I love rooftop maps. There are always some in every good Star Wars game. In fact the entire planet of Nar Shaddaa is basically one big rooftop, and this particular map certainly has a Nar Shaddaa feel to it. But then it also doesn't feel anything like Nar Shaddaa, and in a good way. It's bright, clean, very much not the grungy, underworldish feel we normally get from Nar Shaddaa, but then it also is just as easy to fall off of, featuring dozens of catwalks and building to walk between and around, and even through.
The thing that got me about this map was how bright it is. Not in an incorrect lighting kind of way, but in a bustling city kind of way. All of the buildings are lit up, and the catwalks and bridges are all adequately lit. Despite the map being at night, you'll have no trouble finding your way around. At least not due to darkness. The "maze" aspect of this map, however, might keep you guessing. It's not a maze of its own right, but the intertwining catwalks certainly give this map a maze-ish feel, just because many of the sections, though certainly different, look similar. I continually forgot where I was, and it took a while to get to a place I could easily recognize.
This map, as the read-me says, is designed for "real" FFA. This means there are plenty of weapon pickups, and the map is ideally suited to gun play, but it is also perfect for sabers. In fact, if you don't use them both I can see you getting slaughtered on this map. With a large, saber-suited platform, and a small, easily unnoticible sniping alcove (not in the same area, unfortunately -- that would have been interesting!) you'll need to know you way around both a blade and a blaster to make it in a game using this map. Even the bots will obtain quite an arsenal to fight you with, using the well-done botrouting that will take them right to all the powerups.
Note: Archive is now in ZIP format, instead of RAR.
Bot Support: Yes New Textures: No New Models: No New Music: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: FFA Rooftop AUTHOR: ZaP E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://luza-leveldesign.dl.am/ FILENAME: lz_rooftop.pk3 FILESIZE: 3.14MB DATE RELEASED: 30. October 2006 CREDITS: The background music is created by John Williams and/or Ravensoft. But I made the map ;) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Extract the included .pk3 file to your JK3 installdir /base. DESCRIPTION: That is a typical real FFA map. A skycraper city in rooftop style. BUGS: I don't know any bug but I think there's something wrong with the bot support. COMMENTS: Have fun / happy fraggin' 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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