Backwards Compatible

  • Release Date: 2001-01
  • Author: The Lieutenant
  • Genre: Quake
  • Rating: 70

Tronyns Review

The Lieutenant's recent debut release, Ad Infinitum, I wasn't very impressed with. The layout was bad and the plain grey texturing of all the walls clashed horribly with the otherwise nicely Ikbase textured architecture. However, his second release is a rather big leap in improvement. The texturing is much better due to The Lieutenant using a detailed texture on the walls, although they were still fairly plain and 2D. The layout was also much better, being more random this time. You end up returning to the central area a few times and finish in a room just off of this.

Gameplay was good, although very tough. The Enforcers now fire nails, which can provide a strong challenge. The map ends with three more of these nail dudes, but they're a lot tougher and take much firepower before dieing.

Unlike Ad Infinitum, I'd recommend The Lieutenant's second release for a quick bit of action, it is a much better map in all aspects.

Tronyn's Score: 76

[Kona]s Review

The Lietenant's second effort has been released right on the heels of his first, and it is a major improvement. The theme this time is a dark space station, done in a Rubicon style. The looks are good throughout, a bit bright in some areas, but mostly very moody. The scale of things is quite small, I would have liked it better if it was larger, but there's enough room to maneuver about. Particularly the barrels and crates stowed away in dark corners were cool and added a lot of aesthetic value to the rooms. Designs were a bit simple, but that wasn't much of a problem. Though only grunts and enforcers were used, the gameplay was actually quite a challenge, with modified enforcers providing a tougher breed of monster to the regular mix (and no dogs, for a change). The combat in the small room with two hellknights was a bit frustrating for me personally, but the megahealth and final combat was awesome (Damn, those guys could take a lot of hits before finally going down!). All in all, a small and quite enjoyable map.