Reviews:
Getsu Fune
not badx
Zapzop
Good E1 wad, the levels flow, and this wad has balance between gameplay and detail.x
Ezepov
Superx
TheUltimateDoomer666
Very well-done episode. The maps really succeed at imitating the original E1 style.x
Anonymous
The last level is a disappointment. But otherwise it's probably one of the best faithful E1 wads out there, even after over a dozen years. If this (excluding the last level) was E1 I wouldn't have been let down.x
Hyomoto
This is THE best Episode 1 wad I've ever played, without any close contenders. These levels have great layouts, are brutally difficult and boast great detail. To top it off, somehow c-cooper was able to create a map set that not only stands the test of time, but also gameplay. It complements Brutal Doom amazingly and is a must play wad for that modification as well.x
Anonymous
^ I still play everything in plain vanilla mode (Chocolate Doom), coz that's Doom to me and nothing else feels quite right. When I want something more advanced, I just play Duke3D or Quake or something else. Anyway if you liked this one, also check out Classic Episode and Dawn of the Dead.x
Anonymous
^And better, if you play them with a mod such as AEOD 5 (not 6 because it's awful), Brutal Doom, Beautiful Doom, etc. you will have more fun than you played in vanilla state. I'm not sure who even plays these old wads in vanilla state but I'm one who uses some gameplay mods. This gets 5/5 -Doomer95x
LurkerNo.9
It is because of levels like these that I still play Doom.x
Anonymous
Definitely one of the greatest pwads I've ever played, I just love this one. 5/5x
Anonymous
This is the kind of ep. that I would have wanted to make if I were a mapper. John Romero's KDITD is the greatest contribution to the Doom Canon, and this is its finest tribute. Well done.x
Anonymous
The episode gets off to a bit of a slow start, (I'll admit that I didn't care for the first level very much) but after that it quickly becomes an incredible journey filled with some of the best architecture ideas I've ever seen. Really inspiring stuff. The gameplay is very well thought out as well. At one point I seriously considered calling the author and asking if I could pay him for his work, it's that good. -Stormwalkerx
Anonymous
5/5 just for the obvious Chris Hansen jokes.x
Anonymous
9 levels of strict E1 style architecture and gameplay. And since it's by Chris, you know it has to all be great, right? Well, it no doubt is every bit as good as you'd expect. This really could have been Episode 1 itself - only the other 3 Doom episodes would surely pale in quality in comparison! 5/5x
Anonymous
This captures the E1 style pretty much perfectly. Good stuff.x
Anonymous
This wad deserves a 4 star rating for having complexity, good stationary sprite placement, good enemy placement/difficulty settings, and also excellent choices in textures. The reason I didn't give this wad a five star rating was because it used the regular levels as a base.x
Anonymous
I am a bit tired of this whole "PhobosRetroClassic " culture, as there are just so many authors that have made in one way or another an imitation of original phobos levels, so just as with the "Classic episode" or "Dawn of the dead" it's hard for me to get as excited about this set as I should be. I just find the levels too predictable, too "familiar". This, however isn't the authors fault, so I'll give it a high grade (4), as it trully succeeds in what it was made for.x
Anonymous
Great gameplay. Great fun. 5 stars - Starburst.x
Anonymous
Awesome work, this wad is a must. -Tangox
Anonymous
This is exactly what I've been looking for in a pwad. Bravo!x
Anonymous
Could have used a little more creativity in the level layouts, as some of them seem like nothing more than cut-and-pasted versions of the originals. Still worth four stars and worth your time.x
Anonymous
Excellent episode 1 clone, plays real great 5/5 - PerOxydx
Anonymous
Really cool, but I think Fava Beans is better.x
Anonymous
Great job, Chris!! You've made the best Episode 1 style Doom wad EVER, literally!! Get in NOW!!x