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DM-Magma 
Map Info


 
File Namedm-magma.zip
AuthorEvilSwanky
GametypeUT Deathmatch
Date Added07-31-2003
File Version1.00
File Size1.45 mb
Player Count2-4
Map DescriptionSmall map hold in industrial style.
Have FUN!
Review Rating6.5
User Rating7.5
Overall Rating7.5

 
Review


ReviewerFriezaAwe Score: 2.0/3
Date08-06-2003Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 2.0/3
User Point: +1
Overall Score: 7.5/10

DM-Magma is set in a magma controlstation. Whatever that is I donít know and what the use of a magma controlstation is, is a mystery to me, but that this is a damn cool little map is one thing Iím sure about. A funny thing happened to me while playing this map, and maybe you donít find this any interesting to hear, but this map somehow reminded me very strongly of my own mappingístyleí. Pretty large open spaces, warm lighting, richrig, the architecture.. etc. Anyway, enough of this bullshit, you donít wanna hear it anyway :)

The overall looks werenít jawdropping, but they managed to back the theme up. Lots of magma, (which flows everywhere through the facility, maybe a little too much magma), for the magma part, and lots of control panels ,(Lots), for the controlstation part. The architecture was done nicely, lots of trimming, lightsources for the lights, a nice skybox, ramps, small bridges, all just very nice. The ceiling of the map was a bit undecorated, and the magma flowing there did look a bit incredible when thereís a part of the ceiling showing the sky just metres away from that place.

If thereís one thing really good about this map than it would be texturing. All greatly aligned and especially very varied (as far as the richrig pack goes though). Long walls are decorated with more then just 1 texture, trims at the bottom and top, different sorts of pillars using different textures, lightsources, awesome work here.

And it doesnít stop, the lighting was done very well too. All of them are sourced, reds, yellows, blueís (Maybe a bit too much blueís in one corner of the map). It gives the map a Ďheatedí look, and with eyes on the theme I think that fits here perfectly. Only one minor point here, the big strectched lamps that were vertically placed in the walls do not seem to be on.

If I had to choose a second strong point besides texturing it would be botplay. The bots go everywhere, get everything, they even use an impacthammerjump to get to a Damage Amplifier. Your ass gets kicked by them in novice, your ass gets kicked by them in adept, and you canít kick theyíre asses in godlike. Great work!

Item placement was.. OK. The weapons were well balanced. The choice to place a sniper rifle here deserves a mention. In most 1on1 or 2on2 maps itís not a good thing to have a sniper rifle, but due to the open attitude of this map itís not a problem at all. Health was plentiful, too plentiful. Too much healthpacks and healthvials in combination with thighpads and armor in a small map is taboo.

And then the flow, not great, not bad, just normal. I donít think everyone will like the big open space this map basically is, but I didnít have any problems with it.

We still got one minor point coming up, and that would be.. the sound. The author placed some ambient sounds here, although not too many. The majority of the panels broadcast sounds, but their radius is so small and the sound is so soft that you really have to stand close to it to hear anything. I think the sound volume and radius could really be increased. So do all the other sounds. The magma sounds and the wind blowing from outside are hard to hear. Also I didnít find the music particurarly fitting. Maybe a bit too weak for hardcore action.

Conclusion: A good map, the looks wonít disturb you or get in your way, the bots will kick your ass and the Damage Amplifier will require all your impacthammering skills to acquire. It was a pleasant experience to play, and it will not dissappear from my maplist soon.



 
Map Comments


theBAMNman
08-07-2003 10:31 AM EDT
Rating: 7 
A nice little map. Great visuals, good gameplay, and well-done sounds. The structure is very good because it doesn't let one weapon dominate. Still, it's too small and confined. The health vials are too plentiful, allowing easy domination in 1 on 1. The health vials also make it considerably less dangerous to go for the damage amp, which is too powerful for the small map. Verdict: Pretty good.

EDIT: Frieza, what level of difficulty were you playing on? Even on as low as adept, the bots nail me with the sniper rifle every so often.

Frieza
08-07-2003 02:28 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
That would be my mistake then, I did play on adept but I didnt notice it. I'll correct it right away. Thx for mentioning :)

darth_weasel
08-07-2003 07:00 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
solid map but feels a little too much like one big subtracted room with ramps added in. tidy map though.

Shao
08-08-2003 02:16 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
this map is good after all.

EvilSwanky
08-15-2003 06:15 AM EDT
 
Thanks for commenting and reviewing this map. I will try to correct my mistakes in my next map.

Fordy
09-14-2003 10:34 AM EDT
Rating: 7 
Pretty little map, very nice lighting but could have done with been a bit bigger. Minor gripe : Didnt like the lava on the roof openings, would have prefered to see the sky.

Cobra
09-14-2003 03:22 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
Nice map dude.

Tomlord
09-23-2003 12:48 PM EDT
Rating: 9 
Dude, you got it. I think this map will be better, if its only one on one....But its very cool

Razor
09-27-2003 10:07 AM EDT
Rating: 7 
Fun map, with pretty good lighting and textures. its good there are some open maps too, weapon placement is ok, and the bots are ok too, not too good not too bad.
Nice map

Porrana
09-24-2004 07:25 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
Frieza what are you on? This map looks awesome! Gameplay is great and bots can hold their own (play on masterful)

Everyone should give this a shot. It's a work of art

ThaKillaTwinz
09-25-2004 01:47 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
Always was a good map. Had it since last August and not about to delete it. Of all the maps i have on my HD this is quite possible the hardest to win in botmatch.



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