Reviews:
Gato606
Some maps are frustrating like The Crusher, and it's just impossible the part you have to face like 10 revenants and you can't hide behind or you will be crushed. Also, annoying ammount of archvilesx
felgro
Most maps worth a 4 - but marred by some epic stupid ones. One (22?) starts by cornering you in a room and being attacked by 90+ barons, finishes with 5 cyberdemons. Some later maps are even more slaughtery dumb. Worth a play if you skip through the stupid.x
AnonimVio
Doom 2 in Shame Onlyx
Anonymous
The Crusher and Gotcha were hilarious (good). Wolfenstein looked nice. Made me want to see more nazi castle themed maps. The rest is meh. Too huge and sprawling and confusing for my tastes. After Dead Simple I got bored and no-clipped all the rest.x
Anonymous
Has a few good maps, but sadly most of them look, feel and play amateurish. Basic map layout is often simple or atoh too overdetailed, and too cramped. Texture use is often too spare and has too many misalignments. Ambiance is often poor. Gameplay misses logic, leitmotivs and is too much of the same, making playing after a while boring. Overall if this was DooM after 20 years, then sorry, but not enough progression was made for keeping it interesting...x
killer2
These maps are great. I don't get what all the people are complaining about. Most of the levels look great, have nice ideas and play well enough to not be frustrating. Surprising how no-one is complaining on the Whitemare 2 page. Gloominarch's Realm is 200 times more confusing than any level in this wad.x
Anonymous
Huge well designed (for the most part at least) maps, but it totally fails at gameplay. When maps need to put arrows on the floor to show you where to go, you know something went horribly wrong. 90% of the maps are a confusing clusterfuck of ideas. After the initial killing spree you start searching for that needle in a haystack that will make you be able to finish the damn map. On top of that there's poor/unfair monster placement.x
Anonymous
Pretty good idea of a wadx
Anonymous
Xaser's map alone saves this from being a 2/5.x
dobu gabu maru
D2INO is a somewhat troubled mapset, plagued by a vague concept and the lack of a cohesive vision. The notable authors produce some fun levels, but there's some iffy, middling maps that pull down the overall experience. It's worth playing as long as you understand that the project won't blow you away.x
Anonymous
A mixed bag for sure, but some very interesting designs in here too. I wouldn't say all maps work well, and some can be a bit long winded, but for me, that's a change from the 100mph shoot all the time action you get in most megawads. The only way you will know is to download, and play yourself.x
Anonymous
It is not as good as you might think. The levels just are bland, not fun to play, unnecessarily long. The most disappointment i got from MAP07 - Dead Simple. It SHOULD be simple. x
Zalewa
There are some beautifully designed, textured and decorated gems in here. To balance that, some turds were also thrown in. Maps from 21 to 30 are very good, and MAP29 shows some unique and excellent ways to apply skin textures.x
Anonymous
3 stars because this wad is VERY unballanced and the ending simple sucks.x
mrthejoshmon
Some of the maps are bad but most of the maps are fun to play. I would recommend this wad because of the challenge it brings and the interesting concept behind it.x
Anonymous
Confusing and ugly.x
Anonymous
I think the team should have spent a little more time polishing this. There were a couple of levels with progress-breaking issues (7 and 34 in GZDoom for me under Doom compatibility even with infinitely tall actors enabled) and some of the levels dragged on too long. Still, it's not all bad and I look forward to seeing Ultimate Doom in name Only. 3/5 stars from me.x
richter3456
Yeah, it's a mixed bag but I enjoyed the majority of the maps.x
Anonymous
Should have stayed in name only.x
NightFright
I was eagerly awaiting the release of this Doom II reimagination. The idea of the project was great, but if more than 50% of all levels aren't fun, the whole thing is a loss. IMHO, some of the maps also simply were dragging on for too long. Eventually, around maybe map 19, I called it a day. It's a pity for the roughly one third of the pack that was OK - a "best of" wad with just those contributions (Jaws In Space mentioned them pretty much) might be a good idea still.x
Anonymous
I was expecting this to be a really great mapset...and ended up a little disappointed. I haven't played all of it yet; I've currently played up to map 8. The maps were generally okay, but a few were just terrible. The Crusher was an awful, boring map. Dead Simple was atrocious...obscene numbers of Revenants and Arch-Viles, and triangles everywhere, this map was just one big tedious eyesore. Hopefully some of the later maps will be better. I rate it 3/5 so far, pretty average, with a few duds.x
Anonymous
LOVE this wad, awesome.x
Anonymous
Great wad, but some maps didn't feel executed properly. Still fun to blast through, gave me a challenge :)x
Anonymous
I fell asleep on map 19. It was just to big and TOO MUCH OF THE SAME OVER AND OVER. Same with map 15. I think on either 17 or 18 there was a hallway where 8 barons of hell pop up on the left and right and the doors get closed. I got stuck in that hallway. The doors wouldn't open. There were some cool level designs, like map 31 for example. Overall it's alright.x
Anonymous
I dont get the hype for this one. It's average for the most part, no masterpieces but also no really bad maps. Typical example of "not as good as fanboys say, not as bad as haters say".x
kraflab
There are a lot of "ok" maps, read "tolerable", and a couple of good ones (31 for instance). A lot of maps are "holy god why is there no quality control whatsoever"-tier and really bring the overall value of this set horribly low.x
Anonymous
"Map 31 is a must play. It's worth downloading D2INO just for wolfenstein." +1 Xaser's map isn't ONLY good map in this package, but it is by far the best one. Sadly, way things are most players won't even get to it without cheating. Here's hoping for Thunderpeak-style standalone release!x
Anonymous
Really enjoying it so far, was going along fine then dead simple came along and wrecked me for so long, found it a little weird that it went from average difficulty, rock hard then average again, but fun none the less even if it was mean, the crusher was disappointing to me but the rest are awesome, so good job really good map pack.x
Anonymous
A very interesting map pack, while quality varies, at worst it is "acceptable". Its something that typically feels "awesome", even if map detail might not be the best at points, and sometimes perhaps the gameplay; the ideas themselves are incredibly unique and worth a look.x
Anonymous
Thanks! Just been playing this on my iPad via Gameception from the app store! Great stuff!x
Anonymous
I expected another epic community project... I was disappointed, to put it lightly. Couldn't manage to finish even the first episode, but I did manage to get confused, annoyed, bored, angry. Not recommended, not at all.x
Anonymous
This project shows a huge lack in quality control. Map 7 breaks any sense of progression in the mapset and even the better maps didn't wow me in any sense. This would have been 3/5 if it didn't have some of the most god-awful maps i've played in any mapset. Map 31 is a must play. It's worth downloading D2INO just for wolfenstein.x
Anonymous
The description above sounds like what might happen when a bunch of doomers sit around too much weed lol... Some gems in there but some maps really drag. Most are ok, though some annoying traits do pop up (all those awkward cybie fights with poor cover/motion do get tedious, for example). Couldn't get map 07 to play with GZ+Brutal no matter what i did with the settings, big downer. Gameplay wise, you're definitely getting pounded on!(up my alley). Overall a worthy effort, though no classic. 3.5/5x
Anonymous
Played up to map 9, stopped there due to confusion and tedium. Don't see see myself finishing this one any time soon. As far as Dead Simple is concerned, its not exactly as bad as people are making it out to be but it sure is annoying - triangle-based layout makes for an interesting looking map but also results in even less cover and further impedes movement. 3 stars for effort and for trying something different with a vanilla megawad.x
Doomkid
I don't know why this is getting so much hate. People, your standards are too high. It's always nice seeing a community wad make it out the finish line. 3.5x
Anonymous
Congratulations you managed to achieve the most amazing mark of mapping achievement one can get. You managed to make Doom not fun to play :) Also, Crusher and Dead Simple for worst maps ever award please.x
Anonymous
Over half of it is bad. It's like a Master Levels, You don't know what you get.x
joe-ilya
More then a half of these maps sucks, most of them are just tedious. If you download this be sure to play MAP01-MAP03 MAP14-MAP16 MAP19-MAP21 MAP31 MAP32 2 stars because of the other maps.x
Anonymous
I don't know where you guys found bad maps in here. At worst, there's a few mediocre ones. IMO, thanks to the concept, almost every map stands out and is atmospheric, memorable and interesting, unlike when mappers focus on the gameplay, almost ignoring other aspects such as making a map interesting for those of us who aren't satisfied by gameplay alone. Sure, it may be polished and play well, but at the end of the day it's forgettable. This wad I will remember for a long time, and will certainly replay.x
Anonymous
They are not FAR outweighed, it is perhaps an even mix, cannonball always delivers for instance. Can't complain about most of the smaller levels either, it's some of the larger ones that don't hold up as well (but not all). I'd say worth downloading to at least see the concept and play maps from the better authors. (I think bruce, cb, Egregor, an_mutt, mouldy, ProcessingControl, and Xaser for instance definitely worth following the work of.)x
Jaws In Space
This is a real mixed bag, while there are good maps, they are far outweighed by the bad. One really sees the problem with doing realistic locations like this when looking at maps 4, 22, & 26 which are just really stringy levels that are pretty boring to play. I see quite a few new mappers here & the lack of quality really shows on their maps. The good maps here are 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, & 31. There are other maps that have good ideas, but not enough to make them really stand out.x
Getsu Fune
yet another big project gets done this year. however, i played it all and found it as a whole to be way too long, in terms of individual level length. the concepts and stuff are there, but the wad was quite boring for me.x
Anonymous
This is Very worthy of a Cacaward !!!x
Anonymous
Very interesting concept, glad to see it was well executed.x
plums
Congrats guys, it was a long haul but you persevered. Awesome set of maps with a great concept. x