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Reviews: 19th November 2007 review 2 [Reviewed by Tronyn]
Map - fr3nrun2: The Grand Guignol
Overall Verdict: challenging custom egyptian map with a focus on gameplay.
Fern's return is a small-medium, neat 'n tidy indoor map done up in Egyptian
textures. The map consists of a series of bright, clean, airy rooms, mostly
square, but on different vertical levels and interlocked in different ways.
Texturing is good, with a variety of colors perhaps unusual for Quake, and
beams, spikes and windows giving some variety to the rooms. The lighting is
functional, with skylight in some courtyard areas.
There is only one skill level, which is a decent challenge, and picks up steeply
near the end. You begin fighting mostly Ogres and Knights, but by the end the
ratio is tilted strongly towards Shamblers and Vores. You cannot afford to let
yourself lose much health either, so saving at health points might be a decent
idea in some cases. The final chamber itself is also quite difficult.
There are some secrets that may help make the combat more fair in places.
Overall, this a neat little map, with combat that is actually surprisingly
overall score: 13/20