No Idea Who This Repus Guy Is...
Not that I care, mind you. I used to avoid playing speedmaps because of their crude design but after seeing what you guys did in a matter of hours, methinks I'll revise my stance, at least regarding recent speedmaps. This is downright impressive!
Some have said this is architecturally close to a mini-AD map and I have to agree. You did a great job channeling your inner Sock within such a timeframe. I kinda felt like I was in a hamlet near Zendar. Gameplay-wise, I found nothing really memorable but nothing bad either. Just some good ol' quaking. Found only 3/4 secrets in the demo because I literally tumbled down the "rabbit hole", but I did find the last one 2 minutes later after a quickload.
A great example of strongly colored lighting done well. What an atmosphere! Love the surreal design and the overall darkness drenched in red fog. Ideally, I wish the canyons were a bit more convoluted, but pulling this off in the span of 4 hours is simply amazing. Gameplay is an exhilaratingly fun romp. Took me 3 tries to finish this map. Fave bit: roasting the DK horde on LG+quad. Least
fave bit: the dual vore ambush while standing on an awfully narrow path surrounded by lava. As you can see in the demos, I struggled somewhat there... Very minor gripe: I wish the path to the start would've opened again after the first shamblers+knights encounter - there's a crate of shells there that I couldn't pick up on my way to the crossing, which I might have found some use for later on. No biggie though, there's more than enough ammo for the other weapons.
Skill 2 demos
, protocol 666.