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Doom 2 Redux

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Doom 2 Redux is a community project aimed at re-creating, modernizing, and re-imagining the vanilla Doom 2 levels. With each level having a continuous flow, and a new but old look.


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Erick

  

Incredible revision of Doom 2, with some maps that appear similar to their original counterparts but have enough differences to keep it refreshing and exciting to play. The best maps to me come near the end, where the level design is really fun to explore and pulls some tricks that might catch you off guard. The WAD packs a challenge that is far greater than the original Doom 2, but it's not necessarily so hard you'll be turned off from playing. With secrets that leads to other secrets, sandbox maps with tons of enemies and great scenery, there's something for everybody here.

 

My main criticism is the choice of music, while some MIDIs are great to listen to, others are just terrible and don't fit some levels. Other than that, this megawad is worth checking out!

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Doomkid

  

A very classic style mapset in terms of layouts and visuals, but a nice challenge - not too hard, not too easy. Enjoyable to play through for sure. Music was a mix of good and terrible MIDIs based on great songs. Great effort here!

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Hells Kitchen

  

I enjoyed the first 8 maps, then I got to map 9.  That bullshit platform room is jokewad material. Are you kidding me? Not gonna bother with this map and start fresh from map 10. 

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Zalewa

  

The first few maps in this WAD are nothing to write home about - just some homages to Doom 2, playable but nothing special, with little expectancy for improvement. But it does improve. A lot.

 

This WAD is fun, fun, fun. The homages to Doom 2 don't follow crude recreations of the same maps, but rather the ideas are taken to create something new. You will recognize some scenery, but its done in an eager way and not just to grab the original map and shift some vertices around.
 

The maps range from great to moderate, but never dipping below that. You will see many different approaches to detailing, combat and layouts. You will find some sandboxy maps, good for exploration. You will also find some maps with pathways paved out for you. It's a fully-fledged Doom game, with all the variety for everyone.

 

Drawbacks:

 

1. I didn't care for most of the music choices. Doom music was more melodic, here it is mostly shredding.

2. Monster Condo is a bit too much like the original.

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NuMetalManiak

  

a great wad, modernizes the look of some of the maps from the OG, while being just as fresh all the same. maps like MAP22 and MAP25 are more unique than the rest, but overall, this was certainly an enjoyable and balanced mapset and I barely could find any flaws with it.

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Flesh420

  

Good wad, bad music.  Terrible music.  It might be decent on its own merits but during this play through it was just loudly annoying. 

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Nems

· Edited by Nems

  

So I found this to be a pretty fun megaWAD. It feels familiar to the OG Doom 2 IWAD while still being and doing its own original thing. Map 9 can fuck right off with its precarious platforming though (I'm pretty sure the megaWAD wasn't designed for jumping but I did it anyway in the lava room with those skinny-as-fuck platforms) and I didn't care for the death exit in Map 20 (but I hate death exits in general).

 

Despite my complaints, it's still worth a shot for those of you who are into megawad's like myself. :)

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    • 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.
    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      this is a strange wad, with assets similar to Darkest Hour and other Star Wars-themed wads, many of the maps focus on small killings, as most of the maps are actually small. Pinchy's finale sure makes this worth it. oh yeah, quite a few custom stuff was done. the flamethrower marines were quite annoying, while other monsters gained multiple attacks, new ones, it's all so zany. the maps are pretty well done overall and this is worth a try.
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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