I thought it only fair to have ShroomDuck do a guest review of one of Sith-J-Cull’s maps after having James review Country Academy. I would love to have more mappers and skinners do guest reviews, so if you’re interested, let me know.
Thanks for reviewing Far Cry of the Jedi, Shroom! :D
In his readme, Sith-J-Cull says ‘This map should not be compared in anyway to the game FarCry’, but I think this comparison is unavoidable. Sure, the ancient Q3 engine can’t bring us even close to the immersive graphics and physics as seen in the game FarCry, but inventive mappers like Mr. Cull here can certainly bring us a hint of the game’s level design.
The first thing you’ll notice in this map is the extensive use of terrain. Wow! The terrain is amazing. The second thing you’ll notice is the horizon. WOW! This is the first time I’ve seen a mapper realistically have ground-level water meeting the skybox. Usually one would just have the water in the skybox, and then try to occlude the edges to give the illusion of water stretching out as far as the eye can see. Here, the water itself actually stretches out as far as the eye can see. Brilliant stuff.
With a smoldering volcano as the centerpiece of this map, one will find various installation equipment scattered throughout. Radar dishes, towers, landing pad, cables strung across a split in the island, and much more. Sith-J has also included many useable items such as a swoop bike, AT-ST, Z95 Spacecraft and some really well placed turrets.
The potential fun-factor on this map is HUGE. The terrain creates a varied and interesting battlefield, supplemented by even weapon and item placement. When this map shows up on servers, ya’ll are going to have a real blast!
Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA
<04/05/04> ================================================================ Map Name : <volcano2> Long name : <Far cry of the Jedi> Author : <Sith-J-Cull> Email Address : <[email protected]> Website URL : <http://sithjcull.mysite.freeserve.com> Map description : <FFA> THIS MAP SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FUN - I DIDNT SPEND A LONG TIME ON IT AND I KNOW ITS SIMPLISTIC. This map should not be compared in anyway to the game FarCry - that game is awsome and the game engine is amazing and I couldnt map anything close to it if i treid my hardest, JKA could never handle an outside location as vast as those seen in FarCry - however I enjoyed playing the game so much I was inspired to "base" a JKA map on it. This map is an early version and therfore has some bugs, its got FPS issues and some people with lower spec systems may struggle to play it. I do plan to inlcude a lot more detail including some bases and other buildings but, I though that some may have fun with the map as it is. You should have the "seige destroyer map" instaled as the spawning of the Z95 spacecraft uses the script from that map, but by the amount of downloads that map had I would imagine that most of you have it. In the Zip file you will find a new Skin made by *VAS* Buffy, She has made a very cool VAL CONSTATINE from farcry especialy for this map, so thanks to Buffy for that one!! Have Fun Additional Credits to : <George Lucas, All the team behind JKA > ================================================================ * Play Information * New Sounds : <> New Skins : <YES> New Objects : <NO> New music : <YES> New Textures : <YES> Bot support : <YES> * How to use this map * <extract into base folder, load with ingame menu> THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. Sith-J-Cull
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