map is awful. This map is immoral, unwarranted punishment
to play. The creator of this hideous creation should
be taken out back and made to drink dog urine.
is there any law against letting people with no
sense of architecture or design make maps? There
According to the text file description of this map,
there's "room for improvement but plays very well."
There's definitely room for improvement, a huge goddamn
room the size of Idaho. As for "playing well",
the map plays incredibly well until Quake 2 actually
loads it and the game begins. Then it all goes downhill.
This map can best be described as "a series of
bizarrely lighted rooms, lacking any coherent design
structure and joined by hallways that are fucked eight
ways from Tuesday."
MAP: What can I say about this map that doesn't
elicit a long, colorful string of profanities? Not very
fucking much. First of all, the walls are screwed up.
Almost the entire map is double brushed, with brushes
trying to occupy the same space with other ones. This
creates a remarkable "Jello" effect. Now Cranky
Steve likes Jello, folks, but not in his maps. Every
fucking wall (and many floors) wobble and vibrate more
than Marlon Brando on a trampoline.
the fun doesn't end there. Colored lighting is thrown
all over the map like a hyperactive eight year old with
crayons. Textures are not included (or missing, who
the hell knows), giving the wonderful default red and
black missing texture pattern. The textures that actually
are here seem to have been picked based on a
random number generator, making the map just reach out
and scream "I have no clue what I'm doing, please
stop me before I make another map."
brushes make me so horny. Lay em on, barkeep,
I'm a big boy!
author does appear to display a bit of intelligence,
as he was able to download some prefab telelporters
and, of course, Quake 2 crates (tm) to put in his map.
But these features are really overshadowed by the rest
of the bizarre, intensely stupid and ugly crap that
defines this horrific masterpiece.
I tried to trick the Forgetful Lumberjack into playing
this map with me, but he outsmarted me and killed the
power to his computer before Quake 2 was able to load
the map. I think I'll just renamed the map "aeroq2.bsp"
on his computer and ask him if he's up for any one-on-one...
FACTOR: This map is very fun to have running on
your computer in a very high traffic room, as everybody
who passes by will look at your monitor and ask "what
the fuck is that?" You could probably charge admission.
BOTTOM LINE: Making maps like this should be an
arrestable offense and carry a longer prison term than
ratings go from 0 (bearable) to -10 (painfully terrible).
Total score goes from 0 (ok) to -50 (the worst piece
of shit you'll ever play).