Monday, December 29, 2014

400 Reviews and Happy Holidays

i let a few milestones glaze by, but as of Mayan Mishap, Doomed: Doom WAD Reviews is sitting pretty at 400 reviews and has been semi-active for almost four years. every year people make more stuff than i can play, and thats good. ive also been part of the cacoward team since 2012, a position i did not envision but have since kept up with... more or less. actually, 2014 has been my best year since 2011 since i kept up plenty of buffer reviews for irregular updates in case I got waylaid. the only really big addition to the blog has been the tumblr, which has been a neat experiment at delivering something more specific than my blog to a different audience. anyway, i could do some kind of cool retrospective or something but id rather solicit you guys for a roadmap for 2015. what super-obscure stuff would you like to see reviewed that isnt on the blog? what cacoward winners from 2010 and earlier are you dying to see words on?


SUGGESTIONS

10 Sectors
Plutonia 2
Dark 7 / Dark 7 Mission Pack
Urotsuki: Inferno Road, Dead End, Radical Way
Ultimate Simplicity
Massmouth / Massmouth 2 / Massmouthmas
Soldier of Fortune
Scythe / Scythe 2 / Scythe X
Dolphin's Dream
Unhinged
Castle of Eternal Carrot in the Sky
The City of the Damned
City of the Damned: Apocalypse
Virus: Episode One
Super Sonic Doom
Oniria 1 / Oniria 2
Happy Time Circus 1 / Happy Time Circus 2
Castle Phobos
Dark Hell
Unloved
Hellcore 2.0
Claustrophobia: The Walls Close In
Junko
Grime
Elysion
Disturbia
Cheogsh / Cheogsh 2 / Realm of Cheogsh
NeoDoom
Alien Flower (RDC Freakmapping #5)
Caverns of Darkness
Paranoid
Darkest Hour
The Golden Souls
Sinful Discharge (Heretic)
Gulag (Heretic)
Curse of D'Sparil (Heretic)
Codename HYENA Killermachine
Plutinya 1024
The Crypts
Town of Witchcraft (Heretic Treasure Chest)
Cassie Steele
The Experiment
Hoover Dam
Balls
One Bloody Night
e6y3
Escape From Phobos / Escape From Deimos / Escape from Natas
hellrun.WAD (Doom / Doom II)
Istanbul
Nordhell
Phoebe
RRWARD
Scimitar
SJS1: Streets of Fear
Triad Experimental Corporation
NUTS.WAD
Area 51
Kama Sutra
Hell Revealed II
Community Chest / Community Chest 2
Vrack 1 / Vrack 2 / Vrack 3
Deus Vult
The Rebirth
The Abyss
Phobos: Relive the Nightmare (and other works by Shamus Young)
Dimensions of Time
Marswar
SlayeR
TVR!
World of DETH
E2MWalter
Big Woodchip
Operation Biowar
Beta Labs
Post
Strange Aeons
Nerves of Steel
Impure Offering


COMEDY OPTIONS

Doomguy's pimp ventures II: The More,The Merrier.
pol.wad
School Doom II
21ratmaz
AOL Girls Museum
Duke Nukem Level Conversion
ZBlood
Otakon
Doom City
Doom Center
Dawn of Reality
The Ghoul's Forest 3
The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
Calgon, Take me away!
RTC-3057
Nimrod: Project Doom
Phocas Island
Phocas Island 2


PROMISES

Wonderful Doom
2002: A Doom Odyssey
Claustrophobia 1024
Exquisite Corpse
Titan
Titan 2
Titan 1024
Dark Covenant


IT CAME FROM THE COMMENTS SECTION

Claustrophobia 1024 2: The Mystery of Too Many Maps
Bloodworks
Mitnal
The Hub
cwave.wad
Quake: Descent Into Heresy
The Ultimate Torment and Torture
Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos
ZPack: Random Maps for ZDoom
Knee Deep in ZDoom
Community Chest 3
END1 / END2
Classic Episode 2: Singularity Complex
Flashback Demo 1
Flashback Demo 2


TUMBLR TRAVAILS

Reign of the Spider Gods
Demons of Problematique / Demons of Problematique 2
Whispers of Satan


STUFF I'M EMBARRASSED TO NOT HAVE PLAYED YET ...done! :D

Stardate 20X6
Swim With the Whales
UAC Ultra


DELAYED-SION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

32in24-14: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas
Respawned: Back From Hell
Doom: Redemption
Inferno
Phobos: Anomaly Reborn
The Dying End
~The Complete Works of Paul Corfiatis~ / Death Tormention / The Twilight Zone II: Final Dreams / Death Tormention II /
~The Complete Works of Kristian Aro~
~The Complete Works of Chris Hansen~
No Rest For the Living
Chex Quest
Oblivion
Paranoia
Paranoiac
Something Wicked This Way Comes / Wickedly Simple / No Rest for the Wicked / For the Wicked Shall Perish / Death Comes Not Gently to the Wicked / The Wicked and the Damned / Wicked Be the Ways of Men / Damnation Awaits the Wicked / Exalt Not the Wicked
Planet Phobos / Planet Hell
Innocence / Innocence 2 / Innocence 3 / Innocence: TNT
~The Abyssal Speedmapping Sessions~ / Abyssal Speedmapping Session 1 / Abyssal Speedmapping Session 2 / Abyssal Speedmapping Session 3 /
Congestion Control / Congestion Control 2
~The Complete Works of Memfis~
NewDoom Community Project / NewDoom Community Project 2
Harmony
A Taste For Blood
Plutocracy
Return to Hadron
Endless Torture
Ol' No Name
Sunlust
King Dime's Birthday Mapset
Nuclear Halls
Estranged
~The Complete 40oz Birthday Map Collection~
Favillesco Episode 1: Genuflected on Io / Episode 2: Tragedy Over Europa / Alpha Episode: Apostasy on Amalthea / Alpha Episode 2: Desecration On Thebe
Prime Directive
Matt Tropiano Birthday Maps
Happy Birthday TMD!
NOVA 2
Arcadia Demade
Drip Feed
Valhalla
Epic 2 + Anything else Eternal made between 2007-2010 (excluding Long Days)
Beyond Revival
Hell Ground
Mapgame
Gravity
Eternal Doom IV
Back to Basics
Cold as Hell
Epic
Songs of the Damned
IC2005
Vae Victus (2)
Decade
Tremor (Part I: Genesis)
Phobos Revisited
Plutonium Winds
Doom Raider: Crypt of the Vile
Ruma
007: License to Spell Doom
Sin City / Sin City 2 / Sin City 3
Null Space
Doom: Resurrection
Threshold of Pain
Monument
Sacrifice Episode
Argus
Pax
Induction
Doomed Space Wars
50 Shades of GRAYTALL
ICAR2015
Monument
Way Too Many Dead Guys
Breach
Jared's Doom
Sharp Things
All Aboard the Mega Magilla Gorilla Flotilla
Pcorf Community Project 2: 2048 Unleashed
Jiffy Bag
The Warlock's Hearth
The Last Sanctuary
Bloodstain
Tech Gone Bad

148 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting on that 10 Sectors review :P - Linguica

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    1. then i will totally post it next

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  2. Plutonia 2 would be cool! :)

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    1. considering i have reviews for OG plutonia and plutonia revisited this is starting to look like a gaping hole, yeah

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  3. Dark7 and its mission pack may be worth a review, too.

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  4. Will you review Urotsuki series?

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  5. If I had to pick just one, it would be Ultimate Simplicity, but the Massmouth series would be awesome too.

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  6. I'd recommend you to have a look at this obscure gem from 1997: Soldier of Fortune by Lisa Moore.

    Also, I would like to see you review Scythe 1 and 2. Those are definitely worth looking at.

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    1. yeah at this point im kind of embarrassed to not have the scythe series played

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  7. I would pick Plutonia 2, Wonderful Doom and 2002: A Doom Odyssey. After that I suggest to start reviewing original IWADS as well, I just find it weird that the original levels weren't reviewed yet (except Final Doom and Master Levels).

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    1. the main reason i have put off talking about Doom / Doom II is that its hard to gauge them having spent so much time playing them when i was a young lad

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  8. I know I already commented, but if you're looking for things that weren't in the Cacowards, I've got a few more suggestions.

    Dolphin's Dream, Unhinged, Castle of Eternal Carrot in the Sky, City of the Damned and CotD: Apocalypse are all great, and Virus Episode One is completely different and really cool.

    Also, I know Super Sonic Doom was a runner-up in 2004, but I just started playing it and it's one of the coolest WADs I've ever played. Oniria 1 and 2 are also pretty awesome, the first was a runner-up in one of the Cacowards I know.

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    1. Also, sorry if I'm sending too many suggestions, but I would love to see what you think about Happy Time Circus 1 and 2.

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    2. uhhhhh ill take all that into consideration

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    3. I wrote too much stuff, sorries.

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    4. Unhinged is DONE as of 2016, lol

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  9. No suggestions, just stopping by to say that I really appreciate what you do for the community, and to keep on exploring new doom lands.

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  10. Doom: The Golden Souls, fantastic TC that was completely ignored by this year's Cacowards.

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    1. golden souls is already on the block, so to speak

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  11. UAC Ultra is up there with Darkening 2 and Suspended in Dusk as among my favourite mapsets for any game ever. I'd love to see your take on it.

    I'd also like to see you go over the official releases, like Doom 1 and 2 and (especially) Doom 64. I'm curious as to how you'd cover them.

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    1. doom 64 will be reviewed before i ever tackle the iwads

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    2. oh yeah UAC Ultra is done, also check out me setting myself up for failure. Doom 64 before the IWADs my ass!

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  12. I'd also like to thank you for the reading material, KMX--reminds me of the old Doom Underground format. Nearly everything that's on this site is something I've played before, and it's nice to have something like a sleek travelogue guide down memory lane, so to speak, especially as it will occasionally leave me hankering to revisit something from the past.

    I do have a small handful of PWAD suggestions for you, take 'em or leave 'em.
    First, a couple of interesting/quirky oldies for OG Doom: Castle Phobos (dmcpho.zip on the idgames archive) and Dark Hell (darkhell.zip), both of which ended up as full episodes after some fragmented early releases.
    And some odds and ends for Doom II:
    Unloved -- highly atmospheric semi-hub for G/ZDoom, surprisingly violent combat in places
    Hellcore 2.0 -- compiles the crown jewel maps of the decidedly abortive Mordeth Award-winning megawad, plus a few additions. Also very heavily atmospheric with some quirky gameplay designs, almost reminds me of something the Russian community might make.
    Claustrophobia: The Walls Close In -- More vintage ZDoom. Would suggest looking at this one at some point after Winter's Fury, I think there are some interesting historical parallels to be drawn.
    Junko -- Fairly obscure ZDoom mapset. This is full-bore "Doom as an adventure game" stuff, something you seem to have a fondness for. I'd consider this one of the finer/deeper modern examples of the breed, myself, though of course it's the kind of thing that only has a rather niche appeal.

    Whether you get to these or not, just so long as you keep doing what you do in some shape or form, that's what matters.

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    1. thanks! at some points i figure that this blog is really useful to just look at screenshots and descriptions and recall your own memories. suggestions taken into consideration.

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    2. Castle Phobos, Unloved - done!

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  13. Def go for Plutonia 2! Also how about doing a few D-D maps? Grime, Elysion and Disturbia are all top notch and unique and deserves your attention =)

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    1. death-destiny scares me by reputation alone but i felt the same way about combat shock so im sure i can work it in

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  14. Cheogsh trilogy? PSX DOOM TC? NeoDoom? Alien Flower (part of RDC's FreakMapping#5 contest)? Strain? Caverns of Darkness?
    I would ask for more, but you do already have quite big wad list to work with...
    - Jake Crusher, from iddqd.ru.

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    1. PSX TC, no, sorry. strain is already reviewed. The rest though I'll throw on

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  15. First off, thank you for all the great work you have done! As for recommendations: How about some of ReX Claussen TCs? Paranoid and Darkest Hour (and standalone expansion/prequel) remain some of my favourites, and they did such a great job re-creating other FPS games in Doom. Also another vote for Unloved and City of the Damned 2. Unloved is basically Doom meets Hexen meets Silent Hill, not everyone's cup of tea but I am pretty sure you will enjoy it. City of the Damned: Apocalypse made me even more sad that we don't have source port for Blood. It's a real looker and also pretty adventurey and exploration-driven so I think you will like it.

    I also look forward to you reviewing some hidden gems that are either undeservedly forgotten or flew under most doomers radars (like you did with stuff like System Vices or SPAWN, I ended up really enjoying them and I certainly would have never even heard of them without your reviews!)

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    1. added rex's stuff. i do like checking out hidden gems and stuff that is just plain ?wtf?.

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  16. In addition to what you've listed above (especially Scythe 1/2/X, Unloved, Wonderful, and your Embarrassments list) I'd also love to see Caverns Of Darkness and Heretic: Sinful Discharge (supposedly Doomsday-only, but I've ran it just fine in GZDoom.) Maybe Heretic: Gulag as well.

    What you said above about this blog being a trip down memory lane for a lot of us readers is totally true: I love going back over the screenshots/writeups and getting those flashes of "Oh yeah, *that* level!"

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    1. heretic / hexen reccs are always clool.

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  17. I'd like to see 32in24-14 reviewed

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    1. I'm not asking for any time schedule just requesting it be on the roster to get done in 2015, at least before the next Cacoward drafting period (which is a lot of time, over ten months away)

      I just didn't know if you were planning on it at all, that's the only reason I bring it up

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  18. http://www.arcades3d.net/mapas/mostmapas.php?peich=1&juego=doom&dificultad=0&abc=0

    http://www.arcades3d.net/mapas/mostmapas.php?peich=1&juego=doom2&dificultad=0&abc=0

    Some of those wads are great.

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    1. this is the least specific recommendation made so far

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  19. Oh also one more notable 2014 wad, Respawned: Back from Hell. Not that much of a looker but the author concentrated on gameplay.

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  20. Of not already in the list: I would suggestion Doom Redemption (by Slayer), Chris Lutz' wads (Inferno, Phobos: Anomaly Reborn, The Dying End, and Caverns of Darkness), and anything involving Paul Corfiatis (excluding any of his jokewads), Kristian Aro, and/or Chris Hansen that hasn't already been reviewed.

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  21. Oh, and also No Rest For The Living and Chex Quest. After all, they are (or were) commercial, and you seem to have covered just about every other commercial fan-made wad.

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    1. all of your suggestions have been carefully added to the list

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    2. nice pun (if i'm interpreting it correctly)

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  22. Doomguy's pimp ventures II: The More,The Merrier.
    pol.wad
    School Doom II
    21ratmaz
    AOL Girls Museum
    Duke Nukem Level Conversion
    NeoDoom Gold Edition
    ZBlood
    Otakon
    Doom City
    Doom Center
    Dawn of Reality
    The Ghoul's Forest 3
    The Mystery of the Marie Celeste
    Calgon, Take me away!
    RTC-3057
    Nimrod: Project Doom
    Phocas Island
    Phocas Island 2

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    1. some of this stuff ive actually been looking forward to

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    2. well, i played Phocas Island and Doom City so far...

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  23. Heretic Curse of D'Sparil.

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    1. heretic is always a good thing

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    2. Indeed, this beautiful game needs more attention

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  24. Codename HYENA Killermachine.

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  25. Oblivion, by Stormwalker, brand new release, for UDoom Ep1. You were looking for what Stormwalker might make next after Flashback to Hell, now you have it. :)

    http://www.gamers.org/pub/idgames/levels/doom/Ports/m-o/obliv666.zip

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    1. oh, cool! and its only lightly based on his old-ass E1 ep

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    2. Yeah he used it as a base sort of but it's more or less a new experience it is so vastly different. I don't think said old episode has been reviewed on here, and if you want to play the older wad first to see where he's come, then that's your option.

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    3. ill probably do both at some point

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  26. Wow, missed this post completely.... congrats on the 400 review mark.



    and if you want some more Heretic wads to review:

    Solid old schoolish Heretic map, with a perfect level of detail and great looking texture combinations, apparently it's a remake of The Crypt from Heretic, but it stands on it's own and I only know it's a remake because I read the text. :P
    http://doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?file=levels%2Fheretic%2Fa-c%2Fcrypts.zip

    Stunning Heretic masterpiece by Kaiser, huge, epic and expansive and fits the Heretic lore and universe like a glove: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?file=levels/heretic/Ports/kaiser_21.zip

    ^ This level was later added into a Heretic compilation wad called Heretic Treasure Chest which has some gems in it, but also has many painful maps for me to really recommend it (e1m1 is probably my least favorite Heretic level of all time)... when I play this compilation I always skip to a level, so I can only say "play with caution". http://doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?file=levels/heretic/Ports/htchest.zip

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    1. ive been eyeing up the HTC but its reputation precedes it

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  27. I suggest:

    Cassie Steele (yeah, by TimeOfDeath, but don't be afraid, it's almost a "normal" map)
    The Experiment (te.wad, an obscure oldschool episode, noone ever talks about it. somewhat similar to mm.wad)
    Hoover Dam (the outdoor area is legendary)
    Balls (by Checkmate, very artistic\creative)
    One Bloody Night (Erik Alm's earlier stuff)
    e6y3 (another very creative level by the author of the best Doom port :-)
    Escape From Phobos\Deimos\Natas trilogy (continues the events of Escape from New York :-)
    hellrun.wad (both the E2 replacement and the Doom 2 map)
    Istanbul (Arabian/Greco-Roman style)
    Nordhell (not the GZDoom one)
    Phoebe
    The rrward series (you can skip the fourth one...)
    Scimitar (new monsters, themes and stuff)
    SJS1: Streets Of Fear
    Triad Experimental Corporation
    NUTS.WAD!

    - memfis

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  28. Oh, and one more... area51.wad. :)

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    1. nice picks, especially since its not heavy with megawads

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    2. area 51, NUTS, Escape From Phobos, Deimos, Natas, and hoover Dam all done so far

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    1. another intimidating megaWAD, but should be p fun

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    2. Another megawad, but I'll suggest HR2 aswell.

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    3. honestly HR2 is cited as an influence in enough pwads that have followed that I'm really inclined to chase it down before KS or Plutonia 2

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    4. Sweet. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

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  30. As it was brought up in the Scythe review, should add Dark Covenant to the list.

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    1. its now on the list, and its also "done"

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  31. You have enough on your plate, but I'll pile more on! Wonder if you were expecting this big of an outcry?

    After seeing the cc4 review and the recent interest in cc5, was curious to see your thoughts on the first three megawads. Could even review them backwards lol.

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    1. i mean, i was probably going to play through 1 and 2 before doing 3, this just makes it "official"

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  32. Vrack 1-3, and Deus Vult.

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    1. interesting and massive levels, my faves

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  33. Rebirth (megawad by Vader, often overlooked)

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    1. another thing that I Really Ought To Do, especially since i hear rumors of another project in the pipeline

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  34. Paranoid (and Paranoiac, when it releases).

    Wicked series (1-9).

    Classic style Doom I episodes: Planet Phobos/Planet Hell [sadly, there's no Planet Deimos :( ].

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  35. Dimensions of Time
    Marswar
    SlayeR
    TVR!
    World of Deth

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    1. all cool stuff ive been looking forward to playing.

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    2. and of these things, Dimensions of Time is DONE

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  36. Innocence 1-3 & TNT
    Abyssal Speedmapping Sessions
    Congestion Control 1/2
    Memfis' works (other than Kuchitsu which is already reviewed)
    NDCP 1/2
    Harmony
    CH Retro Episode
    Death Tormention 1-3
    Simply Phobos
    Brotherhood of Ruin + The Lost Temple

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    1. added, though lord knows when I'll get around to some of these

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  37. A Taste For Blood (waverider) and Plutocracy (Franckfrag)

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    1. added, I was waiting on playing micro-plutonia before doing taste for blood but now that that's out of the way i have nothing holding me back

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  38. Wow, everyone is coming out of the woodworks! Hey I know I earlier I said I wouldn't suggest anything...but if there is a bandwagon you may as well jump on! The first pwad I ever played was a megawad called Operation Biowar on Doom 95 (using TNT as the iwad of all things). It's still one of my faves for (mostly) nostalgic reasons. At the time it blew me away with its new music, sfx, and graphics. These days I know the sources of most the new content, but at the time it was the first time I had experienced it. Curious to see your take on it since you don't have nostalgia goggles, so uhh...mind putting Biowar on the backlog? =D

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    1. also I finished this finally at the tail end of 2015

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  39. Hadron
    Endless Torture
    Ol' No Name
    Sunlust

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  40. Referenced from Doomworld regarding 32in24-14: "Not sold on the CTF layouts". I don't understand, what level(s) are you referring to? Really confusing me, TBH.

    Also:
    KingDime's Birthday Mapset
    Nuclear Halls (it's by Capellan/Adam Windsor)
    Estranged (megawad by Foodles)
    BTSXE1 Map19 (still missing that, and it has quite some differences from the rest of the episode too)
    A bunch of birthday maps 40oz made circa 2010 or so
    Favillesco series (E1/E2/Alpha E1 and E2)

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    1. Oh and how could I forget: Prime Directive!

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    2. 32in24-14: some authors did it better than others, but a few of the levels - MAP38 and MAP41 - are just Frankensteins of sewn together CTF layouts with perfunctory enemy placement. this doesn't describe every level that used portions of 32in24 levels, and it's really more a case of what authors were willing to do with the layouts than any problem with the layouts themselves, but having gone through MAP38 and MAP41 the idea has been just about spoiled for me.

      also

      BTSXE1 MAP19 - no. i am not updating this until the final version comes out, which will also have a MAP32 from skillsaw. rolling between revs is not worth my time.

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    3. 32in24-14: and of course Map42 is awful. However - everything Map33 onwards is stuff that was deemed relatively 'bottom of the barrel' in the quality spectrum, especially compared to the main 32 level set. They were given little if any extra playtest/revision in comparison to the main wad. So they shouldn't really be held as a strike against the wad.

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    4. that's why i said "not sold on the ctf layouts" and not "this wad fucking blows". most of the authors didn't bother trying to build off a 32in24 map but of the ones that did TMD did a pretty good job at stitching stuff together. but in any case, you can read all about it when i post the review

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    5. I think in addition to TMD (Maps 15/18) Lupinx also did a fairly good single player version of his own previously-CTF map (for Map28). I would agree something like Map24 is perhaps weak though. As well as a handful of maps (in the main 32 I'm talking) that are simply not that great (in spite of being original designs).

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    6. this discussion will fit better on the review page for 32in24-14 when it gets posted

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  41. More Birthday sets to think about too!:

    Maps for Matt Tropiano's Birthday (forgot this one earlier, it hasn't been put to /idgames)

    Happy Birthday TMD! (just got posted like an hour ago)

    And NOVA 2.

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  42. Doesn't it get confusing having all these different weird categories?

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  43. To go back to the last question in the initial post (and ones not already on the list):

    Cacowards 2010:
    Arcadia Demade
    Drip Feed
    Valhalla
    Epic 2 + Anything else Eternal made between 2007-2010 (excluding Long Days)
    Beyond Revival

    2009:
    Hell Ground (more Eternal)
    Mapgame

    2008:
    Gravity (yet another Eternal wad, and no he didn't just make one per year)
    Eternal Doom IV
    Back to Basics (rip Espi)
    Cold as Hell

    2007:
    Epic (Eternal's 2007 award winner)
    Songs of the Damned

    2006:
    IC2005
    Vae Victus (2)

    2005:
    Suspended in Dusk

    2004:
    Decade
    RTC-3057 (Hub 1)
    Tremor (Part I: Genesis)
    Phobos Revisited

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    1. I'll add all of these, except for Suspended in Dusk, which is http://onemandoom.blogspot.com/2011/04/sidzip-suspended-in-dusk.html one of this blog's oldest reviews

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  44. Plutonic Winds, a set of semi-speedmaps by darkreaver that got surprisingly little notice in 2013.

    Anything hobomaster made (he's the author of Pinnacle of Darkness).

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  45. Also moving to non-cacoward but 'top 100' years (in response to initial question - does not include wads already in some way in the list):

    2003:
    Void
    Doom Raider: Crypt of the Vile

    2002:
    Ruma
    007: License to Spell Doom

    2001:
    Sin City (really, all three)
    Null Space
    Doom Resurrection

    Not going to look over 2000 or prior for now.

    And another addition: Threshold of Pain (actually the special edition), a PSX theme mod.

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    1. Void has been reviewed for two years http://onemandoom.blogspot.com/2013/04/void-voidwad.html

      I'll add the rest, tho

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  46. Monument.

    There are only 1 or 2 brand new levels in the episode, and 3 of them compose basically an upgraded version of 2014's The Wailing Horde, but the rest have not been covered in any way on here yet (including the 'ready to post' section) & all previously existing maps are updated from their initial incarnations anyways.

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  47. Sunlust (it's done, at last!) If you dread it just play HMP :)

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  48. I'm usually very quiet about where my stuff goes, as I don't really care that much, but seriously Sunlust is way too important to just shove down to the bottom.

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    1. well

      first, even i forgot that sunlust was already on the list, sandwiched between "Ol' No Name" and "King Dime's Birthday Mapset". im still not going to organize it or anything.

      second, these reccs were added to the list in the order they were received. anyone who has been watching this should know that i've been cherry-picking the shit out of it.

      third, I don't want to regret soliciting recommendations and spending what little effort it takes to create the recc list. i appreciate that you are passionate about Sunlust, and i am excited to play it, but it doesn't matter whether it takes ten days, ten weeks, or ten months to do it.

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  49. In memory of Ty:

    Doom - Sacrifice Episode
    Argus
    Pax
    Induction

    http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?search=1&field=author&word=halderman&sort=time&order=asc&page=1

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  50. Doomed Space Wars
    50 Shades of Graytall

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    1. in fact, these are the next two things on my playlist, though not in that order

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    2. this request has been COMPLETED

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  51. ICAR2015 (after 50 Shades and Space Wars, of course)

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  52. Brutal Doom / Project Brutality? They have their faults, but I would say they are pretty significant.

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    1. there is no question as to its significance, but i am holding out for a moment of crowning stability. if i had reviewed the mod back in 2011, when it had already gone through a number of iterations, the review would barely reflect its current state, and i do not want to be distracted by a rather vocal subset of the community to update a detailed review with every subsequent iteration

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  53. I'd recommend Death Tormention 3 very highly if you had any sort of enjoyment with the first two (which are already in the 'Ready To Publish' list).

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  54. Monument (it's been released as final)

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  55. Way Too Many Dead Guys - https://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/71259-way-too-many-dead-guys-final-alpha/

    This wad is finished but was never uploaded to /idgames so it's easy to miss when looking for stuff to review.

    Also, Breach - https://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/71430-breach-updated-to-beta3/ - another map that was not uploaded, but the current beta is all but a finished work and the author doesn't look likely to do any more with it. (Nothing from him on the thread for at least 8 months)

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  56. Other single map wads (probably not as 'important' as Breach, though) - except the last, these aren't on /idgames:

    -rdwpa's made a couple single maps besides just his speedmaps, look for threads he's started. Mucus Membrane, From Tears, and Dumplet primarily.

    -Bradford Spencer (think it's the same guy from AV but not sure) released two maps earlier this year: Once Upon a Slime, and Alien Vendetta: Fate of the Drifter.

    -Antaresia is a deathmatch wad but it's got a singleplayer bonus map in Map30 worth looking into.

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  57. Struggle - https://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/74791-struggle-version-beta-one-is-available/

    Also pitching in Ol' No Name again - https://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/73125-ol-no-name-4-map-set/ - another wad that never found its home on /idgames but is quite substantial regardless.

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  58. Another one that sinks out of view due to no recent update and no idgames upload. Dolman made an episode sort of in the spirit to DTWID, Episode 1 earlier this year, certainly worth giving consideration:

    https://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/71986-dtwid-my-version-of-episode-one-of-doom/

    Ol' No Name and Monunent remain pretty important, just using any time I have something else to say as a chance to keep pitching that reminder in as well

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  59. Here is a fun one, quite obscure I guess - https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/p-r/post_mep
    - Memfis

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    1. added... but i will be playing DEBUT before POST

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  60. Sharp Things
    all aboard the mega magilla gorilla flotilla

    (More xasermaps!)

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  61. Also a few wads in beta or early release candidates, may or may not see final release in 2015:

    Pcorf Community Project 2: 2048 Unleashed
    Jiffy Bag (Various purpose maps by Jimmy)

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  62. Warlock's Hearth (Khorus map, and it's about as big as most full episode from him)
    The Last Sanctuary (FDC 16 map, on /idgames already)
    And - once again - Monument! Doomsday is only 3 and a half weeks away!

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  63. Any chance of getting you to cover Impure Offering? https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/levels/doom2/Ports/g-i/impoffer

    It's a reasonably-short single level for prboom-plus -complevel 9. Has been known to not work in Zandronum, and is a bit finicky with compatibility settings, so sticking with prboom-plus is recommended.

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    1. yes, but understand it is in a veritable hoard of suggestions

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    2. That's fine! It's already over a year old, so I'm not hoping to see it turn into an "instant smash success" or anything.

      Plus, it took over six months to get a /newstuff review, so I'm used to waiting for a long time, heh.

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  64. Bloodstain
    Tech Gone Bad

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  65. Innocence X
    John Romero's E1M4b

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