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DM-Alps`DawnDuel 
Map Info


 
File Namedm-alpsdawnduel.zip
Authorkrolizard
GametypeUT2k3 Deathmatch
Date Added04-17-2003
File Version1.00
File Size3.25 mb
Player Count2-4
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating7.5
User Rating7
Overall Rating7.5



 
Review


ReviewerTwrecksAwe Score: 2.5/3
Date04-21-2003Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 2.5/3
User Point: 0
Overall Score: 7.5/10

Alps dawn duel is dual down fun.

Two encrusted arenas within a crumbling early 1900s fortress creates the backdrop for revived combat with your favorite 2003 weapons, UT2003 that is. Initially a feeling of over-scale reflects on the visual senses, or is it the player models for 2k3 diminutive?

As play commences the later echos the truth voiced by the community, for this map rocks with gun fire and midget soldiers. Whatever the scales might appear, this map is optimized for heavy action. The recommended 2-4 is a small load for a large map, I would hazard to see this map served up the max of 8 to match the Player Start count. Downside is item support for the weighted increase. On item placement the author has done a good job matching location to utilization, and hazard for reward. Bots however lack certain finese in achieving the U-Damage though navigate deathfully otherwise.

The only other beef I would have with this map would be the clouds race too fast over a beautifully crafted deathmatch level. From its falling rafters, down the decaying arcades to the terrain floor, Alps Dawn Duel is a premier addition to my hard drive, and a reminder of proportions yet to be patched.


 
Map Comments


JAMIRO
04-18-2003 09:13 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
This map is another map from Cliff B. Ownage, this map is very good, the visuals make the theme of the map, with corridors with water, some parts with dust and fog. The gameplay makes the level fun and you will enjoy it. Worth the download you will keep this one in your hard drive!!!

{DAM}MoxNix
04-18-2003 09:12 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
The first "ownage" map that is worthy. Not just another eyecandy map, this map actually has good gameplay!

8.5 actually, rounded up...

Doctor Nick
04-18-2003 10:48 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
Very nice. I didn't like the way the fog screwed up the details in the background, nor the odd green weapon bases, but the rest of the map is amazing. Atmospheric, and it plays well.

Luggage
04-18-2003 12:39 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
Hmm... good idea and planning, but it seriously lacks polish.

Acyde
04-18-2003 06:49 PM EDT
Rating: 5 
This map could have been a lot better. It's unpolished.

yupalisk
04-23-2003 03:17 AM EDT
Rating: 5 
Okay map, just a sniper-happy map. Maybe a different route to the double damage bridge would be nice instead of the lame LIFT jump (thanks krolizard for clearing that one up ;) ).... Decent snipers will just snipe all day from up there, with only an agressive player with luck or good shock combo/shots to blast off.

krolizard
04-19-2003 09:51 AM EDT
 
There are 2 ways! Do you know lift-jump? ;)
However...

DeRailer
04-22-2003 01:00 AM EDT
Rating: 6 
I like the layout of this map, but the weaponbase placements can make for some real hectic matches. I'm really the last guy who wants the spawn at the bottom with the goo. The map is quite open even at the bottom, the goo is simplily the most ineffective weapon where it stands and the chokes are too large to spam, it made some really evasive and to some extend, fraustrating gameplay. Rocket Launcher is the weapon which I'll never risk for. This map is pure hitscan, the projectile weapons are extremely ineffective against evasive players. It's too deadly a trap for weapon that cannot rival the minigun, shock and lightning gun. Leave the hitscan weapons in the high risk area, have the projectile weapons at the sides.
Other than that, it's really a good layout, and is one of the better duel atrium map I've played. I like where the amp overlook the shield, it's a very cool idea.The shock seems to be the only weapon capable of knocking anyone out of the catwalk where the amp is though, other than the shock, it's too easy take players down anyone with the sniper on the catwalk.

6/10, it will be a 7 if the pickups get a fix.

Clark Kent
04-30-2003 01:16 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
I reviewed this map for InSite and really liked it. There are some things that I was not crazy about that were done on purpose. Like the bars forcing you to go all the way down that ramp & back up just to get the rockets. So I just didnt bother with them and had more fun. I also found the BOT count low for this map. I needed more action so I increased it mannually but a VERY nice DM map and definate DL.

Ma$teR of PuPPetS
05-04-2003 11:24 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
Great map here, i love this one and play it all the time, probably the best Cliffy B map yet..good job.

Excellent graphics good music and superb botplay...

Aggressor
05-05-2003 02:49 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
I like this map. Visuals are solid and the gameplay fluid. It has some minor weaknesses, like some platforms jutting out of the floor and making me get stuck in places (and eat flak naturally) and the scale is a bit too big for such layout IMHO.

[FDN]-NEO-[nl]
05-08-2003 10:16 AM EDT
Rating: 7 
Yeah, this map is one I could get used to :D Good gameplay and a nice combination of different structures etc.

Kee-Runch!!!
05-08-2003 06:11 PM EDT
Rating: 5 
This map just doesn't feel right to me...there's a "hall of mirrors" error near the biorifle too, if you look hard enough. It feels unfinished.

Czm21x
05-22-2003 03:19 PM EDT
Rating: 4 
What's so great about this map!?!???
The layout is not great. Weapon placement needs to be improved.
I really didn't like that jumpad that bounced my character onto the lift. What the....?? Think about it for a second. A bounce pad to take you to a lift. Doh!

Alain-Michel Savarese
05-27-2003 07:02 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
It's eye candy, with nice details and light effects. Perhaps I should have appreciate that the machine could be linked to the big gun in a more comprehensive way, giving a stronger appearence of an ancient fortress.
Gameplay seems good to me, with clear sights. Runs smooth on my PC..

ilbeppe
06-12-2003 03:43 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
Grande Krolizard :D :D!

The Twiggman
06-22-2003 07:07 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
Nice visuals, good flow. All feels natural.

slinkfinger
11-11-2003 03:56 PM EST
Rating: 8 
The lightning are just so great this map was surely worth an ownage.



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