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AuthorSoma The Real
GametypeUT2k4 Deathmatch
Date Added04-07-2004
File Version1.00
File Size9.44 mb
Player Count6-10
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating8
User Rating8.5
Overall Rating8


ReviewerShadowlurkerAwe Score: 2.5/3
Date04-21-2004Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 3.0/3
User Point: 0
Overall Score: 8/10

In Short: A good map all round, visually it has style though is a little bland, whilst the gameplay flows and provides a good game.

I'm pleasantly surprised. For a unheard of mapper, this is a decent map. Visually its well done, trim and details are put to good use. I can only fault the map here on texture choice and use. It does look bland in places and this is partially because the same floor and wall textures are used everywhere. Coupled with slightly dreary lighting, and the map can look boring after a few matches. In a few places there are also misalignments, which do stand out. There’s a really horrible over-detailed texture that tries to do too much without being a static mesh, but then again that’s probably just my taste.
On the plus side the map does contain nice details like wooden supports and damage to the structure caused by time and decay.
Lighting is dark, moody and atmospheric and whilst not perfect for playing in, it does look nice enough.
Theme wise, it's very "techno castle" with lighting really based on electricity.

Gameplay is good. The author recommends 6-10 player and whilst it does have enough space, ten players would be spammy. I think 3 on 3 team Deathmatch would suit the map well - the layout seems to tend towards this too with a spiralling set of passageways meeting and breaking off towards a central room. Z-axis reaches 2-3 platforms in general. It's quite open and there is always enough room to pull off that vital dodge to avoid your ugly gibs being put on show. There is cover where it is needed and the ever-present crate makes an cameo appearance. One bad thing that sticks out is the area where part of the flooring above has given way and smashed on the lower level. It's huge and gets in the way; though it's a minor problem. Item placement is fine, weapons aplenty.

It's pretty solid all round, though to be honest the author has not really needed to use anything complex. What has been used is well done - coronas are typically the right size and the water in particular is well though out. What few emitters are used make sense. Bots gave me a good game too, though with flowing gameplay like this you almost expect them to. Sound is used well - you have random thunder combining with flowing water and wind. The lifts are set up well.
Anything else? Oh yes, I suggest you download if you like Deathmatch, because it'll give you a good game. Despite the horrible name.

Map Comments

04-07-2004 03:11 PM MDT
Rating: 9 

04-07-2004 10:19 PM MDT
Rating: 9 
Agreed, great map!

Prometheus NGI
04-14-2004 12:20 PM MDT
Rating: 9 
I agree: awesome map.

04-21-2004 11:42 PM MDT
Rating: 8 
Good visuals, very good flow and gameplay, only thing stopping it from getting a higher rating is the generic feel it has like other castle themed maps. Still, very quick DMing happens in here.

04-22-2004 07:20 AM MDT
Rating: 9 

awesome map, kick ass gameplay/layout :x

04-23-2004 12:00 PM MDT
Rating: 8 
Very solid construction, the good layout makes for good gameplay. also good atmosphere. It reminds me f some good Q3 maps :) BUT as shadowlurker sez, some zones look a bit balnd. Still, an awesome first map dude.

04-23-2004 04:05 PM MDT
Rating: 9 
horrible name?, jeez. this is a great DM level, a little lift, a little jump, a little double and dodge jump. very fun to play, never get tired of it.

04-25-2004 12:54 AM MDT
Rating: 8 
Goosed (again).

Mad Irish Mapper
04-28-2004 11:33 PM MDT
Rating: 9 
Excellent map. I love the theme.

But wtf is up with the name?

05-20-2004 06:25 PM MDT
Rating: 9 
One of my favourites.

06-15-2004 06:11 AM MDT
Rating: 8 
a very nice map. nice job to Soma.
the only problem i have with it tho, is the lower level. somehow it just doesn't fit with the theme and doesn't quite flow like the rest of the map.
still, a very solid map with few faults. this is going in my regular map rotation :)

06-20-2004 02:30 PM MDT
Rating: 7 
Good looking map.

09-08-2004 01:41 PM MDT
Rating: 10 
Well I give it a 10,the best level i have seen yet ut04,reminds me of quake2 has,plants,sky,THE TEXTURES ARE PERFECTLY SUITED(Contrary to the reviewer) ,curved walls lighting is right on,theres no way this is a first map (someone said earlier) or if the author said he's lieing heh.
It has a bit of everything and its not meshed to death.
Stay with your lighting ways dude cause it looks right.
Also the gameplay is good for dm,not to big not too small,not hallwayed to death either.
Make a techno map,and a outerspace map,then wait for ut05 heh.

EDIT 8/24/04 I would say this author and Lehmi and Vertigo are the best mappers so far(at least for all the levels I have tried so far) they got it right.and yes the 10 stays.ok a 9.9999999 then.

9 MORE !!!! to go ,bamm 6003 downloads,very cool.

07-10-2004 07:01 AM MDT
Rating: 9.5 
Being a (insite) reviewer, I know it's high... but still. This map has got it all, and is one of the best maps I've seen for the game. A few maps simply deserve a score this high, and this is one fo them.

07-10-2004 03:25 PM MDT
Rating: 7 
This is a solid map no question about it. It has a good feel, it plays well, all the items are placed well. It's just good honest DM fun, nothing spectacular, but good DM all the same.

07-31-2004 09:11 PM MDT
Rating: 10 
This map rulez best map so far.

09-08-2004 06:50 PM MDT
Rating: 7 
layout is worked out well,
nice gameplay, got an old epicish feeling.
but then again.. it isnt that special.
its worked out nice and solid, but thats it.
k, really solid :)

09-07-2004 07:02 PM MDT
Rating: 7.5 

09-08-2004 04:44 PM MDT
Rating: 8 
Wow I haven't posted here in a while. Anyway I really believe this is an almost perfect map, but with the faults mentioned in the review. Gameplay wise this map is extremely fun in TDM and there are opportunities for all the different styles of play....Campers....Combo Whores..Flak Monkeys...have a ball...visually it has a nice clean look to it and a perfect framerate. Maybe there could be a few more details, but as long as it oesn't subtract from the gameplay than im fine.

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