Sunday, February 15, 2009

Serengrove for Doom3


Title: Serengrove

Author: Andrew Hill

Release date: 2 December 2007

Size: 43 519 ko

Number of maps: 1

website: none

download: at Map-Factory


"The night has grown dark and cold by the time you arrive at the fortress city of Serengrove. Wind and dark shadows are all that occupy the empty streets in absence of the usual bustling activity. The fortress walls stand unguarded, merchant's wares lie abandoned at the Western Gates, and the foul stench of decay lingers in the cool midnight breeze."

Greetings, and thankyou for taking the time to have a look at my work! Serengrove is a Tudor themed map for Doom3 with lots of custom models, textures, animations, sounds and nasty surprises. I hope you have as much fun trying to survive this map as I did making it.

Review :

Looking to the size of the download and the screenshots available at map factory I hesitated a lot to play this one thinking it was a long hard and frutstating experience...sadly for me I was totally wrong so i lost over a year before playing this suprsising release

The author wanted to create something more part of the past than the future with a look to a middle age design with a sweet clever touch from Harry Potter world (that what I feel mixing ambiance, talking animals and monsters in a cold darked ambiance). Design is perfectly feeting and add consistance through the way the experience and architecture is put together, using a lot of custom content.
Texturing is great with a lot of attention to details, atmosphere is perfect and you have always the feeling to travel through some cold to even freezing environment The architecture is above average even if a little repetitive, additionaly some voice acting and modified models add a spicy touch to this package.

Gameplay is evident, you recieve some briefing and need activate stuff to open door and go further feature are well placed everywhere and will take your attention and travelling time to find them all, whish will make the final a little easier gameplay increase a little with progression but never become frsutrating. It's a mostly streight forward experience well enhanced by enemy respawn...It's a classic experience according gameplay with no good or bad surprise just a little too easy but i won't complain from that

In conclusion: This one is really a good surprise with a personal touch and atmosphere it's defenetly a recommanded one.

Playtime: 40 minutes

Rating: A B C D E (88%)

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