Based on the authors first Quake 1 level, Extispicium, tymodm1. Flashback looks nothing like the original and plays a lot better too. With 'Flashback', Tymo has used the Quake 1 base to build a contemporary level that stands on its own with the best of Q3A add-on levels today; while showcasing the improvement in his mapping skills over the past years.
An industrial style base (thanks to the use of the Than Industrial Texture Set) which is good for about 6 players max. Most enjoyable games were with 5 players. Connectivity and flow is very good, with excellent item placement and just the right amount of health floating around. Ambient sounds are used judiciously, especially outside, where you can almost feel the cold wind. My only complaint is the windows – they are all frosted up – blocking the view. Bots played fine.
Reviewed by Brad 'notime' Kiefer