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Memento Mori (updated version!)

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Memento Mori took us more than 5 months to complete and it's worth the time!

32 NEW levels, NEW music, NEW textures

Most levels were made for co-op play, all levels are playable alone as well.


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sincity2100

· Edited by sincity2100

  

I played this game years ago with all the hype surrounding it being a 5 stars Classic, and I played it, and I gotta say, I didn't like this game, There's a lot of Good Maps as well as a lot of Bad ones, and the fact it's Coop Oriented didn't help the experience, That goes to Map11, here is my criticism.

 

1- Map 12 Kinetic was really a terrible map, one of the worst ones where the map purposefully forces you to hit your enemies in a Clusterphobic areas with the Rocket Launcher, causing you to sometimes hurt yourself and possibly dying, also the fact that you can't see below while Shooting making this map even more annoying.

 

2- Map 16 Stoned, I don't know what to say about this, there are some random secret placements that are not in fact secret, and a secret area that's not a secret in the beginning of the map, also I felt the gameplay was a mess on it's own, the Exit area was Dumb that you'll waste a lot of Plasma and Rockets on Caged Barons, wasn't fun

 

3- Map 20 was really really Boring, it also contains a Cryptic way to grab the BFG, the switches were kinda cool, but the platform with the BFG in it felt like a punch in the face because you have to exploit a bug to grab it, so I had to cheat to grab it.

 

4- Map 25 Cesspool, Yeah , this map was Hot Garbage!! no need to explain further.. just play it on Pistol Start and you'll see why.

 

5- Map 28 City of the Unavenged, this map never ends and keeps going on forever and ever, and the fact this map is so confusing with it's tedious swich hunts doesn't help, it kept dragging on forever, it took me an hour to finish this tedious map.

 

Also there are maps that I didn't like in this game, maps like (8,10,11,half of 18,27) the problems either they're Generic or drags down too long.

 

As for the Maps I enjoyed here's the list (3,5,9,14,15,31,32,21,23,24,29) and the final map, to MM's credit, the final map is better than all of the IWAD's final maps, and that's what MM did better than the IWADs, at least that's what I think.

 

My final rating is 5.5/10 it's certainly not as good as what people say, maybe Co-op would make the game better, but I'm judging the game as a Single Player and that's what every game should be based on, and I'm not harping on the team who made this WAD or people who think that the game is Perfect, I think that the game is far from Perfect, I'd rather play TNT and Plutonia instead.

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Zalewa

  

Totally playable and good looking even today. Be wary that there are time-based switch puzzles here that must be solved in order to progress. MAP28 is also a nightmarish switch hunt in an open, Doom 2 Downtown-like area.

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· Edited by Agent6

  

This is the first wad I had finished after the IWADS. I played it through GZDoom's Software render, on UV.

 

How was my experience? Well, in short, Memento Mori is great, but having already saved my thoughts on it in a Notepad file a while ago I'll just paste it and modify where I need to, so this is going to be relatively quick:

 

- Great, complex levels with good enemy placement and occasionally challenging.
- There's a few traps in a couple of maps which feel like they were designed to troll the player. For instance there's a trap with 3 Mancubi in MAP09, and right before that you pick up a mega armor, so much for the power up... That map in particular also has a challenging ending where a large wave of Pinkies corner you, and a berserk is available to refill your health after the orgy. Another painful trap I'm not sure what to think about.
- Some of the maps have bugs (at least some of them were a little buggy for me in GZDoom) but nothing game-breaking or major. On a few occasions some specific lifts and switches which open areas behind themselves don't play their animations and just instantly disappear instead, and in the case of some elevators, instantly transport you. A little annoying and weird but...
- There's some rather questionable design choices, if not mistakes actually. There's 2 blue keys in one map, the second one serving no purpose (or none that I could find anyway), paper thin switches which are invisible from behind, and a yet another similar scenario with the keys in MAP25, Cesspool.
- Some of the levels are extremely long and just really drag on. MAP09, High-Tech Grave is one such level. Good gameplay to be found here, yes indeed, but it's simply far too long for its own good. It took me 30 minutes or more to complete the map, and it was a pretty exhausting experience.

- There's some new textures here and there, but nothing mind-blowing or impressive about them.

- The final battle can be very short if you move fast, the map gives you lots of resources, and the level itself is just beautifully crafted. Straight to the point, no tedious obstacles, and no bullshit.

- The maps themselves are fairly memorable overall. If I'd have to pick a favorite I'd choose MAP28, City of the Unavenged, despite being a bit confusing at times due to all the switches you have to locate in order to lower the platforms the keys are placed on.

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Spie812

  

I kept from playing this for a long time because it's "designed for coop play," and can now safely say that was the worst possible excuse for not playing this. I'd go so far as to say that (except for Map25) there are no outright bad maps in this entire set. It's not quite as polished as its successor, but in my opinion it's far better than other early megawads like H2H-Xmas and (dare I say it) TNT Evilution.

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Dynamo

  
Quite simply the best mappack ever released. The level design is (almost) always of extremely high quality, with designs clearly influenced by the first Doom but also by other mods and games out at the time. The gameplay is fun and varied, the fights always interesting and the soundtrack is amazing as you would expect. Memento Mori 1 should be the bible of FPS level designers. I wish most modern mappacks were as good as this one. Don't miss out on it.

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Spectre01

  
Pretty good wad with large map variety and generally solid classic gameplay. Not too challenging but enough to keep you from playing sloppy. High quality original soundtrack too. A few of the maps are underwhelming or have too many annoying switches to hunt for but it's fair enough considering the age of the wad. 3/5 Plutonia is still better! :O

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Guest

  
delicious 90's blend

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Guest

  
Dayum this is made in 1996 buts its the best

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Budoka

  
Although the thematic progression is inconsistent with aesthetic styles all over the place, among which quite a few abstract locations, most of these map are of high quality when considered as stand-alone works. However, a there is a handful of maps in here that are downright terrible (MAP25 is especially confounding in the absurdity of its design). Be aware that many of these are fairly long, some pretty hard (18, 24), and some a challenge for your brain (07,28). Good job overall.

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NuMetalManiak

· Edited by NuMetalManiak

  

clearly when it comes to classic megawads Memento Mori gets mentioned. this is certainly a classic megawad on account that it clearly is imperfect in lots of senses. the overall feel is fairly Doom, only with stranger levels, those that are geared more for coop gameplay. but they did tweak it for singleplayer. nevertheless, there are loads of problems still, some HOMs can be seen in some maps (and the deep water effect in MAP25, lol) and many level secrets and items are unobtainable in singleplayer. the levels somehow do strike as memorable in a number of ways, the middle stretch between MAP10 to MAP12 definitely rings a bell, MAP10 being a middling mansion which is easy, MAP11 being strictly coop-based and screwed up heavily for singleplayer, and MAP12 being green marble with some stair tricks but without a lot of detail. along with crappy levels like those, there are some hiccups in progression, some of which can make levels impossible to complete, these include not collecting that backpack in MAP09 or that chaingun at the beginning of MAP14.

 

to offset these we have some very cool maps such as MAP07, which definitely proves its title by being quite the puzzler, with a decent maze section and incredibly tough secrets to find. MAP18 and MAP28 are tough city-style levels with arch-viles in conspicuous corners and tough monster placements, with a few switchhunts that can be confusing, but are far more memorable and enjoyable than other switchhunts I've seen. finally there's MAP23, an early example of a true slaughtermap that still holds up.

 

it's an obvious example of a mixed bag community project, and still can be considered replayable due to middling fun factors that ebb and flow. be warned of hitscanner placement in general, as they are gonna be the nastiest encounters in most maps. these maps are certainly not as polished as the ones in the sequel, and you're gonna have a better time playing the maps from that pack than this.

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One of the greatest wads ever made. While the looks might be outdated, the gameplay is truly timeless and was far ahead of anything else in 1995. I also dig the soundtrack, too. Really, MM is almost perfect with the exception of 2 or 3 "dated" maps. 5/5

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This is classic doom mapping at its finest! Excellent map design and great music. Download this classic megawad now! 5/5

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This was one of the first megawads I played and it still remains in my TOP-5. It might seem a little dated by today's standards, but I would still highly recommend it. It has some classic maps, for example MAP28, a great citystyle map and MAP23, a precursor of Hell Revealed maps. The music is possibly the best ever in a megawad.

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this sucks, i hate the level design of the few levels i played before it annoyed the hell out of me .

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This is probably the first great megaWAD ever made - the Founding Father, in a way. Most levels have interesting themes (e.g. power plant, mansion, haunted town, or laboratory complex). If you get some people along to play cooperatively, you're in for an amazing treat. Most importantly, difficulty is well-balanced, unlike some modern megaWADs that rely on absurd amounts of monsters to challenge the player.

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You need to understand why this wad is great. Stop trolling and go watch the demos on compet-n or DSDA to learn why. 5/5

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("For its time, this was quality, today its mediocre at best. Objectively it was never that great, but the level of quality have always been low, so it still holds up to mediocrity. Gameplay is fun enough in a few maps, simply because the game dosnt require more than ammo in abundance and scattered targets, to grant some fun. 3/4 stars, partly because of its position as -the- classic. -Johnsen") Fucking LOSER this excellent OLD megawad is legendary and thus deserves *****

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Some of the maps are pretty bad (MAP12, MAP25) but all the good fun levels boost this up to 5/5

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The best megawad ever? Quite possibly. Although it does have a few duds, MAP12 and MAP25 in particular, and some of the levels are buggy, especially when it comes to all the secrets being accessible, this WAD is packed with some of the best maps ever made. MAP03, MAP07, MAP09, MAP15, MAP18, MAP21, MAP23, MAP27, MAP28, and MAP32 are what Doom is all about. If you haven't played this, do so now. 5/5

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except few ugly maps, it's excellent mapset. but even ugly maps here is legendary. :P *****

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Probably the most played & wellknown megawad compiled. For its time, this was quality, today its mediocre at best. Objectively it was never that great, but the level of quality have always been low, so it still holds up to mediocrity. Gameplay is fun enough in a few maps, simply because the game dosnt require more than ammo in abundance and scattered targets, to grant some fun. 3/4 stars, partly because of its position as -the- classic. -Johnsen

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overated d2reload is better, 2/5!

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This is trully a classic. Back in the days of it's creation it was unbellievably well executed, especially knowing that it took only about 5 months to create and, just as the reviewer below stated, unlike most of it's peers it holds extremely well today. Some of the maps are brilliant. My favorite is map21, but there are also others like map28, map02, map07, map08, map09, map17, map13, map20 etc. that are trully classic. This is something i'd care to play twice.

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An ugly, confusing mess. Easily the worst of the old 'classic' megawads I've played so far. Maybe I should be playing it in co-op but I can't imagine that it would be radically improved.

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Just a classic, nothing much else to say, quality does vary like any wad with multiple authors, but the majority of the levels are great.

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      This one is a good megawad. It's indeed overpopulated with revenants (e.g = in map 12 there're 165/map 14 - 115, etc) but the authors give enough weaponry for deal with them then it's alright. The only complaint I have is some maps could use more monsters, as some maps have below 50. Play it only if you don't mind the overwhelming quantity of revenants in some maps.
       
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