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DM-Aberrance 
Map Info


 
File Namedm-aberrance.zip
AuthorIctus
GametypeUT Deathmatch
Date Added05-08-2001
File Version1.00
File Size3.31 mb
Player Count2-6
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating9
User Rating8
Overall Rating9
NC2 map imported without screenshot.
 
Review


ReviewerFuzzBusterOverall Score: 9/10
DateNC2 07-13-2001

Wow. It's very hard to believe that this is Ictus' first publicly released map. He spent a great deal of time in the forums with the community, tweaking here and there, and the result is stunning.


Start downloading now. 'Nuff said.


What? Oh, you want details? okokokokok, details you shall have, then.


Aberrance Facility is straight from the book of l33t, chapter and verse. There's a few very very small errors but you'll be hard pressed to find 'em, and they don't detract from the map any.


Bots kick-ass here, even on adept. Pathing is quite well thought out, and the bots pretty much go everywhere and get everything, and occasionally make a surprise move like leaping down off the redeemer nook to get the minigun, or piston-hop up to the Udamage.


Very tightly themed, using the RichRig textures, and architecture is great, aiding and abetting the flow quite a bit. You Z-axis lovers will have a bit of fun here, although there isn't a huge amount of it. There was one oddball thing but you'd only notice if it you were flying around.. the radio tower is floating on air. Being a 'completist' myself, I always felt that for realism, things should look as solid as possible, even from the air. The rest of the level does, however, look extremely solid and real. The skybox has a nice touch, what with the ground having terrain features, which is something I've only seen in one other map so far.


I would have liked to see a good evil trap in here, but considering this is his first released map, it's more than forgivable. :-)


Lighting is clean and pure, coronas aren't overwhelming, there's a darker niche or two to lurk in briefly but you won't be hidden for long. Sound is subtly used, and complements the map. Ammo placement is a little sparse, with only one cannister of ammo near to the weapon spawn points, forcing players to cruise for more ammo (which is a good thing).


The playability is hampered somewhat by some high polycounts.. as much as 450 in a spot or two. You'll need some higher end hardware for this pup, but it's still more than playable on my G3/400 and Voodoo3 3000, so the rest of you insane bleeding-edge tech geek0rs should have few problems.


While not exactly perfect, it's damned close and I'm considerably impressed. j00 other newbie mappers could learn a thing or three from Ictus' efforts at communicating with the community prior to releasing his map to the public and posting it here for you to download. Nice job, mate!


My clan-mates and I have played this map quite a bit, and there wasn't a single unfavorable response from any of them. Major fun-factor ownage. :-) I expect to see this map on servers NOW. Get me? Server admins, host this pup!


Recommend 5-12 players. 16 would be a pure insane spam-fest, but if you like that stuff, go for it.


 
Map Comments


_UE_Hunter Rating: 9 
yes.

somebody Rating: 10 
1337ish map!

Ictus Rating: 9 
hmm some newbie musta given it a 10. fair review.

Dr.Pest Rating: 8.5 
I gave it 8.5, cuz it's sloppy built and there's something missing, some spice ;) But the atmosphere, for example the skybox and outdoorpart, is great and the architecture has some of the coolest things ever (trims, is there anything they can't do? ;))

Mister_Prophet Rating: 8 
This is a first map? Impressive Ictus, but you are not a jedi yet;)

Altimartin Rating: 9 
Simply Rocking

Deathwing Rating: 9.5 
Superb in every way!

Platinum[STS] Rating: 8.5 
very "nice" map. polys get high, but it wasnt a problem for me :)

garrett Rating: 9 
yada yada yada, need i say more....this is hmm....1337? ya, that's it

fallonme Rating: 9 
Words cannot describe my amazement at the great skill behind this map

LinconNGD Rating: 9.5 
Im new at this so i'm not an expert yet but I like this map its better than some normal ones with the game almost perfect for me except some small problems like said in the review

Faz 'OshadowO' Khan Rating: 8.5 
wow this map is super cool. The outside area blew me away. If only more mappers would put as much care in their maps before releasing them. Hey stop looking at me!!:D

sprag Rating: 9 
Beautiful. A gem. The spacious map is a blast to play with the Rocket Launch Arena/Rocket Booster mutators and about 7-8 adept bots.

DRT-Maverick Rating: 9 
same score as I gave at UTUnderground when I reviewed it about a month ago, it's a great map, with some minor issues, but I love the gameplay!

Twrecks Rating: 8.5 
Needs better lifts and not without minor texture alignment errors and light fixture wierdness. Overall gives a good High-poly play and a near pro-quality build.

Dai Rating: 3 
lol. another one of those "dime-a-dussin" davidm clone maps(authors). Using richrig textures to boot, which makes it a clone of Alcatraz, which in turn is a clone of Oilrig. And the polycount is too damn high. "fair review" indeed...

CowGod Rating: 8.5 
/me loved this map.

[--x--]LurkerBot Rating: 7.5 
some shit bothered me about the gameplay. -7.5-

BoneDaddy Rating: 0 
-0- the gay smiley face ruined the entire map, just like the AYBABTU in Oiga. turned what could have been a pro map into gayness, 1st map my A$$

sepsis Rating: 9 
I thought this map had a good layout with good lightning and good texture decisions. Also, the atmosphere and skybox etc. were sweet =D! Good one Ictus!

Nebel Rating: 8 
Unshleet.

Agent X Rating: 6.5 
Hrrumph, me agrees with Dai, there is a lot wrong with this one, and the textures are ugly.

Shock6822 Rating: 7 
Ryan told me to post here.

elan_vital Rating: 9 
hmmm some creative user feedback, seems we have people who now alot about DavidM...*note heavy sarcasm* I remember a promise made by Ictus during the intial phase of Abberance, back when we were Lanning on Beta version 12 or something. I quote, "Im not even gonna release it till Im absolutly sure its awesome." Noted it has its flaws, though they are few and far between. And remember people, this was a first-time! map, compared to some of the tasteless, boring, stereotypical maps out there released on the first attempt, this ones almost perfect. Definate download.

NYGrrrl Rating: 8.5 
at least theres -some- legit feedback for this very cool map... xcellent 1st map! looks great and lotsa fun to play too, the review pretty much says it all. get it play it luv it

skyeric Rating: 9 
An excellent job! but... ya got stars in-front of the other planet?

MoxNix Rating: 7 
Plays quite well and is fun to play, however there are some problems. It looks just like yet another mediocre DavidM map. This is a minor point though, the main problem I have with this map is that you can hammer jump to the roof, drop off the edge by the tower and run way, way out to a supposedly inacessable area that makes a perfect camping spot, easily defended and overlooking the entire outside area, all ways connecting it to the rest of the maps as well as both the shield belt and the redeemer. I give it a 7 anyhow because it flows well, is fun to play and probably won't be won by someone camping in the hills. Fix the camper thing and it'd be a solid 8. Use better textures too and I'd say 8.5, maybe 9.

1_8_7 Rating: 7 
too dark...and not that fun...punto

DocEDo Rating: 7.5 
Very nice outside! But inside...What are all those rooms and ramps doing? Do they have any funktion in the building? NO. Actually they are quite useless. 7.5

Chris Toth Rating: 8 
Very nice map! Gameplay: 7.5 Visuals: 9

george_dubya Rating: 9 
My feedback is only static.

The Mule Rating: 8 
This map is WAY too dark. But many are. As a map maker, though, I do appreciate the genius of this map's maker. The backdrop came out great! Well done, Whatever-the-hell-your-name-is!

xan001 Rating: 10 
Nice, but didn't run very well on my 386 pentium.

Beausey Rating: 8.5 
4 shure a great first timer map...i can't count the numerous times i was taken out by the bots.very well done!(a few of those times wuz my own stupidity...I hate cliffs!) :)

Mxtrmntr
12-10-2002 07:30 AM EST
Rating: 8 
very nice map. has a few flaws concerning gameplay, but still very good...

Adam
12-16-2002 03:39 PM EST
Rating: 9 
wow, this map is sweet!!

Homeslice
12-16-2002 08:37 PM EST
Rating: 8 
You are crazy, BoneDaddy. Just crazy. This map is awesome!

gyokusai
12-16-2002 10:53 PM EST
Rating: 9 
Ownz big time--one of my favorites. And I just love the "You're beautiful, take a screenshot!" bit :)

Lok
04-18-2005 07:33 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
the sky is awesome ...the most imaginative map ive seen ever... this map rocks!!! just rocks!!

redfist
04-19-2005 12:54 AM EDT
Rating: 6 
Ya,we ran this map also,it allways seemed to me things got confusing,you need to play this level a lot to get good at it to get the layout and best ways around to get the weapon you want.

Charon
04-19-2005 07:18 AM EDT
Rating: 8.5 
hmm... envy, mr.r?;P

great map.

Sergeant Todd
04-19-2005 09:06 AM EDT
Rating: 10 
Does it possibly get any better than this? I doubt it!

Sergeant Todd

IronMan
05-20-2006 01:47 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
Another good map from Ryan. Every UT map he released has been a hit. A pattern perhaps?



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