Geckos Desert
Geckos Desert by gecko
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raspatan Rep. 4538
#10   07 Mar 2021
If you are into egyptian themed maps, this is decent enough. Gameplay is fine, with some well connected upper and lower floors. But it just does not convince. Weird choice of low ammo + longer time respawn. Cannot see how it adds to the fun.
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Kyall Rep. 417
#9   29 Dec 2011
You don't see many desert maps, and I like desert maps. 9/10
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gooball Rep. 1091
#8   18 Aug 2011
Cool! 9/10
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VisionThing unregistered
#7   05 Jul 2002
Just in case I'm giving the wrong impression, I liked the level as well (just not for tourney). With a bit more beta testing this level could have been a lot better tho'.
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Blurr unregistered
#6   04 Jul 2002
Actually, I like the ambient sound. It gives the level a feeling of being in a lost temple swallowed up by a steaming jungle outside, complete with screaming birds. A South American jungle can be a very noisy place. The mild Egyptian textures also suggest a common ancestry of the temple builders with the more well known Pyramid builders that somehow made thier way to an unknown world. Use of vegetation in the level also leads one to believe that the level was set in a jungle and not a desert. I don't know what ambience Gecko had in mind, but that's the feeling I got playing the level (kind of like an Indiana Jones movie.) As for game play, there are a few rough spots, but I still liked the level. Unlike many beginner levels, the lighting was sufficient to actually see the walls inside the temple. Nuff said...
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*papri-K* unregistered
#5   04 Jul 2002
D'oh, didnt know that s_ambient 0 stops ambient sound!!! I think I'm going to play pro-q3tourney2 again...
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VisionThing unregistered
#4   03 Jul 2002
Lol! Nice typo there :p, should have been: "...that the sound was not the main/only reason..." :D
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VisionThing unregistered
#3   03 Jul 2002
If you read all of the review "not entered" then you would have seen that the sound was the the main/only reason I gave this map an average review. The item placement is also average and makes the map unsuitable for it's main intended gametype (in my opinion). The reduced amount of ammo also makes the game hard work for the trailing player in tourney as if you spawn near the plasma gun or the lightning gun then there is not enough ammo in either of these guns to get a kill. I suppose if you can't be bothered to read the review properly that also explains why you don't want to leave a name to go with your misinformed and innaccurate comment. Thanks for posting retarded criticism of my review tho' :p, always fun getting flamed by morons :).
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not entered unregistered
#2   02 Jul 2002
I gave it a 10 because the sound is hardly a reason to give this map an average review as VisionThing did.
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gecko unregistered
#1   02 Jul 2002
A word to the ambient sound:

If you youse the s_ambient 0 setting, you won't hear it any longer :]

And thanks for the fair review

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