Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Redwill Manor for Doom3

***previously reviewed on my french blog***

Level name: Redwill Manor

Author: Lionel van der kolk

Release date: 2 October 2005

Size: 14 234 ko

Number of maps: 1

website: here

download: At filefront

Author's Note:

A short singleplayer map with all new textures and (animated) models. It's also my first singleplayer map for doom 3. I wanted to give this map a totally different look than the mapsyou see in Doom 3. I got my inspiration from the movie Rose Red and the Disney attraction"The Haunted Mansion". I love the feeling of those two and the Doom engine fits perfectlyfor this type of environments.

Review :

This is the first and perhaps also last release from the author that worked after this one on a quite interesting modification for Doom3 but without any update since almost 3 years.

Design is impressive and immersive, highly colourfull to create something unique according FPS experience, the nightmare seems this time just behind you door ... If you look to the way the map was build and the texturing added it's suprsisingly well done for a first release, every new place visited is another eye candy...nothing to complain just a full visual enjoyment.

Gameplay is simply trow into this map to give a objective and add some 'trilling' ambiance to this release, no real puzzle or heavy fight and this could be the only minor point of this one, you will easily fight you way through the cave witch will sound as the end of it.

In conlcusion: This is a particular experience more base on visual and ambiance than on gameplay, you will fast progress through this one a little out of what we are abilited to see. Even if it's a quite short experience it's really a must seen one.

Playtime: 10 minutes

Rating: A B C D E (82%)

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