Brentai wrote:My experience with playing DOOMII ("doooo meeee") for the first time in 2020 is that I didn't hate Archviles even half as much as I hated Revenants. With two decades of WASD experience under your belt and in an ingrained tendency to wait and counter, Archviles are a cinch. Revenants though, their rocket fireball rockets love to do a completely improbable 180 and hit you in the back if you try to just sidestep them, often forcing you to run like an idiot to the nearest sharp corner of the map to deal with them. My strategy for dealing with them became "Never let them shoot!" which works great in that city level where you spawn in with a pair of them in sniper position over you.
Revenants were (and probably still are) definitely among my most feared enemies in DOOM 2, because yeah, they're glass cannons, but they're still NASTY-ASS glass cannons. And the glass isn't so thin that it's "hit them and they die", you still have to get a couple well-placed shots in.
Archviles are easier to deal with, but there's one level (can't remember which) where they put one in an area full of a bunch of thin brown overlapping walls made up of gratings you can see through, but are too dense to fire through, and that area is TOUGH, man. He can run around raising shit and blowing you up just fine, and you get to watch him do it 2-3 walls away, without direct line of sight to fire on him, so you have to go chasing his skinny run-forrest-run ass down.