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***NOTE*** This file is in a .rar format rather than .zip. This isnt a problem since both filetypes are very similar, but if you need to, you can download WinRAR here; www.WinRAR.com ***ANOTHER NOTE*** To start this map up ingame, you need to go into the console and type devmap zurvan1
Well, it’s been a long time since I last played on a custom Single Player map for JKA! So long in fact, that I can’t even remember what map it was. Therefore I am glad to get the chance to test a new SP map out today, which is entitled; Sith Facility.
Let’s have a look at the map layout first.
As you would expect of a Single Player map, the layout is very linear, designed to take you along a set path to your ultimate showdown with the ‘boss’ at the end of the level. Along the way though, you have plenty of detail and interesting architectural features to look at which I think is a good thing in a Single Player map. Afterall, you don’t generally just want to rush straight from one end to the other as fast as possible, you want to enjoy playing the map as well. The lighting (often red) and industrial architecture of the map does indeed fit well with the theme of an ancient facility used by Dark-sider’s, and the map does have a certain feeling of foreboding because you never know when a Reborn will jump out next!
That brings me to the next point, the bad guys. There are plenty of Reborn’s throughout the map, though they only appear in pairs so you should be able to have a good duel without being overwhelmed. At the end of the map is a room in which resides the Boss Reborn. Strangely, though the rest of the Reborn’s seem to speak English, I am pretty sure that the Boss at the end is speaking in German, which is a most interesting touch. ;)
Lastly, lets look at the things that could be improved upon.
The main thing I think is the back-story. The readme doesn’t really give you much description about the map or the story behind it. I think writing a back-story to the map would be a good touch, as it gives the map that bit extra ‘something’ which adds to the overall enjoyment. Also I think it would be good if the map was made larger and had extra routs to the main area at the end. The reason for this is to give the player some choice as to which route to take whilst still making sure the map is linear enough to make sure the player ends up in the right place.
Lastly when you get to the end and defeat the Boss Reborn, nothing happens. Personally I think it would be cool if a little message were to appear on the screen saying something like “congratulations for reaching the end of the level and defeating the Boss Reborn” or something of the sort, just add closure to the level so that you know you have reached the end and have completed the objective of the level. Oh and one more thing before I forget, there wasn’t any music for this map, so if there is a v2 of this I would definitely suggest putting some music in it, as music always adds a lot to the feel of a map!
All in all though a good map here, both in terms of the build quality and architecture, and also the fun factor, I quite enjoyed playing through the level and the different areas of the map provided interesting places to duel the resident Reborn’s. However like I said, I feel that there are some areas that could be improved upon.
Overall though, good work here! If you guys fancy trying the level out, then give it a download! :)
New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Types: Single Player
Sith-Facility, Singleplayer Author: Zurvan_Akarana Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a SP-Map, featuring an ancient facility, used by some dark Jedi. There are twelve enemies in this map. To install the map, just put the Sith_Facility.PK3 in your Gamedata/Base folder. In the game, you have to type devmapall zurvan1. There are no known bugs in this map, if you find some, please let me know! 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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