This map seems to be strongly inspired by the Jedi Temple on Yavin, showing some features very similar to the original JK2 map. It also uses the same texture set, although I never thought that texture set looked particularly good on Raven's original maps, much less any custom map I've ever seen. They're just in desperate need of a game that supports bump mapping is all.
This map is very blocky, as was the original Yavin map. I do think this map could potentially benefit from some architectural variance, however, as it definitely gets that square feeling that most early-career maps get. The majority of the map is set indoors, featuring various rooms of different functions. One room has an interactive function that moves a wall to reveal a hidden... something, whose purpose I'm not sure of. Another room seems to feature a bar of some kind with what seems to be a dance floor. There's also a dueling room where duelers can enter the ring and force up a glass cage, so to speak. I had a bit of trouble getting back out of the ring, though.
My biggest complaint about this map was the lighting, as I don't think I saw a single light source in the map (with the exception of the outdoor bit). This gives the map that 1998 feel where game developers didn't seem to feel the need to include light fixtures in their maps to suggest that illumination isn't magic. In any case I'd just recommend that the authors go over the map and do a fixer-upper. Clean up the architecture a little, add some light sources, and I think it'll be 100% improved from its current state. Remember, proper lighting can make an otherwise drab map much nicer!
Bot Support: No New Models: No New Textures: No New Music: Yes
*************************** JEDI KNIGHT II MODIFICATION *************************** TITLE**: ats_academyV2 AUTHOR**: Make by AslaN & Desing by Outcast E-MAIL**: email@example.com WEBSITE: http://www.freewebs.com/clanats_jk2 FILENAME: ats_academyV2.zip FILESIZE: 5.62 MB DATE RELEASED: Sunday, January 06, 2008 CREDITS**: Make by AslaN & Desing by Outcast INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS**: Download file and put in base folder of game DESCRIPTION**: This is a simple map to our clan and has a simple design and effective to play duels normal and duels of force, a room for tournaments, training recruits room, rooms for types of duels and more. Bot Support: No New Textures: Yes Game Type: FFA New Music: Yes COMMENTS: Special thanks to AslaN THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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