Reviews:
Getsu Fune
the best thing to come out of this is the sky. most of the layouts are confusing to navigate as with sid, and some of the secrets are nigh impossible.x
Cell
We'll miss you bad, Espi.x
Rowsol
Boring.x
Anonymous
Some good, some dull, some interesting stuff, but mostly monotony.x
Anonymous
Great gameplay and excellent architecture. Very enjoyable, many thanks. 5*****x
Anonymous
Gameplay and progression take a little more getting used to than most simple episodes, but it's a great wad, regardless, and shouldn't be too hard to get into. 5* (4.5 technically)x
Lightning Hunter
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started playing this, but was pleasantly surprised in the end. There is some switch hunting, but all the locked doors are clearly marked. I didn't get lost at all, despite the huge layouts. Espi was one of the few mappers that could pull off an almost claustrophobic mapping style. The themes and texturing are very unique and well done. The game play also presented a nice challenge. My favorite maps were E2M5-E2M8. Legendary.x
glenzinho
A mapping masterclass, I was enthralled from start to finish. No fancy visual nonsense going on, just good clean and economical Doom design with some innovation thrown in for good measure.x
nicolas monti
I played this years ago. Flawless, RIP Espi, you were an artist. 5/5x
Anonymous
Classic DooM! Thanks Esa!x
Anonymous
A pretty good episode replacement for Doom though sometimes is confusing. One of the biggest complains of this episode was at end of E2M7 when exiting, it kills you and makes final level you start with pistol which makes the fight extremely difficult and annoying (I died numerous times here) until later in level where I found enough ammo to kill monsters. Played with AEOD 5.29.1 at HMP difficulty. I would give 3 stars but fact that Espi died (RIP), I will give 4 stars. -Doomer95x
Anonymous
Pure old school dooming magic. Excellent, precise level design, great monster placement, well placed secrets, and just the right level of difficulty for most. I can't fault it to be honest. So 5 Stars from me.x
Anonymous
sweeetx
Anonymous
***** RIP, Espi was clearly one of the best mappers here.x
Anonymous
RIP Espi, you will always be remembered.x
Anonymous
Good !!!x
Anonymous
Almost perfect. Some backtracking but nowhere near as irritating as some people make it out to be.x
Anonymous
Ehm... sometimes a bit difficult and strange, but never mind. 5/5x
Anonymous
Awesome E2 replacement, one of the best wads for Doom. 5/5. RIP Espi, you were really talented.x
Anonymous
Damn fine work. 5/5x
Anonymous
Classic Doom doesn't get much better than this. 5/5x
Anonymous
A grueling switch-hunt... only made it halfway through the first level. Two stars. Pass. -wavelengthx
Anonymous
Amazing. Though Espi claims this is "very basic" the detailing looks better than most peoples' serious efforts. The layouts are great, every map is easy to get around and switches back in just the right places. The theming is awesome, you really feel the bloody flesh of hell invade the base. A few tough traps but fun and not undefeatable. I could go on but just PLAY IT! 5/5. This truly talented mapper's passing is a loss to us all, and a tragedy at such a young age. RIP Espi ;_;x
Anonymous
RIP man...x
Anonymous
An extremely fun map pack. Rest in peace Espi :(x
Anonymous
An average+. Map 9 made my day, great style.x
Anonymous
It's very good, but E2M5 give error: Savegame buffer overrun.x
Anonymous
Espi ... this is great. Yes there is some backtracking to perform, but not as too much as in Eternal !!!! Yes it could have been better with an additional set of monsters; it could have been built to satisfy the progressive complexity standard. Don't mind this, it was a start-to-finish enjoyment. The four switches to secret was a "pure délice". This is not linear; you can choose ... and when played in fastmode, check your shotgunned ass ... You are one Alltime Star ~PFL Jan01/2009x
Anonymous
Level 2 IS beatable. Are you playing the same wad?x
Anonymous
Hot.x
Anonymous
Not bad. It's a mixed bag for me. 3/5x
Anonymous
Waaaay too tedious, as a previous poster said. Level 2 isn't even beatable. 1/5 stars.x
Anonymous
Well that was tedious as fuck.x
Anonymous
It's a really good episode 2 remake and I played it while it was near-release... I'm going to play it again! Next up is your version of episode 3, can't wait to see it! ;) 5/5 -CodenniumRedx
Anonymous
Impressive 4/5 -DDx
Anonymous
Awesome episode. E2M1's theme is kind of all over the place, but overall this is great. 5/5x
Anonymous
Really nice! I was skeptical initially since most non-DOOM2 levels tend to be hampered by the lack of monster diversity (not to mention the lack of the SSG), but you really pulled off a very nice one. Definitely recommended.x
Anonymous
Great levels! Large and complicated, I amazed such good levels produced using only original DOOM materials. I tried at UV and not too hard, not too easy. Try to conserve ammo at UV, there's barely enough to kill every baddas. My only complaint is... I CANT FIGURE HOW TO GET TO THE SECRET LEVEL!x
Anonymous
Not bad at all. Someone needs to fi the NY link, as it downloaded bsb.zip (really crappy wad) instead. Very good wad from what I have played 4/5x
Anonymous
It's been a while since we've seen a good mapset like this for Original Doom, they seem to get rarer with each year that passes. Nonetheless, this is a pretty good mapset. I never seemed to have too many issues with health and armor on UV for the most part, and E2M8 was an interesting ending considering the way you exit E2M7, I wasn't expecting that effect in Original Doom (Forced death of Doomguy makes you pistol start the boss map). Overall, 4 Stars, worth your time to play through.x
Anonymous
I preety much enjoyed this much more in terms of gameplay than CC3 or 1monster wad and the architecture is quite nice. I love playing such vanilla doom maps again!!! 5/5 - Optimusx
Anonymous
Excellent. A bit too much backtracking needed at times, but otherwise, these maps are great.x
Anonymous
Basic?! Hehe. 3/5 for monotonuos gameplay in many-many-many narrow corridors.x
Anonymous
Basic I guess...really though, my head began to hurt. The author has a crazy mind? Me too? 4 star please.x
Anonymous
It's well designed for sure but a bit too much backtracking is involved in some levels - save the more complex levels to last. As well, I think it's a bummer that the doom 2 enemies weren't thrown in because, frankly, the original enemies are far too weak/tedious even if they are tucked in fiendish positions. But the layout, while too complicated for the early maps, is done wonderfully.x
Anonymous
This is quite good from start to finish and most levels are large and look very good. On UV the gameplay is tough from the word go, and there is limited ammo so you need to have your smarts. You face Cacos and Barons in the first map and the shotgun guys can make your life a real misery here so save often. The architecture itself is excellent, a mixture of brown/base with increasing hellish elements. You'll love this episode indeed. 4.5 Stars -P.Cx