Canals (Gears of War)

4v4 Slayer

Map Description

  1. Aozolai
    This map was slightly upscaled due to complaints of "magnum sniping" across the three bridges. In addition, I would recommend having the Assault Rifle and Scattershot to reflect Lancer/Gnasher starts in the original Gears of War games. Sniper Rifles and Railgun are the main power weapons on the map. Fun to play on custom Breakout variant with same health setting as Team Slayer, which will reenact Gears of War's "Execution".
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  1. Zandril

    Zandril Legendary
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    How's the gameplay on Breakout?
     
  2. Aozolai

    Aozolai Spartan III

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    A lot of people liked Breakout because it mimics the way Gears of War played. However, the majority preferred a custom Breakout setting with the Team Slayer shield strength and Assault Rifle/Scattershot starts because "Magnum sniping" across the three bridges was an issue if players spawned with Magnums.
     
  3. Zandril

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    You have a custom gametype I could download and use?
     
  4. Aozolai

    Aozolai Spartan III

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  5. Drizzy_Dan

    Drizzy_Dan Heroic

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    I got to play this last night in an 8 person lobby. The first thing players said was that the map was too big and I agreed. It's aesthetically pleasing and true to the design of the original Gears of War map swapped with Halo's weapons which is great! However there was a lot of room and players thought it might be better suited for 16 players.

    We did not use the custom gametype.

    Another issue were the spawns. Since you chose to stay true to the Gears of War spawns as well, it created a big issue of spawn camping.

    Overall, I admire the accuracy you've achieved in recreating this version of Canals which is a great map from the Gears franchise but it didn't necessarily work too well in this particular 4v4 lobby. If anything is to be addressed first, I would recommend spawns.
     
  6. Aozolai

    Aozolai Spartan III

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    Thanks, I appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to re-scale the map right now but I'll look into it in the future. In addition, the Map itself should be played with the custom gamemode "Gears of War Execution" (on my bookmarks) for best play. Anyway, I will definitely keep your comments in mind before I release my next Gears of War remake later this week. This one is an exact 1 to 1 scale.
     
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