So how many of you have played the game Jedi Power Battles? I have some very fond memories of playing with people who couldn't handle jumping onto the conveyor belt and wasted all our lives in a fruitless attempt to... oh wait, I'm supposed to be reviewing the map. Right. So this map is a free-for-all map that recreates a part of the first level from Jedi Power Battles. Design-wise it does a very good job, as I easily recognize it. Map-wise it needs a little help in a few areas, particularly lighting, but it's rather passable.
My first complaint, just after looking at the screenshots, was that almost none of the lights in this map have any sources. Just because your source game came from an older console does not give you an excuse to make lights with no sources! When 'upgrading' an original source area, it's okay -- no, imperative -- to make certain adjustments for a realistic feel. Blobs of light without sources simply makes the map feel... weird.
I was also a little disappointed that the conveyor is now simply a raised pathway. I was looking forward to being transported down a long conveyor and having to jump over the gaps (which, by the way, are not here in this map). Minus two accuracy points. I was also a little disappointed at the lack of interactivity. JPB fans will remember how you could get extra points for destroying all the consoles and things. No such luck here. Bummer.
Let's stop being so nit-picky, shall we? I think, despite the errors, it's a great replica map that really gives that JPB feel. That's not to say I don't think there should be a version two that fixes all the things I mentioned (and everything I invariably missed that our commenters will not shy away from describing), but as it is now I would certainly say it's worth a download. Break out the Qui-gon and Obi-wan skins and give it a whirl. It won't be a disappointment.
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TITLE: Jedi Power Battles level 1 AUTHOR: Toshik E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FILENAME: jedi_power_battles.pk3 FILESIZE: 2.8 mb DATE RELEASED: 16 July 2007 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Unzip the *.pk3 file into your BASE folder. DESCRIPTION: This is the map like in game "Jedi Power Battles" level 1. It is not full but i tried to make some places like in this game and i think i succeeded. BUGS: I couldnt find any bugs there. 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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