I have a question about the review of The Once Great Temple
The reviewer states
Progress is fairly quick due to lack of opposition: all you have to do is kill a dozen of Skaarj Warriors, I haven't met anything else besides that.
Frankly, gameplay balance here is completely off (for me). You start with a DP and the automag (very limited ammo) but immediately meet Skaarj with rifles, rocketlauncher, and Slith. Oh, I forgot ... a couple of pupae, and flies. The only way I managed to reach (near) the end was by running as fast as I could, trying to evade all enemies and crossfire but near the end engaging battle is unavoidable.
Oh BTW, there are gasbags (also Giant Gasbags), a Titan, Mantas, Krall, Mercenaries, all kinds of Skaarj, Flies, Pupae, Brutes, can't remember a Queen but IIRC there was a Warlord.
I have played this years ago and recognised the screens in the review so I redownloaded it and got clobbered before I manged to pronounce Chizra, then I read the review attentively and started wondering whether the reviewer played the same map I did. It's one of those very few maps where my hypothetical scores differ seriously.
Gameplay balance: 6 > What? I'ld give it a 2 max. In the beginning it's just too damn dangerous to try and get a stronger weapon by fighting.
Story Implementation: 7 > Huh? What story? I don't see all those creature fit in there in any way.
Back then I was awestruck by what I considered sheer beauty and despite it being a relatively short experience
Short? Even when I tried to avoid most enemies (which means a lot of hiding and judging when to run for a new hiding place) it took me about 3/4 of an hour to reach the end (and about halfway I switched to Godmode because of too many loose hits.
So: my question is: Does the link to the map point to the correct map (because if so, then I must really suck at Unreal
this map)Edit: corrected about 20% of my typing errorsEdit2: corrected another 20% of my typing errors and opened the map in the editor: couldn't see any Warlord or Queen so memory didn't serve me right.