“Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain.” ~ George McFly
Ahh, Back to the Future, one of my all time favourite film series’. Unfortunately for this review however, one of the few that I haven’t got on DVD yet! Blast…must get on Amazon later… Anyway, since I cant go and check out the accuracy of this map versus what was in the film, I will have to try and remember what it was like from the last time I watched Back to the Future III, a looonngg time ago.
What we have here is a re-creation of the town of Hill Valley in 1885 from Back to the Future III, y’know, the one where Doc makes a time machine out of a train right at the end… This is a reasonably sized map, with various buildings, including the bar and the famous Hill Valley Town Hall, still being constructed in this time period. The Town Hall was probably my favourite area in this map, since I think the author captured the half-constructed building pretty well. The clock face is still waiting to be put up, and you can see through the areas where the walls haven’t been completed into the superstructure inside. The maps music is from the film, which is definitely a plus point, since it adds to the feeling of the map. :thumbsup:
There is rather a lot of work that still needs to be done however. Mainly I feel that the rest of the buildings in the map need a lot more work. They need to be made smaller and the roofs need to be made more in scale to the rest of the building. Also there should be more enterable buildings, since the bar and the Town Hall are the only buildings you can go inside.
The doors to the bar need some tweaking too, since when you go up to them and press the use key, only the door you press the use key on actually opens whilst the other one stays shut (there are two). What you need to do to fix this is go into the entity window for the door entity in Radiant and put the word “team” in the key box (without the quotes) and then put a value like “bar_doors” (again without quotes) in the value box. Make sure you do this when you have both the doors selected. When you go ingame, the doors should both open together at the same time because they have now been made into a ‘team’. I hope that helps you and anyone else who is having the same problem! :)
Lastly I would also work more on the detailing of the map, perhaps add some street lamps, crates or bushes around the map, just to fill it out a bit more and add in more detail.
Overall, this is a decent map, but it does still need quite a bit of work. I am glad to see a Back to the Future map though, and I would definitely like to see a v2 of this map, so keep up the good work mate! :)
Don’t forget to leave the author some helpful hints on where he can improve the map in the comments section!
New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: Yes Bot Routes: No Game Types: FFA, TFFA, Duel
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Hillvalley 1885 AUTHOR: RJA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FILENAME: hillvalley-1885.pk3 DATE RELEASED: 26 December 2008 CREDITS: Hillvalley textures are made by OmegaSigma INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Put the .pk3 file in your gamedata/base directory. DESCRIPTION: A Back to the Future map. This is Hill Valley on 1885 (Back to the Future III). BUGS: Maybe trees. 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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