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Fava Beans

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Well, this is a very impressive episode including 9 _excellent_ levels. All the levels in this episode were created by myself, excluding e1m5, which was designed by a friend. We feel that any DOOM fanatic will enjoy this episode and will be completely impressed by the work put into it.


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Argenteo

  

A relaxing episode 1 replacement. Solid in it's simplicity.

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Percy T

  

These levels perfectly fit the episode 1 narrative, and have some unique level design choices. Also, b e a n s.

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JudgeDeadd

  

A pretty fun mapset with very good lighting and architecture for 1994, oozing E1 atmosphere. The fights can get a little intense at times but you shouldn't have any problems if you're playing continuous. Later maps can have some obscure progression but things will be easier if you find the map powerups. The final level is disappointing (only two barons? We've ALREADY fought a pair on a previous level!) but overall, Fava Beans is worth checking out.

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Philnemba

  

My all time favorite episode 1 replacement wad that keeps the theme & difficulty the same as the original KDITD but with a tiny dash of Episode 2(Lost Souls, Cacodemons & Barons appear in the 2nd half but are rarely used). The only thing that prevents me from giving this a full 5 stars is that E1M8 is too anticlimactic & easier than OG E1M8 but even then this mapset is still worth playing...or replaying on my end ;)

 

-Philnemba 4.5/5

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BigDickBzzrak

  

Super easy, super fun, super enjoyable!

I used only my shotgun and still always had > 80 shells. E1M7 was the best of the episode. Some of the rooms felt like they were literally copied from the IWAD, though. E1M6's automap secret appears, like, thrice.

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CJacobsSA

  
Played this as part of a trip through Doomworld history. It was pretty good! Holds up today fairly well despite some odd design choices. My only real complaint about the map design is that the last level or two really squeeze the hallways tight together so it feels very claustrophobic. It also ends a bit abruptly. Other than that though, a solid entry into the episode 1 mimic genre.

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Doomkid

· Edited by Doomkid

  

Honestly it's pretty damn good, but the author seems a little too up himself..

 

Edit 5 years later: I seem too up myself for leaving this comment, how ironic

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trrobin

  
A great fun E1 wad from 1995 that's still fun to play today. Recommended. -TRRobin.

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Guest

  
Awesome! Best E1 replacement there is!

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Guest

  
Likes 5/5

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Guest

  
Regards Cheers! Good maps. Pleasure to play. There are some who say easy. No !!!! This is the normal level of difficulty. Such is the original Doom! No 1000 Hell Barons and 100 cyber demons. In the E1 there were 2 Barons !!! There should be more maps like this. You can play without cheating. No IDDQD. Adam

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great gameplay!

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the map's difficulty is average imo. People need to start playing doom with fast monsters on =p

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I wonder if that last review was by NoPoet himself. ;) Four stars.

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This replaces E1M1 and is great fun, although the author comes across as a self-aggrandising twit in his readme ("I insisted that the levels I designed were no less greater than those in the actual game..." he says). He didn't do anything after this. Fava Beans is easy to review; it's a parallel universe version of E1, with some of the same design ideas, but mixed up. It's just slightly cruder than Id's E1, and played today it's not too hard, but it's entertaining and very nostalgic.

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Old school, could easily have replaced E1.

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One of the greatest E1 replacements ever made. Even with all the new, more detailed and challenging KDitD replacements, I still find Fava Beans to be the closest in style to ID's original episode. 5/5

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this one have lot of success among doomer, in my opinion this wad is just mediocre (but overated) there are better episode 1 replacement that deserves more attention.

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Very , very good. i enjoied it

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Boring today 2/5

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IMO, the all-time classic Knee Deep replacement. I still play this one for relaxation and appreciation of clever, good-looking design. Everything about this WAD is first-rate except for the low gameplay difficulty. I especially enjoyed secret-searching, and the number of times I saw arenas that I wouldn't actually fight in for awhile. Just ... FUN! 5/5 -- Steve Duff

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Automatic 4 stars -Dark Zero

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I am flattered that a number of old school Doomers now see the Fava Beans Episode as classic! If only I could go back and rewrite the text file - I would tone down the self-appraising rhetoric a bit... The levels were fun to make, fun to deathmatch, and way more fun than doing homework! Cheers - SB.

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perfect. fun means having fun, not having to beat 10 cyberdemons with a pistol.

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  • File Reviews

    • By Argenteo · Posted
      Some maps are fun, others have some weird switch combinations to put pressure in the player, I didn't have a good time with these maps. Just read vdgg review.
    • By Argenteo · Posted
      Similar to his Iron Halls, square rooms, no keys, interior bloody sewer, few floor height variations. Good gameplay. Quake-y sounds.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      A pretty good map semi-slaughter map that uses the Ancient Aliens textures and monsters, is a voyage into some purple/cyan place where you have to climb a fireblu cake after solving a simplicity-like puzzle (cool, i'm one of the 10 people that remember of "Simplicity", do you remember when 13/15 years ago that megawad was the stunning trend in mapping?), overall is a fun map, even if doesn't have too much ammo for beating all the resistance, at least for me.
    • By Argenteo · Posted
      Linear indoor action, no keys, some quake sounds, cool play if you don't care about boring textures. Totally opposite to his later style -> Gigantic-exteriors.
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Pretty cool map for the 1994 standards, good layout and gameplay, even with the high number of monsters (128 on HMP), the level is pretty straightforward but pretty fun.
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