small. Most of the monsters you'll be killing are E1 monsters such as Zombiemen and Imps, so while there isn't much in monster variety, there are plenty of ways to get them to fight each other which I like. It might be better to try and get as many monsters to start attacking at the same time since once you get the Chaingun, not even the groups of Spectres are much of a threat. Overall though, the map is still fun to blast through if you just want to kill tons of monsters in packs.
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