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Review of War of the Species
"Never judge a pokémon by its pokéball"
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Map Name   War of the Species (warrev.bsp)
Map Author   Lynch Hung
Download   warrev.zip (0.6mb)
 
Reviewer   Reaper-1
Reviewed on   Mon Mar 6 04:41:31 2000
This map earns the GMD Seal of Approval!



War of the Species has been on onecall for some time now, and with good reason. I must admit, when I first spawned my mind said "eww." Alas though, you can't judge a pokémon by its pokéball. I played into the game and got lost dozens of times as spider, after that game there was a bad taste in my mouth associated with War of the Species.

Many games later, however, I've found that I love this map. Especially as Breeder or Engy. There are many stacking/hiding spots for teleporters and eggs, and many interesting routes between bases as well. The playability here is wonderful. This map reminds me of Starship Troopers. Note: if you intend to win on this map, it is dire that you have a good breeder / engineer. You simply cannot survive without some good base relocation.

The look of this map, well, I know this is already revised but there are a few things that I would like to see done with it. It already looks very good, most lighting is appropriate, and at the right level. What I would like to see is the exact same map, but with smoother organics. If the rocks and caves were round without edges it would be really cool. But hey I know that's asking a lot and that's why Lynch Hung's still getting 3 cubes. (You've got a perfect score in store for you if you do what I said Lynch I assure you ;) Still I know it's asking a lot, and this map still has WONDERFUL gameplay, so it gets the coveted GMD seal of approval!


User comments:
This map is really only fun for spiders, as humans don't have many go... - Norfenstein [more]
STOP UNDERMINING MY REVIEWS DAMNIT *stamp* NINE! - Reaper-1
Hey reap, good review, I liked this map as well, once you get to IL. we... - FluxFreak [more]
i dont like it when im human. period. its fun as spider tho :P - Sider
I Hate Pokemon... - [H'sM] GrimReaper
This is one of my favorite maps of all. It is either Alien or Human map dep... - D347H [more]
i jack off to this map - Saig
good map - Django

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Average rating for War of the Species: 6.0/10

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Total: 27 ratings
 
Textures
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Comment: Some textures ended abruplty inside the human base, other then that this map was well textured.

Layout
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Comment: A nice layout, no race can really take over the entire map, which is very good for game play.

Creativity
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Comment: No, it isn't the first human fort surrounded by spiders but what gets me is this one actually works!

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Comment: I got stuck in a couple areas and the rocks weren't particularly round, but these were all compensated by some very nice gameplay, good job Lynch.
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