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Title:Hatchepsout: The Hell Temple (ff0b82757450874f1acf1bdf0c0510b1)
Filesize:989 Kilobytes
Release date:13.05.2004
Additional Links: erc's QualityUnderworldfan's
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

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hellchepsout.lit1571 KB13.05.2004
Hellchepsout.txt3 KB12.05.2004
hellchepsout.bsp2099 KB13.05.2004

Hatchepsout: The Hell Temple

Small to medium Egyptian temple. OKish.

Tags: egyptian, temple, small

Editor's Rating: Nice
User Rating:
3.5/5 with 23 ratings
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hkBattousai 23 June 2012, 10:24
It is not fair that this map is listed a four-starred. It must have been five-starred.
Spirit 23 June 2012, 12:30
I gave it 2/5 because it is so plain, I did not enjoy it much and I never want to play it again. Different people, different taste.
Icantthinkofanickname Registered 21 November 2014, 1:05

Have to disagree with hkBattousai. I would say that "nice" is very generous as an editor's rating, and that this rather deserves "average".

While it is decent for a debut release, it is still very clearly a beginner map. Both brushwork and gameplay are simple and repetitive, and coloured lighting is overused. I say this as someone who has great respect for the author's talent: JPL has made some really amazing maps for Quake -- but this is not it.

To me personally this is a 2 plus/3 minus. But as Spirit says, it is ultimately a matter of taste.

MikeTaylor Registered 25 November 2014, 9:13

Controversy! I gave this 3*, which seems pretty solidly right to me. A highish three. It feels solid, and has a good sense of place. For a first map, it's pretty remarkable. The main thing I didn't like was the awkwardness of negotiating through the catacomb areas with all the pillars. I was constantly getting stuck. There are good and bad kinds of difficulty for a map to have, and "stuck on scenery" is definitely the bad kind!

I'm looking forward to playing through the rest of JPL's maps in order, and seeing how the progress.

MikeTaylor Registered 24 June 2015, 12:23

I replayed this. I stands up well. The climax -- taking on four shamblers while quadded -- is fun!

Greenwood Registered 23 March 2020, 3:37

I am a sucker for an Egyptian map & this one is pretty nice. The initial knights/stairs combat was a bit lackluster, but the gameplay picked up nicely right after that. Solid build, looks good. Nice casual map!

Mugwump Registered 5 September 2020, 1:58

I fully agree with Spirit. This is a beginner's map and it shows quite painfully. Very basic geo, ugly heavy-handed colored lighting, too easy & uninspired combat... JPL has done much, much better. Its only saving grace is going out with a bang in the quad fight.

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