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Review of GloomXL
"a small map with similar architecture to the Q2 missions"
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Map Name   GloomXL (gloomxl.bsp)
Map Version   14. 2. 2000
Map Author   ProdigyXL
Web page   Click here.
Download   gloomxl.zip (0.6mb)
 
Reviewer   R1CH
Reviewed on   Wed Mar 15 00:36:35 2000

My first impression of this map was that it sucked. It looked too bright and small. But after a few games, I began to change my mind. Sure, the human base is bright and colorful, but this seems to be the standard these days. One thing that did catch my eye is the great texturing. The map was eyecandy to me (at least on my TNT2), I especially liked the use of colored textures and lighting.

Gameplay on this map is fast and fierce, if you know the right routes, base to base time is less than 20 seconds. One thing I did find a bit annoying was the lack of places to move a base to, in particular the humans do not start with much in the way of defence.

Overall this isn't a bad map, but there are a few gameplay issues (mainly the small size, it doesn't really work too well on onecall24) and the lack of suitable base sizes annoys me, but still this is a playable map.


User comments:
This maps crap it says xl (extra large i persume) and its tiny the ... - Crash228[UoA] [more]
It can be fun at times...but I consider it a "Part of a map" map:) - Saig
This map should be called GloomXS (extra small). its one of the smalles... - Blakhawk [more]
As far as looks go,I think the map is nice looking,but reminds me... - The Grotmank [more]
Well made, but small, Desert Turmoil is great for what it's made ... - [DT]Xterminator [more]
It's called XL because the guy's name is Prodigy"XL", and just like all ... - JexJackL [more]
I don't care why it's called "XL" all i know is that it's NOT!I think sai... - Trekker [more]
The XL is just my tag on all my maps. http://www.planetquake.com/xl I... - ProdigyXL [more]
Bah! I like this map, go to hell all :) - Carcinogen
A well-made map that is just too small for most games. - ThePyro
sorry, but this is still one of my fav maps. a 5-6 minuite blast of fun :) - Galldrin {MaF}
cool review - Jasmin

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Average rating for GloomXL: 4.7/10

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Total: 13 ratings
 
Textures
Cube Cube Cube Cube

Comment: I really liked the look of this map. The textures were standard Quake 2 ones, and the lighting and color scheme went with them well.

Layout
Cube Cube

Comment: A bit small for my liking, but a good layout. Two ways to each base, although not much in the way of relocation areas.

Creativity
Cube

Comment: Room, corridors, room, more corridors...

Overall
Cube Cube

Comment: A small map which encourages fierce competition, but with too many players this can become unbearable.
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