The circular, multi level, gloomy type environment is perfect for Tourney or a small FFA. The map is an excellent debut for Nethren. Game play is good, the circular staircases lend a hand to a patterned route : Rocket Launcher - Red Armour, Rocket Launcher – Red Armour – health .
While the texturing is fairly consistent with no glaring oversights, the texture choices and transitions create a real discord to the harmony of the map. The black pit by the Rail Gun hinders game play. The jump pads don’t come off well. The shaders used for the teleporters really seem over the top. All of this detracts from the surprisingly good game play of the level. Bots played poorly, as they do in Space maps, jumping to their death by the Rail Gun – even when set to Hardcore.
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Reviewed by Brad 'notime' Kiefer
Ranked: 3.8 out of 5 (7 votes)
Download: Nethren by Ww3