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DM-Ricordo 
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File Namedm-ricordo.zip
Authorparanoid
GametypeUT Deathmatch
Date Added05-19-2003
File Version1.00
File Size601 kb
Player Count4-8
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating7
User Rating8
Overall Rating8.0

 
Review


ReviewerAMmayhemAwe Score: 2.0/3
Date11-13-2003Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 2.5/3
User Point: +1
Overall Score: 8.0/10

AWE: 2
Architecture is a lot of what you'd expect from Paranoid - pretty shnazzy. (yup, that's right, shnazzy :-D ) Plenty of support beams, ramps, and busted walls and floors. One part that is kind of strange looking is in the lower right corner in the third screenie, not sure how to describe it or it's purpose, but it works well for the gameplay.

Lighting is fairly good, although it is too dark for the most part. At times it's hard to see the opponent, or even a ramp to get onto. Other than that, the yellow/orange lighting does make for a different, but good, look to a death match map. I think the sky could have helped lighten things up better too.

Texturing is a bit reptitive and there are some mis-alignments, but with the darkness, you don't notice it as much. The tile textures look nice, but it doesn't fit completely with the rock and wooden textures, but Paranoid still manages to make it look good.

BUILD: 2.5
Sounds are ok, but the center of the map sounds like it's infested with bats. Lifts work well, one of them I didn't notice until my third time through the map because of the darkness. The skybox doesn't look too bad with snowy mountains in the background, but the sky looks like a picture with the clouds not moving. Brush-work isn't too complex, not a lot of angles nor any round surfaces.

CAST: 2.5
Botplay is excellent, they can get everywhere and grab everything, even the keg-of-health and the redeemer. With 4 teams of 2, gameplay is really fast paced, and there's really no where to hide to catch your breath. Like I said above though, the darkness does hurt the map some in finding the enemy. But the map could also hold some excellent 1 on 1 matches.

Flow is great, but some of the item placement doesn't encourage you to areas. The area with the biorifle is the only area I didn't find myself going to a lot. Even though the sniper rifle and U-damage is close by, I just didn't seem to head that way much. The rest of item placement is good, just enough health to keep you half alive after a near death shootout.

SCORE: 7
You will need the ORM mappack, which is a hefty download, as Paranoid didn't include the texture pack he used from ORM. Still a great map though from an author who still keeps UT live and kicking.




 
Map Comments


paranoid
11-14-2003 01:22 AM EST
 
I just thought I should let everyone know to NOT D/L this map unless you have the DespCSnow.utx which cam with the ORM-Map pack (you know with jaded beauty and Nirvana etc)I was tempted to include the package but i wanted to keep the file size as small as possible and also i would think everyone should have that awesome map pack anyway. sorry for the inconvience.

Oh sorry the actual texture package is . . DespSnowC.utx

Hey, this was a surprise! You didn't have to review it, the maps old and scungie ;) but thanks anyway!!

horned demon
05-19-2003 05:36 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
this must have been a forgotten map in the ORM mapPack.
it plays sweet as hell, everything bout this map was exucuted very well, i cant really think of any real problems with it. mabe could use some more guns and could smooth out those card board mountains outside, but all thats minor stuff and almost not worth doing.GREAT JOB

PapaBear
05-23-2003 12:12 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
Screen shot intrigued me as well as the comments. D/L 'ed any ways thinking I could find the texture pack, no such luck - oh well I bet it was a great map. (psst...psst...you know, I bet that most of us would not have minded the extra time to download the complete map set, most of us fraggers have high speed, just a thought). It was nice of the mapper to warn us ahead of time so I'll rate it a 7 for now and adjust it later if I can find the texture pack.
UPDATE: Found the textures, yup! it's a great map - I love maps that although the construction may not be unique, the little tweaks and touches make it appear unique and fresh. Well Done! make it a 9!

Homeslice
06-23-2003 06:50 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
My goodness, paranoid, what is with you? You're a master! I like basically everything about this one - especially the detail, very nicely touched. Keep it up!

Amisa
06-26-2003 12:52 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
It's the one of yours I do prefer. Lighting if very nice. And it has diverse viewpoints that make the gameplay very pleasant.

theBAMNman
08-13-2003 03:33 PM EDT
Rating: 6 
DespSnowC isn't THAT hard to find. As paranoid said, it's in DM-1on1-ORM-mappack right here on NC3. But it's 16 megs, so good luck to all those 56Kers. As far as the map goes, it's decent. The nice visuals provide and interesting theme. The problem is, as usual, gameplay. I always complain about z-axis, but it's in decent supply here. What this map suffers from is openness. The whole map isn't open, but the way the level is constructed allows you to see all the way across the level. And, where it is open like that, it's always flat. Nice reverb and shadows, though.

Smeerkat
11-15-2003 01:38 AM EST
Rating: 8 
A solid DM map. The layout reminds me of DM-Seraphim, even though the theme is very different.

Reciprocity
11-15-2003 10:57 AM EST
Rating: 9 
This gives me a nice warm fuzzy feeling when I play it. It's like taking a swig of bourbon...a pleasant burn.

Shao
11-17-2003 06:33 PM EST
Rating: 8 
It's Pretty GOOD

darkjaxx
11-18-2003 11:06 AM EST
Rating: 8 
I like paranoid's style(fuzzy and really detailled)
This map looks architectural good and gameplay are fine
Light and coronas are on overflow, so be a bit careful with that. Not all computers are good as yours(specially me :) Haa, i'm really considered that your maps like my style so MAKE MORE MAPS!

I will waiting :)

C0der
11-18-2003 12:29 PM EST
Rating: 9 
I am still playing this map and I can say nothing bad about it



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