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Title:Moonlight Assault (42ea14cc6fd53746150bf0c6da5798a0)
Filesize:1270 Kilobytes
Release date:13.08.1999
Additional Links: erc's QualityEthereal HellQuake Map HotelRetroquakeTEAMShamblerTen FourTronyn's Top 10: MedievalUnderworldfan's
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

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moonlite.bsp3271 KB13.08.1999
moonlite.txt9 KB13.08.1999

Moonlight Assault

Very large interconnected medieval castle with yards and outside areas - semi-nonlinear, explorational kind of gameplay.

Tags: medieval, exploration, castle, planetquake-map-of-the-week

Editor's Rating: Excellent
User Rating:
3.9/5 with 34 ratings
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Aen 29 July 2011, 17:03
Daz 6 December 2011, 7:38
Video playthrough :
Drew 7 August 2012, 20:59
5/5 one of my all time favourites, despite the sometimes overly clean feel of the proceedings. Mandatory.
NightFright Registered 2 March 2014, 21:47

One of the best castle maps you can play with Quake. It's huge (took me around 25mins on Normal), features well-balanced gameplay and fits the Quake theme perfectly in general. The fight after grabbing the rune is a nice climax and wraps up the level nicely. [Side info: The exit leads to "Aggressor" (aggressr.bsp), a DM-only map by the same author. You don't need to have it, but just in case you wonder.]

MikeTaylor Registered 7 July 2014, 12:03

I've played through this several times. It passes the time pleasantly enough but I can't at all understand why it gets so very much love -- e.g. from the links on the left, check out the very enthusiastic TEAMShambler review; Tronyn's Top 10 Medieval Maps which ranks this above This Onion and Day of the Lords (both all-time classics); and Underworldfan's ranking, which puts it ahead of Koohoo and the Once Upon an Atrocity (ditto).

Moonlite Assault is pleasant to play, but quite without atmosphere and free of surprises. I rate it 3*.

44activa Guest 6 December 2015, 19:43

Really pleasant map to play! It's big but cool to explore, because it's a fucking castle! And castles are awesome!

It kinda works like a real Castle, so it's pretty immersive. Reccomended!

bfg666 Registered 18 September 2016, 17:26

I completely agree with Mike Taylor.

JMP Registered 27 October 2016, 17:55

Gotta agree with the previous comments. The map has an brilliant layout, and it's quite pleasant visually, but it lacks the grittiness, detail, and eerie atmosphere I like to see in Quake maps. "Overly clean feel of the proceedings" is a good way to describe it--the metal hallways and the courtyards feel samey after a while, and the combat is free of surprises until close to the end.

"Moonlight" is consistently well-crafted, but despite the ambition of such a large, interconnected map, it ends up being a little underwhelming.

dwere Registered 28 January 2020, 22:37

The map is very homogenous, both visually and in terms of pacing. Neither would be a problem on its own, but together they make for a lot of running around and hoping that you stumble upon all the right places by accident, none of which is particularly exciting.

The last third is a break from this, however. While you won't see anything radically new, the combat receives a boost and the progression becomes more streamlined, which is a virtue in this case.

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