A heavy use of ydnar's urban texture set combined with an effective use of
q3map2's skyportal functionality gives this a distinctly inner city vibe. The
map's realistic style in no way detracts from the excellent gameplay. The
variety of atmosphere and texturing throughout make for a fairly gentle
learning curve. The street level consists of ledges, walkways and courtyard
type areas, contrasting strongly with the below ground tunnels and passageways.
There is plenty of detailing to be found too: smoke rising from the chimneys of
the skyportal and the pipes down below, cans of Bud lie scattered on crates,
and broken pavements mark the spawn points of various items. The bots
circulate well on the whole, though they can become a little obsessed with
riding the platforms scattered throughout the level. There is even a custom bot
included, a re-skinned Hunter called Valkyrie. Because of the map's
asymmetrical layout, CTF mode isn't so satisfying, but FFA and TDM make for
some fun fragfests.
pjw recently got himself a gig at Raven. Playing this map, it's not
hard to see why. Download like your life depended on it!