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As the author quite obviously puts it in his read-me, this is a large duel map. However despite the fact that it uses only base textures (and I find some of the choices he made to be a bit peculiar) the whole thing actually looks very good. I can look at it and think "wow, what a bad texture choice" and still think "that looks awfully nice." It's got my head spinning, I tell you!
I'm going to talk about the good first, because then the bad won't seem nearly so bad. A good duel map needs some intrigue, but a few pits here and there always help too. You know how it is - to be a good player, you have to be good with a saber but also good at using your environment! Whoever falls into the pits first is obviously the lesser player. It shouldn't be too hard to avoid them here, though, unless you're really oblivious. Of course during testing I did manage to fall in them twice, so...
Anyway! The map on a whole has a very industrial, metallic feel. As you'll be able to tell from the screenshots, it makes almost exclusive use of metallic textures, right down to the walls and the floor. My personal least favorite texture choices in this map were the catwalks and the flooring in the second room. The catwalk texture would be better if it was scaled to be a bit smaller. I normally prefer the alphaed textures for catwalks, though. They look too heavy when they're opaque like that. The floor in the secondary room also is a very strange texture, which I'd never think to use for a floor. My brain tells me it's wrong, but my eyes tell me it looks just fine, so I'm not going to complain too much about it.
Other than that, the map has plenty of interesting bits in it, plenty of room to move, and just enough peril to keep you on your feat. My only main complaint is that it's not available in FFA from the menu! This map is definitely big enough for a mid-sized FFA, so it's a shame it's not available thus. All it would take is one word in the arena file... Overall a surprisingly nice-looking clan map, and if you can get past the clan tag on the wall I think it'd be a decent addition to anyone's base folder.
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Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy TITLE: 3MJ_Duel AUTHOR: Colonel^Remice E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.3mjclan.com FILENAME: 3mjduelv2.pk3 FILESIZE: 1.08 MB DATE RELEASED: December 10, 06 CREDITS: I made this map myself and I jsut would like to thank my clan for giving me the idea. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS**: Stick it in your base folder. DESCRIPTION: Duel map, could be used as a FFA. Its a LARGE duel map. BUGS: You may want to list any bugs here, if your mod has any. 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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