Title: Deimos: Slight Return
Filename: levels/doom2/d-f/deimos-v.zip
Size: 1.62 MB
Date: 12/08/11
Author: ReX Claussen
Description: Nine maps that attempt to capture the look and feel of the original Episode 2. While the influence of the original E1 maps is unmistakable, the player will note some significant differences. First, the gameplay is markedly different. While using only the enemies in E2, Deimos: Slight Return is meant to be tougher and more challenging -- more enemies in tighter situations; better balanced ammo, health, & armor; and better use of the tougher enemies.

Second, the map layouts are often very different from the originals. The logical progression has changed, as have many of the methods of accessing the secrets. I have done this while trying to retain the appearance and scale of the original, so that the player has a sense of deja vu. I emphasize that each map is built from scratch, with the originals only used for reference.

Third, the architecture is updated to current standards while staying within the limits of vanilla DooM. For, although players will undoubtedly use source ports, these levels are ultimately meant to be enjoyed first with vanilla DooM.

Fourth, the original E2 did not use editing tricks that are not uncommon in today's maps -- instantly lowering sectors, 3D bridges, etc. Phobos Revisited occasionally does.
Base: Nine levels from scratch.
Build time: Four months, off and on.
Editor(s) used: WadAuthor for map-building; XWE for merging the maps into a single wad
Bugs: None. [However, there are occasional slime trails when using just doom.exe. I've tried a couple of different node builders, but no luck.]
Rating: (20 votes)
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