I just played the demo twice and here is my review.
- Custom ideas
Although there is much room for improvement, you managed to create a consistent atmosphere. Your huds are really cool and the retextured hand was another bonus. Also the SPOILER
circle of skeletons really got me on the first run
Large levels, especially the first one. No illogical dead ends and large enough, that I am not sure I saw everything.
Nice mix of monsters that could be *logical* explained, the placement/spawning was good. No one ran senseless into doorframes and the robs did take cover like they should.
Some of the segments (I think the Lab one is the one with the "cloverleaf" walls) look extremly dull. Better use only a few good ones than everything just for diversities sake.
Is nonexisting, which makes the dull parts look even duller. Some single lights would do wonders. Changing the ambience between the levels (1st brighter, 2nd darker) would also improve the atmosphere(If you don't want to place a dozen single lights in each section, simply rely on segments with light bands all around the wall and increase general ambience).
Too much life at the start. I could change magazines while in a hail of bullets and still live to kill everything. Less life + health packs could improve this.
- Black Ooops
Either it's a shader problem or my own graphic card but several walls apeared black. From my personal experience some of the stock scifi walls&doors look weird in certain shader settings but it could be my PC also
On my personal demo scale it's a well-earned 3 of 5 and I'd call it "a demo that needs a lot of polishing but then it could shine"
On a sidenote I would like to recommend the following:
- Check Wizard of Ids Scifi Stock Media Upgrade (stuff like half-closed or battered doors or walls&ceilings that include vents could be usefull)
- You allready used models from Cosmic Prophet's SfiFi Pack which offers a lot more, especially segments that look a lttle less *clean*
- You can find here on the forums also the "Mech City Pack" by Rostradamus which has segments that could also be usefull for you. Few people used it so far but its really Tech-Grunge
In case you find my grammar and spelling weird ---> native German speaker ^^