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Review of Reinforcements at Base Nova
"Get out the vents you damn, newbie engineer"
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Map Name   Reinforcements at Base Nova (gloom5.bsp)
Map Version   28. 2. 1999
Map Author   REX
Web page   Click here.
Download    (2mb)
 
Reviewer   ValouR
Reviewed on   Tue Mar 7 13:52:05 2000
This map earns the GMD Seal of Approval!

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This map is my favourite. The layout is unbiased, it looks good and contains the most atmospheric sound outside an "Alien" movie.

The only gripe I have with this map are the vents. When they where first discovered they were great, they completely turned around the gameplay on this map (at least on barrysworld), but all good things must come to an end and the vents have become an easy way out for the humans.
If the spiders get in there (as in the good old days) the game becomes much more interesting but both entrances available to a breeder can be covered from one position by one grunt.

I could moan that the spiraling ramps leading down to the lower level are easily camped by anything as large as a drone, and being english I think I will, but also the doorways on the higher level are to the humans advantage so it balances out.

If a vent ban is imposed (at the start of the game) this is definately my favourite map to play on. But because the vents where unknown for so long and then suddenly used in abundance all is forgiven.


User comments:
You reviewd a vent man - Tar
One of the favourites of mine. And the vents are quite okay, both rac... - impact [more]
Good map, but the vents can make or break a game.... - Saig
This map can support some awsome games, but most of the time its just... - Cybernetsam [more]
I like cheese...oh , and this map is one of the best.. - [PeSTiCiDE]
great map, but the vents mean humies win. plus, the tight spiral can be easi... - ando [more]
if you can get a breeder up to any of the entrances fast enoughand get a... - Ryuenjin [more]
great map, but the vents are a humie cop-out. what would be FANTASTIC is if ... - Mexi [more]
they seem to agree with me though eh Tar - ValouR
and what gl_modulate did the guy who took those screenshots use (R1CH?)?? ... - V4louR [more]
good map. r1ch change ur modulate to something reasonable... ;) - Carcinogen
I use the standard 2.3 mod and 3 intensity when taking screenshots for the G... - R1CH [more]
This is one of my favortie maps of altime. I love the spiraling sta... - ColDFusioN [more]
A base in the vents can be quite annoying especially if no one has build... - Krybosis [more]

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Average rating for Reinforcements at Base Nova: 7.8/10

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Total: 40 ratings
 
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Comment: Good use of the Q2 texures. Not much to say.

Layout
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Comment: Fantastic, The two levels really give this map an exploration feel.

Creativity
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Comment: Sounds. The sounds on this map rule. The aforementioned two levels is really good aswell.

Overall
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Comment: ATMOSPHERE, and playable. A great map.
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