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29/09/2014 - "Shia'dorle Refuge" by Zynthetic

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Subject: 29/09/2014 - "Shia'dorle Refuge" by Zynthetic

Post Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 22:52

Map Title: Shia'dorle Refuge
Author: Dana "zynthetic" Nassick
From: Deja Vu
Filename: USP-07-Zynthetic.unr
Music Files: Fifth.umx




Video Playthrough:

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Synopsis: You've discovered an ancient underground crypt seemingly converted into a crossroads.

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Subject: Re: 29/09/2014 - Shia'dorle Refuge by Zynthetic

Post Posted: 29 Sep 2014, 22:55

This map has a really unusual atmosphere and makes great use of traps and flies... although, the less said about the Sel Fella Tio shrine, the better...
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Subject: Re: 29/09/2014 - Shia'dorle Refuge by Zynthetic

Post Posted: 02 Oct 2014, 20:48

This level does a good job adding some context to the previous level, and there's some nice detail and atmosphere even if it's relatively cramped. There's some well-executed trap and puzzle elements and that fits the pacing of Deja Vu as a whole well since it comes between Jaunie's relatively straightforward levels and the Waffnuffly's combat and exploration heavy map. It doesn't really stick out as a stand-out map in DV but it fits in well.
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Subject: Re: 29/09/2014 - Shia'dorle Refuge by Zynthetic

Post Posted: 03 Oct 2014, 00:08

All I really remember of this map is being lost forever in the tunnels and not being able to get any further - therefore giving up on Deja Vu and playing something else.

I did then replay Deja Vu but cheated on this level :(

It does, however, make good use of the ShaneChurch texture set and has nice atmospheric lighting.

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Subject: Re: 29/09/2014 - Shia'dorle Refuge by Zynthetic

Post Posted: 04 Oct 2014, 15:22

Mman wrote:This level does a good job adding some context to the previous level, and there's some nice detail and atmosphere even if it's relatively cramped. There's some well-executed trap and puzzle elements and that fits the pacing of Deja Vu as a whole well since it comes between Jaunie's relatively straightforward levels and the Waffnuffly's combat and exploration heavy map. It doesn't really stick out as a stand-out map in DV but it fits in well.


Eloquently put. For me this was a scary map! Damn traps and flies freaked me out :shy:
However, I didn't really get lost, and Shia'dorle Refuge is still a relatively short level at the end of the day. It was quite hard the first time round and I had to reload a couple of times. I was impressed by how the map brought context to the ongoing adventure, with supposed connections to other known places. Smart move in a campaign otherwise devoid of a strong main plot. The flooded area is really good. And with all the traps and the general deliquescence of the place you don't feel safe in there. A great map with a strong claustrophobic feel to it.

Hellscrag wrote:although, the less said about the Sel Fella Tio shrine, the better...

I was only made aware of that shrine when I started reading about the EEs of Deja Vu after completing the map pack. The whole sequence associated to it sounds crazy!
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