Reviews:
DaIcemann76
Aesthetically, it hasn't held up well. It's still a lot of fun to play through, though. 4/5x
Anonymous
This was and really the series as a whole gets 3* from me, it more or less comprises one of the oldest 'megawads' ever and certainly a classic for the timeframe. Nowadays this would be 2* at most and some decisions would be absolutely laughable but still these maps are all playable at least, from a time in which many weren't. This episode would be the weakest overall, though mainly from an aesthetic standpoint, gameplay varies less overall between episodesx
Getsu Fune
ew at E3M7, but I liked the rest.x
Anonymous
Was ok in 1994 but hasn't aged well at all. Very bland. 2/5x
VGA
Well, this probably hasn't really aged very well. Maps aren't convincing/organic/l ogical, I gave up at the second map.x
Anonymous
Good levels.x
Anonymous
The textures are old, but the gameplay isn't! Really enjoyable old school fun.x
Anonymous
very good for '94, but not greatx
Anonymous
3/5 The "Top 100" article sort of acknowledges that the other two installments are better, and IMO this one really hasn't aged well. Galaxia and Crossing Acheron show us that balance and attention to detail were possible even in 1994; here, there are just too many technical glitches and too little variety of architecture and fights. By the time you complete 2 maps, you'll be drowning in shells no matter how sloppy your play.x
Anonymous
It was good when it was made, and it is still good now. It's not as if Doom wads decay, you know. :px
Anonymous
Good for back then, but bad by today's standards. 2/5 x
Anonymous
Doesn't look great, but for 1994 it's far from awful. Plays pretty well. The worst levels are E3M2 (failed realism attempt) and E3M7 (quality over quantity, please!). But the other six levels are fairly worth a go.x
Anonymous
Thanks to Megamur for providing links to this, I forgot how much I loved these episodes. A vital time capsule of good ideas from back when it all began. I haven't played this in over 10 years! - Major Rawnex
Anonymous
Some parts are hardly even average for today's standards, but for 1994 this is in the top 1%. Worth a look at the very least.x
Anonymous
4 Stars - There's loads of fun combat and it's fairly well balanced and the architecture keeps things interesting most of the time. However, I have to say that "Big Time" can go screw itself. -KMX E XIIx
Anonymous
Certainly a strong, strong episode from 1994. It has a lot of the usual mistakes, but c'mon... That doesn't really matter. There are plenty of fun moments, and the ammo balance can be surprisingly tight at times. On the other hand, what is it with these guys and lost souls? That gets to be sooooo frustrating at time. 4/5 -Snakesx
Anonymous
Horrible, overrated pwad that starts off okay for 1994 standards, but quickly becomes garbage. M6 and M7 were two of the most boring and ugly levels I've ever played. I just don't get why everyone loves this one. Oh well, at least parts of M8 looked cool. 2/5x
Anonymous
Massive gameplay, funny designs (that would be considered a fail today :), very good ideas and that's just from 1994. 5/5 - Optimusx
Anonymous
Probably the weakest episode of the series, but earns a 5 simply because it is a classic and it's not the usual '94 garbage by any means.x
Anonymous
A very good (and early) episode for Doom. Some textures Alignements are missing. Only Eternity and Infinity are better.x
Anonymous
yeh this wad and its sequals are pretty good for its age i intend to play through all of em a good set of levels x
Anonymous
I cannot believe that it is from the year 1994! Very good for it's age 5/5x
Anonymous
For being created in 1994, this is a great WAD. I would consider this legendary because it was such a great influence to a lot of creators back then. It definitely pushed limitations in the good ol' days. P.S. Beat the end on tough mode without cheating. That's right, I finally figured out the barrel trap. x
Anonymous
agree with the reviewers above, good 4/5x
Anonymous
Still fun after 12 years.x
Anonymous
Very enjoyable episode. E3M7 is a bit Newbie but what do you expect from something that is over 10 years old. The gameplay is good, quite challenging and this was one of the first wads to use those good lighting effects. Also, there are two other episodes in the series Eternity and Infinity. -pcx
Anonymous
Serenity, my ass! You call this serenity?!! There's too much chaos!! Now on to the review. Anyways, great map. Couldn't be legendary though so four stars, but don't let that stop you from giving it a shot. x
Anonymous
It may be the best doom map set of the era. Still looks good and plays well nearly 10 years later. It is a must play.x
Anonymous
Possibly the first good custom Doom episode in history and still pretty fun to play today!x
Anonymous
Not bad. Great for it's age.x