Town

Half-Life HL
Town by xzerio
Posted 1 month ago2022-07-19 00:27:35 UTC • Completed • Half-Life
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Name
Town
By
xzerio xzerio
Type
Map
Engine
Goldsource
Game
Half-Life
Category
Completed
Included
BSP
Created
1 month ago2022-07-19 00:27:35 UTC
Updated
1 month ago2022-07-19 21:16:09 UTC
Views
161
Downloads
41
Comments
2
Rating
3.50 (2)
Reviews
2
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Short actiony map were you fight a bunch of HECU marines through a small town

Edit: original download was missing a wad

2 Comments

Commented 4 weeks ago2022-07-20 15:37:54 UTC Comment #104668
5.8/10
Architecture — 4
Texturing — 5
Ambience — 6
Lighting — 8
Gameplay — 6

I assume this is your first map. First off, its very hard when you just get kicked in into battle, there are a bunch of enemies, makes this a very hard map. Second, the grunts rarely got stuck on a corner or they just sat there, wich is kinda cool. There are a lot of empty parts that make the map feel very eerie for some weird reason. Also, my health and shield drained very quickly, and since there is not a single trigger_autosave, you have to restart the whole map if you die.

Also, it does needs some city noises, things like cars, a street, etc...
Commented 4 weeks ago2022-07-21 22:47:58 UTC Comment #104678
4.6/10
Architecture — 5
Texturing — 6
Ambience — 0
Lighting — 6
Gameplay — 6

Not bad for what I assume is an early attempt at mapping. It's a refreshing change to see a map with a nodegraph so at least the grunts actually engage the player. One thing I will say is that the rotating doors around the map are a little excessive, especially in the tighter interior spaces. These can get stuck on corpses and can make it tricky for the AI to navigate, even with great node placement.

Overall, design wise, it's very basic and the building interiors don't really resemble anything, besides perhaps the bar. However, that just throws into perspective how silent the map is outside of combat. It would be good to hear some ambience in the outdoor areas.

The map was a fairly easy, even on the Hardest difficulty. Giving the player almost full suit charge from the start makes the opening fights trivial and by the end I was decimating entire squads with explosives before they could get a shot off.

Also, something I see far too often is this issue with fences and ladders. Is suspect this is because it LOOKS correct in JACK, when actually it's wrong. You should use the Solid rendermode, not Additive.
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Also, try making the fences func_illusionary so you and the grunts can actually shoot through it, and then use clip brushes to prevent the player and grunts walking through it. :D

Stick with it. I hope to see more maps from you in future, and seeing how your levels develop. :D

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