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CTF-Orodruin 
Map Info


 
File Namectf-orodruin2004.zip
AuthorNenad Pazanin
GametypeUT2k4 Capture The Flag
Date Added03-25-2004
File Version1.00
File Size8.35 mb
Player CountUnknown
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating7
User Rating7
Overall Rating7



 
Review


ReviewerAMmayhemAwe Score: 2.5/3
Date05-18-2004Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 2.0/3
User Point: 0
Overall Score: 7/10

"Curse them. We hates them! It's ours it is, and we wants it!" So download it now, read the rest later.

AWE: 2.5
The surrounding terrain of the volcanic mountains really takes the cake for me here. While the castle is nice looking, it may still be a little on the blocky side. It still, however, fits the atmosphere and setting of the map, which by the way is really awesome. There are some nice splinters and deformaties in the wooden supports, and I do love those claw like torches hanging around, they look pretty wicked.

Texturing is on theme, nothing funky or bizarre. The walkable terrain is somewhat of a boring brown color, but the texturing of the volcanic ground is great in allowing crevasses of lava to radiate the hellish red of Mordor. No mis-alignments, everything just "fits" right.

As with the texturing of the lava, there is ample glowage from it. The sky is fairly dark, but still provides a bit of ambient lighting, so there isn't need for torches everywhere. However, I do think there could have been more red coloring around the outer terrain routes, it's red down next to the lava, but becomes over saturated for above.

BUILD: 2.5
I think the biggest part of this map is the atmosphere. That large, menacing eye, that flashes and especially that howl, dang that's creepy (which is good). Gurgling and fuming lava can be heard, as with a crude breeze. Also a nice touch on short little sounds of music in the ambience, and not to mention those cool sounds triggered while walking in the vicinity of the flag. There is one lift in each base, and they're purpose is usefull for bringing you up from the underground route, and don't let that strange chuckle scare you too many times when exiting the lift. The skybox is awesome as you would expect by now. Large rocks and volcanic mountains can be seen through the haze.

CAST: 2
Orodruin has a realitively basic layout as far as CTF maps go. Bots usually only take the upper main route or they'll be seen attacking from below. They don't go out on the outer terrain that I saw very often, only when I grabbed the flag and took that route they did follow, and on occasion a bot flag napper would take the side exit. No issues with the flow, just don't fall in the lava, but it's a minor hazard.

Plenty of weapons to choose from, most of which are located in the bases, so you won't have to waste time looking around for others. Just grab and go! Health isn't over-abundant, and if you're really hurt, you may have to hang back and concentrate on healing yourself.

SCORE: 7
While in graphic technicalities, the map isn't that complex, but add in the atmosphere and everything else, and the sum of its whole parts produce a great flag capping map. So if you've been lolly-gaggin' around, download the map already!








 
Map Comments


horned demon
03-25-2004 06:46 PM EST
Rating: 8 
dont let the crappy screen shot's fool you, it's alot better map then it looks.i pretty much like everything about this map execpt for the fact that the bot's are just a little to predictable.but aside from that it's still a killer map.

sandorski
04-05-2004 05:54 AM EDT
Rating: 8 
Agreed. Great map that oozes ambience from visuals to music.

MichaelM
05-19-2004 11:34 AM EDT
Rating: 9 
This map is somehow familiar..does it have to do anything with "The Lord of the Rings?".

Very nice map, looks and feels great to the eyes, keep up the good work.

Edit: ou should make a deathmatch withy ?The Lord Of The Rings theme.

Lord Kafer
05-18-2004 06:12 PM EDT
 
To answer your question, Yes. The map is set between Sauron's tower and Mount Doom.

Manticore
05-18-2004 06:48 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
Nice look. Nice atmosphere. Nice theme. Nice map. The skybox is rendered with the old engine default texture which means there must be no fallback material assigned for that surface.

Oh, well. Despite that it's still a very tasty piece of work........

GRAF1K
05-19-2004 12:11 PM EDT
 
Also, the dragon's castle from Shrek looks a lot like this.

hampel
05-19-2004 02:26 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
whaaa, it's mordor!!!! nice map! i like the lotr style :)

SealClubber
05-19-2004 07:21 PM EDT
Rating: 5 
I dont think its a 7.

Gameplay is good, but graphics wise and fps wise, thats way too high of a ranking to give this map. :

AMmayhem
05-19-2004 11:19 PM EDT
Rating: 8 
It was kind of tough to review, it doesn't have the great architecture or graphics. It just has the most atmosphere out of any maps I have seen in UT2004. And I don't think there are many with atmosphere at the moment.

nightshadow
05-21-2004 03:17 PM EDT
Rating: 6 
looks good, but lacked in many many ways. the layout was too simple. there just wasn't a whole lot to it. but the mordor theme was nice

Sonic Blade
05-21-2004 09:53 PM EDT
 
Can someone help me please???
I'm having some visual problems with this and some others maps. The sky is showing that bubbles texture (i think its the default texture of UnrealED) instead of the clouds textures. What should i do??? I've tried to reinstall the game but it not worked"

NulEnvoid
05-27-2004 10:44 AM EDT
Rating: 5 
It's not your fault Sonic, author hasn't used a fallback texture for older cards so the sky is screwed. No amount of tweaking your end will change that unless you edit the map yourself.

Noticed a high rise in visual errors on custom maps lately :/

The maps quite good but the sky prob means I'll never play it.

Koveras
05-27-2004 05:28 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
nothing amazing here, but the theme is well executed and I liked the layout

sulkava
06-09-2004 03:48 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
nice :)

Ripperjack
11-01-2004 12:45 PM EST
Rating: 7.5 
I like this one and it's on my own rotation. The only thing I don't like about it is the flag placement or base entrances. This makes defense a bit tough and once the flagrunner has the flag, they can get away pretty easily. Especially if they use Speed.

oille
05-10-2005 06:04 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
Nice map!

Freedomshaoray
05-11-2005 04:16 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
no way...is this LOTR???/???
anyway good one ;)

kaosdotrox
09-02-2005 05:01 PM EDT
Rating: 7 
Personally I find the map laggy, but the .rox "inhouse" server finds this map in our top 20. Since I'm doing the rating for the .rox guys, I however get to rate it the way I find it.... Laggy. So it gets a 7 instead of 8 or more.


 
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