Moonbase 3

by Nathan Orr


(178) views since Feb 2019


Released: 1997-02-17
Mode: SP, COOP
Difficulty Settings: No
Featuring: 1.3
Sound/music: No
New Art: No
New Cons: No
Score: 88

Review by Forge on April 01-2012

A future tech moon base over run with aliens.
A large map with an extensive layout. The map looks good for the most part, there are a few issues with misaligned textures and some of the texture choices are a bit questionable. There are also a couple sectors clipping into each other which cause a hall of mirrors effect, but these are very few.
The lighting and shading effects are well done, but the atmosphere really could have used a boost with more ambient sounds.
The floor plan is well thought out and enjoyable to explore with good detailing and architecture; the scenery changes frequently enough not to get dull. The problems arise with the architecture in a few outdoor areas. It is possible to get trapped between rock formations and perimeter walls so look before you leap to make sure you can escape.

The game is mainly a collection of button puzzles and key cards hidden in obscure places.
There aren't very many clues as to how to progress so alot of exploring is required which may cause a little frustration in such a large map.
The alien encounters are pretty consistent and fair as long as you're going forward, but quite a bit of backtracking without spawns causes lulls in the action.
There are a decent variety of baddies occupying the base, and the arsenal is stacked with plenty of weapons and a good supply of ammunition, but the overabundance of atomic healths towards the end was unnecessary.
There is an option at the end of the map to either go to a nuke button or to have a boss fight.

Texturing/Lighting-Shading: 8/10
Sprite Work/Detailing: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Architecture: 19/20
Layout: 20/20
Gameplay/Design: 24/30
Score: 88

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