Great mappack otherwise. Akuma was a stand out map for me. I also enjoyed equim, qpsiren and zuggzugg. Found some of the more open maps good for rail practice. :p
Akuma: Once again one of the betters ones of the pack; though it's nowhere near his previous contributions graphically the gameplay still shines. MH placement is a little reminiscent of bloodrun. 9/10
AD5: Very very nice looking, and pretty well playing. Got a bit boring against bots but it's ctf...while I am amazed this got made in a week, items were often bunched together in a way that really encourages camping. 8.5/10 (I don't think the reamde said it was ctf.)
So that's about an 8 for the whole deal, but I'm scoring a ten..
Equim: That relit comment is a bit off kilter; from the title you can tell the look was sort of intended. While it does hurt the eyes at first, it was perfectly ok, and the rest of the looks were quite nice. Enjoyable flow and IP, though it is a bit easy to grab 3 or 4 weapons if you spawn up top :-( Still, one of the best in the pack - that turtle tele is just too cool ;-) 9/10
Bear: Urg...CTF maps weren't lucky this time around )except for shallow!( The bases are lit completely in team colors - except for, confusingly, the central entrances, which for blue is lit red, and for red is lit...red?? There is only one entrance way into the enemy base without a RL, and a water chamber secondary route is useful only for ofense. The bots turtle so that playing them is pointless. 6/10, because it's a week, but with all the HOMs and stuff closer to a 4 or a 5.
link still works tho... strange :D
octuvus: yeah, I know its a fps hog. :p If I ever get a stand-alone version, it will be a lot less intensive on the hardware, plus all the tweaks it needs.
keditok: A nice idea but my system hated it; brushwork is overly simple (though not for the week's time limit :-)) and while the RG is balanced for humans by the fog, bots just rule in this very open map. 8/10
Gryndehl: Uh, the readme said this was ctf, and then...well, busy week, I guess. (No score)
Octovus: thanks for comments! i had wished to flesh out the 'spacetrain station' theme a bit more, but the week's end came up quicker than I expected :D
Good idea... </sarcasm>
Maps play well, but if you think there even near 3wave standard ,mmmmmmm NOT.
Lvl seem to have this habit of talking shit about good maps and bad.
Im not saying these maps are shit, there most definetly not.
Infact these maps are excellent even with there faults,but the ppl at lvl seem to think they actually know something about gameplay and mapping when infact they dont.
NOTE TO ALL MAPPERS AND PLAYERS
.Avoid LVL, all the good players and mappers do.
Leave the opinions to Aholes
who think they actually know something.
shallow: A very nice CTF map..probably my favorite turtle mapping one yet, though that might be premature. Nice and tight with good reasons to take different paths; some are short but have dead ends and few items, others lengthy but with choice and health aplenty. Bots even put up a good fight. 8/10
scampie: They just keep getting better and better...interesting description though it looks like gothic victorianish stuff to me. Creepy atmosphere, I love the fencing. Gameflow is a bit stinted once you find the best routes, but it plays pretty well. 8/10
Qpsiren: Brownie points for doing a larger level and doing it ok! Texturing is a bit funky, but you only have a week...gameplay was furious with 3 or 4 bots, who seemed to know what they were doing. 7/10
zuggzugg: Yikes! Nice job. Very cool, this is one of those turtle maps you should be proud of making even were there not a strict time limit! It is not a serious tourney map imo - the RA, RL, and MH are all somewhat close together - but this combo works for FFA and looks nice to boot. 9/10
vaarscha: Urg! Please say it's CTF in the readme. As for the map itself, interesting ideas, but smaller = better for turtle maps and unfortunately the bots are more pathetic than normal :- 6/10
Systemkrash: Looks rather thrown together (especially the black pits and the grating) but comes off ok. Fairly nice IP though health is stuck in one half of map. Bots play fine and the flow is pretty good, though PG area can be abandoned. 8/10
truefully, there are a few of these maps that can easily stand on their own and that's what'd really great about this pak. zuugzugg's, Shallow's, few other the other's as well, including my own, with a little polish.
great stuff, hope to get in with a tm4 if we have one.