So far loving this wad. It is very difficult for me. But I stuck with level 2 and trying to beat it now. I have already figured out the procedure up to the last room. Enjoying the level very much. You can see that a lot of thought was put into this.
I also love the level design. Really sleek and imaginative, and also very functional. Everything has a purpose.
To me, this is yet other E1 style full-episode, it's plays good, not too bad, just like the original E1 but getting lost so easily. And unless you're doing Pistol-start or your ammo will be TOO MUCH, well, it's not author's fault as id did the same shit on the original E1 too, but on 2013 it may just a little awkward.
Most of levels just plays like typical E1 levels, nothing too special but for those who like the E1 should like this too, unless "getting lost/multi-ways" is not something you like...for me, I just do "sv_fastweapons 1" after E1M9 beaten, shame on me, I know, but that's why E1 style just too easily to fall into a boring monsters-killing-fest if nothing so special, and until E1M8, I didn't see any of them so special...maybe some secrets...:\
Overall, I would say it's fine E1 episode replacement, for those who love this kind of levels.
Old map from 95. Not really intresting design, but I didn't find any wrong alignments homs or whatever. Monster placment is ok. Except one room cramped with trees and mass of hitscanners without any cover. Progression is very confusing, you may find some unintended shortcuts which confuses even more.
Akimbo weapons are nothing new but it is nice to see the Doom weapon line-up to be duel-wielded. Maps that are tight on ammo can be a problem and the secondary fire modes are rather underwhelming, with some being straight-up worse than if you shoot normally. Otherwise, it's a fun mod.