Here we have a pretty interesting map. Playing this arena I really felt like I
had been transported into an ancient gladiatorial stadium. This is a map that
creates the atmosphere of a football match. There is a wonderful crowd sound
that (sometimes) also reacts to the in-game happenings. Apart from a great use
of sound and a nice use of lighting and texturing, game play is quite strange.
Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it gets a little complicated. The Bots
movements are fairly clever but there is an unpredictable of the game driven by
some big gates on the arena; they're triggered from an underground area, but
trying to use them tactically is difficult. But that's what makes this map
On the author's website there
is a full version of the map featuring a symphonic soundtrack composed for this
arena in a cool Star Wars style. I think this is a mapper to be kept in
consideration for his atmospherics research and even for his refreshing style.
It's really worth a look. Maybe you won't be playing this map for years but you should be curious about it.
Reviewed by Silver.
Update: The authors site is no longer active. 16 June, 2008