Challenging and varied, BSTEIN offers some entertaining and well paced combat scenarios while keeping players on edge. Progression between areas flows smoothly and secrets are engaging to hunt for. All of this is rounded off with an excellent design and a brickwork visual style unqiue to the wind tunnels theme.
Browsing Quake Themes – Medieval
Castle of the Dark ages is a large and atmospheric level which both looks great and has fairly well paced gameplay.
Good experience all round despite some spikes in difficulty, and visually pleasing with good construct and texturing.
A relatively simple, short level with a new boss to fight at the end, taking place in a consistently designed white crypt.
Two excellent maps, each presenting a different style of play and design traits in each. One is experimental through the use of locks via explosives and its nature of progression and layout, while the other is closer to that of a classic Quake experience, offering several challenging fights. Both look great and are enjoyable to play.
Simple classic from ’97, nothing too special with an average design and easy gameplay, but good fun for several minutes.
Fun, short and solid little map. Gameplay is rather tight however, but the design looks nice and stays consistent and for the most part, tidy.
Red 777 is an action packed, challenging Quoth level, within an excellent looking fortress using an appealing brown and red colour scheme.
The large variety in enemy types used and styles of combat ensure the map is fresh right the way through, including some replay value from the choice of two paths halfway in the map. The level consistently uses its unusual style and definitely looks good.
The theme of disorientation and the interconnectivity works well to provide interesting visuals and provides a good layout for hunting down the five switches and to create confusion.
Despite having a difficult time and getting frustrated in places, I did feel a sense of accomplishment in the end after beating this. While I wouldn’t personally recommend this map to just anyone, those looking for a challenge and have a lot of patience should give this release a spin.
An excellent and well paced level taking place inside the grand and towering fortress, offering an experience that is focused heavily on tough action which only increases during the journey’s course to reach the bell tower peak.
Great medieval level design, with an enjoyable yet challenging new twist on gameplay.
This is deffinitely a high quality mission pack that is worth checking out, while the first episode remains the best, while the rest of the pack has its ups and downs. Flow between some of the levels are sometimes inconsistent, but the overall pack has great design and some enjoyable, challenging gameplay throughout.