Catacombs of Misfortune

  • Release Date: 2001-07
  • Author: Nane
  • Genre: Quake
  • Rating: 60

Tronyns Review

The Catacombs of Misfortune is a small Q1SP, set mostly in caves. This map was the only valid entry for Mr. Shambler's 'Back to Nature' contest whose guidelines were that the map was to be 75% or more natural terrain and submitted by July 1.

While overall this map is not remarkable or outstanding, it is a fun little map and worth downloading. The combat is enjoyable, not very tough but still fun. The architecture is passable, I noticed a lot of repeated elements - particularly a triangular patch of grass was much-used - that a bit of variation could have helped out much. There wasn't much variety in texturing either. Mostly just the gray caves. There were a couple sections with sky and one area with some green stone bricks which added some much-needed variety to the level. The lighting I found was pretty good, again not much above the average standard, but pretty good.

All in all, if you're looking for something revolutionary or really impressive, you will be dissapointed. But if you're just looking for some good Q1SP fun then this map should suffice.

Tronyn's Score: 68