57b54688a71b5d036086d2d6122717a713a16ee78ed921dec32554670359cfa5

57b54688a71b5d036086d2d6122717a713a16ee78ed921dec32554670359cfa5
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Fun map, very refreshing to see an old-school release in 2018.

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This is the first custom map for Quake I’ve played (I’ve been trying for ages without success to make one) and I have to say - I adore this level!
The aesthetics are totally on-par with the original Quake, and the architecture is just incredible - I love details like the cracked walls, the sharp, nasty-looking brackets and the use of curves - plus, there are some parts which just made me slow down and stare around me in awe. I love the strange eye-like sign in the rock, super Lovecraftian and really works with Quake. The final room was amazing - loved the way you work your way around to it, and the cool shape of the Slipgate!
The use of blood was a cool addition, gives you artistic license to use glowing liquids without making them deadly and reminds me of Doom. It was used very well to “outline” architecture and rooms.

Gameplay-wise, it was perfect for me - not insanely difficult (as most recent levels are for me) but with few, carefully positioned monsters. It was interesting (if jarring at first) to see Earth enemies towards the beginning, but it makes sense in a similar vein to E1M2.

I also liked the messages, has the same feeling as ID’s ones, with a playful tone c:

(As others have mentioned, I did get stuck for a while around the Rocket Launcher secret. Unfortunately it did slow down the action and the sense of amazement I had kinda waned, but it’s a small gripe)

All in all, this is an incredible level and you clearly show a mastering of 3D space and design. The fact that this is your first level just blows me away. Very inspiring~

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Below lift secret 10/10 :slight_smile:
jokes aside, really amazing map.
Had a really fun time playing it on NM.

You pulled the E1M3 feel off quite well. Powerful encounters throughout the map. Nice gimmicky traps with vores. Also, really strong placement of Ogre’s. They just keep pressuring you, making them #1 on target lists.

For the secret hunters there are 11 powerful secrets. I say powerful, because the items feel really rewarding you get in them.

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