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[usp] [u1] Sirius revisited

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Subject: [usp] [u1] Sirius revisited

Post Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 19:15

MMAN has dug back into the archives to re-review Sirius 38f3: The Unknown Planet by Atje. You can find his updated review here.
This completes the programme of re-reviews that we have been on since August 2004 - all reviews on our site now use the 'new', more challenging schema. At this point, I'd like to thank all the reviewers who have participated in this re-reviewing effort over the last six years.
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Post Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 19:49

I barely remember this one. The church was filled with those chant sounds and the main river was just BiterfishLand. Classic line: "Where's Evil Atje now? He was leet".

So... not much left to review now.
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Post Posted: 23 Feb 2010, 20:49

I actually played through this some time last month in Zora's Unreal server. I haven't read the review yet, but I'd say the maps strong point is its exploration factor where you can choose to supply up for the upcoming mini-skaarj base. The skaarj base part of the map was too short for my taste. Also, interactive terrain was pretty good, but also kinda ugly imo.

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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 00:54

Wasn't this the last map to use the old review schema? As far as I can tell, all of them have been updated now.
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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 01:01

Lightning Hunter wrote:Wasn't this the last map to use the old review schema? As far as I can tell, all of them have been updated now.


Hellscrag wrote:This completes the programme of re-reviews that we have been on since August 2004 - all reviews on our site now use the 'new', more challenging schema. At this point, I'd like to thank all the reviewers who have participated in this re-reviewing effort over the last six years.


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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 01:33

Mister_Prophet wrote:
Lightning Hunter wrote:Wasn't this the last map to use the old review schema? As far as I can tell, all of them have been updated now.


Hellscrag wrote:This completes the programme of re-reviews that we have been on since August 2004 - all reviews on our site now use the 'new', more challenging schema. At this point, I'd like to thank all the reviewers who have participated in this re-reviewing effort over the last six years.


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Oh, right... I guess I stopped reading the initial post after I clicked the review. I got sidetracked. :B
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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 16:20

Ah haha...this map. I STILL run this on my server :P
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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 17:53

lol by the way, some dutch humor/easter egg hidden in the mappack (Evil Atje was dutch) at the spaceship in the start the first message that appears on your translator:
"Thank you for travelling with El Al, the safest transport company in the universe"
Its a funny (or controversial/sad) joke referring to airline company "El Al" which was responsible for an airline accident in Amsterdam years ago, where a 747 crashed destroying a city block and its inhabitants.

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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 23:06

Just finished playing it and ... I liked the terrain and the cave section with the lifts, but gameplay was nothing special.
The fly caught me by surprise and the Skaarj behind you when you go to the top of the stairs with the Krall there gave me a scare, but generally progress was made too easy by the obvious hints in the translator messages. Also I was oversupplied with weapons, ammo, health and armour.

I think the Skaarj God section didn't execute coorectly with me, I killed him friom above but then expected a lift to come up (I tried shooting and pushing everything reachable to no avail). Eventually had to jump down.

Unfortunately the ending scene is one of those where the shuttle has to fly through a kaleidoscopic tunnel with so many twists and turns it becomes laughable (I half remember other maps with scenes like that - I always think the engineers who design those exits want to make sure that nobody gets out alive - and even fail at that).

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Post Posted: 24 Feb 2010, 23:09

salsaSkaarj wrote:Unfortunately the ending scene is one of those where the shuttle has to fly through a kaleidoscopic tunnel with so many twists and turns it becomes laughable (I half remember other maps with scenes like that - I always think the engineers who design those exits want to make sure that nobody gets out alive - and even fail at that).


That's because it's Unreal's ending! That reminds me that I forgot to mention that the ending chamber being much smaller than in the cutscene was sort of dumb looking.

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Post Posted: 28 Feb 2010, 20:06

Good job on all the reviews they are very interesting to read :tup:

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Post Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 18:27

Excellent job! :) And it's great to part of the community that keeps Unreal and UT99,the best games ever,alive :tup: Thank you!!


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