The Corral

  • Release Date: 2001-02
  • Author: Biff Debris
  • Genre: Quake
  • Rating: 78

Tronyns Review

The Corral is the first i *D* (not IK) base Q1SP that's been released in a very long time. Apparently people had given up on Idbase because it was old and boring blah blah blah. Well, here's a map that proves them wrong.

The Corral uses the classic texture set but it's layout is cutting-edge, while still remaining an old-school id feel - probably due to the use of the outdoor courtyard and some indoor water areas. The looks are very good, I don't know if I saw a single custom texture in there - and everything is well built and well textured, not overly detailed, but it doesn't need to be. There aren't any texture misalignments (except one, which may have been deliberate) and lighting is suitable.

Gameplay is interesting, as you can either charge around, destroying everyone who isn't you, or you can play it safe, hang back and snipe or ambush enemies. I played a mix of both ways, but mainly the former. On one hand it was strategically a little smarter to snipe the foes from around corners in the level's twisting and interwoven passages, but on the other hand, I haven't had this much fun running through a horde of grunts with a supershotgun in quite some time!

The Corral is map that's original in its use of a formerly unoriginal theme and it is also just a very entertaining map.

Tronyn's Score: 81