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Delta's Duel Pack

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write a little bit for each map and cap it off with a conclusion!Corridor DuelDoes exactly what it says on the tin, its a corridor that you can duel in! This reminds me somewhat of the original Jedi Knight games for some reason and I quite like this map, though for improvements I would suggest putting three dimensional pipes under the grating rather than a texture of pipes to give the map a bit more depth and detail.Duel Under The TowerI love the blue laser beam in this map, I want to use it in a map myself now! I also like the rain falling from the dark sky through the hole in the roof, though I think that this hole needs some more damage detailing such as more hanging pipes or some sparks falling, etc. Overall I also think the map needs some better architecture and choice of textures. Oh and you should die if you jump or get pushed into the blue laser beam, that would make duels more fun!Tower DuelA nice large arena style map surrounded by some lava covered hills. Simple and clean, but I think the texturing is a little too flat to be honest. This map does have some of my favourite music though, which takes me back to playing the Mysteries of the Sith Demo all those years ago! ;)Space DuelA duel outside of a space station sat atop a large asteroid. Presumably there must be an invisible forcefield present, because you evidently do not need a space suit! Actually I learned something interesting the other day, humans can survive in space without a space suit for a very short period before loosing consciousness. Apparently, you do not freeze solid and you certainly dont explode! It looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey got it right after all!Anyway, I very much liked the asteroids in the skybox, though I think it would be cool to throw a few more in there, I also thought the lightsaber dropped at the end of the walkway was a nice touch, obviously a Jedi has been fighting here before and lost. Presumably he is now floating around in space!Space Station DuelA Small duel map based around a walkway above a Tie Fighter hangar, I shouldnt have to point out that falling off the walkway has bad results. ;) I also liked the architecture of the control room off to the side, though it is a shame you cant get inside it.Trippy DuelI'm not sure how to describe this map, scary is the first word that springs to mind. A few floating walkways connected to a floating room. Inside the room appear to be the skeletons of its unfortunate former inhabitants. The green smoke and the unusual skybox add to the creepy feeling. There was a bug I noticed here though, if you go on the roof of the room at the end opposite the walkways and peek over the edge, you can see through the wall. Not something you are likely to notice whilst duelling, but it is worth a mention.Trippy Duel 2A floating wooden walkway that goes to a floating forcefield walkway that goes into a kind of open cargo container type area, which has some floating water and static filled TV screens inside. Very trippy indeed and pretty creepy, it looks like some strange location out of a nightmare. I like the idea but I have to say it is very small and the duelling possibilities are somewhat limited.City of Weirdness DuelThis map reminds me very much of Nar Shaddaa from JK2. The narrow walkways make duelling dangerous and nerve-wracking, exactly as it should be! The creepy dark sky from the previous two maps is back and I like the way that the moving clouds texture, when stretched around the outside of the map almost looks like gloomy sunlight streaming in from between the clouds. Its difficult to describe, but its worth checking out as I think it is quite a nice effect!Water GraveThe creepy sky is back, along with some menacing mechanical sound effects. This map reminds me of an abandoned industrial complex and its center is a large pool, which I imagine is meant to be the main duel area. Underwater duelling is an excellent idea I think, one that should be tried more often with duel maps as the ability to float around makes duelling more difficult but also provides for some neat ways to dispatch your enemy, such as sneaking up from below or above them. An added level of strategy is timing coming up for air so you arent left vulnerable to an opponent coming up from beneath you to cut you in half while you float at the top!Rancor CageFloating cages with Rancor's in them! For your own safety its best to try and stay on the top of the cages, using them as duel pads, the danger comes when your jump comes short or you get pushed off the top by your opponent, only to fall through the bars of the cage next to you and meet an untimely demise at the hands (claws) of a hungry Rancor!Sewer Control in EvernessUnusual name, but a cool map with a variety of areas to take your duel into, including an area with a moving platform and what looks like a maintenance hole in the center of the main room beneath which seems to be an area where several sewer pipes meet, including one with a breakable grate where you can hide from your opponent, after all, he wont want to go down into a sewer would he?Get in there you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!A Duel at Home?Im not sure who's home this is meant to be, perhaps a giants? It has a giant tank at one end, which again provides a good place to have an underwater duel, though thankfully there are no fish in this tank so you dont have to worry about being eaten!I have to admit, this isnt my favourite map as it is difficult to know exactly what it is meant to be, that said it is still a large area with a few different obstacles so it should still provide for some good duels!?Yes that is the name of the map! Personally this is one of my favourite, if not my favourite map in this pack. Its difficult to describe this map, it is sort of like a totally blacked out maze, except for the lights on the walls. Because there is no real point of reference it messes with your sense of perception (sort of like that totally white room in KotOR which holds the Rakatan prisoner) therefore it is easy to forget where you are and makes this a perfect map for sneaking up behind a lost and confused opponent, except there is also a good chance that could be you! A very cool map and well worth a try! :)Vjun DuelA fairly simple map, basically a landing pad jutting out from a rocky cliff face. As usual with these types of duel maps, falling off the edge is as big a danger as being cut in half by your opponent! Personally I woul have liked to see some kind of damage effect here from the acid rain, as it would have been interesting to not only have to concentrate on duelling your opponent, but trying to defeat him before you succumb to the effects of the deadly rain, but thats something to think about for next time!Space Control Duel (Rebel)Another fairly simple duel map, this time the control room of a Rebel space station. There is plenty of room for running around, though jumping is limited due to the lower ceiling, so adjust your strategy accordingly!Space Control Duel (Imperial)Personally I prefer this map to the Rebel version, though it is much smaller. Rather than a space station, to be honest I think this looks more like the bridge of a small Star Destroyer, with the pointed bow visible through the window. Of course, the first thing you will notice is the unbelievably shiny floor which reflects everything and looks very cool. I dont know what this obsession the Imperials have with highly polished floors is, but they obviously dont give much attention to health and safety.Argghh! Damn, I slipped on this floor again! Maybe I should sue!Space Station Control DuelThis map has much more substance than the previous two, and is probably my favourite out of the three Space Station themed maps. It has a little window at one end at either ide of which you can see some rocks, which makes it look as through this has been constructed inside an asteroid and it also has some nice shiny reflective floors! There are also a couple of other rooms/corridors on either side and a couple of levels to duel on. Overall I would say this map is large enough for a small FFA and rounds off this map pack nicely!ConclusionPhew, well thats probably the longest review I have written in a while! Overall a nice compilation of duel maps here that should have something for everyone! Some stood out as more impressive than others but overall as far as improvements go, I think there could be some more improvements in architecture, detailing and finishing. That said this is still a good map pack with some clever and interesting mapos in it and I hope you will make a v2 sometime in the future Delta_135! Keep up the good work! :)New Textures: No (All)New Sounds: No (All)New Music: No (All)Bot Routes: No (All)Game Types: Duel (All)~Nozyspy~ Delta's Duel Pack - ScreenshotsScreenshots:

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