Sunday, January 14, 2007

Obi-Wan map01 for DOOM3


Level name: Obi-Wan map01

Author: Henk 'Obi-Wan' Bernhardt
Date of release: 25 september 2004

Size: 15 167 ko

Number of maps: 1



It seems that there is something strange going on at a research station on Mars, no contact anymore and the last new was just telling us that there was something terrifying happening there...Marine you will be send there to clear the situation.

Review :

According this release i think (but i might be wrong) that the first intention of the author was to create a model that could be use for a mod (most of the work from the author is modeling) but since it was created the author simply decide to make a custom map to include is model. Result is for me excellent.

The mission start directly with a short cutscene of you, marine, landing at the facility. Mission will directly start in a strong and solid architecture you will easily noticed that 75 purcent of the map is composed by hallways but they are so highl detail realistic and non repetitive (in structure and design) that you won't notice it.

Progression is streight formard without any PDA or accessing requirement, weapons are provide on the good places but without any exceed, for the heath and armor they are only present near the end...witch will certainly create a good challenge, enemies are well placed and could just get on you with some frightening.

Sound is used with parcimony and this is a great idea because it helps creating a opressing atmosphere.

Finally the end place will be naturally in a kind of anciant cave were the arena will be the place to survive or die against the monsters that hopefully for us doesn't move to fast.

In conclusion: All together for a first map from the author it's a master piece everything being put together to create a perfect release full of challenge with above average design and great atmosphere, it's not perfect but certainly give me (and hopefully you) a enjoyable moment of gaming

In conclusion: There isn't much to say about this release since it's really short but the way it was release was more to convince player after a short experience to follow this upcoming release in the future whish will certainly be my case.

Playtime: 30 minutes


Rating: A B C D E (84%)

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