HomeMapsServersForumsMy NaliSubmitChatLinks
Tue, December 5, 2023
Latest Additions
Latest Reviews
Latest Comments
UT Color UT UT2k3 color UT2k3
U2 UT2k4

NaliCity Mothership




Advanced Search



Welcome to Nali City
Register | Login

Map Info

GametypeUT Deathmatch
Date Added11-05-2004
File Version1.00
File Size2.48 mb
Player Count2 - 4
Map DescriptionNone
Review Rating7.5
User Rating7.5
Overall Rating7.5


ReviewerArcadiaVincennesAwe Score: 2.0/3
Date11-13-2004Build Score: 2.5/3
Review SchemaCast Score: 3.0/3
User Point: 0
Overall Score: 7.5/10

DM-Ostwerk (UT)

An industrial map that does it right. This map carries theme, construction, and gameplay close to what I consider perfection. There are some flaws but they are minor when held to the gestalt of the map.

AWE: 2.0

We’ve seen the industrial setting a lot over the years in Unreal, UT2003, and UT2004. So by now it’s somewhat tired and really takes a lot to get it just right. The author has accomplished this very well. The textures are aligned well overall with a few exceptions that mostly involve ramps. The textures are also well chosen to contribute to the theme, however, they are too many choices. There’s a tile ramp, a metal ramp, a wood ramp, outside areas that look a little different from the theme inside – especially one with a rock wall of some sort that looks horrible with a repeating texture that’s not aligned at all.
The lighting is well done overall. There’s a nice mix of colors with well-thought out placing however some, especially the red, are oversaturated. In other places the lights are not light enough, it’s way too dark. Overall it’s a case of too much contrast – light v. dark, good color strength v. too much. But this is just in specific places not overall. So the lighting is very good overall, it would just need some tweaking in certain places.
There’s also a nice blue glow surrounding the pickup locations and there’s a mysterious green shiny healthkit. I dunno what’s up with that.
Overall the theme comes through strong and proud. If the texture choices had been made better and the lighting colors toned down a little and the darker areas lightened some, this would have been perfect.

BUILD: 2.5

The many brushes put together to create this were assembled very well. I think some of the ramps could have been replaced with lifts but there’s nothing to complain about with their construction. Everything seems to fit together very well. My one complaint is that I did not hear any ambient sounds. This really would have completed the theme and added to the construction.
I didn’t get stuck on anything and was able to navigate quite well.

CAST: 3.0

The bots put up a very good fight on this map. They were all over the place and never gave one location more attention than any other. They used the map intelligently and were worthy opponents.
Some of the ramps could have been wider, especially their lower stage but it didn’t really hurt gameplay very much. The darkness, particularly in the water area was a downside but this was very localized and the other dark areas were just light enough to see adequately.
The FPS was good throughout the map despite a few dips. Item placement was very good with almost everything spaced out well. There were a few times when I was learning the map that I spawned and had to work to find a weapon, but it quickly became easy. The health vials were placed somewhat curiously around the map but when I needed them, they were there. Overall, there a few minor complaints with lighting and placement but they’re made up for the excellent bot play.

A well-themed industrial map with the gameplay you’ve been looking for (if you’re still playing UT). There are few minor problems in terms of texturing, lighting, and narrow ramps, but the gameplay really shines in this one. Anyone who still plays UT Deathmatch should have this one on their hardrive.

Map Comments

11-05-2004 07:42 PM MST
Rating: 8 
Yeah , this map rocks ! good archi , pathing and weapon placement ! the layout have a good 1 on 1 feeling . the very good point of this map is the lighning and the different colors the author use for giving the map a good ambiance , the texture's choice is also good . Great job !!

11-06-2004 01:43 AM MST
Rating: 7.5 
Map looks awesome, except the terrain out that one window is butt ugly, and there are no ambient sounds. There should at least be some sound in that corridor where the water is flowing out of the pipes. And last but not least is the music, organic i think, the megaman sounding music, i usually hear in newbie maps, i think an atmospheric industrial sounding track would be more suitable. Other than that, top notch lighting and arch, and it's low poly, unlike Ostheim, which was also a cool map. Oh yeah, the mist rising from the weapon platforms is cool. It seems like all the maps that use the checkerboard floor texture from the ORM mappack are worth downloading. (haha if that doesn't sound dorky...)

Sergeant Todd
11-06-2004 10:14 AM MST
Rating: 8 
Fun fragfest like DM-Ostheim...keep 'em coming...your maps have flow out the kazoo.

How about a DM-Ostfest? Locate it in 'Das Grosse Zelt' in Munich, during Oktoberfest, with buxom strudel girls smiling and serving, with volatile beer bottles and mugs.......there I go dreaming again.....think I'll go back to sleep now....chow

Todd out

11-06-2004 10:26 PM MST
Rating: 7 
Good lighting......

11-07-2004 04:20 AM MST
Didn't download yet,but, it's looking good .

11-14-2004 01:52 PM MST
Rating: 7.5 
remind me of DM-madescent.......

11-14-2004 07:21 PM MST
Rating: 7 
Nice map...somwhat generic..nothing more..nothing less.

Hortons Who
12-23-2004 09:31 PM MST
Rating: 6.5 
Layout nice enough but the total lack of sound is a big minus. Lighting needs work as mentioned in the review. What's with the different yet not thematic textures under the weapons' spawns?

Decent layout. Some nice work there.

04-02-2005 08:46 AM MST
Rating: 7 
I think this is a bit above average map. The only thing that the author should do better is the layout. A more complex layout should be more complex and more towards Z-axis action. I gave this map a 7, and with a more interresting layout it would have gotten at least 8.

It still isn't a bad map by no means!

About Nali City | Staff | Contact Us | Report an Error | Privacy Policy
Become a Reviewer | Review Schema | Stats

Copyright © 1998-2023 BeyondUnreal, Inc.

PHP/Coding by MassChAoS, Iridium, Varpu, and Yoda.

Website design by Olento. Modified by MassChAoS.

NC3 concepts and ideas by the NC3 community,
MassChAoS, Varpu, Yoda, Bangout, and Luquado.

NaliCity founded by QAPete.