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17/03/2014 - "Sky Isles" by Nicklas 'DeluxScan' Teisner

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Subject: 17/03/2014 - "Sky Isles" by Nicklas 'DeluxScan' Teisner

Post Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 00:02

Map Title: Sky Isles
Author: Nicklas 'DeluxScan' Teisner
From: Na Pali Odyssey - Episode One: Sky Escape
Filename: SkyLvl1.unr
Music Files:: Surface.umx

Video Playthrough:

Synopsis: Begin your escape from the prison in the skies.

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Subject: Re: 17/03/2014 - "Sky Isles" by Nicklas 'DeluxScan' Teisner

Post Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 06:11

always liked this one, colorful, pretty, and the music always seem to do cool stuff at appropriate moments in the gameplay for me
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Subject: Re: 17/03/2014 - "Sky Isles" by Nicklas 'DeluxScan' Teisner

Post Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 02:00

I like the aesthetic of this map quite a bit, despite it being relatively low-detail; I think it makes great use of non-standard lighting colours to create a mystical atmosphere, and it also makes use of elements like the small floating platforms to make you never forget you're on floating islands (as opposed to some sky maps that are just flat ground bordered by a death-pit). Those things give the map a memorable atmosphere, and are unfortunately mostly lost in the follow-up maps. The combat is really unbalanced at the start with the lack of health, but it does pick up later outside of some cheap sniper stuff, there is at least some exploration in this map though.
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