A 16 Q3A map pack from the Speedmappers Guild. Each map made over 7 days.
Here is a quickly review them in order of my personal preference. SHALLOW - Tech style, indoor/outdoor- very good game play. Bots mostly play outside. WVIPERW - Think of Q2 The Edge combined with dmmq3dm3 (the one with the giant earth at the center). Very fast game play. PSION - Tech-style ruins. Fast game play and fun. AKUMA - Similar to any of the highly popular Q1 tourney maps (i.e. Aerowalk). Good layout and fast game play. EQUIM - just as good as Akuma but a bit more open. MYTH - Indoor/Outdoor arena set in Roman ruins. Fast game play. MONSTO - 2 separate arenas: one brown indoor/outdoor pyramid with GL & LG, and one big open tech-style 2-level room (Quad, RL & PG). This would have been my #1, but not enough weapons, and only one way to the 2nd floor on the open room. I would love to see this map in the Open Source Map Project here at LvL. AD5 - An indoor Castle style CTF map. Nicely done, but very big and mostly hallways. ASNAGRIM - 3-level map. Open with side passages, texture scheme is a bit busy. Game play is ok. BAAL-PEOR - A Matrix-like map. A City with tall skyscrapers that you can jump pad up onto. Cool concept, but it's too open for good game-play. Also underground 'joust' area is cool, but bots don't go for it. TOMC - long rectangular map with 3 ways to get from one end to the other. Very dark in some areas. WMERC - Several pyramids connected by passageways. You can teleport to a Hipdm-ish area that sends you back to a pyramid when you fall off the map. Not great game play. CHRISQ - This is a prison surrounded by water. The readme says the object is to find the Dopefish... GEAR - bathroom, lab area, lava, and a billboard of a speedmappers chat screen. Poor game play. VAARSCHA - tech-ish CTF. Very small corridors. SCAMPIE - 2-level outdoor in a quarry. Only way to upper levels is by climbing quarry wall. The map source for Scampie is available here.
Keep the first 6 or 7, the rest are good for checking out new map styles.
Check out the screenshots for all 16 maps under Turtle Maps.
Reviewed by remnent