This map, njo_garden was pleasantly surprising to me. Let's begin with the good stuff shall we. Upon entering this map, all you hear is birds and rushing water. The atmosphere that this helps to create was really good. It gives you a sense of being in a lush tropical area. Maybe I'm going over board with that, but i liked it so sue me. The areas with the waterfalls and flowing waters looks fairly nice with it surrounded by trees etc. I also like the lighting used in this map.
Ok, while aspects of the terrain were done well, some areas feel to blocky. The one thing that really bugged me was the waterfalls themselves. They look so nice, but my eye kept being drawn back to the edges at 90 degree angles. Most of the map seams to be lit by natural lighting, torches etc. But the author decided to use in specific places textures of light fixtures.. kinda doesnt fit. Some of the areas have objects with the "black effect", and there is at least one place were the caulk has no texture at all.
Overall, this is a nice little map. The author did some things that make areas stand out. It looks like the author is on his/her way in mapping having learned some techniques. Keep it up... I think in a little more time, your going to be producing some very good work.
- sidenote to the author... I recommend next time not placing the .map file you "accidently" placed in your pk3. Don't do that unless you want people taking your work. And, there was no music.. why?
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: njo_gardens AUTHOR: DarkAbyss E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.njo-clan.com FILENAME: njo_gardens.zip FILESIZE: 2.02MB DATE RELEASED: 09 April 2005 (on pcgamemods.com) CREDITS: Just like to thank Rashzagal for compiling the map for me in the later stages when my computer couldn't handle it, and the rest of my clan for helping me to test it. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Unzip the file into your base directory for JKA DESCRIPTION: The map is set at night, it consists roughly a arena, a large outdoors area complete with subterranean waterfalls, crumbling palace walls, a small temply thing, a courtyard, two corridors. And some other random things I may have forgotten. BUGS: No known bugs, however, you can see the caulking in the area behind the temple if you take them time to jump over the cliff to get there. COMMENTS: The name would suggest it is a clan map, however it isn't. To be entirely honest, it only has the clan name and tag in it because with my amazing originality, or lack of it, couldn't come up with a better name. Hope you enjoy it! I know I enjoyed making it, unless compiling counts as making it and then I didn't enjoy making it... 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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