2 to 8 players | Reviewed by DaZ - Wednesday 2nd May 2001 @ 4:02pm
The build style is inspired ( or ripped off from ) by CZG's awesome Q1 Single Player mini-episode - "Insomnia", and Malevola has done justice to CZG's designs in this map. it looks totally gorgeous with rounded curves all over the place, detailed walls and trim and great lighting to go with it. The map is also huge and features multiple atriums for your gibbing pleasure.
The maps layout is great with the spiraling and curving corridors meeting up in atriums which descend into murky blue water. item placement is also very good and lends a great balance to the map as a whole. People who like there powerups will also get on fine as there are 2 invisabilities, a quad and pentagram! Luckily all of them are very hard to get and require a lot of searching and skillful rocket + grenade jumps in some situations...
gameplay on the whole is great fun, as long as you have enough players to fill the map, 2 players is a joke as you will need at least 4 to get a good game brewing. 8 players is ideal as you still have room to move but the gameplay is still hot and fast.
of course no map is ever perfect, one large flaw with this map is the r_speeds in some places, easily crawling over the 1000 mark. Which means that on slow computers it will be jerk-o-vision and you do get the odd bit of greyflash in software mode... One other thing is that in one room the super shotgun and the lightnign gun are placed pretty much side by side.
Get this map on your hard drive!
4.0 out of 5.0
#11. l33t with a couple 3s ^
by Raptor - Saturday 5th May 2001 @ 12:52am (126.96.36.199)
NICE MAP! err... post 4 is like.. uhm.. STFU you MORON YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT-(rap rambles for ten minutes)
#12. ^)^ ^
by misyu - Saturday 5th May 2001 @ 7:33am (188.8.131.52)
Where is Quad and Ring?
And, of course, great map!
#13. Powerups ^
by DaZ - Saturday 5th May 2001 @ 2:02pm (184.108.40.206)
Hehe, they are pretty well hidden, most invlolve rocket jumping or a grenade+rocket jump. So look to the skies! :)
#14. Excellent map ^
by ToadWarrior - Sunday 6th May 2001 @ 8:18pm (220.127.116.11)
Definitely worth playing.
BTW, whatever happened to that map program that was shown off here awhile back?
#15. oh yeah, found 'em ^
by XeNoN - Tuesday 8th May 2001 @ 1:46pm (18.104.22.168)
where there's an RL in a small room just above some water, step out onto the ledge and Look up :)
#16. Mal rocks ^
by Cricket - Thursday 10th May 2001 @ 4:52pm (22.214.171.124)
damnit mal can't you make an ugly map! I have trouble playing such curvy nice maps I allways end up just staring at the walls and going "Ooh how he do dat"
#17. CRICKET!!!!!!! ^
by mal - Thursday 10th May 2001 @ 9:36pm (126.96.36.199)
DUDE!!! Where have you been!?!?!
i have a few ugly maps in the works. one of the ones I'm working on looks like shit! :)
I can send you .maps of all of the purty ones if you want, especially this one.
email me dude.