Originally Part of the CBPM3 Vol 2 Pack
The rain and the thunder beat down on the combatants blurring their vision. Fighting for this once great town. This features a rain storm that comes and goes throughout the matches. This seems to be based on Vengeance by the same author. There’s more work in this map that a simple conversion though.
Player count set at 2 to 4 makes this a dueller’s map. A role it plays well. If you’ve been missing the 1 on 1 style maps then this is one you’ll add to your rotation. It is a small map though and will quickly get crowded. The dark corridors mixed with the open areas make for tense 1 on 1 matches. It’s hardcore in feel and design with the flow leading you around.
Bots behave themselves in here and I didn’t see any problems.
Performance (Hardware) 26/30
35 to 40; smooth except when it rained. It’s a lovely effect but it does cause noticeable slowdown. Costs about 5 FPS or so. Only slows down when you’re getting wet so to speak.
Eye Candy 22/25
Very beautiful and plenty of wow factor. The rain is done well but I’m not sure about the colour of the lightning; purple. It’s set at night so the flashes of lightning distract you and add to the gameplay.
The Details 15/15
All here but the music did seem a little thin on the ground. It’s there but only in isolated places.
Final Score 90/100
A very nice, tight duelling map with a great weather feature. The framerates do suffer a little when the rain comes though.