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Review of Toxic Waste Dump
"The Pyro's latest proves to be a great map"
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Map Name   Toxic Waste Dump (toxic1.bsp)
Map Author   The Pyro
Download   toxic.zip (0.79mb)
 
Reviewer   Cataclaw
Reviewed on   Mon Mar 26 08:08:45 2001
This map earns the GMD Seal of Approval!

This review will be short and to the point.
The Pyro's latest map is Toxic Waste Dump. It's a fairly large map, able to support 40 players with ease. The map itself resembles a "toxic waste dump" (gee..) Both teams begin pretty far from each other and there are plenty of relocation spots, which is always a plus in gloom.

The few problems in this map, and there are only a few, are:
a) It's hard to find your way around in the spider base. It takes a while to learn your way around. I've never had much trouble learning maps, but the spider area in Toxic took me a while. If Pyro hadn't put those green lights in the doorways it would have been that much more difficult.

b) Some frustrating layout problems. The best example i can think of is that area is that "S" shaped ramp which leads to the human area. On the curves of the ramp you can fall down into the sewage below. This would be much less annoying if you could grapple up as a hatchy, which you can't because of the shape of the "holes". (Note: If my FTP server was working, i'd upload and post a pic of this.. sorry!)

One last thing i'd like to mention... the brush work in this map is excellent. Again, wish i could post some screens.. oh just go download the map and see for yourself! :)


User comments:
You CAN crapple up on the S-shaped ramp. Never noticed difficulties ther... - ThePyro [more]
one of the other annoying things, infinite spiders tend to spend the entire ... - R1CH [more]
Tis a lovely map, but large spiders are restricted to one attacking route ... - ValouR [more]
Are you sure it's easy to grapple up? It's damned hard, maybe you're not... - Cataclaw [more]
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Map kicks ass, but is prone to stalemates/really long games! - CrazyBastard
Ugh, I've found this map to be totally spider favored...the human are... - Norfenstein [more]
Actualy ValouR, one of the coolest things on this map is that stalkers c... - Blakhawk [more]
MAP IS VERY NICE-although mechs and stalkers/guardians can only attack f... - DK!DrysT [more]
Well its 0 because i havnt got it x_maddness_x@hotmail.com - SaDDneSS
toxic1 is the best map.requires strategy and speed to take as much a... - [DK]ObLivioN [more]
long games are good on such a good map - Echon
I really like this map, I find usually if the map doesn't tie, humans win,... - Ranger [more]

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Average rating for Toxic Waste Dump: 6.1/10

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Total: 19 ratings
 
Textures
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Comment: Textures, sounds, it's all good. My only gripe is in the color of the textures and lighting. It's seems a little plain. In the original beta, it was even worse, but Pyro did some work on improving this. This is only minor and if i could give 3.5 cubes, i would.

Layout
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Comment: Interesting layout, works well and makes for some great games. I'm going to give four cubes, but i feel layout deserves a 3.5 here: Some minor design flaws can lead to frustration. (See body text for more)

Creativity
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Comment: There's just so much to see and do in this map. Nothing ever repeats, it all flows so well. Four cubes for creativity.

Overall
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Comment: I'm giving it 3 cubes, but i feel it deserves a 3.5. (R1CH! Change the rating system to accept .5 intervals!)
Great structure/brush work, lots of hiding spots, a visual work of art and fun to play!

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