Day At The Villa
Day At The Villa by Kaustic

A small Mediterranean themed map. The gameplay is pretty good, but could be better. You may find yourself playing for much longer than you realised. The visuals however are a little lacking. Brush work is simple and blocky with large steps, flat walls and very little integration with the texture theme. The lighting also is a tad on the boring side too.

The map has lots of angles, levels and good game flow which demonstrates the author has potential. The aesthetics will come with more experience and time with the editor. The pool area with the Red Armour is a focus point and a bit of a dead end - even with the two entries. Maybe a teleporter out of this area and the removal of the internal walls may have helped.

The MegaHealth tube is visually confusing and out-of-place.

Bots make their way around but seem a little easier than normal. The item layout could also benefit from another pass and some tweaking.

Overall, this is a good start. Would like to see more effort on the item placement and visuals in future maps. Maybe a beta release to the community would help too.

Ranked: 3.8 out of 5 (5 votes)

Download: Day At The Villa by Kaustic