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Review of Gorge
"a bit laggy, but excellent gameplay"
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Map Name   Gorge (gorge.bsp)
Map Author   Lynch Hung
Download   gorge.zip (1.8mb)
 
Reviewer   R1CH
Reviewed on   Mon Mar 13 05:24:38 2000
This map earns the GMD Seal of Approval!

As the name implies, Gorge pits the humans vs the spiders over a water filled Gorge, with a long bridge stretching over it. There are some nice waterfall effects and a way up to the humans side from the water.

Gameplay on this map is quite good, although the bridge can get hectic and laggy sometimes. The spiders base is dark and well designed, the humans have two entrances with two turrets on each by default. There are some nice stacking spots in both bases, in particular the humans have some high areas near their entrance to the bridge, which can make for good turret placements.

On the spiders' side of the bridge is a large hollow mound, with glowing blue rocks inside. This makes quite a nice hiding area for healers. Both entrances to the spiders' base are dark and have multiple spikers and obstacles. Both sides's defences at the start are adequate.

Overall I like this map, the nice textures and lighting throughout make it stand out. It's just a shame about the massive open areas which induce some lag on slower connection, but apart from that this map is good.


User comments:
I actually never liked the map....too campable and laggy.... - Saig
I like the map, very balanced for each side... Only problem is that t... - Cybernetsam [more]
This map sucks its 2 alien friendlyBIG open spaces 4 Drone/Warit... - Matthew Sheppard [more]
Some improvments could have been used, yes. But I like it as a good change ... - Death [more]
I personaly love this map. Espectialy as spider. IF you look around in... - Blakhawk [more]
Ive enjoyed the fierce competition of Lynch's maps,but this one was ... - The Grotmank [more]
While it's a very beautiful map, gameplay is poor as wide open spaces... - Norfenstein [more]
This map is a bad ass kicking map.The two bases are nearly perfection and th... - Para [more]
Laggy as HELL, and it is SO...Humie advantage - gingerman
biotech RUN AWAAAAAAAY poor little wraith.. - ValouR
This map suck0rs!!! - Devil Warrior
All the hummies gotta do is camp the ledge, and thats 1 game ruined. - Carcinogen
One of the worst gloom games ever was played on this map. SuX0r. Someone ... - [CARGO] [more]

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Average rating for Gorge: 3.2/10

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Total: 28 ratings
 
Textures
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Comment: The textures on this map are great. No obvious mis-alignments and well chosen to fit the scene.

Layout
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Comment: With only the bridge to get from base to base, gameplay can get a bit campy and result in a deadlock sometimes. The large open expanses can also cause some lag, especially in the bridge area.

Creativity
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Comment: Gorge's are creative, I guess :) - This map had an unusual layout, well I liked it at least.

Overall
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Comment: A good map, let down by the laggyness and deadlocking of some areas. A good map though.
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