Hamilton Pool

by David B.


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Released: 2012-07-01
Mode: SP
Difficulty Settings: No
Featuring: 1.4+
Sound/music: Music
New Art: No
New Cons: No
Score: 92

Review by Forge on July 02-2012

A small map based around a swimming pool facility. The majority of pool maps encountered usually throw a pool at the player and that's all you get, with maybe a cabana or a little locker room. Replace the cabana with a dance club/bar, keep the shower and locker rooms, add in the storage basement and the upstairs office, complete out the facility with the detailing and touches most maps leave out, and you end up with this realistic level. The basic layout isn't too complicated, but with the added vent system and the access to most rooms from both sides, it provides a nice sense of openness. The only true linear parts are the basement and the upstairs office area, and those are relatively small so it's hardly noticeable. The only downside to this map is its shortness; it definitely leaves one with the want for a longer level.

Game play is a key card hunt. They're cleverly hidden, but not difficult to find. The supplies and weapons ratio are very well balanced against the alien forces. The basic weapon selection is limited, ammo is plentiful, and health is evenly distributed and just about right to square off against the quantity and type of baddies that will be encountered. Even finding the secrets and boosting the arsenal doesn't tip things too far off center.

Texturing/Lighting-Shading: 9/10
Sprite Work/Detailing: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Architecture: 19/20
Layout: 17/20
Gameplay/Design: 29/30
Overall: 92/100

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