Strike on Nar Shaddaa



can make excellent sandbox (Lugormod or Makermod, your pick) maps due to their being so large. Sadly, this map has proven to be a disappointment in that department, being a little too small for my taste.As a siege map, however...I can't really speak for what the actual gameplay will be like here, having no way to gather up testers within a reasonable amount of time. At the same time though, the author has stated that gameplay was the main focus here, so it should be up there in quality.The texturing, while a little simplistic, is effective. You can easily tell if you are inside or outside (even when ignoring the outside 'vistas'), you aren't blinded by horrid texturing, and doors/paths are obvious. (Helped somewhat by the arrows on the floor.)The geometry is also simplistic, but less so than the texturing. Though it is, for the most part, gameplay oriented, there's still room for improvement. (Particularly around the interior doors that have no door frames.) There are numerous crates all over the place, offering points of cover from enemy fire. While not very geometry intensive, it's a good way to create easy points of cover fast. But at the same time, you shouldn't go overboard with these unless you're making a warehouse map. Also, I noticed a fair amount of geometry that was borrowed from Hoth Attack (mp/siege_hoth). While not a bad thing, it does help to avoid borrowing too much. (Before anybody panics, the siege_hoth source was released, and can be downloaded from here.)The lighting in each area is pretty uniform, with only slight hints of shadows near the light sources. While not phenomenal, it does get the job done for this map. I don't think there's any real room for improvement here, so we'll move on.In all, it's an ok map, but I have some suggestions for the author.-Wider variety of areas.As it is, most of the map rests on the same level, with very few areas that are above or below said level. Not only that, but most of the areas are the same. While this does promote a theme, it doesn't fit Nar Shaddaa's proper theme. Look at this map. (Ignoring that I helped make it.


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