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Forsaken Overlook

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This map is one of the many parts of the Secret Santa Imitation Project, led by Brian "Snakes" Knox. It was meant to imitate the style of Chris "lupinx-Kassman" Kassap, and is designed for Single Player, Co-op, and Deathmatch play.

A lonely medieval outpost overlooking a large sea sits on the edge of the world. In it lies a magical sword of power, waiting to be taken by a brave adventurer. But be warned - rumor has it that the sword was sealed away in order to keep an alleged curse placed on it at bay...


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Rook

  

A sprawling and grandiose castle map, with a magical sword providing an ideal MacGuffin. The flow of the map and its intelligent reuse of areas - especially a wide, curved walkway - is very impressive and there's a real sense of adventure and escalation across the 30 to 40 minutes this will likely take to complete. The long-awaited finale is a little underwhelming and there are areas where the textures ought to be more varied, but this is a fine piece of work.

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Guest

  
Pretty damn fun map. Open spaces encouraged monster infighting which is always very welcome. Some monster placement was quite challenging, especially in the area with all the imps behind the bars, and arachnatrons raining plasma from above. Well done!

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Ezepov

  
super

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NuMetalManiak

  
I did not like the beginning and I did not like the ending, but the rest was cool to an extent.

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Guest

  
Really well designed and fun map to play. Great progression of difficulty towards the end, and so you better be on your toes! Well done Matt. 5 stars from me. -TRRobin.

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Coldfusio

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Atmospheric and consistent with a fitting finale, great level. 5/5 coldfusio

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Guest

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A beautifully made castle-themed map with some very challenging fights especially towards the end. Despite some serious heavy-hitters making appearances, it never seems outright unfair which I think is a real achievement. Nice music by James Paddock, too. 5/5

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Guest

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Quite an excellent map! Good-looking, fun to play, long enough to keep you busy for a while, yet never boring. You always have an idea of where to go and what to do; there's no switchhunts, and you're kept on your toes while also being afforded breathing room when you need it. I only wish the secrets had been made a little more obvious, and that there'd been a teleporter back from near the exit (e.g. its backside). 4.5/5 - ZZ

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Memfis

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Epic fantasy adventure accompanied by a very fitting soundtrack. The gameplay is somewhat tedious/grindy at the start, it encourages cautious camping tactics instead of something fun and dynamic. It gets better though, with some exciting traps in the second half. Worth a look.

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Super Jamie

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Beautiful grand design with tedious hide-and-peck gameplay. You can do, and have done, WAAAY better than this.

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Zalewa

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Hands down, this is damn good.

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Darch

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Epic

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Guest

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Very cool level. I mostly agree with Memfis' analysis so I won't repeat what's already been said. 4.5/5 stars is my vote.

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Guest

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I shall say, this was one of the best individual maps of '13. It has all the strengths of Coffee Break (which is definitely a positive) and then adds some more, undoubtedly influenced by the immitation goal, such as a more adventurous feel, a more expansive layout yet one that doesn't get old, and one h*ck of an ending. I actually had more fun here than in Shaman's Device, though the later is still the magnum opus of aesthetics. Looking for more Secret Santa!

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VylePhinder

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↑ What that guy said. My only regret is that there is not more maps. Well done, Sir 5/5

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Demonologist

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I won't hesitate to call this epic. Gorgeous design, great visuals and entertaining gameplay with some unsettling, but perfectly manageable pinnacle points. Matt's the man.

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Guest

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Sorry but I found this very tedious to play. Also, for me this failed in the goal of imitating LK. I enjoyed his CC4 maps immensely. To me this seems more of a caricature, grossly exaggerating some of the traits to the point they become annoying. I enjoyed your Coffee Break but not this 3/5.

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M4rk3dF0rD347h

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Absolutely amazing map. The soundtrack fits, the layout's impressive and it's pretty challenging to boot. My only complaint is that it's only one level. Hey, Matt! Make more maps like this and make it a megawad! 5/5

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  • File Reviews

    • By Chipchase · Posted
      More an exercise in 3-d artwork than a game. Just someone's bedroom with a HK in a tiny lobby outside the door, and a Caco in a tiny yard outside the window. A BFG and Invisibilty Sphere are also in the yard but you can't get out there. I think the name is a clue - maybe this was the start of a bigger level, then abandoned. He ought to have allowed it as a base for development.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Starts with all monsters with their backs to you, and you might as well leave it that way and just listen to the music. One big rectangular room with no finish switch. They couldn't even make the rectangle properly - freehand I guess. Kill the monsters if you want, it's easy.    
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
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