Greenfall

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Greenfall is a map by CFStargazer. This map is brilliant, because it basically embodies what Halo Custom Edition is all about: the unexpected. This map looks like a regular Midwest American town. It has the creek, the red barn, and the rusted pickup trucks. That’s all I thought this map was when I first started exploring it, but I quickly discovered the nightmare fuel that lies beneath.

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I began to get an unsettling feeling about this map when I looked through one of the houses. Not only are they completely destroyed and boarded up, but they also have disturbing paintings on all of the walls.

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Nevertheless, I continued looking through the map. Eventually I found another house. It was boarded up like the others, but it had something else.

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I had no idea what the machine was, but it obviously didn’t fit with the rest of the map. There was a lake near the house, and I decided to take a dive into the depths. At the bottom, there were two arched rocks. I decided to get closer, because they looked cool. As I got closer, I realized that they were not simply rocks. There was some kind of energy flowing between them.

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I used the camera to teleport out of there, but that wasn’t the end of the perplexity. I hopped into a truck and started cruising around. I drove around a curve and saw this massive complex.

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This structure didn’t fit at all and made me wonder if there was something much darker present on the map. I kept on driving until I reached the river, but I stopped after I saw a tunnel entrance carved into the cliff.

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I went into the tunnel. That was when the weirdness accelerated. Inside the underground chamber, there was another weird computer attached to some kind of advanced technology. Then, there was a brightly colored bridge with an energy sword in the middle.

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I kept on walking through the tunnel, eventually making it to a precipice.

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I used the camera to explore the pitch-black room. At the bottom of the giant chamber, I discovered a dark hallway. I teleported down into it and walked downward.

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The map was getting seriously creepy at this point. The bipeds with gas masks didn’t move, but they were nightmarish anyways. As I walked further down the hallway, I noticed the disturbing image of a face on the wall, and I quickly moved past it. At the end of the hallway, there was a large room with three small rooms on each side. I walked into each of the rooms. They were all filled with strange zombie creatures.

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There is also a secret room that you can find with the camera, but I don’t want to ruin it. It isn’t complete nightmare fuel, but it’s definitely entertaining.

Outside of this map’s brilliance for being so different, it doesn’t really have a lot going for it. It might work well with gametypes like oddball or capture the flag, but the real attributes for this map are the excellent scenery, vehicles and exploration.

Total Rating: 7.5/10

If you have any questions, comments, or map suggestions, leave a comment below.

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