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Screen Shot Screen Shot Added 7-21-1998
LEVEL: THE ABANDONED CITY
(abcity.zip 1,083K)
AUTHOR: EraserX

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RATING
75

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MINUSES SUMMARY
Abonadoned City is the latest offering from EraserX, but unfortuantely it doesn't live up to his previous efforts. The architecture and lay-out are nearly perfect and lend themselves to the adandoned city theme wonderfully. From collapsed supports and tumbled walls, to the deserted construction site and a dilapidated factory, the feel of roaming a once productive area is well crafted. There are some key elements missing however, such as a story or reason for being there, and secret areas. Secret areas in particular would seem appropriate for the theme of exploring an abandoned city. The downfall of the map in my ratings system is the ease of gameplay. On Skill 2, I exited the map with 200 Cells, 200 Bullets (with several hundered left behind), 40 Shells, 100 Health (+plenty left behind), 50+ Armor... you see my point? The player is simply given enough firepower and armor to complete this map three times, and with the challenge absent, gameplay dissolves. Minor gripes include a few slightly misaligned brushes in the walls of the outdoor environments. Bottom line: a small but great looking map, that simply doesn't provide a quality gameplay experience.