It's been a while since I've seen a nicely laid out duel map. Part of the reason for that is probably because a lot of maps pull double (or even triple) duty, making them less suited for any one game type. There's nothing wrong with that, but there is something to be said for a map that doesn't try to do it all.
This map is a duel map. It's not meant for free for all and it wouldn't be good to play as a free for all. It just wants to be a duel map and that's fine as far as I'm concerned. It's adequately sized for a duel and it keeps a consistent theme, which is nice. If you hadn't guessed from the title it's some type of facility built in a very snowy area -- perhaps Hoth, although I'm certain there are plenty of other cold locations in the galaxy. The facility features glass ceilings to show off this environment and it also features one small outdoor area -- a walkway into the facility.
What I really like about this map is that it keeps gameplay in perspective but also focuses heavily on environment, and I'm not talking about the snow this time. The map is set up to really look like some kind of industrial facility, including control panels, pipes, machinery, you name it. It's given a good design so that duels will be interesting an varied, but while you're playing you're not going to feel like you're in a dueling ring which I'm sure will appeal to some people.
Overall I think it's a great little map that's visually unique and should provide for a fine duel. No botroutes obviously (it's a duel map -- why would you need them?) and no new music, although the stock music chosen seems to really fit well. I'd say this one's a keeper.
Bot Support: No New Models: No New Textures: Yes New Music: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Duel : Snow Facility 4 AUTHOR: redsaurus E-MAIL: redsaur AT redsaurus DOT net WEBSITE: http://redsaurus.net FILENAME: duel_sf4.pk3 FILESIZE: 2.4 MB DATE RELEASED: 3 January 2008 CREDITS: Raven Software for the base for various textures. Azuvector/Yzmo/Mace/The One and Only/anyone else I missed for suggestions/help INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Place pk3 into your base folder. DESCRIPTION: A duel map with snow. And even some parts without snow. Reasonably sized, unlike the last map I put up here. BUGS: Bots sometimes get stuck. COMMENTS: Botrouted (but not too well). Contains edits of base textures. Feel free to use them if you want to (no idea why you'd want to) decompile the map. If you want the .ase models for the platforms outside or something like that ask. 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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