I figured since we seem to be in a bit of a CE mood around here lately, we should discuss one of the most vital things that made it such an incredible game… the maps! Your favorites, least favorites, ones you desperately want to return, etc.
My favorites were definitely Damnation, Chill Out, Prisoner, and Sidewinder. I have a soft spot for asymmetric small maps, and Sidewinder was just nuts. I nearly cried when I saw Damnation in the E3 trailer, since that was by far my most played map in the old days and it’s finally coming back (the remake in the classic playlist right now is pretty good but just doesn’t quite feel the same). Let’s hope we get to see Prisoner and Chill Out too, although it will most likely be just one at the most, unfortunately.
My least favorites were Longest and Chiron. They weren’t bad maps, but I thought Longest was too constricted and Chiron was just too convoluted (although FFA swat was pretty fun). I also thought Hang Em High was a pretty overrated map, for slayer at least, considering how powerful red base was. Considering we already have High Noon, which is an almost dead-on remake with basically the same gray aesthetic, I’m not too pleased H’EH is filling one of the six precious multiplayer slots. I will admit though that the skybox in the remake looks amazing.
What say you?