Hairston Cemetery Flow Notes
Level Flow and Pathing
Creating a circular path around each of the sarcophagi and the two flower beds gave multiple options for navigating to an intended destination. Around the interior and exterior of the mausoleum is a circular path that allows for reaching the other side of the level quickly. There are four directions for players to enter or exit the mausoleum through creating even more pathing options.
With these numerous pathing options a player can experience dynamically changing encounters and use a variety of flanking maneuvers during combat. Having these movement and combat options exemplifies the tactical shooter gameplay, making Hairston Cemetery one fun combat experience. (See details on Encounter Notes)
Cover was carefully placed around objects that could have a direct impact on the tactical gameplay such as the sarcophagi, the mausoleum and the flower beds.
Proper cover placement helped the player survive combat encounters and made the enemies appear smarter in combat situations. Giving the enemies a perceived level of intelligence made combat more challenging and enjoyable. (See Encounter Notes for more details)