The map Gajapoor
takes you into the inner courtyard of a detailed palace
complex deep inside the orient. It features lots of beautiful textures, shaders
and models made by the mapper. Combined with good lighting and very suitable
sounds, the atmosphere is great. I almost felt a bit ashamed to kill Quake bots
in this calm place.
The layout is rather simple and symmetric with jumppads that take you over the
small central building. The bots navigate the map OK but seem to avoid the
underwater passage to the BFG and seem to use the jumppads rather randomly. The
bots also fail to pick up the BFG. Item placement is OK, but the map seems to
have very little spawn points. The level appears to have been made for the
architecture and aesthetics with game play coming second. It is successful but
the visuals are much stronger than the game play.
Grab this one and enjoy the great atmosphere, you won't be fragging your
buddies on it all night long though.
Reviewed by spirit