Just before I get to the review, I want to mention that this will be my last review here, as I will be retiring after I’ve reviewed this map! Just so you don’t wonder where I’ve disappeared to! ;)
Anyway enough of that! :P Here we have a brilliant new map from Sith J Cull, this is certainly one I’ve been waiting for, and I know quite a lot of other people have been waiting eagerly for it too.
Now where to start?
Lets start with the size first. Now this map isn’t as big as some of Sith J’s previous work, but as he explains in the readme:
I wanted to do so much more with this map, but time constraints this year have made working on anything JKA related very hard, so I made this little CTF/FFA map based on mygeeto blah thats it! hope you like it.
Not to worry though, as this map is still a good size for a medium FFA and a nice size for a good CTF match too, which is mainly what this map was designed for anyway. I don’t think Sith J has made many CTF maps, there are only 2 that I know of and this is one of them. I used to play CTF alot back when I played JK2, so I always enjoy testing out new CTF maps to see what the gameplay and map flow is like. I couldn’t really properly test out gameplay on this map, because…well bots aren’t exactly as good as humans! The bot routing was still very good though!
What about map flow though? I think it’s very good, this map could certainly make for some interesting CTF matches. There are basically two ways to get to the flag bases. Straight through the middle from one side to the other, or over a little bridge that connects from the middle of the map over to the side of the flag base, so you can try and sneak in. To make things even more interesting, the bridge is protected by what can only be laser-bolt proof glass. ;) So you cant just shoot at people from the side as they’re running along it!
The look of this map is great, more Base JKA textures have been used here than normal, but that’s certainly not a bad thing! The texturing of the map is great. My favourite bits were the towers over the flag bases, the architecture on them looks really cool! The hills and BIG chunks of rock jutting up (they look like something from the planet Krypton in Superman) look great, they really add a sense of depth to the map. The dust hanging in the air looks cool as well, though it would have been a bit better if it fell like snow, just much, much slower. But I suppose you would have to edit the .efx file for that or something, and it could take quite a while to get just the effect you want (I know that from personal experience ;) ).
All in all a very nice map here, I hope to see this played on some CTF servers out there! ;)
Just before I wrap up my final review here at JK3Files, Sith J wanted me to mention that he wasn’t able to spend as much time as he would have liked on this map. Because of real life things and the fact that he wanted to work more on his new Tatooine map, he didn’t get around to finishing this map off to as high a standard as he would have liked.
He also says that he will be releasing some other maps this year that he has been working on for a while, including: The Tatooine style Mos Kreetle. Complete with underground tram system, a bar, and a space port with the Falcon (inside and out) docked, and Queen Amidala’s Starship.
After that its Kamino II. Then his Stargate map. He also says that the JKA-G mod (which will bring Starwars Galaxies style gameplay to JKA) is in the hands of a new coder so although at the moment progress is at a stand still, things will pick up this year.
Well there we go, this is one map that I certainly liked, and I’m sure lots of other people will like it too! If you like the look of it, why not give it a download? ;)
Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: Yes New Music: Yes Game Types: FFA, TFFA, CTF
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Sith-J's Mygeeto FFA/CTF AUTHOR: Sith-J-Cull E-MAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.sjcleveldesign.com FILENAME: sjc_mygeeto.pk3 DATE RELEASED: 24 May 2005 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Just place the pk3 file inside your base folder. DESCRIPTION: A very simple map based on Mygeeto as seen in the Episode III and the xbox game of the same title. The map can be played as FFA but has been designed for CTF using the mirrored layout. BUGS: some invisible walls under the main structures, and yes if you stand still the dust just hangs in the air... bah! COMMENTS: I have not released a new map since xmas, which has to be a first for me. I think this is the longest pause in mapping I have taken in the three/four years i have been releasing maps for the JKA community, so um.... well.. sorry for not doing more LOL! I wanted to do so much more with this map, but time constraints this year have made working on anything JKA related very hard, so I made this little CTF/FFA map based on mygeeto blah thats it! hope you like it. This year I am concentrating on fineshing off my older maps instead of starting any new ones so expect to see Kamino II and my Stargate Maps fineshed over the summer. CREDITS: Mars Marshall "NeoMarz1" for the gunship featured in the flybye. 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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