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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 Doomkid · Posted
      Thanks to a post by Maes, I found out about this wad. The Maniac MIDI is catchy and fun, and the level itself is still an enjoyable romp today. The idea that you're under the sea is a creative touch.
    • By DoomShark · Posted
      If this was the 2001 year I would rate this 5/5. But in 2022 this wad is nothing but a lame retro.   I got the feeling that this wad was trying to showcase the advanced Zdoom capabilities rather than trying to create a good game play, and even with the advanced features the design still feels flat!   HMP or lower players will probably enjoy this as it is a below average difficulty with plenty of ammo/items.   I wanted to rate this 2.5/5 stars, but since half star cannot be selected I rated it 3 stars. We really need to be able to select half a star in rating.    
    • By LouigiVerona · Posted
      I love SkillSaw's work and this is a magnificent wad, but I am writing this review to mark it for folks like me, who would love the level design, but wouldn't connect with the gameplay. Which is fine, no wad is made for every player.   What didn't work for me in this megawad - as far as I checked it out, playing several levels from different packs - was gameplay geared towards maneuverability and making it without strong weapons and much ammo.   To me Doom is a shooter. When faced with a lot of strong enemies, I would like to be able to get them down with a double shotgun or a rocket launcher. These levels are more about running around quickly with a gun, a berserk pack and a shotgun with only a few shells. In he middle of the level you typically get a chaingun.   And that just turns the game into a platformer for me, which is fine, just not my kind of gameplay.   The design and music are top notch. Even the menu is eye candy. I wanted to adore this project, but I just cannot connect with it.   I will, however, keep it on my hard drive and return to it from time to time. Will update this review if I ever get it.
    • By Phalgrin · Posted
      Played this first from the Master Levels CD, good memories.
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