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Review of Gloom101 SE
"The Microscopic Wonder"
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Map Name   Gloom101 SE (g101se.bsp)
Map Author   Llurk
Download   g101se.zip (0.1mb)
 
Reviewer   Echon
Reviewed on   Fri Feb 21 12:07:14 2003
This map earns the GMD Seal of Approval!

I've played this map maybe 100 times, and I had fun every time too. The simplicity is probably what makes it the funnest, seems like all of the simple maps do well amongst the community. A mere walk outside the human base, and you have the mid-section of the entire map. Across the room, in the opposite corner, is the visible alien base entry. Though this map probably won't do so well in games with more than a dozen or so players, it's a good map for helping attract players to the server..

You would think that spam would be horrible because of the fact that you can pretty much shoot from one base to another, but it actually balances out. Since the aliens have to escape vents that lead directly to the middle, and the humans have such a wide exit, pinning opponents is nearly impossible. The dark lighting on the alien side also helps a lot in stopping camping humans...

The one downfall I found in this map was the lack of new textures.. A map this small probably didn't take very long at all, he could of spent a little time (that would of otherwise been spent on making a large map) to make some nice new textures. He managed to make up for that, though, by being really creative with his texture placement, doing some things I've never even seen before.

By the map review powers given to me (my powers needing limits), I hearby give this map the GMD Seal of Approvalę because I really have no big complaints on the map, and I've had such fun games on it..


User comments:
stfu 6on6 lmr newb, you wouldn't know mapping if it fucked you in the ass.... - Ranger [more]
*plays the gloom20/22/23/toxic2 card* - Echon
lololol - RD
You always have fun games on any map because you always join the team with al... - FYI [more]
LOL G1 THAT WAS SO ORGINNIAL!~ - MajorPain

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Average rating for Gloom101 SE: 5.0/10

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Total: 24 ratings
 
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Comment: Though I doubt much time was spent on this map, only a few hundred brushes total, SOME new textures could of been used :)

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Comment: "VERY Simple" sums it up, but very fun games I've had on this map...

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Comment: Creative. Though you can tell this is a Llurk style map by looking at it, he has very creative ways of using textures.

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Comment: I have had too many good games on this map to give it anything less than a 4..
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